Proposals Engineer

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Date: Mar 15, 2023

Location: Coatbridge, GB

Company: Bekaert NV

Bekaert ( is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coating technologies. We pursue to be the preferred supplier for our steel wire products and solutions by continuously delivering superior value to our customers worldwide. Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) is a global company with more than 27 000 employees worldwide, headquarters in Belgium and € 5.9 billion in combined revenue in 2021.



Bridon-Bekaert Ropes Group – division of Bekaert – is the world´s premier supplier of mission-critical advanced cords and ropes. With 2,500 employees, and as a leading innovator, developer and producer of the best performing ropes and advanced cords globally, the Group provides superior value solutions to the oil & gas, mining, crane, elevator and other industrial sectors.

The Group has established a strong position in the deep-water mooring market with synthetic rope solutions with the Synthetics business based in Scotland, and is working on new technologies and approaches to support the quickly developing global Floating Offshore Wind market.

These synthetic rope solutions are critical for floating offshore wind projects and are utilised in initial demonstrator projects in Japan, France, US, UK, China, Spain, and Norway.

With the dedicated synthetic rope manufacturing facilities based in Scotland, combined with one of the first major planned floating wind farms, ScotWind in the UK, targeted to materialise by the end of the decade, Bridon-Bekaert are ideally positioned for this newly emerging industry.

Join us, and help shape the world we live in.


About the role

Your Impact:

  • To prepare commercial and technical bid proposals that are both effective and technically accurate: defining and calculating prices, commercial conditions, logistical terms, technical detail, project schedules etc.
  • Review customer project RFQ documents in detail to interpret technical, commercial and project requirements
  • Use technical knowledge to define product selection and project requirements to be offered to meet customer and project requirements
  • Communicate with customers to establish their needs regarding bid submissions
  • Be commercially aware about project phases, bid processes, customer expectations and able to respond appropriately
  • Act as a point of contact for customer queries regarding proposal submission, in order to establish compliance with the specification and build positive on-going relationships
  • Work closely with the bid proposal team to:
    • Help define the team's priorities
    • Monitor progress and status of bids, maintaining accurate records and obtaining feedback from Commercial team / customers
    • Ensure bids are submitted on time to customer requirements including any supporting documentation.
    • Follow up bids to discuss price, delivery and status.
  • Develop cost calculations for projects based on customer specifications
  • Collaborate with the Commercial team to determine appropriate pricing & strategy required to win
  • Identify bid requirements, and work in partnership with, Commercial, Engineering, Project, Legal, Finance, and Operations teams as appropriate, in order to evaluate all aspects of the project – considering the complexity of the bid, risk and commercial terms


About You

Essential skills & competencies

  • Good level of efficiency with MS Excel formulas and use in building / maintaining costing or calculation tools – with ability to develop further
  • Competent in carrying out cost calculations and estimations
  • Understanding of basic accountancy principles
  • Interpret technical drawings and specifications
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation communication skills
  • At least 2 years’ experience in engineering / project / technical environment
  • Experience in product/project costing & estimation
  • Experience in written proposals / reports / technical information



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