Company: Oceaneering
Skills: Contracts Engineer
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
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Company Profile

Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. We develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also use applied technology expertise to serve the defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.

Position Summary

The Proposal Manager prepares cost estimates and supports the corporate functions of the commercial department within the Subsea Projects Group (SPG). This includes all efforts from receiving the RFQ, tracking, identifying the required deliverables, preparation of the final document and ensuring proposals are completed and submitted by the client deadline.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Examines estimates of material, equipment, and production costs, performance requirements, and delivery schedules to ensure completeness and accuracy.
  • Prepares bids, process specifications, test and progress reports, and other exhibits that may be required.
  • Reviews bids for conformity to contract requirements and determines acceptable bids.
  • Compiles, Submits & Manages commercial and technical clarifications.
  • Requests or approves amendments to or extensions of contracts.
  • Compiles data for preparing estimates.
  • Manages Opportunity life cycles in Oceaneering's applications cloud, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) System.
  • Maintains contract and contractor status databases.
  • Reviews all correspondence concerning contractors and responds as necessary.
  • Establishes and maintains contact with contractors to ensure the smooth working of the contract awarding process.
  • Coordinates with sales department, contract and operations for fulfillment of contracts.
  • Analyze blueprints, specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare time, cost, and labor estimates for products, projects, or services.
  • Applying knowledge of specialized methodologies, techniques, principles or processes from internal Centers of Expertise.
  • Preparation of proposals based on operational requirements from Clients and Project Managers.
  • Identification of bid deliverables.
  • Compilation of lump sum and/or day rate proposal packages.
  • Secure subcontractor/supplier pricing.
  • Lead Risk Reviews for the proposals they are working on if required.
  • Knowledge of current market rates and strategies to apply for successful bidding.
  • Available for travel when required, including short offshore visits.
  • Capable of dealing with high stress levels resulting from continual deadlines.
  • Other activities as required to support tendering efforts and as directed by management.



To provide proposals for approval in accordance with management established and market driven pricing.



  • Vendors as required for securing subcontractor/supplier quotes.
  • Clients as required for clarification of RFQs.


  • Business Unit Leaders - strategy and pricing.
  • Project Managers - project operational requirements.
  • Sales Force - client requests and feedback.
  • Management - support.




  • At least 5 years' experience in offshore related fields and/or 5 years' of construction/business experience or equivalent education and experience, college education is a plus.
  • Minimum 2 years' experience involving estimating or management regarding Diving, Marine or Deepwater Construction markets and providing solutions to basic underwater construction problems
  • Minimum 2 years' experience with MS Office, including Word and Excel
  • Minimum 2 years' experience with MS Project
  • Good written and oral communication skills in presenting ideas in a clear and organized manner that can easily be interpreted and understood by clients


  • Offshore commercial diving or operational ROV experience
  • Oil & Gas customer relations or sales experience
  • Organized with time management skills
  • Good team building/working skills
  • Capable of handling multiple tasks simultaneously and to self-prioritize
  • Able follow detailed instructions
  • Capable of dealing with high stress levels resulting from continual deadlines.
  • Self-sufficient with minimal guidance, able to work on their own.


Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or other non-merit factors.

Oceaneering pushes the frontiers of deep water, space and motion entertainment environments to execute with new, leading-edge connections to solve tomorrow’s challenges, today.


As the trusted subsea connection specialist, our experience combined with the depth and breadth of our portfolio of technologies allows us to engineer solutions for the most complex subsea challenges. From routine to extreme, our integrated products, services, and innovative solutions safely de-risk operational systems, increase reliability, and enable a lower total cost of ownership.


We are connecting what’s needed with what’s next as the world’s largest ROV operator and the leading ROV provider to the oil and gas industry with over 300 systems operating worldwide. With our safety-focused and innovative approach, we responsively and decisively react to subsea challenges while providing solutions swiftly and efficiently.

Oceaneering is ranked in the Oilfield Services Top 10 in Rigzone's 2019 Ideal Employer Rankings - find out more here.