A positive impact on everything we touch
Over 1800 dedicated people nationwide
Providing critical infrastructure for the UK
A positive impact on everything we touch
Over 1800 dedicated people nationwide
Providing critical infrastructure for the UK


Senior Proposals Engineer - Warrington

Job Type Permanent
Reference nmcn567

Contact Info
Daniel Pykett
Competitive Salary
United Kingdom, England, North West England, Cheshire, Warrington
31 January 2019


At nmcn we’re always adapting, evolving and innovating. Our vision and values are extremely important to us, along with the continued growth and opportunity for our people. We place people at the heart of what we do, and work in partnership with our clients and customers to deliver major built environment and critical national infrastructure projects across the UK. Our specialist engineering and construction teams bring multi-sector innovation and technical skill – from building and highways, to large-scale water networks and treatment plants.

We provide a complete service offering to the sectors we work in from conception to optimisation, delivering best value and innovation. Our 12 regional offices and workshops enable us to provide a local service to our customers promoting sustainable working relationships. 

Joining nmcn will open a door full of opportunities, where our people are nurtured for success and empowered to build their own adventure. We believe in your development, potentiality and growth. We aspire to be industry leading with renewed focus on having a positive impact on everything we touch.

An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Proposal Engineer. The success applicant will work within the Proposals team processing tenders from receipt to submission.

Working for the Water Project Tender team the position will involve working with around the country with opportunities to work with several major clients. Although the position is based in Warrington, travel to all parts of the UK will be required to fulfil the role.

What you’ll be doing day to day

  • Technical and commercial assessment of tender documentation
  • Create tender management plan and manage resources to complete design, costing, programme and quality outputs
  • Development of tender win strategies
  • Produce outline tender designs for pricing purposes and further development by design team including design sketches, calculations and feasibility reports
  • Develop tender stage construction programme to the required level dependent on project scope
  • Generate and manage technical sub-contract and supplier enquires
  • Commercial and technical review of supplier quotations for commercial and technical acceptability
  • Generate tendered cost schedule utilising established principals and costing mechanisms including labour and staffing allocations
  • Driving innovation throughout the tender process to deliver best value outcomes
  • Assessment of construction risk and creation of mitigation strategies
  • Create high quality tender submission document
  • Present tenders outputs to managers and directors for commercial and technical approval
  • Create and deliver high quality tender presentations to customers
  • Prepare deliver detailed contract handover presentation for successful tenders

What we’re looking for in a candidate

  • Experience in developing high quality, winning tender submissions in the water and wastewater sector
  • An industry applicable ONC/HNC/B.Eng or NVQ equivalent and a minimum of 5 year’s Proposals Engineering experience
  • Commercial and contractual awareness (all NEC forms of contract)
  • An excellent communicator at all levels including senior management and clients
  • Risk management
  • Working with clients collaboratively and key stakeholders to deliver best value outcomes
  • Excellent writing skills including development of technical reports and proposals to a high level
  • Knowledge of UK water industry supply chain
  • Be able to organise yourself and others workload
  • Be able to work in a strong team environment
  • Be proactive in your approach
  • A high level of diplomacy and customer focused

What we can offer you

  • Competitive Salary
  • Company car / Car allowance
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Holiday trading scheme
  • Perks at work scheme (discount from high street retailers)
  • Free eye test vouchers
  • Employee share scheme
  • 3x life assurance 
  • 5% enhanced pension contribution
  • Annual salary reviews

nmcn is an equal opportunities employer