Company: Oceaneering
Skills: Contracts Engineer
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

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 primary responsibility of this position is to develop proposals and assist sales in closing new business opportunities for the distribution and connection hardware portfolio. Incumbents will also drive profitable revenue growth by meeting with clients as required in the specific focus areas of subsea distribution and connection hardware markets.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership, direction, and administration of all aspects of proposal activities within assigned area of responsibility to ensure the accomplishment of business development objectives.
  • Mentor and assist in training proposal coordinators to develop their skillset.
  • Log RFQ information into Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software and register the receipt of Request for Quote from customers and return any response forms
  • Maintain CRM records and assist other members of the organizatoin with common questions regarding the system
  • Run reports from CRM and distribute information to management and other leaders on a weekly basis or as required
  • Lead as directed initiatives related to the CRM and ERP system, including day to day reporting, training, and new changes and implementations
  • Create large/complex proposals and cost estimation sheets with little-to-no supervision; assist and provide guidance to proposal coordinators on more complex proposals
  • Participate and sometimes lead in creation/discussion of Win Plans and Risk Assessments done during bid
  • Collect and complie information from Management, Engineering, Procurement, Sales, Accounting, Tax, Contracts, Quality, HSE as appropriate.
  • Prepare quotation(s)/proposal(s) as required
  • Check the finished proposal for completeness and forward the proposal to the appropriate reviewing parties.
  • Route quotations and contracts to ensure proper approvals are obtained during bidding and contracting process.
  • Communicate with external and internal clients for the purposes of gathering feedback and associated monitoring and filing.
  • Communicate with customers during the bid preparation and clarification process as requried.
  • Review all contractual documents (POs, Work Orders, Service Orders) from a contractual and commercial perspective to ensure compliance with company policies and practices.
  • Assist with contract execution and handover to Project Management
  • Assist and sometime lead department process improvement initiatives, including creating and revising procedures as required
  • Interface and lead other departments to coordinate business related data and conduct research associated with department projects

  • This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business or equivalent combination of education and relevent experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Oil & Gas-related sales, projects, engineering.
  • Proficiency in operating all office software packages (e.g. MS Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Ability to operate various office equipment such as scanners, copiers, projectors, computers, and printers.

  • 3-5 years experience specifically in commercial/sales and proposal development
  • Experienced in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) products or equivalent sales platform(s)

  • Exhibit high level of professionalism and confidentiality.
  • Use sound judgment and personal initiative.
  • Excellent communication skills and organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate ideas, thoughts, and facts in writing.
  • Ability/skill in using correct grammar, correct spelling, sentence and document structure, accepted document formatting, and special literary techniques to communicate a message in writing.
  • Ability to manage workload in line with key dates for delivery.
  • Seek appropriate support and guidance to deliver the required output.
  • Ensures that others involved in a project or effort are kept informed about developments and plans
  • Ensures that regular consistent communication takes place within area of responsibility
  • Identifying and responding to current and future client needs; providing excellent service to clients.
  • Listens to others and communicates in an effective manner.
  • Degree of trustworthiness and ethical behavior of an individual with consideration for the knowledge one has of the impact and consequences when making a decision or taking action.
  • Identifying, assessing, and managing risk while striving to attain objectives.
  • Ability to effectively work and complete assignments in group settings. Works cooperatively with others to achieve common goals.
  • Ensuring that one's own and other's work and information are complete and accurate; carefully preparing for meetings and presentations; following up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled.

Additional Information

The position will be Hybrid - Remote work until our return to the office post-pandemic. Employees are expected to be able to travel to their designated office as needed.

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.