Proposal Engineer

Proposals Engineer Chelmsford Salary Negotiable
Working for a leading company providing services to multiple offshore industries the Proposals Engineer will convert pipeline opportunities in the Oil & Gas and Telecoms, and other markets into winning bids. The ideal candidate will have experience of bid management for projects of £10 million and above preferably within the Oil & Gas, Telecoms and Marine industries.

Duties:
Develop and co-ordinate contract winning solutions considering pricing and commercial strategy to meet or exceed customer requirements
Challenge convention and explore all avenues to meet customer expectations and minimise business risk and costs.
Create and maintain a risk register for every bid, understand competitor tactics and behaviour to shape the proposal and mitigate risks
Develop the technical, commercial and financial solution as the bid progresses.
Liaise with the relevant stakeholders to ensure they understand the opportunities, agree with the technical solution to ensure we can deliver the commitments being offered
Ensure proposals adhere to corporate standards, customer schedule and target cost
Ownership of the production of the proposal documentation
Manage internal and external customer relationship until confirmation of preferred bidder and handover to the transition team
Early identification of business and corporate risks
Champion the role internally and maintain an effective relationship with the relevant company experts
Accountable for the developed proposal delivered to the customer and the mitigation of the identified risk within the pre-contract phase of the opportunity

Experience & Qualifications:
Degree level or equivalent experience
Experience of Oil & Gas bid management of projects £10 million and above.
Project Management experience on proposals
Previous experience of Oil & Gas process and procedures
Must have strong financial and commercial awareness.
Fully conversant with MS Office software
Flexibility to travel to customer meetings both within the UK and overseas as required
APMP accreditation would be an advantage
A broad understanding of the submarine cable installation business, including submarine power cable installations would be extremely advantageous

Benefits:
36 hours per week
25 days holiday plus bank holidays
Flexible Benefits Plan
Group personal pension
Free on-site parking

Please note that if you have not been contacted within 7 days your application for this position has been unsuccessful.