Fugro are looking for a Proposal Specialist to join the Metocean monitoring and forecasting team working in the offshore sustainable energy and marine sectors. Based out of either our Wallingford or Portchester offices you will be part of a 16 strong team responsible for building winning quotes and tenders for our clients located across Europe and Africa (EUAF). You will collaborate closely with Fugro colleagues throughout EUAF, as well as in Asia and the Americas. You will be commercially astute and have tendering and/or project management experience gained in the offshore sector combined with a good technical background. This role will suit someone who is driven, looking for personal development and is a team player who wants to actively contribute to the activities of a motivated commercial team. This is an exciting opportunity to work for a company that is dedicated to investing in the wellbeing of its staff and their professional development.
This job is for you if:
You have a strong tendering or project management background.
You have a sound knowledge of working in the marine/offshore sector.
You have strong interpersonal skills and enjoy interacting with clients.
You are dynamic and self-motivated and want to actively contribute by being part of a winning team.
Who you’ll be working with:
Internal colleagues from the Commercial Team and project delivery teams both within the UK and overseas. Externally with Clients based across Europe and Africa.
Here’s what a typical week would be like:
Reviewing client proposal and tender requests technically and commercially to determine requirements and priorities.
Undertaking bid/no-bid decision review process.
Liaising with project teams to determine and validate technical solutions.
Determining the winning bid strategy, technically and commercially.
Preparation of proposals and tenders.
Building project costing and determining margin.
Collaborate with colleagues from other internal departments on joint tenders involving floating LiDAR buoys, environmental, geo and other survey scopes used offshore.
Following the internal bid approval process.
Ensure all relevant documents are shared with the client and that there is accurate recording keeping throughout.
Working collaboratively with clients through tender clarifications, negotiations, feedback, and handover to the project teams.
Keep up to date with industry, competitor and scientific news and developments (renewable energy, energy transition, coastal infrastructure, CCS, etc.), attending selected exhibitions and conferences.
Who we’re looking for:
Professional experience working in offshore marine/metocean, environmental, survey or engineering.
Professional experience working in a tendering and/or project management role
Driven and enthusiastic with a desire to achieve technical and commercial success.
Organised with an ability to prioritise tasks, strong attention to detail, conscientious and able to work on own initiative.
Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills, with an interest to learn the use of new software packages (Fugro’s internal support services software).
Degree or higher in related subject.
Fluency in an additional language.
What we’ll offer you:
Extensive career & training opportunities both nationally and internationally.
Competitive salary accompanied by an attractive package including contributory pension scheme, life assurance and private medical insurance.
Flexible working hours and the potential to work 2 days a week from home in accordance with your manager and corporate policies.
24 days annual leave.
Option to buy or sell up to 5 days annual leave.
Subsidised canteen/restaurant in Wallingford.
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