Permanent – Tendering & Maturation Engineer (F/M)

Posted 6 months ago

SuperGrid Institute brings together 180 employees, of 28 different nationalities who work together within a dynamic environment in the city of Lyon. As an independent research and innovation center, we are dedicated to developing technologies for the future power transmission system, the “supergrid”, including HVDC & MVDC technologies.

As a multi-disciplinary research center with advanced simulation capabilities & multiple test platforms, including numerous associated laboratories, SuperGrid Institute uses its comprehensive expertise to provide a wide range of services and solutions to support our customers in developing power systems, equipment and components. We specialize in system architecture and work on ensuring network security and stability while allowing for the integration of intermittent renewable energy sources. Find out more by visiting our website: www.supergrid-institute.com

The Power electronics & converters program is recruiting its Tendering & Maturation Engineer.

Roles and responsibilities

The Tendering & Maturation Engineer will report to the Director of the research program “Power electronics & converters”. His/her responsibilities will include:

  • Active contribution to the Maturation process, in close collaboration with the Value creation & IP Director:
    • Identifies eligible technologies within his/her program for maturation
    • Coordinates and follows up the “Lean Product” development within his/her program, to mature relevant technologies
    • Acts as a product manager for testing most valuable products (“MVPs”) towards early adopters, in close collaboration with the Marketing Manager
    • Participates to dedicated exhibitions, conferences, and specific organizations to promote our solutions

 

  • Active contribution to the Tendering stage, in close collaboration with program technical managers and the Sales team:
    • Animates and coordinates tendering process within its program for all new business opportunities, is responsible of offers submitted by his/her program, making sure that technical offers and costing are done as per client’s requirements and validated internally in due time.

 

  • Support to Sales:
    • Coordinates technologies proposals to SuperGrid Institute shareholders for its program, makes sure that marketing material is available and computes the cost estimate for each technology
    • Supports Sales activities, by contributing to update annual business objectives and sales forecast for its program
    • Supports Sales for clients’ prospection, offer presentation and negotiations when required, driven by Sales

 

Required experience & soft skills

Master’s degree in power electronics. More than 5 years’ experience in the field of power conversion systems and experience in interfacing with clients.

The successful candidate will have the following soft skills, attributes and qualifications:

  • Good technical understanding and capability to express it in an accessible & comprehensible way
  • Business & marketing vision, commercial & client satisfaction sensibility, comfortable and ideally experienced with having interactions with clients
  • Organization and rigor skills, good coordination and communication capabilities, both written and spoken, in English and in French
  • A good team player with a sense of collective intelligence
  • Enthusiastic

 

Other information

  • Location: ITE SuperGrid Institute, Villeurbanne (Lyon – 69), France. Some occasional travel required;
  • Contract start date: Permanent contract – to start as soon as possible.

 

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