Proposals Engineer

Posted on: 28/03/2019
Ref: VAC-17149
  • Salary: £40,000 + Plus package
  • Start Date: Immediate
  • Region: Scotland
  • Location: Aberdeen
    Blueprint Recruitment
  • Industry: Technical and Engineering
  • Discipline: Proposals Engineer
  • Employment Type: Permanent
  • Duration: n/a


Job Description

Our client based on the Southern approaches to Aberdeen has an immediate requirement for a
Proposals Engineer.

Brief description of the Job’s function

The Proposals Engineer will be responsible for the preparation and submission of tenders throughout all phases of the corporate proposal process.

The candidate will compile bid packages ensuring that these are high quality, accurate and demonstrate both our Technical and Commercial strengths. They must be specific to the Clients’ requirements drawing on key selling features which will separate Balmoral from our competitors.

The Proposals Engineer must be able to manage their workload, ensuring that Clients deadlines are adhered to. They must maintain a professional approach all times whilst exceeding customer expectations through all stages of the transaction process.

The growth of the business is highly dependent on securing new business based on clear detailed information being provided at tender stage. To this end, the job holder must demonstrate a strong commercial acumen.

Main duties & responsibilities of the job holder

To compile tenders for the company in line with the business plan targets, maintaining customer satisfaction and good client relations.

Have the ability to identify, understand, interpret and collate customer requirements and compile compliant and alternative technical and commercial bids as required
Have an understanding of engineering principles in order to carry out preliminary design and estimation of companies products
Receive the inputs from all involved departments and challenge proposed solutions in order to optimise costs & schedule
Able to liaise with and convey customer requirements to Design, Project Management and Production teams
Ensure timely submission of proposals to Clients
Check and review bids when required
Ensure clear handover from tendering to Projects of information for all secured opportunities, ensuring all risk and opportunities are communicated to the Project team in a timely manner
Attend/Lead ER, CR, Handover and Kick off meetings when required
Review previous Projects costs in order to ensure that costings and labour hours are accurate and up to date
Ensure product track records are maintained with accurate project information
As necessary, perform other duties, requiring essentially the same level of skill & responsibility

Qualifications, Experience, Skills and Training
Educated to degree level or equivalent
Contractual awareness
Strong analytical and commercial skills
Understanding of Engineering principles
Previous estimating experience
Ability to effectively manage own workload, and work within given timescales (both internal and external), ensuring project requirements are met
Ability to multi-task and work to tight deadlines

Previous work experience as a Proposals/Tendering/Contracts Engineer preferably within the Oil & Gas or Offshore Construction industries
Good communication, organisational and negotiation skills
Ability to work using own initiative and to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Pro-active forward looking approach
Commitment to provide excellent Customer Care
Ability to read and understand specifications and drawings

If you are interested in applying or would like further information then please send your CV in confidence to John Johnson, or call John on 01592 631644

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