Proposal Engineer  

The role of a Proposal Engineer

The Proposal Engineer is responsible for the technical and commercial handling of the sales activities. These activities are characterized as very diverse and can include long-term processes that require a great deal of consultation, punctuality and perseverance. Together with the team you deliver technical priced solutions, where initiative, critical attitude and resolving power are key for success.

Within the DMT commercial process, the Proposal Engineer provides the Sales, Services and Business Development departments with fit for purpose accurate designs and proposals. To achieve this, punctual administration is requested, flow diagrams and layouts are prepared, process and price calculations are made and suppliers are contacted.

The tasks of a Proposal Engineer

Customer and service oriented
Excellent communication skills to find a fit for purpose solution for our customers
Able to communicate well with the various departments for coordination and consultation
Able to prioritize and to work towards firm deadlines
Structured and methodical approach to tackle technical challenges
Has a solution-oriented attitude and an administratively accurate approach

Job requirements & background

Process / Chemical or mechanical (or similar) bachelor’s degree
2 - 10 years experience in a similar, mechanical or process engineering position (gas, oil or other industrial installations), where you have worked on larger rotating parts (compressors , pumps, process systems etc.)
Acquires broad technical product knowledge (mostly process, mechanical and electrical) in order to find the most attractive solutions for customers
Experience and ability reading and interpreting diagrams, drawings, and blueprints to ensure accuracy and clarity to sales team and customers in a credible manner; acting as the technical expert on the sales team
Enthusiastic to learn new software programs. For instance to simulate and calculate the amount of membranes for biogas upgrading facilities.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, especially Word, Excel and Visio or willing to learn

Job specific competences

Problem analysis
Attention to detail

Lead and innovate in a stimulating environment

The Proposal Engineer possesses both technical (process)knowledge and commercial skills to share knowledge with potential clients, clarify demands and make inventory of relevant factors that influence the progress and the end result.  Being the technical expert in sales meetings, the Proposal Engineer works together with the Area Sales Managers.

With a critical mindset, the Proposal Engineer in collaboration with team members, ensures continuous improvement of department tools and processes. The position has a unique role within the organization, to shape our future towards sustainable standard modular configurations, which are configured during the sales phases.

As a result of the wide variety of responsibilities, there is never a dull moment and the position ensures a continuous learning curve from a personal, technical and commercial standpoint.


We deliver reliable technology and services to our customers. With a team of experts, DMT works on these solutions by designing, producing, installing and providing appropriate services.

“The renewable energy market is growing fast!”

Theo Zuijdwijk

“The diversity of clients makes the work challenging!”

Melle Hoekstra

Manager Projects
“DMT-er gets direction over career and own development!”

Nienke Dijkstra

HR Manager

Nienke Dijkstra

HR Manager at DMT Environmental Technology

Meet Nienke Dijkstra, our dedicated HR Manager. With a passion for fostering a positive workplace culture, Nienke brings expertise in talent management and employee engagement to our DMT team.

Acquisition in response to vacancies at DMT is not appreciated. DMT works with a preferred supplier.