Estimating & Bid Manager - Havant

Full time

Havant, United Kingdom

Mechanical electrical

Trant Engineering Ltd has a long history of engineering and construction excellence, delivering high quality EPC engineering and construction services throughout the UK and overseas. We successfully deliver complex turnkey engineering projects in sectors such as Process & Water, Energy, Defence, Oil & Gas and Nuclear.

We offer clients a range of services including design, manufacturing, installation, construction and commissioning. Our in-house design and offsite manufacturing teams’ work closely to develop technology-based solutions with a strong focus on innovation and value engineering. Our in-house multi-disciplinary services include civil, process, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, control and automation, supplemented by the design and manufacture of Control Panels, MCC’s, PLC’s, SCADA and automation systems. We also provide a range of bespoke modular and containerised water & wastewater treatment and fuel conditioning systems.

We have over 800 employees and with a healthy forward order book with a projected turnover of £180m this year, it is an exciting time to join the business.

We are currently recruiting for an Estimating & Bid Manager to join our Process & Water team, working on Southern Water contracts and based at our office in Havant. Work comprises of the maintenance and replacement of clean and dirty water infrastructure (M&E and civils). Projects are made up of reactive and planned maintenance as well as project work.

Reporting into the Framework Manager, duties include but are not limited to;

  • Responsible for the estimating & bid process for all Southern Water tenders
  • Managing 3 team members (Estimators & Scoping Engineers)
  • Managing a high-volume workload of projects from £100k - £10m in value
  • Putting together & submitting tender documentation
  • Working closely with the client, managing their requirements and delivering within their timeframes
  • Liaising with the design team, delivery teams and subcontractors
  • Reporting to the Senior Management & Directors

Desired Skills / Background

  • HNC/HND/BSc in Mechanical, Electrical or Civil Engineering or equivalent or by experience
  • A background in estimating & bids
  • Water or Wastewater background is essential
  • Excellent communication skills with people of all levels
  • Organised and structured in your approach
  • IT literate

Company Benefits

At Trant, we offer the opportunity for career development within a professional and friendly safe working environment. We value our employee’s and strongly support and encourage individuals to gain professional qualifications, whilst offering the opportunity to work on projects of differing sizes within a variety of industry sectors.

Our company benefits package includes;

  • A competitive salary
  • Company car or car allowance
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Free onsite parking
  • Company Pension

Equal Opportunities & Diversity

Trant Engineering Limited is committed to equal opportunities for all and we do not discriminate on the grounds of race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, sex, disability or age.

How to apply

To apply for this position, please send your CV to or call our Internal Recruitment Team on 02380 665544

*Please note, due to the volume of applications we are not always able to contact each applicant individually. If you have not heard from us within 10 working days of application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion                                      

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