Bid Solution Architect – Aerospace

Salisbury, United Kingdom (UK), QinetiQ [11774]

Field(s) of expertise
Marketing and Sales Aerospace Engineering
Job type

About this job

QinetiQ comprises teams of dedicated people; experts in defense, aerospace, security and related markets. We draw on our extensive technical knowledge and intellectual property to provide the know-how and support to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems. Our people make the critical difference to customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving.

We are recruiting for a talented Bid Solution Architect to work with the Air and Space team, defining a broad range of solutions for our customers.

Working alongside the Business Development Lead and delivery teams, you will be responsible for technical pre-sales engagement and the solution development across a spectrum of business opportunities, providing appropriate and cost effective solutions.


You will be working with a variety of stakeholders in the problem and solution space on developing requirements, solution concepts, technical delivery plans, technical proposals and estimates on specific directed opportunities.

You will provide leadership of technical bid teams throughout the solution generation phase, requiring delivery of complex solutions to a range of customers.

Working closely with the project manager to plan and deliver all the bid technical/engineering activities required to meet business winning objectives.

You will be responsible for devising the technical solution using sound technical, management and leadership skills such as systems engineering management and project management.

Identifying the technical risks and opportunities on behalf of the bid manager.

Ensuring that the solution meets appropriate regulatory, legal, safety and other engineering requirements and standards.


Extensive experience producing technical bid solutions.

  • Strong communication and engagement skills
  • You will be able to manage multidisciplinary teams of engineers and a broad range of internal and external stakeholders, building and maintaining excellent relationships.
  • Good negotiation and presentation skills
  • Must be able to think outside the box and provide mindful strategies


The following would be desirable, but not essential:

  • A solid understanding of the systems engineering life-cycle and its implementation
  • A background in aviation, military or civil


Why join us?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ.

Our people make the critical difference to customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving. Why don’t you join some of the world’s finest scientific and technical minds and help us make tomorrow work today?


Please be aware that this role is subject to both security & export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that you must hold full British citizenship and obtain the right to stay and work within the UK. Restrictions may also mean that any dual or previous nationalities held can affect the security clearance and roles that you can perform within QinetiQ.

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