Proposals Engineer


Proposals Engineer

Location: Telford

About Us:

Parkburn Precision Handling Systems Ltd is a privately owned engineering company specialising in the design, manufacture, installation and service of product handling systems.

Operating from two sites in the UK, Hamilton and Telford, Parkburn provides a wide range of technically advanced, high performance product handling and drive & control systems to worldwide onshore and offshore markets including:
-Offshore Oil & Gas
-Saturation Diving
-Deep Water Lifting
-Power & Telecoms Cable Lay
-Naval Ships and Submarines
-Seismic Exploration
-Oceanographic Research

Hours of Work: Monday- Thursday 08:00-16:45 | Friday 08:00-12:00

Holidays: Starting at 33 days

Pension: Government Auto Enrollment Compliant Scheme

Job Description:

-The successful candidate will service the sales department’s customer project enquiries in a timely and accurate manner.
-They will ensure that proposals are completed on time and on budget.
-The Proposals Engineer needs to be confident dealing with a wide variety of stakeholders and also needs to adapt their style of management and leadership to each situation.

-Receiving and reviewing Requests for Quotations ( RFQ’s) from the sales
department for the company’s products and services.
-Deal directly with Sales Team regarding customer and service enquiries.
-Review and understand customer specifications and determine, along
with the engineering dept, an appropriate technical solution and decide
upon suitable equipment to offer.
-Obtaining costs of materials, consumables, sub-contract work etc. to prepare quotes
-Preparing quotations in accordance with customer specified
requirements, documentation and company policies.
-Assisting in after sales service where necessary to develop and maintain
necessary and assist in project management when required.
-Assisting sales order administration, conduct contract reviews where
necessary and assist in project management when required.
-Actively work with Sales Team seeking sales and marketing
opportunities where possible.
-Representing the company and visiting customers along with the Sales
-Team as and when required for bid clarification etc.
-Carrying out such additional tasks as may become necessary from time
to time to ensure the smooth running of the sales operation.

Skills/Experience Required
-Customer focused rounded professional with a can-do positive attitude.
Preferably educated to degree standard in Mechanical Engineering or a
related discipline.
-From a proposals/sales engineering background in a Marine/Heavy
lifting equipment.

The successful candidate will have:-
-Excellent sales, negotiation and communication skills.
-An excellent track record of preparing and presenting detailed proposals
and selling equipment to engineering professionals up to board standard
in small to global size companies.
-You must have the ability to help define and successfully execute a sales
proposal strategy
-Good interpersonal skills.
-Be competent in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint.
-Be familiar with AutoCAD, Inventor and Vault
-Customer focused rounded professional with a can-do positive attitude.
-Bright, conscientious, and creative. Problem solver.
-Be self-motivated and a true team member – able to work and succeed
-Strong drive to rapidly absorb and develop skills in a wide range of
engineering disciplines with strict attention to detail.

Desirable Qualifications
Mechanical Degree level and / or commensurate experience

Experience: Must have a minimum of 5 years relevant experience

Qualifications: Mechanical Engineering Degree

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