Proposals Engineer

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Date: Sep 13, 2023

Location: Coatbridge, GB

Company: Bekaert NV


Be part of something bigger!


As the world and the way people live is changing, at Bekaert we believe it’s our responsibility to contribute to finding new solutions for the future. Our ambition is to be the leading partner for shaping the way we live and move. And to always do this the Bekaert Way – safe, smart, and sustainable.

With a heritage of more than 140 years, we continue to strengthen our core competencies that have made Bekaert a global market and technology leader in material science of steel wire transformation and coating technologies. Today, we also apply our expertise beyond steel to create new solutions with innovative materials and services for markets including new mobility, low-carbon construction, and green energy.

As a dynamic and growing company with over 27,000 employees worldwide, 75 nationalities, a retention rate above 90% and almost € 7 billion in combined revenue in 2022, we're looking for someone like you to join our team!


Why join us?

  • Personal Growth – Let us help you unlock your full potential
  • Pioneering – Join us to challenge the impossible
  • Creativity - Discover possibilities beyond steel
  • Purpose – Drive progress for our planet and people
  • Diversity – Together, we create change




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


Will you dare to take the next step?


Join us to unlock your full potential AND have a true impact in pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

We're looking for individuals who are not afraid to take risks and explore new ideas. If you are passionate about personal growth and bringing your authentic self to work, we want you on our team!

At Bekaert, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


To learn more about us and our exciting career opportunities, visit Bekaert Careers

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