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Aberdeen - Westhill

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Our vision is to make possible the global delivery of offshore energy for today and tomorrow. 

Subsea7’s offshore operations span five decades, successfully completing over 1000 projects.  Working in all water depths across all energy hubs, our engineering expertise, alliances and specialist technologies enable us to engage early so that our multi-disciplinary teams can design and deliver the solutions that our clients want.

Our values are what guide us every day: safety, integrity, performance, collaboration, sustainability and innovation.

We have a strong track record of safe and reliable delivery. Our reputation as a collaborative service provider in long-lasting client relationships makes us one of the most trusted contractors in our market which includes oil and gas and renewable energy.  By joining Subsea7, you become part of a team who ‘Make the Journey Possible’.

What is the role?

Subsea7 have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Tendering Specialist to join our UK & Global IRM Sales and Marketing Team based at our Westhill campus. The position involves the preparation, writing, coordination and negotiation of tenders, including cost estimation, commercial, contract and risk reviews in support of Subsea 7’s SURF and Global IRM business.

What will your responsibilities involve?

  • Preparation of pre-qualifications and tenders in accordance with the Business Management System (BMS) / Tendering Processes
  • Involvement at all stages of tender preparation for potential Oil/Gas and Renewable Developments from Early Engagement through to Late Life interventions, as well as Decommissioning Projects
  • Assist the Field Developments Group with preparation of cost estimates and cost reports in support of Concept, Feasibility, pre-FEED and FEED Studies
  • Prepare accurate and economic costing of tenders with due regard to risk assessment, competitor positions, supply chain and market trends
  • Organise the workload of the tender team to achieve tender completion on time in order that the necessary approvals are obtained prior to submission to clients
  • Liaison with Corporate and Regional Sales & Marketing functions to ensure commonality of approach and cross learning
  • Liaison with legal, tax, project operations, engineering, vessel support teams and ship operations to obtain their input throughout the life of the tender
  • Preparation of internal tender authorisation papers, presentations and documents which may include presenting or supporting presentations to Senior and Executive Management
  • Development of winning bid documentation for submission to Clients
  • Assist in the negotiation of terms and conditions of tenders with clients to achieve the best commercial, technical and contractual position
  • Maintain appropriate records, data and cost estimation information during the tender process to ensure an efficient handover to project teams and for internal/external auditing
  • Receive functional guidance, direction and advice from the Tender Lead and Senior Tender Manager

What are we looking for?

  • Degree, Diploma or similar level of qualification in a Business or Commercial / Contractual Subject.  Experience will also be considered
  • Good negotiation skills and ability to articulate views in a comprehensive and concise manner
  • Estimating skills with background in use of Excel and/or specific estimating software is essential
  • Ability to share learning and experience with others to promote continuous improvement and knowledge transfer within the organisation
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders, both in verbal and written form
  • Must be commercially astute; have a proven ability to commercialise an offering and proficient in writing a compelling sales document
  • Proven ability to review and qualify contracts
  • Presents self in a professional manner appropriate to the role
  • Good organisational skills and smart working methods. Ability to prioritise own workload and that of tender team where appropriate
  • Team player with ability and desire to contribute to mentoring and development of other team members

What’s in it for you?

  • Career Development – As well as being able to offer a wide variety of projects to work on we have a dedicated personal development scheme and are committed to developing our engineers to allow them to progress their career through the organisation
  • A Sustainable Future – As the energy sector continues to evolve, Subsea7 are playing a proactive role in developing emerging energy markets. These markets include: decarbonising offshore oil and gas, floating wind, carbon capture and storage, hydrogen and decarbonising our own operations
  • Flexible working – We offer a flexible working environment with hybrid working options available
  • Benefits – We pride ourselves in offering you and your loved ones a wide range of world-class core and flexible benefits, which focus on supporting you and your family’s financial, emotional and physical wellbeing

Subsea7 are committed to creating a diverse workforce and we look to offer excellent career opportunities as you develop your skills and aspirations.

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