South Shields, Tyne and Wear
Engineering / Manufacturing
Excellent Company Benefits Scheme



The role involves participating as part of a tendering team in producing tenders and technical proposals to customer enquiries.



General Duties & Responsibilities


  • Capturing customer technical and commercial requirements to develop a specification for the product.
  • Updating and maintaining the business management system to record the important elements of the project: export control requirements, delivery requirements, revenue, margin and product details.
  • Using proprietary design software to generate calculations describing bearing performance and transmitting these to the customer.
  • Assembling the component prices for standard product and calculating the estimated works cost based upon price list, previous cost performance and comparative estimation in order to produce a quotation.
  • Liaising with the Estimating Team to develop price estimates for non-standard applications and using the information generated to produce a quotation.
  • Liaising with Sales and Marketing colleagues to determine marketplace price levels and seeking the appropriate approval to quote.
  • Initial review of Terms and Conditions of Contract where these are dictated by the customer.
  • Establishing Lines of communication directly with customers or via appointed commercial advisors as appropriate.
  • Contract negotiation.
  • Defining and satisfying the requirements for export licence control compliance as required.
  • Supporting and being the central point of contact for field based sales team members.
  • Visiting customers as and when required.
  • Compliance with departmental and company procedures whilst tendering.



Person Specification


Knowledge, Experience & Qualifications


  • Recognised mechanical engineering qualification (ideally HNC or above).
  • Knowledge of mechanical equipment and the associated applications, ideally for rotating equipment.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Knowledge and experience of project management.
  • Good understanding of contractual terms and conditions.
  • Knowledge of export licence control would be advantageous.
  • Computer literacy (business systems and Microsoft Office suite).
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good organisational and time management skills.
  • Capable of working under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Flexible, adaptable.
  • High standard of numeracy, accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as being a good team player.



Skills & Competencies


  • Have a flexible attitude with the willingness to take on new tasks.
  • High standard of numeracy, accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as being a good team player.

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