Senior Process Engineer

Job Type Permanent
Salary £40000 - 50000 per year £4300 Car Allowance + Agile Working + Flex Holiday
Contact Kristi Meechan
Call 07894 235 620

Senior Process Engineer (Proposals)


£40,000 – 50,000 + £4,300 Car Allowance + Agile Working + Flexible Holiday Policy

ATA Recruitment are working exclusively with a leading process engineering business who run multi-million pound turnkey process engineering projects for the food, beverage, distillery and pharmaceutical markets.  We are currently supporting the business in the recruitment of a Senior Proposals Engineer who will be responsible putting together the tenders and proposals for the projects the company are bidding for whilst also taking the lead on the process design work required for projects at bid stage.

The business turns over £80 million and deliver projects through design, equipment procurement and installation for customers in the UK, USA and Asia predominantly.  The UK business is part of a European group of companies with a turnover in excess of €350 million.  The company have very ambitious growth plans and expect to be a £100 million business by 2023 and have grown incredibly from a £25 million business five years ago.

They are a true engineering business employing engineers across process design, mechanical design, controls and automation, electrical engineering and project engineering.  The business offers their customers consultancy services and full turnkey project management services with many of their customers being blue chip global FMCG companies which a testament to the first-class service they offer.

The Role

As a Senior Process Engineer (Proposals) in this role, you will be responsible for leading process engineering during the bidding stage of projects whilst also pulling together the final tenders and bids for projects by working closely with the mechanical, electrical and software engineers in the sales team.

The key focuses for this Senior Process Engineer (Proposals) will be: 

  • Visiting customers along a sales engineer to interpret the URS – this will involve speaking to client and engaging to understand the requirement in more detail if this needs clarification before they begin developing the process.
  • Developing the P&ID and process design for the bid – carrying out mass/energy balance calculations
  • The P&ID needs to be developed first as understanding all the equipment that will be needed for the project is an essential starting point to begin the costing process.
  • Producing specifications and securing prices from suppliers for mechanical equipment required for the project.
  • Working closely with the electrical and software experts in the sales team so they can feedback on proposed costings for these areas for the project.
  • Liaising with the CAD team for any drawings and models that would aid the bid.
  • Pulling together estimates on engineering time required on the project to allow this to be factored into bids.
  • Supporting the sales engineer with presenting the bid to the potential customer.
  • Tender Writing – Building up the final tender or proposal that will go to the customer for submission.

Bids could range from 50K FEED studies up to 10 million full turnkey projects.  More complex bids could take a month or two to bring through to completion.

The Candidate

My client is looking for a Senior Process Engineer (Proposals) with:

  • The ability to develop P&IDs
  • Demonstrable process design experience
  • An aspiration to become chartered – the business can support with this development
  • A Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Degree
  • Someone who is interested in being involved commercially in developing proposals and bids.
  • A team player who can build strong relationships with others.


The Benefits

For this Senior Process Engineer (Proposals) role you will receive:

  • £40,000 – 50,000
  • Car Allowance circa £4,300
  • Flexible working hours policy
  • Agile working (three days in the office, two days at home)
  • Company Contributory Pension Scheme
  • 30 Days Holiday To Use Flexibly Across the year (3 day shutdown over Christmas, you can work bank holidays and use the holiday day elsewhere)

ATA is committed to creating a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of age, disability, gender, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation