Tendering Engineer

Full Time
Bangor, Co. Down
Salary commensurate with experience


Founded as Drilling & Pumping Supplies in 1983, as a supplier of drilling equipment and small agricultural and quarry pumps, DPS has since grown steadily and evolved to meet the growing market demand for pumping equipment and bespoke projects.

DPS has now become established as the leading supplier of high quality pumping, treatment and wet infrastructure equipment throughout Ireland.


We are seeking to recruit a Tendering Engineer from ideally a mechanical or electrical background to join our busy Contracts division based in Bangor, Co Down.

The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for the pre-design and tendering activities on a specific project or multiple projects dependent on size and complexity.

Projects will include municipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment plants and various pump and control related project across a number of clients in Northern Ireland and Ireland.



  • Reviewing all enquiries and conducting site surveys/ assessments when needed
  • Meeting with Client to discuss their requirements and develop project scopes
  • Ensure that formal risk analysis and mitigation is carried out on appropriate tenders
  • Develop and/or review pre-award design drawings to support both the client visualization of the project and to develop the tender package while also ensuring compliance with specification/ requirements
  • Take part in optioneering and cost development on all projects
  • Develop BOQs for each project including labour, parts and materials
  • Engage with supply chain partners to manage relationships and receive competitive compliant quotations
  • Ensure that technical assessments are completed as required and technical issues are resolved without delay
  • Support the completion and issuing of technical submittals and tender programmes
  • Organise and plan technical meetings with clients and consulting engineers
  • Develop specific goals and plans to prioritise, organise, and accomplish stated deadlines
  • Ensuring that tenders are completed in accordance with our standard operating procedures and in compliance with our HSQE policies and procedures
  • Ensure all orders received against a tender are properly verified to be in line with the tender package submitted and DPS T&Cs
  • Ensure that all opportunities and quotes are correctly entered into the companies ERP system and that all tender related information is recorded and maintained in the system and/ or network
  • Create tender handover packages and liaise with the Contracts Manager on successful award of projects including supporting on ordering of key parts and materials
  • Support Project Managers on deviations from tender including design reviews, contradictions in specifications and financial implications
  • Attend quality meetings and participate in QA/QC walk downs when required
  • Evaluate the RFI responses to ensure that there are no engineering issues with them
  • On post award review and answer technical queries from the site team in relation to specifications/ drawings/ materials and equipment
  • To perform the job in accordance with the company’s policies and procedures
  • To perform any other duties as may be reasonably be required from time to time


Skills / Attributes

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in similar role
  • Third level education in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical engineering or Civil engineering degree
  • Similar relevant third level qualification and/or experience will be considered
  • Knowledge of waste water and water applications is highly desirable
  • Must be proficient MS office including Word, Excel, Outlook and Project
  • Strong technical skills with the ability to read and understanding engineering drawings
  • Experience in implementing opportunities and initiatives in a time restricted schedule.
  • Working knowledge of conditions of contracts
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and communication skills
  • Strong engineering, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong collaborative skills with an ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Have a willingness to learn and be challenged in the water and wastewater industry
  • A clean full UK driving licence