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Senior Proposal Engineer

Rochester Hills, Michigan · Architecture/Engineering
SUMMARY
The Senior Proposal Engineer must have a thorough background in project execution thus ensuring the offer developed for the customer is technically robust while meeting the identified requirements and deliverables.  To achieve this, the Senior Proposal Engineer is expected to have a strong background in tooling applications, automation, transfer technology and the associated supply chain that can be utilized in the development of the final solution.
 
The Senior Proposal Engineer is responsible for taking a concept associated with a customer’s request for information / request for quotation and making it a working, technical solution.  The development of the established solution will include all aspects of the offer to the customer, comprised of the assembly process, tooling methodologies, automated solutions and the CAD models of the system.  The Senior Proposal Engineer is expected to coordinate all activities of the offer with both the internal resources and the associated partners/supply chain.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
 
Interact with the Integrated Proposal Team (IPT) Specialist to understand the customers project scope, budget and direction, as well as understanding the IPT’s vision and plan for the project in order to formulate an effective, economical and robust solution.
 
Write up a comprehensive and thorough proposal document.
 
Line up estimating and ensure that estimating understands the complete project content (tooling, mechanical, automation, software, personnel, commissioning, FAT, SAT, etc.).
 
Develop a comprehensive working concept integrating manufacturing process and sequence, applicable tooling, automation concept and integration.
 
Work with supplier partners to leverage resources and competencies.
 
Clearly define project execution plan and equipment content.
 
Develop, mentor and train Proposal Engineers within the group.
 
Perform cycle / takt time analysis.
 
Coordinate with simulation group for studies when applicable.
 
Request quotations for purchased items from supplier partners and internal sources (tooling, mechanical, software, etc.)
 
Lineup, direct and supervise Proposal Engineers.
 
Interact with customer technical personnel and SME’s through the proposal process (reviews, questions/clarifications from customer and proposal team, final presentation, etc.).
 
Understand and follow safety & environmental regulations and identifies safety/environmental concerns.
 
Adhere to the Quality System and participate in continuous improvement.
 
Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of this job.
 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from a four-year college or university; or fifteen years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience as specified below:
 
Strong history in project management or project engineering roles
Working knowledge of the automation utilized within the aerospace industry
Comprehensive tooling design and manufacturing experience
 
LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
 
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
 
REASONING ABILITY
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
 
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet
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