Proposal Manager

Houston, Texas, United Statesthyssenkrupp Uhde USA LLC

Type of contract:Full-time, Permanent
Experience level:Professionals
Remote work:Not possible
Job field:Sales, Marketing & Product Management
Status:Ongoing recruitment, entry date flexible
Posting date:2023/09/18
Job number:US_RS_06387
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Your responsibilities

Position Overview:

thyssenkrupp Uhde USA is a leading technology-driven engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCm) company in the chemical plant engineering and construction business.

We are seeking an experienced Proposal Manager with a strong background in Ammonia, Hydrogen and Low Carbon Chemicals projects. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading and coordinating the development of early studies, FEED, detailed engineering, procurement, and EPCm proposals for hydrogen and low carbon chemicals projects in North America. The role requires a customer-facing approach, as you will engage with clients to understand their project requirements, develop tailored solutions, and prepare compelling proposals. This is a key role within our organization, contributing to the growth and success of our business in the rapidly evolving clean energy sector.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Customer Engagement:

  • Act as the primary point of contact for customers during the proposal development phase.
  • Engage with customers to understand their project objectives, technical requirements, and commercial considerations.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with clients, addressing their queries, concerns, and feedback throughout the proposal process.
  • With support from the technical team, provide expert guidance and advice to clients on technical aspects related to hydrogen and low carbon chemical projects.

Proposal Development:

  • Lead the end-to-end development of proposals for studies and EP projects, ensuring alignment with customer requirements, project specifications, and company capabilities.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including business development, commercial, engineering, procurement, and construction departments, to gather the necessary inputs and develop comprehensive proposals.
  • Conduct technical and commercial feasibility studies, assessing the viability and cost-effectiveness of proposed solutions.
  • Prepare detailed project schedules, cost estimates, resource plans, and risk assessments for inclusion in the proposals.
  • Develop innovative approaches and value propositions to differentiate our proposals and maximize customer satisfaction.
  • Ensure compliance with the company internal proposal development process, and securing internal stakeholder’s approvals.

Proposal Writing and Presentation:

  • Write clear, concise, and persuasive proposal documents that effectively communicate the project scope, methodology, deliverables, and value proposition.
  • Create visually appealing presentations and graphics to enhance proposal content and facilitate client understanding.
  • Coordinate with technical experts and subject matter specialists to ensure accurate and compelling proposal narratives.
  • Present proposals to clients in a professional and engaging manner, highlighting key benefits, technical capabilities, and project execution strategies.

Market Research and Competitive Analysis:

  • Stay updated with the latest trends, regulations, and advancements in the hydrogen and low carbon chemicals sectors.
  • Conduct market research and competitive analysis to identify market opportunities, industry benchmarks, and potential risks.
  • Leverage market insights to develop tailored solutions and value propositions that address customer needs and differentiate our proposals

Your profile

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Chemistry, or a related field.
  • Proven experience (5 -7 years) in EP/EPC proposal management
  • Solid understanding of project management principles, including cost estimation, scheduling, and risk assessment.
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills, with the ability to articulate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Customer-focused mindset with experience in managing customer relationships and delivering customer-facing presentations.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to develop innovative solutions tailored to customer requirements.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple proposals simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in proposal writing, including technical narratives, cost estimates, and project schedules.
  • Familiarity with relevant industry standards, regulations, and best practices in the hydrogen and low carbon chemical sectors.
  • Willingness to travel to client sites and industry conferences as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in the hydrogen, ammonia, methanol, or low carbon chemicals sector.
  • Technical knowledge of hydrogen production technologies, low carbon chemical processes, and related engineering concepts.

Health, Safety, and Environmental are core values of our company!

  • You will be expected to actively promote, support, and participate in the INCIDENT FREE philosophy and work in a safe manner at all times.

Your benefits


thyssenkrupp Uhde USA recognizes and appreciates the exceptional quality of its employees. We are proud to offer challenging jobs with competitive benefits. Employees of tkIS USA receive a variety of financial and personal job benefits. The suite of benefits offered is meant as a supplement to your financial package and adds to your total compensation. Below is a brief summary of benefits which are available to all full-time employees:

  • Medical & Dental Insurance
  • Vision Coverage
  • Life Insurance - Company Paid
  • STD/LTD - Company Paid
  • FSA & HSA
  • Voluntary Accident
  • Hospital Indemnity
  • Critical Illness
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Roth IRA
  • Supplemental Life & ADD
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays


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Important to us

Health & Safety

Highest health & safety standards and a wide range of health promotion and healthcare activities.

Highest health & safety standards and a wide range of health promotion and healthcare activities.

We value diversity


thyssenkrupp Uhde USA is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, genetics, disability, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic required by applicable law.

Applicants with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation in connection with the application process are encouraged to contact us at


thyssenkrupp Uhde combines unique technical expertise and decades of global experience in the engineering, procurement, construction, and service of chemical plants. We develop innovative chemical processes and products for a more sustainable future and thus contribute to the long-term success of our customers in almost all areas of the chemical industry. Our portfolio includes leading technologies for the production of basic chemicals, fertilizers, and polymers as well as value-chains for the energy transition and sustainable chemicals.

From receiving your documents to acceptance: the application process

Step 1

Online application

Have you found an interesting vacancy? Then apply online. You won’t need more than 10 minutes. The entire application process – from initial contact to response – usually takes between four and six weeks.

Notes on application

You will have submitted your online application to thyssenkrupp in no time! As long as the position is available on our career page, you have the opportunity to apply.

We have adapted the application process to the current situation and conduct our interviews by video (not in the U.S.), telephone and also personally - in compliance with the applicable and necessary distance and hygienic rules. You will receive detailed information on this topic from our recruiting experts during the application process, while you can find general information and application tips here finden.

Further information about thyssenkrupp, our products and locations can be found directly on the company website.

We wish you every success with your application and stay healthy!


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