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Design and Proposals Engineer - National

Reference:                       DESENG01

Job Title:                         Design & Proposals Engineer

Reports to:                      Design & Proposals Manager

Location:                         FLEXIBLE

Core Hours:                    0830 – 1700

Role Purpose

Due to continued growth, a permanent position has arisen for a full time Design & Proposals Engineer to support the projects & sales team.

The successful candidate will have previous engineering experience in the delivery of integrated systems with a good working knowledge of CCTV, Intruder Alarm Systems, Access Control and Security Management Systems. In addition, the successful candidate will have good IT skills with a thorough knowledge of Microsoft packages as well as a basic understanding of IT networks.

The position will be primarily office based but will require travel to customer sites as required. A Company car will be provided.

Key Responsibilities


  • Collate costings for proposals through liaising with key suppliers for quotations (and/or tenders).
  • Assisting the Project Sales team with the compilation of specifications, equipment schedules and cost sheets.
  • Working closely with the CAD team ensuring accuracy in the creation of drawings.
  • Providing support in writing professional proposals and specifications.
  • Communicate with Customers, Suppliers and other Contractors to understand and capture system requirements.
  • Identify opportunities to sell additional works and system enhancements.


  • Liaising with Manufacturers/Suppliers to ensure compatibility of products proposed.
  • Evaluation of products proposed by Manufacturers for suitability.
  • Use innovation to enable the proposal of best value solutions for competitive tenders whilst meeting specification compliance.
  • Awareness of environmental impact from design proposals.
  • Assisting the Project Sales team with the compilation of specifications, equipment schedules and cost sheets.
  • Creation of Schematic diagrams through Hand Drawn and Microsoft Visio for conversion to AutoCAD as
  • Creation of cable schedules for engineering teams to implement on site as
  • Creation of power load calculations of equipment proposed to allow electrical loads to be calculated by

Site Surveys

  • Visit customer sites to understand local site limitations and requirements.
  • CSCS (or equivalent) is required along with EUSR Water Hygiene and Substation Access Certificate. Pointer will arrange for all accreditations through training courses as required.


  • Liaise with internal Administration Document Controller to ensure all relevant reference numbers are applied to design drawings and
  • Submit design documentation for internal review and arrange for issue to clients within agreed

Skills & Experience Required

  • Experience in the electronic security industry.
  • Effectively demonstrate a working knowledge of the relevant Industry Standards (NSI).
  • Ability to work well as part of a busy team and have a flexible attitude to working hours.
  • Must be computer literate and conversant in Microsoft software suites (Excel, Word, (Visio and AutoCAD beneficial).
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Present a professional image.
  • Possess strong customer liaison skills.
  • Ability to plan and prioritise workload independently to ensure internal and external deadlines are
  • Valid UK driving license essential.
  • Must be committed to continuously developing in line with company

We are looking for someone with:

  • Technical design authority
  • The ability to expand our technical design & proposals team to cope with demand
  • The drive to continue to build on our success across enterprise clients
  • Strong customer liaison skills
  • The ability to pro-actively manage your own workload to ensure internal and external deadlines are met

Staff Benefits

  • Competitive Salary
  • Travel Opportunities
  • Company Car
  • 10 Statutory & 20 Annual Holidays Increasing to 25 Annual After 1 Year
  • Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Flexible Working Opportunities
  • Progression Opportunities

Additional Information for Applicants

Pointer is a values driven organization which is celebrating it’s 50th year in 2022. It is a specialist electronic security and fire detection integrator employing 160 colleagues across the UK, with annual revenues of £17,000,000. We pride ourselves on delivering excellence to all our customers many of which are blue chip. Delivery of excellence stems from our colleagues who are our greatest assets.

Many of our colleagues are long serving, often having started as part of our long running apprentice scheme. Our culture is based on trust, respect, empowerment, engagement and customer focus.

We are an IIP Gold accredited organization with aspirations to be Platinum accredited within the next 2 years.

Pointer specialises in the design, installation, service, maintenance and monitoring of electronic security systems and has an in-depth knowledge of and experience in the delivery of large-scale projects for blue-chip clients that recognise the importance of managing risk to their staff, property, and key data.  Our Values are Passion, Respect, Integrity, Delivery and Expertise.

The market sectors in which we work include Utilities, Oil and Gas, Banking and Financial, Retail and Distribution and Custodial.

To apply get in contact by sending your CV to recruitment@pointer.co.uk with the job reference above