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Proposals Engineer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Your number one responsibility is to prepare quotations and cost calculations in which you translate the requests of our customers into innovative solutions. By doing so, you are supporting our Account Managers globally to sell our added value and innovative approach.

You will work in a team of Sales Engineers, who create the ideas and documents that will help our customers to understand our proposed solution.

You will have the opportunity to learn on all facets of sales engineering, with the possibility to grow your career within the globally operating ALE team.

Role Responsibility

  • To prepare detailed and accurate quotations
  • To support the sales team during the tendering phase by providing engineering support / solutions
  • To propose innovative solutions to (both internal as external) clients
  • To attend meetings (internal and at client’s offices / jobsites)
  • Taking ownership and coordinate the proposal activity
  • Developing brief method statements within the quotation
  • To pro-actively go after new sales opportunities and organise appointments for/with Account Managers
  • Contributing to a co-operative working environment within the company
  • Back up for Sales Engineers and Account Managers during their absence
  • To ensure that engineering related contractual requirements are taken care of.

The Ideal Candidate

QUALIFICATIONS

ESSENTIAL

  • Technical / Commercial education

DESIREABLE

  • Bachelor degree in (Commercial) Engineering
  • VCA VOL

KNOWLEDGE  

ESSENTIAL

  • Basic mechanics
  • Microsoft Word / Excel / Outlook

DESIREABLE

  • Microsoft Project

EXPERIENCE

ESSENTIAL

  • Experience in commercial offers in a technical and international environment

DESIREABLE

  • AutoCAD experience
  • Heavy Lift Experience

SKILLS & ABILITIES

ESSENTIAL

  • Commercial skills, in order to prepare such quotations
  • Talking and writing in English and Dutch language

DESIREABLE

  • Talking and writing in German language
  • Talking and writing in French language

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

ESSENTIAL

  • Enthusiastic with good social contacts
  • Precise and detailed approach
  • Independent worker, but also able to work in a team
  • Takes the initiative

DESIREABLE

  • Willing to learn
  • Flexibility and willing to travel inside and outside the Netherlands

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

ESSENTIAL

  • Customer orientated

DESIREABLE

  • Driving licence
  • Passport

Package Description

Competitive salary and conditions

About the Company

ALE is a leading provider of heavy lifting and transportation solutions to a wide variety of industry sectors worldwide, ranging from power generation to ports, from renewables to oil and gas, and from civil engineering to mining.  We work with clients both onshore and offshore, and in many other challenging environments from high altitude, to desert and even arctic conditions.  Our expertise lies in all aspects of heavy lifting and transportation, including specialised cranes, transporters, hydraulic equipment, and barges. The unique nature of our work means that we rely on highly skilled operators and engineers to work on our projects in a safety critical environment.

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