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Aveng Mining East Rand Jobs Available Now, Proposals Executive Position

Proposals Executive (180928-4)

Closing date: 2018/10/05
Proposals Executive (180928-4) - Aveng Grinaker-LTA New 2017
Job Title    Proposals Executive
Operating Group    Aveng: Grinaker-LTA
Business Unit    Mechanical & Electrical M&E
Job Type Classification    Permanent
Reporting To (Job Title)    Managing Director
Location - Country    South Africa
Location - Province    Gauteng
Location - Town / City    East Rand

Job Summary Statement  
  Aveng Grinaker-LTA is a multi-disciplinary construction group, anchored in South Africa and focused on selected infrastructure, energy and mining opportunities in Africa.

Manages the tendering department and process, and provides direction in the estimating process. Conducts pricing comparisons, estimates and contributes to tender preparation and finalization.
Minimum Requirements  

• Relevant tertiary qualification: Diploma/ BTech/ BSc Construction Management, Mechanical Engineering or similar qualification

• At least ten years work experience as Proposal Manager/Executive in the field of Structural, Mechanical, Piping, Electrical and Instrumentation installations in industries such as Petrochemical, Mining, Power and Renewables. (other related jobs that prepared you for this job, particularly the estimating, tendering process)
• Operational exposure to costing financial aspects to projects.

Duties & Responsibilities    
• Ensure that estimating department functions at its optimal capacity so that tenders are submitted timeously with all necessary review meetings.
• Assist with risk reviews of projects being tendered for.
• Assist and guide Procurement as required ensuring competitive pricing for specified products are obtained
• Manage the full bid preparation process within area of responsibility.
• Set up appropriate teams and allocate projects
• Ensure the tendering department’s activities are conducted in accordance with company corporate governance procedures
• Confer with engineers, management, contractors and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates.
• Assist operations and senior management with all commercial decisions as required.
• Assist with the negotiation of new contracts, insurance and guarantees
• Manage cost monitoring and reporting systems and procedures.
• Liaise and interact with operations to develop and establish standard cost data to effect cost reduction.
• Pass tenders/proposals through management review system and comply with mandates received
• Follow through on tenders submitted with all relevant stakeholders
• Set up the and manage relevant processes required by the Aveng Grinaker-LTA Risk Committee
• Maintain bid records
• Liaise with project managers / commercial teams to obtain feedback on tender cases / wastage factors as required
• Ensure a high standard of accuracy is tender submissions is maintained
• Evaluate the job performance of employees within area of responsibility and conduct performance appraisals to identify training needs and potential for promotions
• Ensure accurate record keeping and administration within the department
• Assist with the mentoring and coaching of employees within the company in order to enhance awareness and capacity within the estimating function
• Ensure appropriate SHEQ and Wellness standards and processes are adequately considered in all tender preparations
• Ensure that all staff members comply and adhere to relevant health, safety and environmental policies and procedures
• Maintain relationships/networks with relevant external stakeholders and follow leads for new work
• Identify optimal construction methodologies for tenders, to ensure lowest costs and value engineering opportunities.
• Consult with clients, vendors and especially management in other Departments and/or construction site management to discuss and formulate estimates.

Knowledge Skills & Abilities 
    • Extensive knowledge and application of the full tendering/estimating cycle
• Knowledge, understanding and application of various contracts e.g. FIDIC, GCC, JBCC, NEC
• Understanding of commercial matters, affecting tenders and projects
• Contract law knowledge
• Excellent negotiating skills
• Computer literacy: relevant estimating computer programmes e.g. Candy, MS Office, Primavera, MS Project

Behavioural Competencies   
 • Build and maintain effective relationship
• Build and maintain effective relationships and networks
• Drive business results with excellence
• Effectively establishing and leading teams, departments
• Accepting and tackling demanding goals, demonstrate a ‘can-do’ attitude
• Gaining agreement on all levels
• Making effective decisions and leverage opportunities to drive achievement of objectives
• Deal effectively with stress and adverse conditions
• Upholding ethics and values, and integrity and equal opportunities
• Incorporating new approaches in key change initiatives
• Aligning strategy and operational plans to group vision for success
• Drive financial optimization


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