Brent Jatko, Proposals Engineer
"Delivering High-Quality, Timely Proposals"



Proposals / Inside Sales Engineer delivering high quality, time sensitive proposals that address competing concerns between project margin and “salability,” while maintaining technical and commercial compliance with internal and external customer demands; accuracy focused on all documents within the sales’ vertical, from concept to implementation. 

 Value-added expertise in assimilating and integrating data into complex proposals from diverse project teams, with supporting competency in all levels of preparation, including specifications incorporated in Spanish. Generated over $16,000,000 per annum of successful proposals, while assisting Sales group to meet or exceed quotas; well versed in the requirements of ISO 9001 and other industrial standards.

Additional expertise in the following systems used in a wide variety of industry sectors, includes:

·         Distributed Control Systems (DCS);

·         Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC);

·         Triple Modular Redundant (TMR);

·         Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS); and

·         Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA).

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WORK   HISTORY

Puffer-Sweiven, Stafford, TX                                                           5/2014-11/2014
Puffer-Sweiven is a leading solutions provider for process control and flow control. 

Inside Sales (Proposals)

  • Generated proposals including detailed System Overview Drawings for end users and EPC companies.
  • Wrote all sections of proposals including Financial Analysis, Executive Summary, Technical Description, Tabulation of Compliance, Benefits, and Life Cycle Cost Analysis for the Emerson DeltaV Control System and Safety Instrumented System.
  • Entered and processed orders in proprietary Oracle system.

Yokogawa, Houston, TX                                            2008-2008

Yokogawa is a manufacturer and integrator of DCS and fault tolerant PLCs for safety and critical control applications.

Senior Proposals Specialist (Resigned due to health issues, now recovered)

  • Wrote all sections of proposals including Financial Analysis, Executive Summary, Technical Description, Tabulation of Compliance, Benefits, and Life Cycle Cost Analysis.
  • Accompanied sales team on site visits; presented solutions to clients.
  • Intimately involved with sales strategy on most projects.
  • Specified hardware and software for OPC (OLE for Process Control) applications.
  • Successfully implemented procedures for controlling quality, accuracy and timely reporting of proposals.

Reich and Binstock PC, Houston, TX                         2002-2007

Reich and Binstock is a law firm specializing in tort litigation, medical malpractice and personal injury trial law.

Engineering Consultant

  • Supervised document-review crews of up to ten newly graduated engineers and engineering interns.
  • Using engineering and environmental expertise, reviewed documents for inclusion as body of evidence in several successful liability and toxic tort actions across the United States.
  • Worked closely with expert witnesses to develop fate and transport models for various water and air pollutants.

Invensys-Triconex, Houston, TX                                                     1996-2001

Invensys is a global automation company that develops and applies advanced technologies that enable manufacturing and energy-generating facilities, mainline and mass transit rail networks, and appliances to operate safely and in an energy-efficient manner. Triconex, part of the Operations Management Division of Invensys, produces and markets safety and critical control hardware, and systems.

Senior Proposals Engineer

  • Wrote all sections of proposals including Financial Analysis, Executive Summary, Technical Description, Tabulation of Compliance, Benefits, and Life Cycle Cost Analysis.
  • Accompanied sales team on site visits; presented solutions to clients.  Intimately involved with sales strategy on most projects.
  • Major Projects: Pemex Cantarell EPC-22 ($5,125,000), PetroCanada Fort McMurray tar sands project ($665,000).
  • Specified hardware and software for OPC (OLE for Process Control) applications.
  • Successfully implemented procedures for controlling quality, accuracy and timely reporting of proposals.

Bailey Controls (now ABB) , Houston, TX                               1989-1996

Bailey Controls is a manufacturer and integrator of distributed control systems and field instrumentation.

Proposals Engineer

  • Wrote all sections of proposals including Executive Summary, Technical Description, Tabulation of Compliance, Features and Benefits.
  • Major Projects: TU Electric Valley Station ($1,125,000 INFI 90 upgrade of existing plant and user interface), Maoming chemical plant(approx.. $425,000).
  • Responsible for over 150 control systems proposals per year.
  • Worked with account managers to provide technical support of proposal efforts.

B.W.N. Vortoil (now Cameron), Houston, TX                                    1987-1989

B.W.N. was a manufacturer of new technology (hydrocyclones) for oilfield produced water treatment.

Inside Sales Engineer

  • Responding to customer inquiries, generated proposals for sales and testing of produced water treatment equipment.
  • Automated company sales database.

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