Proposal Engineer

General Information

United States
Gas and Power
Business Unit
Industrial Applications
Full Time / Part Time
Experience Level
Location: Houston, TX

Job Grade: 5b or 6

Mode of Employment: Permanent


Your profile

  • Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Chemical Engineering Degree from an accredited higher education institution or equivalent work experience, with at least 8 years of experience in a relevant role. Those with more experience may be considered for a higher level.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft suite of programs and select engineering programs
  • Excellent written, verbal communications and presentation skills
  • Work well with others in a team environment
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English language, bilingual & international experience a plus
  • Domestic and international travel is required to support training, project presentations, bid clarification and project kick off meetings
  • Global awareness

Your responsibilities

The responsibility of this position applies to one or more of Siemens Energy Oil & Gas Product Lines, which includes Centrifugal Compressors and Gas Turbines. The primary responsibility of a Proposal Engineer is to develop Proposals for Siemens Energy Oil & Gas’ customer/client base encompassing the following 

  • Review the Client’s Request for Quotation (RFQ)
  • Perform equipment selections including drivers and auxiliary systems, using company engineering tool, or other selection tools, as applicable for the product line
  • Fully configure and propose optimized solution(s) with tangible value proposition
  • Review and comment to the Customer’s Technical Specifications
  • Prepare Buyout RFQs.  Ensures integration and participation of the regional SCM coordinator in the proposal process.
  • Engage and negotiate with major sub-Suppliers to create mutually beneficial Client solutions
  • Review and verify Vendor quotations
  • Coordinate the Cost Analysis and Prepare Pricing
  • Establish the Payment Milestones, ensure alignment of sub-supplier payment terms
  • Perform a Cash Flow Analysis on each opportunity being quoted
  • Work with the Regional Coordination Group, Operation-based departments, shared services (e.g., Finance, Credit) and the Field Service organization, as required, in order to identify and quantify risks, develop mitigating actions to those risks, prepare the technical/execution risk assessment form
  • Request input from the Sales Manager or Opportunity Leader for the commercial risk assessment
  • Coordinate Proposal Bill of Materials & System Drawings
  • Coordinate the Project Schedule
  • Maintain Sales Force, as required for those items under Bid Management area of responsibility
  • Assist the Sales Managers in developing Technical and Commercial strategies for the successful implementation of the Order Capture Process on a project by project basis
  • Participate in the development of quantified Value Propositions
  • Directs integration of technical activities, products and services, including vendor supplied equipment/services in regional proposals in a timely manner to meet proposal deadlines
  • Reviews the proposal process for compliance with established regional processes, including proposal completeness, accuracy, degree of configuration, cash flow analyses, risk assessment forms (execution, commercial, legal), solution configuration, on-time submittals, etc
  • Ensure that the Technical and Commercial proposals in response to client inquiries meet Siemens Energy’ standards for quality, completeness and timeliness
  • Identify cost- or time-saving opportunities inside the proposal development process, or stemming from Non-Conformance instances and implement process improvement initiatives
  • Contribute or lead Bid Strategy discussions for new turbo opportunities, providing input on technical and value advantages of Siemens Energy product and service offerings. 
  • Complete the Risk and Opportunity Analysis process prior to issuing new equipment proposals, paying particular focus on margin screens, currency risks, payment terms, cash flow, cancellation terms, and execution risks
  • Review pricing for compliance with pre-established screens and price/scope agreement.  Issues price recommendations for approval
  • Coordinate and participate in client clarification meetings and discussions
  • Understand the client’s applications and processes
  • Understand the competition’s products & offerings
  • Prepare and submit in a timely manner the project pre-release and order entry packages to the manufacturing Operation
  • Participate and lead the internal kick-off meetings and client kick-off meetings
  • Support the order capture team in preparing the internal approval documentation
  • Support the Sales Manager with project or product presentations
  • Conducts business affairs with the highest standards of ethics and integrity

Your opportunities for personal growth

  • Intense cross-regional finance networking
  • Driving, changing and leading the Siemens Energy transformation


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