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Design & Proposal Engineer

90,000 – 102,000 yearly

NPAworldwide Recruitment Network

Last Updated: 5/25/23

Job Description

Job description:

Purpose of position:

The Design & Proposal Engineer, supports the acquisition of chemical manufacturing business for company via ownership of the technical aspects of proposal creation for Markets, Healthcare, and Electronics commercial teams. The individual will work with engineering resources, commercial teams, and prospective customers to define project requirements, select or design solutions, and estimate project costs/schedules for proposal generation, ultimately then being responsible for transition of successful proposals to project execution resources. Projects involve the installation or significant upgrade of chemical manufacturing solutions to be installed at customer locations throughout the United States.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the development of 75-100 technical proposals per year for project values ranging from $75k-$500k with support from internal engineering resources as required based on project complexity and scale. Proposal response qualities range from indicative pricing estimates used to establish project feasibility, to firm installation budgets.
  • Interface with company's commercial teams, project execution personnel, and as required prospective customers to secure all necessary technical inputs required to generate an accurately scoped proposal.
  • Select or modify standard designs based on project requirements, or, with the support and direction from lead engineers, collaborate on the creation of feasible project-specific designs.
  • Using design tools, existing standards/specifications, and with assistance as required, identify assets, equipment, material, and resources required to fully execute the proposed scope. Then create appropriately accurate estimates with associated material, labor costs and projected schedule included.
  • Participate in or lead project kick-off meetings for signed opportunities to ensure clean handover of an approved technical solution, project budget, and scope of work to assigned Project Managers, ensuring product supply contract alignment and approval of design engineering resources as appropriate.
  • Participate in project close-out sessions to promote continuous improvement and develop best operating practices for proposal generation, and project execution.
  • Participate in or lead recurring meetings to review active proposals with technical stakeholders to support current/future resource allocation for engineering support, and project execution.
  • Participate in or lead recurring meetings with engineering, asset management, and project execution resources to continuously recalibrate proposed designs, costs, and schedules.
  • Contribute to the creation and continuous review, update, and improvement of project cost/schedule estimating tools to drive proposal creation efficiency and accuracy.
  • Adherence to and championing of company's Golden Rules of Safety, with a focus on applying process safety fundamentals to proposed solutions.



  • Bachelors degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Chemical, Industrial, Construction/Project Management preferred) or associated field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in proposal, project engineering, or process engineering in the petrochemical, specialty chemical or industrial gases industry or a related field.
  • Solid foundational engineering knowledge pertaining to process piping systems, pressure vessels, and thermodynamics along with analytical problem-solving ability
  • Knowledge of conceptual cost estimation techniques along with capital project planning and execution processes
  • Preference for a candidate with experience in bulk industrial gas storage and supply systems, and/or cryogenics including NFPA 55, CGA industry standards, or NFPA 99
  • Preference for a candidate with CAPM or PMP certification desired, but not required
  • Business acumen and communication skills required to leverage technical abilities and succeed in a customer (internal/external) facing role
  • Ability to independently manage and prioritize the diverse and dynamic workload inherent to the role
  • Computer skills: AutoCad LT, Microsoft Project or other project management software, Microsoft Excel.


Why is This a Great Opportunity:

Our client, a top chemical manufacturer and provider of chemicals, to Petrochemical, Refineries, Semi-conductor and Steel manufacturers, is looking for a talented Design & Proposal Engineer from the industrial manufacturing sector with a strong background in technical proposal development.

Salary Type : Annual Salary

Salary Min : 90000

Salary Max : 102000

Currency Type : US Dollars

Company Details

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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