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Seaway 7, the Renewables & Heavy Lifting business unit within Subsea 7, is seeking to hire a Proposal Manager for our Heavy Lifting team based in our Zoetermeer office.

Seaway 7 provides project management, engineering, fabrication, heavy lifting, cable installation and decommissioning services for offshore energy infrastructure developments. Seaway 7 delivers these in a comprehensive array of contractual structures including EPCI (Engineering, Procurement, Construction & Installation), T&I (Transportation & Installation), BoP (balance of plant) and integrated services to our clients in the renewables and oil & gas industries.

Seaway 7 comprises two companies:

  • Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) which manages and performs the transportation and heavy lifting of offshore structures.
  • Seaway Offshore Cables (SOC) which manages and performs submarine cable installation, trenching activities and related IMR services.

We are looking for a Proposal Manager for our Proposal department which is responsible for all aspects of the preparation, submission and clarification of proposals.

Key responsibilities:

  • Act as primary contact for clients during the tendering phase from receipt of ITT (Invitation To Tender) until signing of the contract.
  • Interpret clients ITT documents including specifications and drawings etc. to establish the required understanding of all aspects of the project.
  • Define the proposal strategy.
  • Lead proposal coordinators.
  • Responsible for preparation of effective installation and/or removal procedures and methods.
  • Liaise with Subcontract Manager(s) and help prepare requests for quotations from potential subcontractors.
  • Evaluate and incorporate subcontractor proposals into Seaway Heavy Lifting’s proposals.
  • Coordinate input from other departments within the organisation.
  • Prepare cost estimates in cooperation with cost estimators.
  • Prepare proposal evaluation packs.
  • Follow up on proposals related queries received from clients.
  • Prepare proposal submissions and assure successful follow-up.
  • Responsible for the clarifications and contract negotiations

Capability profile / Qualifications:

  • A BSc or MSc degree in engineering (preferably in Mechanical, Civil of Offshore Engineering).
  • At least 3 years of experience in an engineering position in the offshore installation industry.
  • 5 to 10 years of experience in a hands-on managerial role in relevant offshore or engineering tendering.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Well-developed social, influencing and negotiating skills.
  • Able to work under pressure.
  • Strong time management skills and ability to set and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent command of the English language.
  • Proactive, positive and flexible.
  • Willing and able to travel
  • Used to working with Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

We offer:

Seaway Heavy Lifting offers a challenging job (40 hours per week) in an internationally orientated company in Zoetermeer. As well as a salary conforming to the market norm, we also offer excellent secondary terms and conditions.

Please be aware that we’re looking for someone who’s willing to join Seaway Heavy Lifting as an employee and we’re not hiring (independent) contractors for this position.


Further information about Seaway Heavy Lifting can be found on the website and you can contact Linda Brussaard, HR Business Partner on +31 79 363 77 00 or via with any questions you may have.