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General Electric Technical Bid Leader in Richmond, Australia

Job Description Summary

Are you passionate about the Renewable Energy Industry or aspiring to join the wind industry? Are you looking to join a growing team for a new challenge in 2022? If so, we want to hear from you. We're looking for a motivated individual to join our commercial operations team where you will provide technical inputs for the development of proposals for supply, installation and operation of wind turbines and associated equipment on wind farm projects.

We’re tackling one of humanity’s greatest challenges by providing the world’s largest economies and most remote communities with end-to-end green energy - and accelerating the reduction of greenhouse gases. Come play a key role in the analysis of wind farm configurations, preparation of proposals and bids, and negotiation of technical contract schedules, as well as coordinating global internal support functions and stakeholders, to assist commercial realization of Australia and New Zealand project sales.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

  • Lead the definition and delivery of all technical aspects of proposal development for allocated projects in the Commercial proposal phase (from bid to order).

  • Provide project-based matrix leadership of the technical resources required to develop project solutions and specifications, including: Wind Resource Assessment, Application Engineering, Product Engineering, Balance of Plant (BOP) Engineering and all other technical disciplines necessary for development of proposals.

  • Take responsibility on allocated projects for delivering high quality, well defined, fully-costed technical proposals, which help position GE Renewable Energy to win profitable and executable orders.

  • Own the technical analysis of customer inquiries, Requests For Quotations (RFQ) or tenders to determine proposal requirements, technical deviations, scope of supply and winning strategies.

  • Provide support to the Sales and Commercial Leaders in closing orders by providing technical expertise and timely response to customer requirements within / across segments, and where required operate as point of customer contact during early stage Sales process as part of site optimization / wind engineering work.

  • Manage technical interactions with the customer including setting up customer project kick-off, project reviews, etc. as applicable.

  • Take initiative for control and reduction of cycle time reduction technical deliverables, proposal quality improvement and technical risk analysis optimization.

  • Lead technical participation in the Commercial risk management processes and meetings.

  • Lead technical handover after deal closing to Projects (execution) team

  • Participate in broad Commercial Operations team processes, trainings and growth initiatives as requested by Commercial Director.

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Have a passion or keen interest in the renewable energy industry and wanting to make your way into this new space

  • Demonstrated business and commercial acumen.

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and problem-solving abilities.

  • Relevant professional experience in proposals / bid preparation and contract negotiation.

  • Hold a Bachelor’s or higher degree in Engineering.

  • Ability to perform effectively in a non-hierarchical, team-focused environment.

  • Ability to travel within Australia, to wind farm sites as needed.

  • Fluency in English language.

Desired Characteristics

  • Knowledge of wind engineering software is an advantage.

  • Experience in wind resources assessment, wind turbine products, wind project basics, would be highly regarded

  • Ability to influence others, and project manage tasks to achieve proposal schedules.

  • Ability to lead technically-based initiatives of some complexity and impact.

  • Ability to coordinate activity on several projects simultaneously.

  • Effective problem identification and solution skills.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Effective and collaborative interpersonal skills.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes