Company: Baker Hughes
Skills: Contracts Engineer
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: North Brabant, Netherlands

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

An opportunity to positively contribute and impact the Process and Pipeline service line by joining a Pipeline & Maintenance Commercial Operations team that provides the individual exposure to all operational functions from Sales, Legal, Finance, HSE, QA and Operations at all levels of the organisation.

Baker Hughes Process & Pipeline Services (PPS) is a worldwide technology leader in the provision of Process and Pipeline Services. Providing a reliable service that sets us apart from our competitors, and helps promote environmental and public safety.

Role Summary
  • The Lead Proposal Engineer will manage a small team of Commercial Operations Specialists within the region. The role is responsible for managing all aspects of bid preparation efforts in accordance with the BH business rules & ITO processes (Inquiry to Order) and liaising with regional leadership on bid related matters.
  • Role will extend to co-ordinating and compiling all aspects of the bid preparation process, facilitating and delivering bid and risk related activities for the region; ensuring they are completed on time and to the highest service quality standards.
  • Technically experienced with extensive experience in P&M Pipeline Pre-commissioning project, good commercial/project management skills with the ability to understand, interpret and respond to technical specifications & documentation within an ITT

  • Develop, lead, coach and retain new talent through the provision of clear direction, feedback and development of the team within the region.
  • Responsible for the development and provision of on-boarding / training / mentoring / development of new team members in the region.
  • Ensure that all new starters within the Commercial Operations team are briefed and adhere to the new starter package.
  • Ensure all pertinent bid related data for the region is accurately and entered into BHGE's database in a timely manner.
  • Manage all aspects of bid preparation efforts in accordance with the BHGE Process and Pipeline business rules & ITO processes (from enquiry to handover) and liaise with regional leadership on bid related matters.
  • Participate in Deal and Risk Reviews, represent the region's commercial status, project specific matters. Work with the Sales team to facilitate deal and risk reviews to avoid unknown, un-quantified risks during the bid preparation phases.
  • Develop strong working partnerships with the other functions (Sales, Finance, Operations Legal, etc.) to enable effective communications, on-time responses, improved information flow to help shape winning and profitable bids.
  • Ensure and facilitate management of contract negotiations. Implement rigorous, balanced risk mitigation measures in bid preparation phase to enable regional growth while avoiding unknown, un-quantified risks
  • Preparation and review of Tenders, Proposals and Pre-qualification responses, including but not limited to the technical, commercial and contractual aspects of these documents. Collation of all documents to be included in the offer, such as pre-qualification documentation, Technical & Operational documentation, QHSE, Pricing, Commercial & Legal exceptions, Certification, Bank Guarantees & Bonds, etc.
  • Ensure compliance with all corporate commercial practices and standards.

  • Team Leadership experience. Able to motivate and influence in a matrix organization, and able to provide candid feedback in a constructive manner
  • Prior experience in analysing, translating & completing complex bids/proposals.
  • Prior experience in the Oil & Gas Industry (preferably Process and Pipeline Services) - in a commercial, operational or project management field.
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal, with the ability to communicate complex information in a simplified fashion.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - ability to effectively influence and negotiate with all levels of people.
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to simultaneously manage multiple bids/projects.
  • Financially & commercially astute - an understanding of contracts, business financials and commercial risk.
  • Positive, can-do approach to work and to problem solving.
  • Results orientated, self-driven individual with passion, drive, energy and ability to influence without authority in a multi-disciplinary, matrixed environment.
  • Demonstrate a strong interest in a sales/Client facing role and willing and enthusiastic about meeting clients.
  • A team player, willing to give additional input as and when required to meet client based deadlines, often at short notice.
  • Experience in dealing with P&M projects and equipment.

  • Deal Machine or similar CRM tool expertise.


Position is based in either Son en Bruegel (NL) or Aberdeen (UK)

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