Proposal Engineer

Job Description

Position Overview


The Proposal Engineer position is responsible to prepare sales proposals and cost estimates for motion control and factory automation systems, services, & installed solutions in process and manufacturing industry applications.  Focus areas include industrial process digitalization, MRO services, legacy installed base modernization, repair and replacement for a broad range of Siemens & non-Siemens electrical and electronic equipment.


The main objective of the Proposal Engineer position is to assist our national industrial field sales force to obtain new orders in support of customer production process improvement, expansion, reliability and safety objectives.  This is accomplished by developing commercial offers for the complete portfolio of Siemens MC, FA & PI technical services.  The position reports to the Manager, Proposals & Regional Projects within the Siemens Industrial Services Delivery Team.  The primary measurements for position effectiveness are proposal delivery schedule reliability and won orders.




  • Prepares Siemens Industrial Services sales proposals.
  • Performs site surveys and discovery engineering to develop basic designs, service workscopes and installation plans.
  • Attends customer meetings along with local sales representatives to help promote technical concepts and present proposed solutions.
  • Analyzes customer equipment or system configuration to establish all aspects of product and solution integration.
  • Performs technical analysis and supports proposal process at any stage as a member of the opportunity acquisition team. 
  • Reviews and develops technical concepts, system hardware & software topologies, specifications, drawings and task plans.
  • Performs hardware engineering & selects components for project Bill of Materials.
  • Prepares service workscopes and execution plans.  Specifies associated quantity and scope boundary limits.
  • Develops project time lines.
  • Prepares long term service contract agreement offers including labor task specification, material pricing and labor cost calculation.
  • Helps to identify & evaluate regional service subcontractors and material suppliers.
  • Prepares comprehensive project cost and price calculations.
  • Clean handover of won projects to execution PM.


Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience


  • BSEE, BSME or equivalent with industrial equipment focus.
  • Prior experience with electrical power and industrial control system applications engineering, installation design engineering, installation and/or field service.
  • Prior experience with project cost estimation & proposal preparation.
  • Broad experience in multiple continuous process &/or manufacturing industry segments.
  • Total industry experience of at least 10 years.
  • Effective in Customer Engineering and Management environments.
  • 20% travel to visit jobsites for field data collection & customer meetings.


Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States.  Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.


Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience


  • Project Management.
  • Siemens FA and MC product application and component selection.
  • Control systems design, software engineering &/or integration experience.
  • Field Service experience.
  • Product design experience.
  • P.E. license or relevant MS degree.
  • PMP Certification.

Organization: Digital Industries

Company: Siemens Industry, Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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