Proposals Engineer - factory automation machinery

Ambrose Recruitment
£30000 - £32000/annum car + profit share
08 Jul 2017
07 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Proposals Engineer (suited to Applications Engineers, Project Engineers, Sales Engineers who enjoy a blend of commercial and technical work). required for exciting opportunity with my client who are a global design and manufacturer of machinery for the food industry.

With global facilities this role is based in the solutions engineering team and the EMEA (Europe Middle East Africa) HQ near Birmingham.  

The team provide full technical and commercial proposals for values from £250,000 - £25 million for projects globally, the solutions involve both their and 3rd party equipment. The site has circa 300 people, we have recruited for them for 10 years and they are an excellent business, there are lots of career opportunities, social events and a highly supportive environment, 

Working in a friendly team of 4 proposals engineers you will be working on exciting and innovative projects.

Responsibilities will include:

- Provide service to Solutions Sales Team and core business as required, to ensure project enquiries are produced to agreed timescales and delivered to a consistent level of quality


- Develop CAD layouts of weighing and packaging systems to be used in proposals

- Obtain costs and specifications from external suppliers

- Obtain costs and specification from internal suppliers

- Produce proposal cost sheets

- Carry out initial risk assessment for proposal

- Produce either budgetary or ‘fixed` proposal documents

- Meet with clients to identify project requirements and outline the benefits of company project management services by consultative approach

- Travel within EMEA region and beyond to support Solution Sales Team

- Ensure all technical details are ready in time for project order and handover

- Chair project handover meeting upon receipt of client order

We are looking to recruit a Proposals Engineer with the following:

- HND or above in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent 
- CAD skills for layout drawings - ideally AutoCAD and Solidworks 
- Excellent written and verbal communication 
- Experience writing proposals, this could have been gained as an Applications Engineer, Project Engineer, Sales Engineer or Proposals Engineer