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Aberdeen - Westhill

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At Subsea 7, we take pride in being recognised globally as a leader across the Energy Industry.  For 5 decades our people have delivered over 1,000 projects in all water depths across our energy hubs and we continue to do so, adapting and evolving in an ever-changing world. 

Our sustainability and ongoing success are only possible through innovation, collaboration and the development and diversity of our people, assets, and technology.  By joining Subsea 7, you become part of a team of people who everyday ‘Make Incredible Things Happen’.


We 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 IRM business

Role and Key Responsibilities

  • 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 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


  • Degree, Diploma or similar level of qualification in a Business or Commercial / Contractual Subject


  • 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

Subsea 7 are committed to creating a diverse workforce and we look to offer excellent career opportunities as you develop your skills and aspirations.

Along with a wide range of benefits and a flexible working environment, employees can further enhance their work-life balance through our Remote Working Policy.

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