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Primary Location: 

Poole, GB

Function:  Sales & Marketing
Job Category:  Sales & Marketing

Technical Proposals Engineer

Wärtsilä Water Systems Limited is a subsidiary company of Wartsila Corporation and is a leading supplier of waste and water treatment systems for applications across the marine, oil and gas industry. The company provides standard and customised installation packages for both new build and retrofit applications, with options extending to full global through life support.


We have an exciting vacancy for a Proposals Engineer to join our Project Sales team.  As a Proposals Engineer you will prepare technical design proposals, technical documentation and costing basis for bidding into the marine market.  You will be involved at all stages of the bid process including review of specifications, vessel surveys, option and feasibility studies, concept design, detailed design, and technical-economical evaluations. 


You will be based in Poole but the role will require you to travel as and when required.


What are the main tasks and responsibilities?

  • To carry out and be responsible for the design and costing of ship Advanced Waste treatment solutions process to meet customer specifications.
  • Prepare, technical proposals, providing integrated technical solutions to ensure cost effective designs including the preparation, issue, and maintenance of technical documentation in relation to detailed design.
  • Attend and lead vessel surveys, define scope of work, document requirements and present scope of work to subcontractors and ship staff.
  • Co-ordinate with other business areas in particular; sales teams, project delivery and purchasing to ensure design deliveries are produced in accordance with company methodology and on time and budget.
  • Work closely with Engineering and Delivery teams to develop accurate and timely technical proposals ensuring that we meet customer specifications / requirements
  • Take ownership of the design and technical package throughout the proposal development and costing stages. Present work to the relevant stakeholders in accordance with the defined process to ensure the business is in agreement before passing the proposal to Sales.
  • As require attend and support sales in technical discussions/meetings with the customer.
  • Provide valuable customer feedback from the vessel staff following surveys and ships visits to Sales. Assist the business to steer the product offering in line with customer requirements.
  • Represent the Wartsila business and its equipment in a professional and positive manner at all times.


Key skills required for the role

  • Be able to give technical presentations as required both internally and to owners and operators.
  • Experience to carry out ship system designs to meet deadlines which encompass both mechanical and process elements.
  • Computer literate with a good understanding of Microsoft Office and have a working knowledge of Auto CAD.
  • The ability to work well in a team and independently.
  • Posess a strong customer focus, be personable and presentable and able to work effectively with internal and external customers.
  • Strong technical communication skills – both written and oral.
  • Excellent organisational skills.


Experience required

  • Degree in a relevant engineering subject or equivalent qualification
  • Experience in large water systems proposals and design
  • Good communication experience
  • Excellent written technical communications
  • Demonstrable team player


Desired Behaviours required

  • Decisiveness and action orientation
  • Effective time and task management
  • Planning and target setting
  • Developing self and others
  • Communication
  • Situational and cultural sensitivity
  • Business and Customer focus



If you are excited by being part of this dynamic team and you think your personal skills and experiences match the job requirements, then we look forward to receiving your application.


Close date: Please submit your application by 22.01.2019.


Location: Poole, United Kingdom


Contact for further details: Peter Woollard, Process & Proposals Manager Phone: +44 1202 662600

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