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  • Job reference: RMS0112997

Tender Manager

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Hartlepool
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 25/07/2012
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (01/08/12)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
The company designs, constructs, transports, installs and removes offshore facilities for the global oil and gas industry. During the last decades they have become a significant international player in the offshore oil and gas construction industry. The Group consists of two divisions, each with a specific role in the activities of the Group

The Role:
Reports to: Corporate Manager Tendering


1 Function
The Tender Manager is responsible for the preparation of tenders and participates in post-bid contract negotiations. She/he works in close consultation with the Business Development and Sales section in order to align the bidding and contracting strategies.

During the tender preparation the Tender Manager strongly liaises with internal supporting departments such as Engineering, Fabrication, Procurement & Subcontracting, QASHE, Planning, Finance to co-define sourcing scenarios, validate budgets, projects schedules and execution strategies.
In addition the Tender Manager functions as focal point for technical tender correspondence with the Client.

The Tender Manager has a strong focus on risk identification (e.g. schedule risks, technical risks, contractual risks, etc.)

The Tender Manager pro-actively supports the Continuous Improvement Program and Lean Contracting methodology that the company embarks on.

2 Responsibilities

- To assist in determining the tender strategy with the VP, Commercial Manager, Corporate Manager Tendering
- To control (technical) tender correspondence between company and the prospective Client and interface with the Client team
- To prepare the tender plan
- To control and distribute all tender documentation
- To manage the internal tender process including liaison with various departments such as Procurement & Supply Chain Management, Drawing office, Fabrication Engineering, Production, Planning, QA/QC, HSE
- Analyze tender requirements and translate this into estimate plan, man hours estimates, quantities, pricing and commercial aspects
- To take ownership of the project cost price and internally validate the different sub-estimates
- To take part in the Tender Board Meeting
- To take part and control the post tender clarification period and negotiate and agree any outstanding items with the prospective Client.
- To prepare a tender presentation and document hand-over to the Project Manager and project team personnel upon contract award.
- Cooperate with company Engineering , other Engineering Contractors or T&I Contractor to ensure creative development of economic conceptual designs, and promote Fabrication Driven Engineering.
- Support Sales and Business Development with resources and intelligence
- To benchmark market prices
- Adhere to group ethics and compliance policies.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
4 Competency Requirements

- Minimum of 5 years’ experience in (Offshore) Oil&Gas, Maritime or Fabrication environment
- Several years estimating experience on multidisciplinary (fabrication) projects
- Familiarity with various contract types and compensation mechanisms
- Ability to switch between detailed reviews and strategic thinking
- Strong affinity with both technical and commercial aspects
- Planning & Organizational skills that enable the implementation of the company strategy
- Strong interpersonal skills; communicate in a positive manner with subordinate staff and other departmental managers.
- Strong ability to prioritize
- Minimum HND– or adequate experience instead
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