Prev vacancy

MEICA Proposals Engineer / Mechanical Estimator

Next vacancy
  • UK, East Midlands, Derbyshire
  • from £50,000 to £70,000 per year
  • Permanent
  • Full time
  • Eligibility to work: UK
  • Industry: Water
  • Discipline: MEICA Site, Proposals, MEICA Design, Estimating, Mechanical Engineering
  • Qualifications: HND HNC or equivalent, Professional / Chartered

Our client is a major Water consultancy are currently looking for an MEICA Proposals Engineer / Mechanical Estimator to join their team in Derbyshire.

Job purpose

Preparation and submission of successful tenders for varied and challenging Infrastructure projects, under a variety of forms of procurement. In this role tenders will be predominantly in the Water Sector under our frameworks with Thames Water and Yorkshire Water Services.

Working as part of a team with the objective of securing profitable future workload for the business.


• Appraisal of tender documents

• Managing the tender pricing process ensuring completion and recording of all necessary process documentation to satisfy formal procedures

• Initiation of technical queries and ensuring design is sufficiently developed to enable accurate costings

• Preparation of material, equipment and sub-contract enquiries including selection of prospective suppliers and subcontractors, particularly MEICA suppliers

• Attending strategy/opportunity meetings with project team

• Visiting site to identify site specific risks

• Risk and Value management during the tender period

• Preparation of budgets and cost plans.

• Contribution to the design development process and attend design team meetings for D&B tenders

• Preparing tender Bills of Quantities if necessary

• Preparation of analytical cost estimates including preliminaries

• Using construction knowledge and commercial experience in conjunction with other members of the bid team to ensure competitive bids

• Adjudication and comparison of supplier and subcontractor quotations

• Contribution to value engineering throughout the design phase of design and build projects

• Presentation of the tender to senior management at tender settlement meetings including highlighting relevant commercial issues

• Completion of tender documentation and submission of the tender

• Ensuring a smooth handover of the project to the site team

• Supervision and mentoring of other estimators where required


• Enthusiastic with the desire to win

• Able to work flexibly to tight deadlines

• Effective communicator

• Ability to work as a team member or on own initiative

• Systematic / organised

• Resourceful, reliable

• Innovative and lateral thinking



• Appropriate Construction/ MEICA related qualification - HND/Degree or similar

• Competent use of Microsoft packages e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, Access

• Extensive experience of analytical water industry estimating

• Experience of all forms of contract including traditional, partnering, design & build 2 stage tenders and frameworks

• Experience of using estimating software (eg Conquest)

• Well developed technical construction and MEICA installation and commissioning knowledge


• Further Engineering qualification eg. CEng, MIMechE, MIET

• Demonstrable development of personal skills and capability through on-going training, experience and mentoring

• Awareness of BIM

  • Contact: Julian Taylor
    020 7531 5757 (Online)
  • Date: 01.12.2021
  • Deadline: 15.12.2021
  • Quote ref: 2685/22184

Similar jobs

Senior Estimator (Water / Civils / Rail)
St Albans, UK
from £70,000 to £80,000 per year, Permanent

Senior Estimator (Water / Civils / Rail)

Job Title: Senior Estimator (Water / Civils / Rail) Location: Walsall or St Albans Salary: £70,000 -...
St Albans, UK
from £50,000 to £60,000 per year, Permanent


Our client is one of the largest civil engineering and infrastructure specialists working UK-wide across the water,...
This website uses cookies to enhance your user experience. By continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of these cookies. See our Cookie Policy.