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Proposal Engineer

Proposal Engineer

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What you will do
We have an exciting opportunity for a Proposals Engineer to join our team based in Reading area. This role involves raising quotations for fire protection pumps and associated equipment to send to various clients and ordering parts to suit quoted works. You will be focused on delivering the assignment on time, adhere to high quality standards and meet customer expectations. The quoted works will be raised from engineer’s work sheets or client provided information.
How you will do it
As a Proposals Engineer you will review enquiries that typically includes the client’s technical specifications and commercial documentation. You will request additional information or clarifications as required and request extensions to the requested submission date if necessary.
You will prepare proposals documents in a timely manner to meet the agreed submission time and you will respond to comments and queries that the client may have both with respect to the technical and commercial parts of the proposal.
Depending on how the enquiry was received, client contact will be handled either directly or via one of our sales representatives.
The proposals document will describe a technical solution that meets the requirements as closely as possible and advise the client of any non-compliances. The document will also include details of material and engineering costs and information related to delivery times.
Good technical skills are needed to prepare compliant technical and cost-effective proposals. It is also essential that you have a good understanding of typical industrial requirements and solutions.
You will be able to read equipment datasheets and technical descriptions and understand how various products can be used to meet the client’s requirements. As necessary you will liaise with key suppliers with respect to technical capabilities of the products offered and to obtain competitive quotes.
What we look for
Proven Experience in Fire Pumps, Diesel Engines, Electric Motors, Control Panels or Generator Sets industry
Previous experience working as a Proposals Engineer or in a similar role
Attention to detail skills with the ability to multi-task and learn quickly
Proven ability to deliver results in a high-performance organization
Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as presentation skills
Knowledge of fire protection standards and regulations
Basic computers skills - Word, Excel and Outlook

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