Solar PV Cost Estimation & Bid Manager - Spain, Portugal or Egypt



  • Country/Region: Egypt

  • Country/Region: Portugal

Gas and Power

A Snapshot of Your Day

As Solar PV Cost Estimation & Bid Manager (f/m/d) You are performing detailed cost estimations for Solar PV projects including main equipment (modules, trackers, inverters), external contractors/ suppliers for solutions and systems and internal services. Also driving the bid preparation incl. operationalizing the bid timeline and preparation of bid packages as part of a capturer team.(Work location, Spain, Portugal or Egypt)

How You’ll Make an Impact

  • Estimate project costing (CAPEX and OPEX) per required scope by using in-house tools, historic cost data and future market outlook for price/cost development in Solar PV EPC and O&M market.
  • Drive bid preparation and submission of documentation in close alignment with leading Area Sales Manager and Commercial Sales Management and as main Interface between Solar PV capture team and Procurement.
  • Drive and prepare EPC qualification packages with end-customers (Utilities, IPPs)
  • Manage interactions w/ suppliers in strong alignment with Procurement function
  • Align costing of all involved suppliers, service and sub-contractors on projects and functions to optimize cost position (e.g. by cost review and cost-out meetings)
  • Work directly with Sales, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Execution and Services Teams to obtain their costing feedback for building the estimate and updating existing proposal and cost models
  • Audit and analyze actual costs with estimated costs to determine if variances exist. Initiate corrective action on any discrepancies and implement lessons learned
  • Align cost position with project schedule and execution planning / logistic plan
  • Consider global commercial costing rules like transfer pricing, currency management, etc.
  • Track historic bids and quotations in Database to develop empirical basis for upcoming bids.
  • Join contract negotiations, support systematic documentation, and communication of the negotiation results, to ensure achievement of the planned volume of new orders in line with the stipulated positive margin.
  • Support handover of successful project acquisitions to Project Management teams and support as required
  • Implement Siemens Energy project management guidelines to ensure high-quality bids incl. risk mitigation
  • 10 – 20% business travel (international & domestic)

What You Bring 

  • Bachelor’s degree and above. Master or PhD is a plus, major in Engineering and additional qualification in Finance/Accounting.
  • 6+ years of experience in the renewable energy industry and EPC environment.
  • 4+ years of experience related to Cost/Bidding, Procurement or Engineering for large PV tenders.
  • Outstanding track-record in Utility-scale Solar PV business with focus on costing for EPC and O&M.
  • Demonstrated deep technical knowledge on utility-scale Solar PV applications and required products & technologies.
  • Contract law (local & international), compliance rules & regulations and claim management.
  • Risk & Quality Management, PM @ Siemens Energy, LOA guidelines & process.
  • Multiple stakeholder management (internal and external),
  • Strong affinity for the costing / pricing process during the pre-order stage, supported by experience with respective costing tools
  • Strong drive with motivation skills to accomplish tasks with high quality and on time with attention to detail
  • Pro-active and hands-on character with economical thinking and a strong will to provide best in class project support and willingness to improve the business every day
  • Analytical, pragmatic, and enthusiastic individual and ability to work independently with have a strong sense of responsibility and confident appearance
  • Strong intercultural skills and working experience in muti-national companies and virtual teams.
  • Conflict & People Management, EHS and quality mindset.
  • Strong in both written and oral English. German, French, Spanish or Mandarin is a plus.
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office applications skills, particularly Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, Project

About the Team

Through our Generation division, we enhance and innovate conventional and renewable power supply. Currently, we're reducing carbon emissions of existing assets and developing technologies that transform power generation applications.

Our Solar team is the core for Solar PV in Siemens Energy covering end-to-end from opportunity development, execution, and lifecycle management for utility-scale PV applications.

What’s it like to work at Siemens Energy? Take a look:

Who is Siemens Energy?

At Siemens Energy, we are more than just an energy technology company. We meet the growing energy demand across 90+ countries while ensuring our climate is protected. With more than 92,000 dedicated employees, we not only generate electricity for over 16% of the global community, but we’re also using our technology to help protect people and the environment.

Our global team is committed to making sustainable, reliable, and affordable energy a reality by pushing the boundaries of what is possible. We uphold a 150-year legacy of innovation that encourages our search for people who will support our focus on decarbonization, new technologies, and energy transformation.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Lucky for us, we are not all the same. Through diversity we generate power. We run on inclusion and our combined creative energy is fueled by over 130 nationalities. Siemens Energy celebrates character – no matter what ethnic background, gender, age, religion, identity, or disability. We energize society, all of society, and we do not discriminate based on our differences.


  • Dynamic and flexible team – be part of our Solar PV start-up that empowers our customers to meet the growing global demand for sustainable Solar PV energy while transitioning to a more sustainable world.
  • Our culture - agile, respectful, and accountable individuals. We value PV excellence of any kind.
  • Knowledge and skills – You will have ample opportunities to develop professionally, by using internal and external education as well as your internal local and international colleagues.
  • Agile working style – flexible working environment in an international start-up.