Balance of Plant Bid Manager in Portland, OR

$100K - $150K(Ladders Estimates)

vestas wind   •  

Portland, OR 97201

Industry: Energy & Utilities


11 - 15 years

Posted 45 days ago

Sales/SBU AME/Construction/Project Management

The BOP Bid Manger will provide support to the EPC & Repower Projects Team & the Wind Turbines Erection / Installation Team for soliciting and obtaining Repower and Erection Balance of Plant / Installation work.


  • Manage competitive bid process, obtain and evaluate bids
  • Prepare final estimate summaries, analyzing each section of scope, pricing and completeness
  • Establish total project proposal bid amount, including direct costs, subcontractor/vendor costs, overhead, other costs, contingencies, and scope exclusions
  • Prepare detailed cost estimate based on location, site conditions, quantity take-offs, materials, labor, equipment, and specialty items. Determines impacts to estimates based on local, commodity and client requirements
  • Manage bid proposals documents to meet RFP requirements. Structure, develop, edit and write proposal sections per RFP requirements. Edit all deliverables to ensure consistent messaging. Oversee the printing, assembly, and delivery of proposals
  • Participate in pre-proposal decision making efforts, review available information regarding site access, surface topography, subsurface conditions, etc.
  • Conduct post-proposal debriefing analysis
  • Prepare schematic level layouts of project access roads, staging areas, crane travel paths, work sequence and collection systems interface using Google Earth Pro or Civil 3D, or similar software
  • Prepare high level Bill of Materials & Estimates for Repower substation /collection system modifications, in coordination with electrical specialists
  • Quantity "Takeoff" for access roads earthwork modifications, culverts, crane pads, laydown yards, collection trenching / cabling, wind turbine (WTG) foundations repairs, turbine base grouting & SWPPP requirements.
  • Prepare estimates at different levels of completion as required by time and information restraints (conceptual to firm price)
  • Solicit and obtain quotes (coordinating with Purchasing) for turbine components unloading, erection, grouting and mechanical/electrical wiring completion. Obtain quotes for Repower components dismantling / disposal. Obtain quotes for Balance of Plant scope including civil, substation / collection system modifications
  • Arrange or conduct project site visits to assess risk, schedule and cost concerns. Determine reasonable contingency levels
  • Provide Bill of Materials, background information, project layouts, schedule and terms to bidders. Obtain clarifications using RFI's throughout the RFP process
  • For awarded work, create project budget from estimate files for use by Construction Management. Produce cash flows based on project estimate and schedule. Assist Procurement in negotiating finalizing subcontracts scope, price, schedule and terms


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or related field
  • Minimum of 10 years of field-based construction management experience on heavy civil, utility, power or industrial projects with per project values exceeding $50 million dollars
  • Additional minimum of 5 years of proven bid management & estimating and subcontract negotiations experience on wind farms EPC projects, heavy civil, utility or industrial projects in self-performed projects
  • Proven experience managing or coordinating internal personnel, engineering resources, estimating personnel, procurement and construction contractors
  • Demonstrated and advanced knowledge of the wind energy construction market, estimating strategies, estimating techniques, cost control, and scheduling of work
  • Proven experience implementing and utilizing electronic estimating programs
  • Familiarity with standard construction industry concepts, practices and procedures


  • Strong ability to work effectively with work groups across the organization
  • Ability to work accurately and quickly under pressure in a dynamic environment
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of management, supervision and administration
  • Proficiency with Word, PowerPoint and Primavera or other scheduling software, as well as advanced skills using Excel

Valid Through: 2019-10-29