Lead Proposals Engineer

What Are We Looking For?

Owing to continued sustainable growth, our Water Technologies and Modular Build division is looking for a Lead Proposals Engineer to join us on a permanent basis. You’ll be tasked with delivering detailed tender submissions, providing financial management support throughout the tendering and proposal stages, and maintaining cost performance across the project. One of the main focuses of this role will be to manage the entirety of the process, from creating and submitting proposals, to developing a detailed outline, and presenting the final document to the client.

Some of Your Key Duties Include:

  • To provide leadership on all opportunities relating to proposals, tendering, and contract review requirements.
  • Develop the proposal and tendering strategies, along with the delivery plans, for new opportunities.
  • Review tender documents assessing scope, risks involved, tender complexity, and provide feedback.
  • Ensure tender and/proposal documents are dispatched in time to meet submission deadlines.
  • Pricing tenders in accordance with Framework agreed Schedules of Rates and Prices, if required.
  • Effectively manage the delivery of the completed tender pack to the client.

What Do You Need?

  • Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, or related field) or a related discipline.
  • Proven experience in proposal preparation, technical writing, and cost estimation within a relevant sector such as construction, engineering, manufacturing.
  • Strong understanding of project management principles and practices.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and proposal management software.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and manage multiple proposals simultaneously.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organisational skills.
  • Full UK Driving Licence

Who Are We?

RSE is a trusted clean water technology company, developing market leading products and solutions for purifying drinking water, recycling wastewater and cleaning water in industrial processes. We are disrupting the water sector, delivering water treatment products, technologies, and services to clients across the UK. RSE provides offsite modular build solutions using a low-carbon approach compared to traditional construction methods and our unique offering to the market focuses on innovation, efficiency, and excellence.

Established in 1982, RSE has grown into one of the most prominent MEICA engineering businesses in the UK water industry. We have created a complete in-house and full-service capability from project inception through to design, fabrication, and delivery by means of installation and commissioning. We additionally have one of the largest servicing and maintenance teams in the market, to ensure we’re on hand for all our clients’ needs.

Our service offering presents industry-leading innovative solutions and our dedicated staff play a key role in delivering our sustainability and wider business goals. With over 1700 staff across our group of companies, our strategic ambition will see the business continue to grow as we expand our operations and diversify our products. One of RSE’s key focuses is driving servant leadership and giving our people the opportunity and responsibility to take an entrepreneurial approach in their career development.

What RSE Offer

To build successful teams and drive the level of quality that RSE is renowned for, we know we need the best people in the industry. Not only do we require the relevant skillsets, but we also need people with the right attitude and mentality to thrive and grow in an innovative and fast-paced environment. At RSE, you’ll be given every opportunity to set the path of your own career through our Business Streams and work within dynamic teams that will require you to rise to the challenge of working for a market leader.              

  • Industry-leading salary based on your experience.
  • Company Car Allowance
  • Holiday Allowance of 31 days per year, rising to 33 days per year after 2 years’ service.
  • Holiday Buy / Sell Scheme
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Cycle to Work
  • Discounted National Gym Membership
  • Professional Fees Paid
  • Employee Discount Platform
  • EV/Hybrid Car Lease Scheme
  • Access to our network of health professionals including mental health champions and Occupational Health Nurse.

In a flourishing sector where there are vast career opportunities available, we believe by leading transformation in the industry our offering to the market means our people have the space to thrive.

If you’re interested in a career with a company that will harness your skills and provide you with the support to create your own future within the water industry, apply now

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