Controls Engineer

North West Permanent

Controls Engineer – East Lancashire – Permanent - £40-47500

Samuel Frank Associates is now recruiting for an experienced Controls Engineer to join a very well-established Engineering business in East Lancashire.

The successful Controls Engineer will need to have a background in Electrical Engineering and is likely to have had some previous exposure to automation. This role will suit a Controls Engineer looking to move in to an office based role in to a Tendering/Bid/Estimating capacity. A background in industrial controls/electrical engineering is essential.

Main duties will include:

  • Produce and co-ordinate all customer quotations / estimates
  • Standardise existing quotation process
  • Work closely with the sales team and engineering specialists
  • Technical analysis of enquiries
  • Commercial analysis
  • Liaising with customers to clarify requirements
  • Estimating costs of materials and labour
  • Producing other supporting materials (GA, schedules, pre-qualification questionnaires) as required
  • Pro-actively monitoring and following-up quotation submissions
  • Carrying out technical handovers to engineering colleagues

To improve the accuracy & efficiency of tenders, the role will include assistance with development of:

  • A framework of up-to-date supplier pricing
  • Common pricing tools
  • Template activity costing schedule
  • Template tender documentation

The ideal candidate for this role will possess the following:

  • Good commercial knowledge and experience
  • An electrical and/or controls background – “time-served” would be ideal
  • Knowledge of PLC, HMI and/or SCADA systems
  • Highly self-motivated and able to work on own initiative
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written
  • Excellent eye for detail, particularly in written documents, presentation
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Experience of working to Quality systems ISO 9001

Please apply today for an immediate response. The position is commutable from the following places - Bury, Rochdale, Heywood, Burnley, Blackburn, Accrington, Darwen and Bolton.

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