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Industry SectorCommercial and Marketing jobs, Rail Proposals, Bid Manager vacancies
LocationsRail jobs in USA, Railroad jobs California
Contract TypePermanent
Date Posted12 December 2012

Job Description


Bombardier Transportation is the number one provider of rail solutions in the world. Our business holds the number one global market position in eight of the ten markets we service. Our product portfolio includes a full range of passenger rail vehicles and we manufacture locomotives, bogies, propulsion and rail control solutions.

At Bombardier, 62,000 employees in 25 countries work together to move people forward around the globe - one good idea at a time. If you have a good idea, well provide the environment where it will thrive and grow into a great product or customer experience. Your ideas are our fuel.

We are talent pooling for Bid Managers for our future projects all around the world.

In your role you will plan, develop, implement and manage all activities of proposal preparation and submission, including proposal strategies and the formulation of contract documents.

In your role you will be responsible for:

• The planning, development, undertaking and management of all activities related to proposal/bid, pre-qualification and expression of interest preparation and submission for specific bids and pre-bid documents within the Region and, from time-to-time, within the other Regions for the Systems Division as needed. Work closely with the individuals responsible for Sales, Marketing, Project Management, Cost Engineering and Product Planning, from Systems, other divisions, and external partners, as they relate to projects for which proposals are being prepared.
• Through collaboration with these various groups, ensure cost effective internal and external product selection, technical support and Proposal, Pre-qualification and Expression of Interest preparation, in response to customers solicitations and requirements, within the time available and agreed proposal budget. Where required, assist with the preparation and/or review of White Books and Blue Books.
• Take responsibility for managing and controlling the bid budget on specific proposals under management and obtain Systems senior management approval for any extensions of time, resources or additional funds to meet the proposal objectives and submission.
• Participate, from time-to-time and as appropriate within the guidelines and schedules for priorities on Systems bids, in Bid Enhancement Task Forces, Lessons Learned Teams and other Systems Division-wide bodies for the purpose of improving our bid processes, cost control and effectiveness.
• When required, participate with Systems Business Development and Marketing staff to assist with Pre-bid activities designed to strengthen our Company and/or product positioning for upcoming Systems bids.


As our ideal candidate:

• You hold Bachelor of Engineering and/or Business Administration degree or equivalent.
• You possess at least 5 years experience in Engineering, Business Development and/or related fields.
• You will have high level of competency with Microsoft Office Suite; excellent PowerPoint and Excel skills; ability to work in large multi-disciplined teams and work long hours for sustained periods of time, frequently in off-shore locations.
• You will be fluent in English. Must be able to communicate articulately and clearly to individuals at all levels of authority, both within and outside the Company. Excellent written communications and writing skills are essential. Additional languages, both written and spoken (French, Spanish) are a desirable additional asset.
• You may be required to travel to foreign locations from time-to-time, especially when projects and partners are located overseas. Such travel will typically be for periods of 1 to 4 weeks.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

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