Senior Proposals Engineer

Khatib & Alami

Beirut, Lebanon

Posted
Ref: KP556-661

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Summary
The Senior Proposals Engineer leads the development of technical and commercial proposals across the organization. She/He supervises the collection of internal documentation and consolidation of staff resumes and project references. She/He supports the development of method statements and project timelines and leads the calculation of project delivery costs for design projects. The jobholder coordinates across functions and departments in the organization to seek input from subject matter experts during the proposal development stages, as needed. He is expected to reach out and coordinate the fulfillment of commercial proposal requirements (e.g. bid bonds, performance bonds, etc.) and the packaging and timely delivery of design proposals to clients.

Key Responsibilities
• Support Proposal Managers with the development of proposals for design projects, including technical and commercial proposals
• Supervise the collection of internal documentation from similar proposals and projects (e.g. regulations, standards, etc.), as needed
• Supervise the collection and consolidation of design staff resumes, project references, and other required information in the required formats for design proposals
• Support Proposal Managers with the development of method statements, project approaches, and scopes for proposals for design projects
• Support Proposal Managers with the development of project timelines, including work breakdown structures, resource allocation, etc. for proposals
• Closely work with Proposal Managers during the coordination with the Contracts Department for the review of contract terms/conditions for design proposals
• Support Proposal Managers in obtaining quotations from suppliers and subcontractors for design proposals, as required by the RFP scope and the bid strategy and design delivery model
• Estimate man-hours required by the design Department / Sections for projects of high complexity in coordination with the Proposal Manager
• Calculate direct costs based on estimated man-hours by Design Departments / Sections
• Work with Proposal Managers in coordinating with design Departments and Sections to validate man-hour estimates, project durations, outsourcing requirements, expert input, etc. for proposals for design projects, as needed
• Review project costs and challenge project cost assumptions to ensure that project costs are competitive to increase the likelihood of winning the project
• Support the coordination with respective Resident Managers for the incorporation of project margins and contingencies into the final pricing
• Coordinate the packaging and submittal of proposal packages as per client instructions, as needed

Requirements

Required Qualifications, Experience, and Skills
• Bachelor’s Degree in Civil/Transportation Engineering
• 6+ years of experience in the Engineering industry in an engineering consultancy firm
• Minimum 3 years of experience in proposal development preferably in Civil, Transportation projects
• Knowledge of all aspects of proposal development including technical and commercial proposals
• Strong organization and time management skills
• Excellent estimation and scheduling skills
• Excellent technical writing skills
• Strong communication skills
• Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
• Proficiency in spoken and written English and Arabic

About the Company

Khatib & Alami, a multidisciplinary urban regional planning, architectural and engineering consulting company, offers clients an integrated approach toward the ever-increasing need for reliable project delivery systems. In-house expertise and the continuous recruitment of bright and innovative professionals enable us to meet the challenges of development with due consideration to environmental protection, social and economic characteristics of society. In close concert with clients, we have been able to consolidate factors that make the resultant project coincide with the client's vision within the time frame and budget set out for implementation.

K&A started its consulting services in Lebanon and extended the areas of its professional activities in accordance with the growth of its experience, and its human and financial resources. The company operates in various countries including Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Sultanate of Oman, State of Qatar, State of Kuwait, Kingdom of Bahrain, Yemen, Jordan, Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Libya, Sudan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Belgium, Gabon and USA. K&A employs around 4,000 professionals and technicians. Since 1984, K&A has continuously ranked among the top 100 International Design firms as published by Engineering News Record (ENR). K&A has also obtained the ISO 9001:2000 certification for its Quality Management System (QMS).

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