Company: Petroplan
Skills: PR / Corporate Communications, Contracts Engineer
Experience: 7 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Sur, Saudi Arabia

Responsibilities for this position include:
  • Assist the team in the management of bids, working in partnership with the appointed business development manager to deliver agreed outputs within timescales set by the customer
  • Develop proposal templates and responses for complex Request for Proposals
  • Actively participate in bid strategy meetings to prepare proposal responses
  • Write technical content/scope for tender/contract document
  • Produce written outlines, drafts, and revisions as needed
  • Assist in bid/response process for entire Request for Proposal process
  • Develop presentation packages and briefing documentation
  • Ensure proposal content is industry best-in-class
  • Leading facilitation of solution articulation processes for proposals by facilitating inputs across groups contribute to the same
  • Applying prior presales experience to provide inputs to (drive execution of) initiatives and projects to increase visibility of the function, sharpen service offerings, design integrated solutions, deepen engagements with the client facing team sales
  • Analyzes requirements and specifications, obtaining compliance information and sign-off as appropriate from Legal, Pricing, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and Management
  • Executes against bid response plans, including writing, editing and graphic design consistent with brand guidelines and style guides
  • Support commercial negotiation in the contract phase through change management of the solution during negotiation, and managing information flow
  • Collaborates with other team members to effect continuing process improvement
  • Drafting and writing and/or bid submission responses using persuasive and positive language
  • To be at the forefront of industry developments and client drivers to align bid responses with client/project strategic goals
  • Liaise with a diverse group of stakeholders to determine final tender response recommendations and solutions for each proposal submission
  • Develop a knowledge bank of bid material, evidence and responses to facilitate strategic development of quality responses

Qualifications for bid writer
  • Strong corporate strategic and technical writing experience
  • At least seven years' experience as a professional writer
  • A demonstrated portfolio of high-level, professional and technical writing
  • A degree or qualification in Communications, Marketing, PR, or similar related discipline
  • Experience in scope writing and bid-related role
  • Engineering/maintenance experience
  • Solid experience in tender proposal planning, writing, review and delivery
  • Desktop publishing (intermediate) experience, underpinned with Microsoft Office is essential
  • Ability to develop a close working relationship with key company stakeholders
  • High level of personal organization and time management, ability to work flexibly

About Petroplan

Petroplan is the trusted, specialist global Talent Solutions partner of choice for employers and professionals in the Energy sector. Since 1976, Petroplan has been here to help people like you make the most of the opportunities available and find the best fit for you as an individual.

Over 10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines.

In an industry where skilled and experienced professionals are increasingly sought after resource, we appreciate the true value of what you have to offer. What's more, we understand that different things are important to different people in today's world of work - it's about making exactly the right connections for you as an individual.

Our reputation for contractor and candidate care, understanding what makes you tick, and finding you the best match is second-to-none. We understand the industry inside-out and seek to understand YOU and your motivations in the same way. We take the time to evaluate your individual strengths, understand the most important things to you, and establish exactly what you're looking for from your next role.