Bid Engineer

Posted 18 May by CAF Rail Easy Apply Featured

The Bid Engineer/ Estimator is responsible for estimating and compiling the overall estimates for repairs.

In addition to the estimating function, this role will support the other technical departments to ensure that all tenders are completed on time.


  • Participation in competitions and preparation of the supply of the services required during the operation (maintenance, guarantee, supply of spare parts, etc.), including analysis of specifications, preparation of documentation and budget for the offer
  • Presentation of the offers and subsequent meetings for clarification and negotiation.
  • Attention to meetings with potential clients during the pre-bid phases.
  • Request and management of offers with suppliers if necessary
  • Monitoring and analysis of the awarded projects, for the preparation of the new offers (real costs of the project, results of Reliability with respect to contractual, etc.)
  • Prepare and maintain details estimates for projects·Evaluate sub-contractors and suppliers quotations
  • Attend and participate at project progress meetings and other meetings as required
  • Understand and interpret technical specifications and drawings in order to produce estimates

Behavioural Competencies·Planning and Organisation·Innovation/ Creativity·Relational Capacity·Negotiation Capacity·Leadership and Team Management ·Vision Internal/ External Client

Technical Competencies·Essential knowledge of rolling stock and its maintenance

High technical capacity with clients and or suppliers


HND or above in an Engineering related discipline


  • Minimum of 5 years in railway sector
  • Ideally the candidates should be from a rolling stock background
  • Full UK driving license
  • Candidate should have a sound working knowledge of procedures and processes undertaken in railways, knowledge of trains trade skills and their scope of work

Reference: 35174393

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