Proposal Manager

In Ocean Installer we firmly believe that our success is directly attributed to the exceptional individuals who make up our team of installers.

That’s why we put people first!

We prioritise our people, valuing their expertise, dedication, and unwavering commitment to any mission laid in front of them. No unnecessary bureaucracy, just a friendly and easy-going crew of colleagues working towards some common goals – to transform challenging subsea projects into remarkable solutions.

Whether it’s installing complex offshore structures, laying pipelines, connecting offshore floating wind installations, or providing comprehensive EPCI services. We have the knowledge, experience, and we do have the passion to deliver those exceptional results – all we’re missing is you! 

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Your Contribution

If we look beyond the fact that you would get to work with some of the greatest minds in our industry, we can offer quite exciting tasks within our Commercial department.

  • With the Commercial team, contribute towards the planning, execution and delivery of in-house tenders.
  • Lead the tender process to deliver the complete bid in accordance with the company tender procedure.
  • Co-ordinate the screening and evaluation of business opportunities.
  • Support the management team in formulation of the bid/no-bid decision and bid strategy.
  • Manage all relevant stakeholders and contributors to ensure accurate and timely delivery of inputs to the bid and in line with Client requirements.
  • Implementation and adherence to Company procedures necessary for maintaining the necessary quality and standards of tenders.
  • Co-ordinate the review and approval cycles to deliver a technically robust bid which is accurately estimated, planned and assessed from a risk perspective.
  • Coordinate clarification meetings with Clients.
  • Assist with the contractual and commercial discussions and negotiations.
  • Maintain all formal correspondence with Client during tender phase.
  • Plan forthcoming bids, events, tasks, key dates and required manning level.
  • Create and ensure contact with key personnel in Client organisations and collect information on future prospects. Identify, highlight and contribute to process and business improvements.

Your Story

What's your story? Working alongside an exceptional team of colleagues, here are some of the things we are looking for from you as a Proposal Manager:

  • Educated to degree level, or have relevant work experience
  • Relevant work experience preferably within the Subsea Oil and Gas Industry.
  • Strong commercial knowledge and experience in tendering or project activities.
  • Experience of estimating contractual negotiations and technical understanding preferred.
  • Organised and able to manage time effectively to meet deadlines.
  • A can-do attitude
  • Excellent problem solving capabilities
  • Enjoys challenging yourself and others to improve the status quo
  • Team player with focus at building relationships and leading teams.
  • Excellent communication skills across all levels of the organization.

We can offer

We know that we all have individual preferences when talking about company perks, here is a taster of what we can offer:

  • A flexible organisation characterised by direct lines of communication and swift decision-making processes, our voice is always heard in Ocean Installer
  • Encouragement to be creative, join our workplace committees and put forward ideas and suggestions
  • A great working environment in a dynamic and international company
  • Competitive pension and insurance schemes
  • A flexible approach to working where we can provide the opportunity to do this
  • Free access to in-house multi gym/fitness centre, outdoor sports pitch and squash court.

If you want to bring your talent and ambition to Ocean Installer, we will give you the platform and opportunity to invest in your own future, build you expertise and contribute to a positive, fun, and diverse working environment.

Ocean Installer actively work towards improving and developing the level of diversity in the organisation. We acknowledge and firmly believe in the benefits and increased value creation for the organisation becoming a further diversified and inclusive company. We welcome and appreciate all applications regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity and disabilities.


Phil Kelman

Tendering Manager

Amie Shewan

HR Manager

Proposal Manager

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Application date:

August 2, 2024



Employment type:

Permanent position

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