Sr. Spec., Systems Engineer

Rochester, New York, United States

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  • Full Time
  • 1
  • Sometimes
  • 5-7 years
  • US Citizen

Job Description

The Systems Engineer - Proposal Management is responsible for working closely with the Business Development Manager to develop and articulate technical solutions for proposals, whitepapers, presentations, and other business materials.

Responsibilities include:
• Manage all aspects of rapid response proposal development (proposal writing, editing, illustration, production efforts, etc.) from assignment and receipt of RFP, through delivery and receipt by the customer
• Analyze solicitations (RFP, RFQ, RFI, Task Order etc.) in conjunction with other customer requirements and communications, and determine final document structure
• Identify and secure the resources necessary to develop the proposal
• Work with subject matter experts to develop a technical solution
• Prepare detailed proposal plans, schedule, outline and compliance matrix for assigned pursuits
• Coordinate and lead major project meeting events: Kick-off Meetings, Price Strategy Meetings, Technical reviews 
• Manage cost estimation efforts; assist with estimate development
• Lead effective storyboarding and development of strategic win themes and discriminators as appropriate
• Develop and manage proposal schedule
• Meet established deliverables and production deadlines; support final proposal production activities as needed
• Provide detailed guidance to proposal writers/contributors and subcontractors
• Manage writing assignments and receipt of all proposal materials with authors and teaming partners 
• Support and ensure proposal center and Business Processes are followed, standard style guide is used, and documents are submitted in accordance with established guidelines
• Ensure proposals or task order response is in compliance with vehicle contractual requirements, section L&M or similar instructions/requirements
• Communicate proposal-related requirements and status with proposal team and senior management, as appropriate
• Arrange for facilities, communicate with participants, and prepare necessary materials
• Monitor and assist on all amendments and modifications to the solicitation 
• Additional responsibilities: assist in metric and dashboard tracking for the proposal funnel, helping opt prepare monthly reports to leadership as requested

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Systems, Electrical, Software, or Mechanical Engineering or similar discipline
• 5+ years’ experience in systems, digital, software, electrical, mechanical, or similar engineering field 
• 1+ years in Business Development or equivalent
• 5+ years of relevant Project Management, Project Engineering, or Project Lead experience
• 2+ years working on proposal efforts valued at $5M or more
• 5+ years of working knowledge of MS Office business applications

Preferred Skills:

• Management skills to direct and orchestrate medium-sized proposal team efforts
• 2-5 years relevant professional experience in ShipleyTM-style Proposal Management or similar
• Experience working on development programs in a department of defense contracting environment
• Experience as a customer proposal evaluator a plus
• Strong communication skills; experience writing and presenting technical information to customer and leadership audiences
• Possess excellent interpersonal skills; has the ability to deal effectively with people at all levels
• Ability to function effectively in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment

 

Please be aware that many of our positions require a security clearance, or the ability to obtain one. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

 

IMPORTANT: All resumes must be submitted with a brief candidate summary that outlines the key qualifications required for this position as per the job description. Please showcase all skills and experience relevant to each requirement for THIS particular job. This write-up will be shared with the client along with the resume. Candidates without a proper write-up will not be forwarded to the client.

 

Questions from the employer

  • Do you have a Bachelor’s degree in Systems, Electrical, Software, or Mechanical Engineering or similar discipline?
  • Do you have 5+ years’ experience in systems, digital, software, electrical, mechanical, or similar engineering field?
  • Do you have 1+ years in Business Development or equivalent?
  • Do you have 5+ years of relevant Project Management, Project Engineering, or Project Lead experience?
  • Do you have 2+ years working on proposal efforts valued at $5M or more?
  • Do you have 5+ years of working knowledge of MS Office business applications?
  • IMPORTANT: Introductory Note - We require each candidate to have a brief summary submitted with the resume that will improve the chances of the hiring manager reviewing your resume and moving you forward in the hiring process. This is an opportunity for you to shine! Make it brief, concise and relevant to the requirements listed above. You have free text box on the line below to type and submit your Introductory Note.
  • Have you included a short, detail summary that outlines the key qualifications required for this position as per the job description in the Introductory Note field?

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