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Sales Engineer

Company: Actalent
Location: Manassas
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Description:Job Summary Career opportunities are available for experienced candidates looking for a position to lead Engineering Hardware cost estimating efforts. This person will provide knowledge and expertise in applying principles, theories and methods of cost estimation and analysis in support of Government solicitations for both R&D and Production efforts. This position works closely with the engineering, financial, manufacturing and supply chain teams.Duties and Responsibilities--- Support the proposal life cycle from receipt of solicitation and bid/no bid process through proposal submission and negotiation.--- Review solicitation documents and understand scope of work to bid.o Read and interpret solicitations to identify critical items required for compliant responses and create proposal outlines, schedules, and compliance matrices.o Provide recommended updates to bid requests and statement of work objectives in order to clarify requirements necessary for accurate and efficient proposal work.--- Responsible for developing the Work Breakdown Structure and ensuring all labor and material estimation is at a level that is compliant with the solicitation requirements.--- Responsible for developing costs for Bills of Material (BOM).--- Responsible for working with the design and manufacturing engineering teams in the development of labor basis of estimates.--- Create cost models as needed for cost estimating elements.--- Plan, maintain and execute schedules for all associated proposal activities in order to meet proposal submission deadlines.o Participate in strategy sessions and color team proposal reviews.--- Support proposal volume production efforts (formatting, marking, etc).--- Maintains proposal documentation, templates and libraries.o Maintains and creates, as needed, proposal templates in accordance with company standards.o Maintains proposal libraries, including proposal archive, past performance, and boilerplate materials.o Promote process innovation and improvement across the entire scope of engineering proposal work including; MRP data dumps, quote initiations, cost capturing, BOE write-ups, and sanitizing proposal backup.Skills:Project budgets, Program management, Hardware, engineering, government contract, government procurement, bill of material, electrical design, bom, hardware engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, material proposal, negotiation, dod, customer relations, proposal lifecyleAdditional Skills & Qualifications:Knowledge, Skills and Abilities--- Strong communication skills.--- Strong, self-motivated team member who can thrive in a multi-tasking environment.--- Ability to work in a high stress environment with tight schedules.--- Ability to manage and lead various proposal teams.--- Knowledge of TINA and FAR/DFARS proposal requirements.--- Strong and advanced Microsoft Excel and Word skills; additional Microsoft product skills is a plus.--- Experience with Engineering MRP tools, specifically Manex, is a plus.--- Knowledge and or hands-on experience with hardware and electronics, including mechanical, cabling, and electronic fabrication is a plus.Education and Experience--- A Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering or related technical field (or equivalent experience).--- An advanced certificate in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.--- A minimum of 5 years of dedicated equivalent DOD proposal experience.--- Proposal cost estimating experience in a production environment.Applicant must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance. About Actalent: Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We're supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions. The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Actalent, Alexandria , Sales Engineer, Sales , Manassas, Virginia

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