Bid Engineer

Recruiter
Ambitek Limited
Location
Burnley
Posted
05 Mar 2019
Closes
31 Mar 2019
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you an experienced BID or Tendering Engineer ?
Our client, based in the Burnley area, are looking to recruit for this key role.
The Role
To assist in the continuing development of their Nuclear business by providing reliable and accurate costings for existing and for new products prior to adding to the Mainframe system. Analyse and understand engineering processes as a means to identify areas for possible improvement and cost reductions. Ensuring nuclear safety culture is embedded in all decisions.
The Main Tasks of the Role are Outlined Below:-
To support the project engineers in tendering activities.
To calculate piece price, tooling and investment costs for current and future products.
To gather, analyse and collate cost information, including raw materials, sub-contracting, labour and overheads.
Monitor and identify cost variances from agreed targets through project life.
Support the quotation process through from initial enquiry through to our sales department.
Produce appropriate data to ensure all enquiries are managed efficiently and within agreed timescales.
To develop knowledge of the Company’s products and the current manufacturing methods.
To act as conduit between various departments build good working relationships within those departments.
To ensure all security levels are maintained.
The role also includes other duties to maintain the efficient working of the department. The above list of tasks is not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to undertake duties as may be reasonably expected. All employees are required to be flexible and co-operative in order to assist in meeting business needs.
Scope
It is the responsibility of the Tender/Bid Engineer to develop their knowledge of Company products, manufacturing methods and engineering processes. Possessing strong abilities to analyse, resolve and implement solutions, the Tender/Bid Engineer will support the team in contributing towards continuous improvements.
The Person
Be an active and flexible team player, contributing and helping develop solutions to engineering problems.
Excellent interpersonal skills for building and maintaining effective working relationships.
Ability to think strategically and act practically.
A willingness to interact, liaise and consult with a variety of people.
Understands the importance and experience of self review for improvement.
Attentive to detail and thorough in their approach to work.
Willingness to go the extra mile and work extra hours when required.
Flexible and adaptable to constantly changing requirements of the business.
Skills and Abilities
The ability to build productive relationships with colleagues and customers on a global scale.
Able to work as part of a project team.
Receptive to the change process with the ability to influence others whilst adapting to alternative ideas.
Able to plan and prioritise own work programmes, work to deadlines and manage conflicting priorities.
Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.
Good administration skills with an ability for accuracy with records and adherence to procedures.
A commitment to keep up-to-date with relevant trends and developments.
Knowledge/Experience
Practical experience in using an MRP manufacturing system.
Have an understanding of other business areas i.e. purchasing, engineering support and design.
Demonstrate problem solving experience and implementation of successful counter-measures.
Previous experience of product costing and estimating would be preferable.
Experience of new product implementation is desirable.
Have an understanding of the nuclear context and safety culture.
Qualifications
Time Served Mechanical Engineer.
HNC Mechanical/Production Engineering or equivalent.
Health and Safety
It is the responsibility of all post holders to become familiar with and remain compliant with all the health and safety rules and regulations applicable to the Company

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