We in-house operate high quality fulfilment equipment like hammers, upending tools, generators and ILT’s in order to work as efficient as possible.

Proposal Manager

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We are looking for a Proposal Manager for our Proposals Department. The Proposal Manager is responsible for all aspects of the preparation, submission and clarification of proposals.

Please be aware that we’re looking for someone who’s willing to join Seaway Heavy Lifting as an employee and we’re not hiring (independent) contractors for this position.


• Act as primary contact for clients during the tendering phase from receipt of ITT (Invitation To Tender) until signing of the subsequent contract.
• Interpret clients ITT documents including specifications and drawings etc. to establish the required understanding of all aspects of the project.
• Define the proposal strategy.
• Lead proposal coordinators.
• Responsible for preparation of effective installation and/or removal procedures and methods.
• Liaise with Subcontract Manager(s) and prepare requests for quotations from potential subcontractors.
• Evaluate subcontractor proposals and incorporate them in Seaway Heavy Lifting’s proposals.
• Coordinate input from other departments within the organisation.
• Prepare cost estimates in cooperation with cost controllers.
• Prepare proposal evaluation packs.
• Follow up on proposals related queries received from clients.
• Prepare proposal submissions and assure successful follow-up.
• Report to the Commercial Manager.

• A BSc. or MSc. degree in engineering (preferably in Mechanical, Civil of Offshore Engineering).
• At least 3 years of experience in an engineering position in the offshore installation industry.
• 5 to 10 years of experience in a hands-on managerial role in relevant offshore or engineering tendering.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Well-developed social, influencing and negotiating skills.
• Able to work under pressure.
• Strong time management skills and ability to set and meet deadlines.
• Excellent command of the English language.
• Proactive, positive and flexible.
• Used to working with Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Educational requirement Discipline
Bachelor Proposals
Hours per week Salary
40 Negotiable
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