Proposal / Project Engineer

Metso Corporation Mesa, AZ
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It all begins with active personal involvement – curiosity. Why can't things be done differently, better or maybe simpler? Over the years, curiosity builds knowledge.

We utilize knowledge and hands-on attitude to make the big difference to our customers. Be part of a friendly and professional team in a global workplace. With us, you will be working with world-leading process industry solutions in a result-driven and respectful culture.

Job posting end date: 08/31/2018

Location: Mesa, AZ

Metso Grade: 9

The Proposal /Project Engineer position has responsibility for preparing proposals for the USA Market Area Service Operations team involving field service or machine shop repair solutions for our customers (end users). Also, coordinating project development and processing of customer orders once received. The objective of this position is to produce timely and accurate cost estimates and write competitive proposals that facilitate the successful sale and execution of these projects and provide technical / coordinating support in all phases.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

* Ensure timely review of the customer's RFQ and distribution of specifications to relevant parties for their input.

* Review contractual terms for consistency with proposal and corporate policies.

* Work in conjunction with Market Area, Sales Support, and Business Line to make bid / no-bid decisions and establish bid strategies.

* Work in conjunction with Sales Support, Project Engineering, and external vendors as required to ensure a fit-for-purpose repair or field service solution is developed.

* Work in conjunction with field service, machine shop and Market Area to prepare an accurate overall cost estimate for the project scope.

* Utilize CRM system (Salesforce) for documentation and reporting of proposal activities and status by maintaining up-to-date and accurate system data.

* Prepare detailed and precise bid documentation in accordance with Metso standard procedures and in compliance with customers' bid requirements, identifying and documenting exceptions and clarifications.

* Work with Procurement to ensure project deliverables are sourced and received on time.

* Field and answer external / internal customer questions in a timely manner.

* Participate in project kick-off meetings as a hand-off to Project Management and prepare and provide a complete handover package including technical and commercial details.

* Attend customer meetings as necessary to develop customer solutions and provide technical and commercial support in closing sales.

* Perform other miscellaneous duties and/or other special projects as required.

Internal and External Interfaces

* Internal: Market Area Sales, Sales Support, Business Line Management, Engineering, Projects, Supply Chain, Logistics, Finance, Human Resources, Legal

* External: Customers, Suppliers, Third Party Engineering

Qualifications and Experience

* Bachelor of Science Degree in an engineering discipline relevant to the position

* Experience in Proposals with OEM serving mining or other heavy equipment industries preferred

* SalesForce and SAP experience is preferred

* Must possess a valid driver's license and the ability to obtain and maintain a valid passport

Skills and Abilities

* Knowledge and understanding of Minerals capital equipment products

* Fundamental knowledge of commercial and legal terms and conditions

* Ability to understand engineering drawings

* High degree of precision and attention to detail

* Strong negotiation skills

* Strong leadership skills with a bias for action

* Highly organized and able to multitask and prioritize various activities to ensure timely and accurate compliance with schedule and budget requirements.

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to communicate effectively with customers, visitors, co-workers, management, suppliers, contractors, and regulatory inspectors

* Polished customer relations and good interpersonal relations skills

* In-depth knowledge of personal computers, including Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Project, power point)

* Highly motivated with the ability to work under stress and meet tight deadlines

* Regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers; reach with hands and arms; and effectively communicate with others. Must be comfortable communicating in shop/plant environments.

* Occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, climb and/or balance.

* Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

* Required use of keyboards, telephones, copiers, fax, visits and movement through shops, and travel experiences.

* Able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds, including climbing up and down multiple flights by way of stairs or ladders when working in the field, as well as ability to react to audible warnings when working in the field

* Able to travel occasionally, both domestic and international, plus or minus 20%.

Metso is a world-leading industrial company offering equipment and services for the sustainable processing and flow of natural resources in the mining, aggregates, recycling and process industries. With our unique knowledge and innovative solutions, we help our customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability. Metso is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki in Finland and had sales of about EUR 2.7 billion in 2017. Metso employs over 12,000 people in more than 50 countries.

metso.com, twitter.com/metsogroup

We Offer

* Friendly, respectful environment

* Challenging opportunities that contribute to the development and enhancement of Metso's industry leading solutions

* Opportunity to work in a global community

* Pride in working for an industry leader in mining, aggregates, recycling and oil and gas (one of the top employers in Finland!)

* Competitive healthcare options, 401K matching, flexible work schedules, tuition reimbursement, and much more!

Mesa, AZ Facts

* 25 minutes southeast of Scottsdale, 35 minutes east of Phoenix, and 2 hours north of Tucson

* Does not observe Daylight Savings Time

* Location of two major archeological sites - the Park of the Canals and the Mesa Grande Ruins

* Spring training spot of the Oakland Athletics and Chicago Cubs

* Award-winning public school system

AAP/EEO Statement

At Metso, our values - driving customer success, seeking innovation, performing together and respecting each other - guide us in how we conduct business and how we work together. As a multi-national company Metso values and thrives on diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability please let us know.

Metso is a world-leading industrial company offering equipment and services for the sustainable processing and flow of natural resources in the mining, aggregates, recycling and process industries. With our unique knowledge and innovative solutions, we help our customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability. Metso is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki in Finland and had sales of about EUR 2.7 billion in 2017. Metso employs over 12,000 people in more than 50 countries.

metso.com, twitter.com/metsogroup

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