Senior Design and Estimating Engineer

Location : Dronfield, Derbyshire, England
Job Ref : LB41
Consultant : Lewis Bradley
Sector : Engineering, Manufacturing
Salary : £37.5k per year


LB41 –  Experienced Design & Estimating Engineer

Location: Dronfield

Salary: £37,500 per annum


First Military Recruitment is looking for a Design & Estimating Engineer in the Dronfield area. It is a 37.5 hours per week position, Monday to Friday.

Our client is keen to offer opportunities to Ex-Military personnel, but all applications will be considered.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  •         Responsible for progressing sales enquiries and tenders, requirements by working closely with Business Development Managers to ensure that customer requirements are understood
  •         Design any number of life safety and security systems plus any other integrated building system as specified within the Company’s scope of work based upon customer requirements, specifications, drawings, and current standards
  •         Prepare proposals, quotations and tender documents for designed systems and ensure that assigned tenders are prepared on time and in line with company standards.
  •         Assess the security and fire risk factors influencing the design, to either enhance the design accordingly or to communicate back to the client
  •         Ensure that the content of all quotations and system design specifications are compatible with the requirements of all applicable technical and regulatory standards (i.e., EN, BS, HTM) and BAFE/NSI Codes of Practice
  •         Ensure adherence to all Company policies – including those for quality, health & safety and the management of false alarms
  •         Produce CAD design and construction drawings in line with company policies and procedures and ensuring handovers and deadlines are achieved
  •   Take an active role within the continuous improvement of Company systems to improve efficiency, quality and teamwork
  •   Travel to client or supplier sites within the UK and possibly overseas

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Good working knowledge of fire & security products and systems and with their features and limitations as well as design experience
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to design relevant systems, prepare cost sheets and proposal documents
  • The ability to form good working relationships with colleagues, customers, and outside bodies
  • The ability to understand and publish specifications and technical drawings
  • Have good organisational and time management skills with good attention to detail
  • Computer literate and proficient in all core Microsoft Office packages
  • Proficient in the use of the latest AutoCAD packages
  • Up to date knowledge in respect of new technologies, technical standards, regulatory standards, which are relevant to the design process
  • Good knowledge of installation requirements such that system design specifications give clear and unambiguous information
  • Have a clear understanding of construction industry and tender related works
  • Display initiative and work to improve our business processes & systems

Location: Dronfield

Salary: £37,500 per annum

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