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Proposal Engineer

  • GE Energy Connections
  • Experienced
  • Posted 7/26/2017 4:42:14 PM
  • 2938387
  • Job Function: Services
  • Business Segment: Energy Connections Industrial Solutions
Location(s): United States; Colorado, New York, Ohio; Atlanta


About Us:
GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.



GE Energy Connections designs and deploys industry-leading technologies that turn the world on. We transport, convert, automate and optimize energy to ensure we provide safe, efficient and reliable electrical power. Uniting all the resources and scale of the world’s first digital industrial company, we connect brilliant machines, grids, and systems to power utility, oil & gas, marine, mining and renewables customers, that keep our world running. www.GEEnergyConnections.com.



Industrial Solutions, part of GE Energy Connections, empowers smarter business operations by connecting equipment, software and services to protect, control and optimize assets within electrical infrastructures. The business provides customers, across various industries, with end-to-end product and service solutions that help ensure the reliability and protection of their electrical infrastructure. Industrial Solutions’ product and service solutions add to GE’s broader portfolio of leading technology solutions for the delivery, management, conversion and optimization of electrical power for customers across multiple energy-intensive industries. To learn more, please visit: www.GEIndustrial.com.




GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:
In this role you will:

Essential Responsibilities:
As the Proposal Engineer, you will:

  • Develop timely, comprehensive and professional proposals with key metrics of proposal volume, on-time delivery, hit-rate/win-rate and profitability
  • Receive vendor quote and SOW from Solution Engineer or quote directly from inbox
  • Review customer specifications and vendor quotes for compliance
  • Interpret Drawings, Data Sheets and Specifications to understand and adhere to design intent
  • Utilize GE’s product configuration tools as needed
  • Develop / Maintain relationships and aggressively negotiate with key vendor partners and internal GE factories
  • Interface closely with Sales Managers, Reps, Commercial Operations & Strategic Customers (as required) to develop understanding of CTQ's of opportunity and to provide executable proposals
  • Leverage breadth and depth of Commercial Operations team by collaborating with peers and manager
  • Assist in coordination between GE businesses to best leverage the full product / solution portfolio that GE has to offer our customers
  • Proactively suggest alternates and options (where possible) to reduce cost, improve value to customer and increase profitability
  • Understand and address commercial factors such as project duration, project location and basic terms and conditions
  • Aggressively pursue and attend any training opportunities that would provide benefit for Commercial Operations functions
  • Collaborate & work cross functionally with sales teams, services team, product line management, technology as appropriate to deliver a comprehensive quality proposal
  • Build expertise & capability around proposal management for this segment
  • Execute rigorous proposal practices & adopt digital tools for proposal generation
  • Follow & adhere to proposal standard operating procedures. Use digital tools to construct quality proposals & develop proficiency with various configurators
  • Ensure quality inputs into proposals & deliver comprehensive proposal within standard turn around times
  • Be an advocate for Policy 5.0 process & follow process to get approvals as necessary
  • Drive SFDC data accuracy & incorporate quality standards in the way we work
  • Create a culture of highest integrity and compliance
  • Be an advocate for Policy 5.0 and ensure adherence across organization
  • Customer focused mindset with proven ability to respond quickly to internal and external customer needs
  • Ability to energize, develop and build rapport in matrix organization
  • Proven coordination and influencing skills in a global environment
  • Posses high ethics and integrity


Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor Degree from an accredited college or university (OR High School Diploma or GED with a minimum of 3 years of experience in the telecommunication and/or cable industry creating proposals)


Desired Characteristics:
  • Demonstrated experience in proposal creation and/or writing
  • Demonstrated experience and success in process design, proficiency with digital tools and managing in a matrix environment
  • Strong process, analytical & communication skills
  • Fluent English
  • Matter of expertise in Electrical Distribution offerings
  • Experience in sales operations functions

PLEASE NOTE: Georgia is the preferred locations, however the locations of Colorado, Ohio, and New York may be considered.

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Locations: United States; Colorado, New York, Ohio; Atlanta

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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