Proposals Manager - Blyth

  • Operations - Blyth
  • Ref: 111
  • Date Posted: Wednesday 9 Aug 20172017-08-9
This vacancy is now closed

Proposals Manager

Location: Blyth

The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE Catapult) is the UK’s flagship technology innovation and research centre for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy.  It is one of a network of Catapult centres set up by Innovate UK to accelerate the deployment of innovative technology in the UK

With primary locations in Glasgow and Blyth, Northumberland, ORE Catapult is working with industry and academia to identify, develop, prove and de-risk promising new technologies and bring them to market. It is helping to reduce the cost of offshore renewable energy, supporting the growth of the industry and creating UK benefit

What is the role?

We are currently looking for a Proposals Manager who will be responsible for validating and ensuring that a Response to Quotation or Proposal solution is complete, is appropriate and results in the best and most accurate proposal possible.

A team player who is commercially focused with an understanding of the risks and impact to the business.  As an integral member of the Test and Validation team you require excellent organisational capabilities to support in the bid process which includes planning, coordinating and managing stakeholders to successfully deliver a bid.

What are my key responsibilities?

  • Review invitation to quotes/tenders and specifications to determine customer’s requirements and understand the project drivers for all opportunities

  • Able to provide engineering solutions to proposals put forward

  • Formulating a bid strategy in conjunction with the sales and business development team

  • Identify and agree scope/resources/risks/timescales for all deliverables and ensure deliverables are produced in accordance with the pipeline/bid programme through participation in coordination with review meetings

  • Manage virtual bid teams and inputs from a variety of stakeholders

  • Understand resolve complex risks and issues

  • Supporting procurement in establishing reliable and robust frameworks, engineering service contracts and estimating

  • Assist in preparing and reviewing the commercial aspects of the bid

  • Ensure timely delivery of compliant and commercially sound bids

  • Ensure the cost estimate is realistic, robust and competitive

What do I need to qualify for this role?

  • Preferable but not essential being degree educated, also with or working in obtaining professional accreditation to APMP

  • Qualified Engineer

  • Extensive Bid writing experience

  • Experience of working to tight timescales

  • Experience of project timeline and resource planning

  • Experience of SHEQ systems, processes and procedures

  • Experience of Procurement regulations, frameworks, OJEU and auditing of supply chain services

  • Knowledge of the Wind and Marine power services and products


We offer exciting challenges and career opportunities in an ever growing innovative company at the leading edge of green technology. Our working environment is open, inspiring and multicultural, and we provide great potential for personal and professional development.

In return, an excellent remuneration package is offered which includes attractive basic salary, pension, bonus, and subsidised health care saving scheme.

Closing Date 23rd August 2017