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Candidates are being sought for the position of Tender Engineer/Specialist to be based within the Gulf of Mexico Sales and Marketing Department in Houston.

The region tenders for a broad variety of projects, from smaller installation contracts to complex EPCI contracts in the SURF and Conventional markets.

The Tender Engineer/ Specialist is responsible for the overall coordination of the multi-disciplinary effort needed to establish Subsea7's proposals from the pre-qualification phase, up to the negotiation phase, through to contract award. The position involves the effective administration, preparation, production and execution of Subsea7’s technical and commercial proposals across a range of subsea construction projects. The position involves the effective; administration, preparation, production and execution of tenders, through the coordination of the multi-disciplinary effort required to establish Subsea7’s techno-economic proposals across a range of subsea construction projects (commercial lead role, as per BMS description).

This position reports to the Gulf of Mexico Tendering Manager.



  • Establish the platform to support an effective tender submission through development of the tender organization, budget, schedule and administration.
  • Collaborate with the Pursuit team and Tender Lead to develop and communicate the winning strategy for the tender.
  • Coordinate and consolidate all inputs from multiple disciplines (Engineering, SCM, Tax, Operations….) to support the development of the commercial proposal.
  • Obtain all necessary approvals through adherence to tendering procedures and processes and maintain traceability throughout the tender and post tender clarification and negotiation phases.
  • Develop and maintain an effective and collaborative interface with client and JV/Consortium partners throughout the tender process.
  • Control the efficient performance of the tender through: ensuring strict adherence to the tender schedule, action tracking and close out, facilitation of weekly and gate review meetings and budget tracking.
  • Deliver to the client a compliant, high-quality tender submission on time in both electronic and hard copy format as required.
  • Support the post submission clarifications and negotiations to secure the win.




  • Proposal Manager
  • All Subsea 7 functions and departments involved in the tendering process: SCM, Operations & Planning, Legal, Contract, Risk, Tax, Treasury, HSEQ, Engineering etc.
  • Sales & Marketing team from the Region
  • Alliance, Consortium and JV partners, as required.
  • Clients during pre-tender, tender engagement sessions and post submission clarification/negotiation phase.
  • Senior Executives during tender boards.


PROFILE - knowledge, skills, experience and behaviors

We are seeking dynamic, motivated candidates looking for a new challenge to progress their career within Subsea 7. This role is ideal for those interested in the opportunity to contribute to the acquisition of new business and supporting the company and regional overall growth strategy. The Tendering Engineer/ Specialist role can provide essential commercial and contractual experience for those from a technical background seeking a transition towards package and project management.


The successful candidates shall have/be:

  • Commercial awareness and the desire and capacity to learn new skills.
  • Committed to the highest levels of confidentiality and integrity;
  • A strong work ethic, able to work to demanding schedules.
  • Rigorous and thorough, to ensure strict adherence to the Subsea7’s tendering procedures and produce work of a consistently high standard.
  • Organizational skills with strong ability to coordinate and motivate team work.
  • Good understanding of Subsea7’s products, activities and differentiators.
  • Committed to collaborative working in a team environment.
  • Fluent spoken and written English.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • A four year commercial or technical degree.