System Design Engineer

To carry out technical design, surveys & costing of bid opportunities, support key customers with ongoing technical support & bid pricing, and to ensure a smooth transition from successful opportunity into the operational delivery team.  Although the role will involve working on designs for projects anywhere in the UK, a considerable portion of work will be based in London and the Southeast so ease of access into these areas would be highly advantageous.

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Closing Date: November 30, 2023

About Us

  • Reliance High-Tech is the UK’s largest independent integrator of security solutions. It is trusted by leading brands and organisations to protect their people, assets and reputations through innovative technology and specialist expertise.
  • Unique in the industry, Reliance High-Tech combines the capability and footprint of a large organisation, with the agility and customer focus of an independent business.
  • The team at Reliance High-Tech draw on their considerable IT expertise and sector experience to serve organisations across a wide range of industry sectors that require advanced, bespoke security solutions and the highest-level security clearances.

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  • Provide an initial assessment of the technical content and feasibility of opportunities to assist the Head of Bid & Design in the Bid/No Bid process
  • Prepare system designs to the specification/requirement that is both technically and commercially advantageous to Reliance High-Tech
  • Carry out site surveys, in association with sub-contractors where necessary
  • Prepare supporting information including but not limited to Schematic Drawings, Layout Plans, Gantt Charts, Risk registers as required
  • Liaise closely with the Procurement Team to enable costings to be sought from suppliers and sub-contractors for the equipment and services required
  • Assemble the costing sheet ensuring that it aligns with the requirements of the tender or enquiry
  • Prepare detailed written technical design and solution summaries for inclusion in our written tender return/proposal
  • Ensure that we capture all project/technical risks as part of the design process
  • Support the Sales Team in client meetings and visits/presentations to both fully understand the opportunity, facilitate successful order conversion and provide technical support and guidance


The successful applicant will have the following essential competencies:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the Security Industry
  • High-level of competence in the design of Electronic Security Solutions
  • Good understanding of IT systems & networking principles
  • Good appreciation of the Commercial aspects of the design and bid process
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)

In addition to the above, the following knowledge and experience would be desirable:

  • Good understanding of associated disciplines including general electrical installation, cabling and civil works
  • Experience of AutoCAD and Microsoft Visio software for 2D drafting
  • Experience of customer support/account management

What are we looking for

The successful applicant will have the following personal qualities:

  • Ability to work well in a team and independently
  • Self-motivated with a positive, flexible, and pro-active approach
  • Organised and efficient
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good problem solving
  • Interest in helping others
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines