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Proposal Engineer

Posted 14 Jul 2024
Work experience
1 to 3 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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About us

At Damen Workboats our goal is to develop, design and construct a portfolio of tugs, dredgers or workboats in the most effective and efficient manner, primarily based on series production of smart-customized standard designs. Damen Workboats offers a range of innovative, standardized and smart-customized designs. These fulfil current and developing market demands, with well-balanced levels of quality, service, price and delivery time thereby providing optimal solutions for our clients.

The role

As a Junior Proposal Engineer, we are looking for an enthusiastic candidate with a degree in a commercial or technical field. You will be involved in preparing proposals for our clients, collaborating closely with our Sales team. Together with the sales manager, you will develop winning strategies to deliver the best maritime solutions. In this role, you will be responsible for technical details, cost estimates, and delivery timelines. You will work closely with other departments within Damen to ensure smooth operations.

As a junior, you will have the opportunity to grow in an environment surrounded by experienced professionals who will provide you with the necessary guidance. Additionally, we offer opportunities for advancement into commercial or technical roles within the company.

Key accountabilities

In this role you will be:

  • Assist in selecting the most suitable vessel and equipment based on the client's criteria and our range of standard designs and options;
  • Consultation with various departments and external parties to arrive at an optimized solution for the client;
  • Assist in drafting the general arrangement plan, technical specifications, cost calculations, and delivery dates, as well as other requested documents within the framework of the client’s request;
  • Monitor project progress during the pre-sales phase, providing updates and assistance as needed;
  • Support the Sales Manager by providing technical input during customer meetings, including presentations and calculations, as required;
  • Facilitate knowledge transfer when a tender progresses to an order, ensuring smooth transition and understanding.

Skills & experience

In order to be successful in this role we ask you to bring the following:

  • Bachelor degree in line with this vacancy;
  • Preferably a few years relevant work experience;
  • Affinity with proposal automation software (SAP, Salesforce, e.g.);
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Dutch is a pre.As a person you are:
  • Result-oriented, an Engineer with initiative and commercial skills;
  • Able to influence and be persuasive, put things into perspective;
  • Keen on time management and able to prioritize;
  • Customer-oriented;
  • Well able to manage expectations;
  • Willing to occasionally travel abroad.

What we offer

We want to make sure you are happy in your role as Proposal Engineer at Damen Workboats, so we offer great opportunities to develop yourself in this position. We are a growing organization where innovation is the driving force. Entrepreneurship is in our DNA, and that's why we continue to grow and innovate and offer plenty of opportunities.

We offer you:

  • Personal guidance, freedom, varied work and a work environment where your opinion counts;
  • A work from home policy;
  • An excellent benefits package tailored to your experience and education level;
  • An International work environment;
  • Open, informal, no-nonsense culture with short communication lines.

We’re a family company that has been building ships for almost 100 years. Our ambition is to become the most sustainable and connected maritime solutions provider there is. Working at Damen offers the best of several worlds. Active in more than 100 countries, with over 30 shipyards, we are internationally renowned for quality. We offer you an ocean of possibilities.

Marine & Offshore
Active in 101 countries
12,500 employees
70% men - 30% women
Average age is 40 years