Proposals Engineer

Posted on: 19/02/2020
Ref: VAC-17852
  • Salary: £35,000 + 40000
  • Start Date: Immediate
  • Region: Scotland
  • Location: Aberdeen
    Blueprint Recruitment
  • Industry: Technical and Engineering
  • Discipline: Engineer
  • Employment Type: Permanent
  • Duration: n/a


Job Description

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

The Proposals Engineer will be responsible for the preparation and submission of tenders throughout all phases of the corporate proposal process.
You will compile bid packages ensuring that these are high quality, accurate and demonstrate Technical and Commercial strengths which will be specific to the Clients’ requirements drawing on key selling features which will separate the business from their 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
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 the company’s 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.
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.
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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