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Job #: R-00130186
Location: Essex, GB
Category: Mechanical Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 50% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: UK - BPSS


Senior Proposals Engineer – Automotive Tooling

Wickford, Essex


Leidos is seeking an Senior Proposals Engineer with a Tooling Bias to join our team in delivering prestigious automotive projects across the world.

You will play a key role in designing tooling solutions for automation programmes in the Automotive industry and creating technical proposals for our customers.

Some of your duties will include;

  • Produce best in class, robust solutions for mechanical tooling applications for integration with automation, material handling and robotic systems.
  • Work with our Business Development team to professionally represent the company, gather data and ask the right questions to define a project.
  • Attend client sites to discuss solutions and complete site surveys.
  • Identify & interpret customer requirements to understand their processes and develop the best solutions for their requirements.
  • Conduct technology research / analysis to ensure all Concepts are robust and can be justified as a working concept, prior to any customer submissions.
  • Support risk identification and mitigation.
  • Communicate with the customer and assess requirements to produce an RFQ.
  • Produce technical proposals to the required level of detail as identified in the client tender/RFQ.
  • Develop value-added propositions and proposal writing.
  • Support estimating & supply chain activities with RFQ production.
  • Manage resources in the production of the proposal e.g., internal engineering and third-party engineering resources.
  • Assist and advise other members of the Applications team on solutions, stakeholder reviews, customer, and supplier interaction.
  • Support development of the Applications department’s processes and discuss improvements where required, and implement improvements agreed with the leadership team.

About You

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in 3D and 2D CAD (SolidWorks & AutoCAD), ideally some knowledge of Catia, Inventor and Teamcenter.
  • Proven experience in a similar Mechanical Engineering role.
  • Proven experience in a Mechanical application environment.
  • Knowledge of Manufacturing Automation methods and processes.
  • Supplier base knowledge.
  • Understanding of project costs - design, management, manufacture, installation.
  • Experience in Automotive tooling from concept to installation.
  • Hands on Mechanical manufacturing experience.
  • Time served apprenticeship or equivalent experience.
  • HNC in Mechanical Engineering, Degree in Engineering or equivalent experience.

Ideally you'll also have some experience in;

  • Knowledge of current industry Materials Handling systems best practice for automotive & general industry.
  • Knowledge of current Industry Automation controls best practice and techniques experience for automotive and general industry.
  • Pneumatic circuit design.

Due to the nature of our business, you will need to pass and maintain BPSS clearance. There will be some travel involved to meet customers at their sites.

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

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