Proposal Engineer - Remote
Export, PA 
Posted 13 days ago
Job Description

Hours Worked:

The Proposal & Project position will be scheduled as follows:

You will be 90 - 95% remote, following the mandatory 4 - 6 month training in Export, PA learning and understanding the foundational processes of the Systems business with interaction and collaboration with the other team members.

Export In-Office Workdays - 8am to 5:00 pm with an hour lunch. This would also be the general template for remote work days. #LI-Remote

Required In-Office attendance would be 1-2 days per month minimum, or for project support on the shop floor.

Mission of the Job:

We at Atlas Copco/Leybold Vacuum believe that there is always a better way. This spirit drives us to provide new technology, sustainable products, and the best service to our customers around the globe. That's where you come in - we believe our people make it happen. We provide a collaborative, inclusive and flexible schedule along with great compensation package and comprehensive wellness and benefits programs.

The Proposal & Project Engineer supports the Modified/Configured Systems Groups in the Systems + Solutions - Americas organization. A focus will be on all the front-end activities, including sales support, generating solutions, and issuing quotations. Help with the successful hand-off to the Design Engineering group, including establishing the pre-BOM"s, appropriate approval/sign-offs and other important tasks.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Prepare accurate detailed technical and commercial proposals by interpreting clients requirements as described in enquiry requisition and project specifications, sizing the required equipment by undertaking process, thermal, electrical and mechanical designs, commenting on client's commercial and technical specifications with deviations being listed and comments made, completing preliminary production schedules, data sheets, typical procedures and other bid documents and supporting the preparation of tender drawings.
  • To help maintain an accurate and cost data base
  • Prepare cost estimates sheets to define required scope and participating in the cost estimation process to a level of accuracy such that exposure to overspend on contracts is minimized and developing selling price strategy to ensure that contacts are secured such that profit margins are maximized.
  • Estimate realistic but challenging product lead times
  • Collaborate with commercial risk manager and business manager to obtain and develop commentary on customer terms and conditions.
  • Assist the business manager and sales manager in the preparation of sales forecasts and budgeting
  • Respond promptly to clients technical and commercial queries after submission of proposals.
  • Attend bid clarification meetings for detailed discussions with client discipline engineers and commercial staff and negotiation of final contract details including price, lead times, extent of liquidated damages and warranties together with other commercial details during or after such meetings.
  • Once a project is secured, collaborate with the Systems and Solutions team, including project management, supply chain, design, planning and operations to establish all project deliverables including technical submittals, project scheduling, QA/QC plan, procurement plan.
  • Work with inside resources and outside engineering and design firms and resources to establish project requirements and lead all ensure accurate delivery of all engineering and design requirements, including drawings, engineering calculations and analysis, electrical schematics, software development and detailed BOMs
  • To provide support for any field work and on-site activities such as startup of the equipment, commissioning and troubleshooting.
  • All other responsibilities.

LEYBOLD USA INC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Veterans

Scope of the job:

  • Geographical scope of the role: Americas and potentially global depending on the level of expertise.
  • Pattern of work cycle: Driving the systems business n the process industry into further profitable growth
  • Money Measures - an annual budget or revenue which you will be directly responsible for, or the percentage of their operational/departmental budget/revenue target you will manage.
  • People
    • The number of people reporting to the role (if any). None


Education level

  • University degree (Bachelor/Masters) in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or relevant experience.

Relevant Previous experience

  • An experienced professional (5 or more years) with senior experience rotating equipment industry, more specifically within the process industry (petrochemical, chemical, power, and O&G)
  • Experience with vacuum technology and ability to engineer systems for multiple applications and industries
  • Experience with wet and dry vacuum pump technology.
  • Experience working with EPC's in both the quotation / proposal generation and project execution phases for complex systems involving multiple components such motors, drives, heat transfer technology, vessels, instrumentation, and controls.
  • Related commercial and business development experience advantageous

Knowledge areas/Skills

  • Technical competency in rotating equipment and multiple applications within the process industry
  • Experience of Knowledge in SAP advantageous
  • Excellent command of English in both writing and speaking, other languages advantageous

Other requirements

  • With the management and employees at all levels. Must have and the ability to empower the members within the team.
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Clear decision-making
  • Empower for projects, take ownership and raise red flags in case needed
  • Ability for occasional overseas and regular regional travel

In Return, We Offer

  • We believe there is always a better way. Open for change and feedback is what defines our culture.
  • We support you on your journey: individual learning opportunities, world-wide job opportunities or technical training from our academy.
  • The safety and well-being of our employees is important to us, which is why we set standards for your workplace safety.
  • We offer a great compensation package. (Medical, Dental, Vision, Vacation, Sick, 13 paid holidays to include your birthday, 401k, Paternal and Maternal leave, short-term and long-term disability and more)

About Leybold

Leybold employs people on four continents. Many of them have a scientific or mechanical background. Their knowledge, creativity and experience are necessary for our success.

The demands of the high-tech industry and the cultural diversity in our globally active company also contributes to an attractive and stimulating working environment at Leybold. Technical knowledge is important to us, as are personal soft skills and the willingness to work in international project teams.

Leybold is part of the Vacuum Technique Business area of the Atlas Copco Group. The Group's sustainable approach also determines our visions and values. Multiple training and further education programs are available, to enhance technical know-how and systematically expand skills. Because only great ideas accelerate innovation.

Atlas Copco North America LLC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment related decisions because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual preference, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other protected class. Job promotions at Atlas Copco will be based on such factors as quality of work, prior job performance, attendance, safety record, and ability to work well with others. Accessibility Notice: If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: or call 973-397-3400. Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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