Tendering Engineer

12 Nov 2021
10 Dec 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is looking for a Tendering Engineer for a permanent position, located in Aberdeen.


The Tendering Engineer will be responsible for administration of allocated tenders dealing with all commercial and estimating activities associated with Client's tender requirements and all associated subcontract and supplier requirements from receipt of tender enquiry through to contract award and consequent handover to operations or loss of tender and Client debrief.

Focal point for cost estimating - providing support to the tender / project teams and the wider business on all estimating matters and supporting the development and ongoing use of estimating/costing systems

Contributes to the execution of functional objectives.


* Directly contribute to company activities to secure contracts and new business opportunities by effective definition and tender management of project cost, commercial obligations and risk exposure ensuring a suitable risk / reward profile is agreed with Client.

* Liaise with Legal & Contracts to ensure contractual terms and conditions are prepared and collated as part of tender submission

* Responsible for all aspects of the preparation and presentation of estimates

* Generate cashflow schedule, milestone payment and contract cancellation schedules.

* Maintain databases for cost benchmarking/norms/tools including formal feedback loops with Operations and Commercial Leads

* Ensure all responsibilities are executed in strict compliance with relevant company policies, processes and procedures and in accordance with Group Values.

* Ensure appropriate and relevant estimating, costand commercial support is provided to the Tendering / Project Manager and throughout the tendering phase.

* Establish and maintain good working relationships with Client, Subcontractors and Suppliers throughout the tendering phase.

* Manage commercial risks on tenders to ensure risks are identified early and either eliminated or managed appropriately by the Tendering / Project Manager during the preparation and clarification phases of the tender process.

* Support Tendering / Project Manager in developing and define the cost base, contingency, competitor analysis and risk provision for the technical solution.

* Ensure active management of all Tender Clarifications on allocated tender with respect to Client, Subcontractors and Suppliers.


Must Have:

* High standard of written and spoken English.

* Ability to work under minimal supervision and direction.

* Experience in a commercial environment performing a similar role which demonstrates exposure to the key commercial concepts in relation to commercial risk management with specific emphasis on tendering activities.

* Knowledge of estimating techniques for the oil and gas industry and demonstrable knowledge and experience of estimating tools

* Knowledge of contractual terms and conditions and ability to negotiate same with Clients and Suppliers.

* Technical and practical understanding of engineering, procurement, construction, and installation methods and techniques as applicable to the oil and gas industry.

* Demonstrable high level of competence in the discharge of such commercial and contractual duties.

* Ability to work under pressure, prioritise workload and meet stringent deadlines, often necessitating additional hours being worked

* Able to work within and contribute in a motivated and professional environment.

* Self-motivated and persistent.

Nice to Have:

* Experience in offshore / subsea related industrial environment.

* Professional or undergraduate degree level qualification in Quantity Surveying, Business Administration / Management, Purchasing or Legal discipline


* Demonstrate ability to plan own workload and be able to use initiative to prioritise key tasks and solve problems.

* Ability to execute all aspects of the roles and responsibilities with some direction and supervision.

* Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of commercial and contractual processes and procedures and Group Operating principles, standard and values. Able to impart this knowledge and share with others within and out with Commercial function.

* Ability to work on individual basis, as part of a team as the situation merits.

* Ability to make improvements to business processes and procedures

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