Bid Support Engineer - Bristol

Project Management
Ref: 1720 Date Posted: Friday 17 Jun 2022
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Bid Support Engineer
Location:              Bristol
Salary:                   Up to £48,000 + Overtime, Bonus, Pension & Flexible working
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Bid Support Engineer working with a company who are at the forefront of the one of the most exciting and challenging programmes within Defence. You will be managing pre-contract technical studies and engineering proposals in delivery of costed submissions to our Export Customers.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone with an engineering or systems integration background wanting to build on their experience by being the Engineering focal point in a diverse customer focussed team who continue to win export business.
This role is varied and the daily challenges for personal development will change to fit the needs of the Export market, which is ever increasing in scope, complexity and requirement. The core ‘New Business’ team is small, with a large supporting network across the project and a wide group of business partners and Customers as enablers to success, providing a very diverse yet rewarding experience in winning Export business.
Bid Support Engineer Responsibilities
  • Engineering and technical interface between bid team and project engineering teams. Leading Engineering teams to collaboratively generate rationalised, competitive and accurate costed bids and supporting documentation.
  • Manage and deliver engineering activities and studies required during the challenging, dynamic pre-contract phase of the programme. Shall provide clear guidance, support and leadership to engineering teams.
  • Opportunity to work closely with the Customer Sales, Commercial, Finance and Senior Management teams
  • Manage compliance to Export customer requirements, including direct customer engagement to discuss their needs and potential engineering solutions.
  • Maintenance of Engineering aspects of New Business, e.g. Generic bid documentation, identify future Export Engineering opportunities, technical reporting for ‘New Business’ and Engineering partners.
Bid Support Engineer skills and qualifications required:
  • Ability to understand, scope and explain technical challenges and impacts derived from Customer needs and work with a broad range of engineering disciplines to ensure timely delivery of technical solutions, costed bids and supporting engineering activities.
  • Technical Project Management and facilitation skills in order to manage interdependencies and differing priorities and needs between multi-functional teams, resolving and diffusing arising conflicts and providing direction. Plus challenging the assumptions and costs proposed, ensuring they are robust, coherent and justifiable.
  • Strong interpersonal and well-developed communication skills (written & verbal), both internally and working with the customer, with the ability to build relationships at all levels of the business
  • Complementary experience and knowledge from the defence (or similar complex engineering) industry, broad engineering disciplines and/or bidding activities.
  • Passionate about Export and winning new business, willing to work under pressure to meet demanding bid timescales and to travel if required.
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