Proposal Engineer

Pineville, Louisiana
Beta Engineering – Estimating and Proposals /
Regular Full-Time /
Come join our innovative team at Beta Engineering! We understand that finding the right place to work isn't easy. At Beta, we believe in cultivating a team that wins together and takes on the most challenging projects in the high-voltage industry. 

We provide power delivery solutions for a variety of customers, including those in the utility, industrial and renewable markets. We design and build high voltage projects to our customers' specifications. Our work includes substations, transmission lines and more. We help our customers achieve their goals of creating a reliable, sustainable power grid by reducing risks and identifying innovative solutions for their problems.

Our Purpose: We pursue that which challenges us, growing our community to provide critical, creative solutions that achieve extraordinary results.

Proposal Engineers are responsible for the design, interpretation, application, and documentation of proposal drawings.  Proposal Engineers are tasked with ensuring that designs, and their applications, are completed to code and standards set forth by the appropriate authoritative bodies.  In addition, Proposal Engineers are required to work with customer representatives and Proposal Management Teams to ensure designs meet appropriate customer specifications and requirements.

·         Reviews customer bid documents and works with Estimator to ensure apparatus specifications and other project requirements are met by equipment quotes and our proposal
·         Designs and checks one-line, panel elevations, auxiliary AC/DC, control building and cable schedules.
·         Performs and checks battery sizing calculations and grounding design calculations.
·         Performs preliminary bus designs and lightning protection design.
·         Writes and checks material list descriptions for electrical equipment.
·         Checks drawings for conduit, grounding, control buildings, electrical arrangements, outdoor lighting, and equipment manufacturing.
·         Coordinates with potential subcontractors to clarify design assumptions and answer construction related questions.
·         Reviews and interprets geotechnical reports for grounding and foundation recommendations.
·         Develops bid estimates for relay panels, AC/DC systems, control buildings, cable schedules, and substation testing.
·         Demonstrates integrity and ethics in all client relationships and communications.
·         Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
·         Capability of solving difficult problems that require adaptation and modification of standard approaches, techniques, procedures and criteria.
·         Answers technical questions posed by customers and their representatives.
·         Recognizes and recommend methods to improve every customer’s experience.
·         Perform other studies (short circuit, load flow, cable ampacity, etc.) as able and required.
·         Travels periodically to both customer offices for project meetings and to job sites for construction visits and testing.
·         Manages activities and schedules necessary to meet each proposal due date.
·         The Proposal Engineer will have zero employees reporting to this position, but could be asked to help coordinate in the proposal development.
·         As assigned by the Director of Proposals

·         Performs quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision. 
·         Interacts professionally with other employees and customers.
·         Works effectively as a team contributor on all assigned projects/proposals.
·         Excellent written & verbal communications skills
·         Communicates regularly with supervisor regarding designs, concerns, studies or tests
·         Desire to participate in continued education and training
·         Occasional overnight travel to active job sites or potential job sites
·         Must have clean driving record as use of company vehicles is a requirement of position
·         Bachelor degree (or higher) in Electrical Engineering preferred with a minimum of 4 years of experience in the high voltage industry
·         EIT or PE is strongly preferred, but not required
·         Strong background in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required; strong verbal and written communication skills are required.
·         Knowledge of all or some of the following applications are preferred:  AutoCAD, CDEGS grounding software, AcSELerator Quickset, Enervista, CYMCAP, SKM, LitePro, ETAP, PLS-CADD
·         Will work in an office environment with minimal exposure to dust, noise, and other environmental hazards.
·         Occasionally overnight travel is required to an active or potential construction sites for a period of one or two weeks at a time
$53,768 - $99,552 a year
Referral Level: Professional
Not eligible for Enhanced Referral
Not eligible for External Referral
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At Beta, we believe in cultivating a team that wins together and takes on the most challenging projects in the high -voltage industry. Each day we strive to live out our core values of doing what we say, turning challenges into success and winning together. We empower our employees to identify innovative solutions and opportunities for future growth. Recognizing that our success begins with our people, we invest in our teams through technical, team building and leadership training. If you want to be part of a team that is built on trust and excellence, apply today.

Beta is a subsidiary of Crest Industries, and job listings are managed by Crest Operations. Crest owns and operates companies that serve industries including power delivery, manufacturing, natural resources and specialty chemicals. Click here to learn about careers within the Crest Industries® family of companies.

Beta Engineering is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.
Beta Engineering is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request information regarding reasonable accommodation, contact your Human Resource Business Partner.

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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