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Engineering Proposal Lead
Positions: 1
Posted: 03/15/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Location: US-VA-Manassas
Category: Engineering
Salary: Commensurate With Experience
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Job Description

Career opportunities are available for experienced candidates looking for a senior-level position to lead proposal 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.
    • Read and interpret solicitations to identify critical items required for compliant responses and create proposal outlines, schedules, and compliance matrices.
    • 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.
    • Participate in strategy sessions and color team proposal reviews.
  • Support proposal volume production efforts (formatting, marking, etc).
  • Maintains proposal documentation, templates and libraries.
    • Maintains and creates, as needed, proposal templates in accordance with company standards.
    • Maintains proposal libraries, including proposal archive, past performance, and boilerplate materials.
    • 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.



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.



  • 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 estimating experience in a production environment


This position requires the applicant to obtain and maintain a DoD Clearance.


To learn more about the Benefits offered by Progeny Systems, including a minimum $1,000 sign-on bonus for all new hires, please visit our website at

About Progeny Systems

Progeny Systems is a privately held, high-tech small business that provides premium systems, services, and products for the Department of Defense, government agencies and commercial clients. We are a technology leader in numerous areas including: technology insertion; acoustic sensors; signal processing; combat systems; torpedoes; cyber security; biometrics; knowledge management; undersea vehicles; open architecture; electromagnetic maneuver warfare; electronics packaging; and image/video processing/analysis.

As a small business, Progeny Systems is a participant in the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Progeny Systems has a proven track record of transitioning numerous SBIR contract awards into full-scale production, and has also successfully competed with large defense corporations.  Progeny System's ability to leverage flexibility, rapid turnaround, customer responsiveness, and encourage an environment for experimental research has been critical to our success in developing, producing and supporting numerous mission critical national defense systems.

Progeny has provided highly complex products/programs to the United States Government in collaboration with the following agencies, among others:

-       United States Navy

-       United States Air Force

-       United States Army         

-       Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

-       National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)

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