Junior Tender Engineer Offshore Renewables

Simon Bosteels
Simon Bosteels
Very exciting years are ahead of us in the Offshore sector!

My mission starts when our client issues a tender to construct offshore foundations or wind farms. Based on a profound analysis of the tender documents and taking into account the client’s requirements, I start working on an optimised quotation for the client. I work in close cooperation with other JDN departments, e.g. Legal, Finance, Procurement, etc... They give input from their area of expertise, which I then integrate into our quotation. By doing so, we can guarantee that the overall picture is correct. Processing the input from various parties, making adjustments, looking for solutions together: to me these really are the most interesting days in the tendering process! As an engineer, I also find challenge in making and optimising the commercial calculations, closely linked to the technical aspects of the project. It is crucial to look for well-founded cost savings without compromising on quality. Once these complex issues are resolved and you get your manager to support your story, you can only hope that the project will be awarded to us. As you can see, tendering is always a varied, interesting and challenging process!

After having worked for almost 3 years at JDN, the scope of the projects we execute still impresses me. As Superintendent I was able to experience this from the first row, which was wonderful! Jan De Nul is of course a large company that can rely on a lot of in-house expertise, therefore conversations with colleagues from other departments are always enriching. Another advantage of working in a large company: in merely 2 weeks, I could change my job as Superintendent for my current position at Offshore Tender. Thanks to this career switch, I now also have an insight into the size of projects to be realised in the future. One thing is for sure: we are heading for some very exciting years in the Offshore sector!