Proposals & Estimating Engineer Sr
6 days left
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Applies extensive knowledge of principles, theories, concepts and industry practices to support the compilation and acquisition strategy of proposals, tenders and bids related to aerospace activities. Provides technical and commercial expertise in preparation and submission of robust proposals, serving as facilitator from start to finish of developing project proposals. Efforts include structural, thermal, reliability, FMEAs, design review packages, verification matrices, test plans and procedures, materials and processes lists, assembly processes, tooling methodologies, automation solutions and others as required to develop most effective design for both performance and manufacturability.
Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities
• Responsible for review/preparation of detailed costs estimates; develop clear understanding of work scope with respect to project • Review technical proposal requirements per the related contract specifications, drawings, etc. to ensure its completeness. • Ensure commercial submissions to proposals are fully compliant with all necessary details; ensure estimates are generated methodically and in sufficient detail in accordance with good estimating practice. • Work closely with Business Development Account Managers through the proposal/estimating process • Support Tollgate and pricing development meetings. • Researches cost structure (including materials and manufacturing methods) used with advanced technology components; understands elements of piece cost and investment for various manufacturing processes • Acts as subject matter expertise to support engineering and purchasing; analyze supplier quotes and reach agreement on appropriate piece cost and tooling cost using costing methods; evaluate costs of equivalent supplier products for best value; utilize available resources to cost man-hours and materials, including historical data, materials data and vendor quotes. • Work with Supply Chain to ensure bids and costs for purchased items are completed in a timely manner; work with Operations to prepare labor requirements providing man-hours and equipment requirements for each activity and also ensure correctness to capture anticipated durations and manning. • Liaise with IPT functional partners assisting in the compilation of the technical proposal, including Operations, Engineering, Program Management, Quality, Supply Chain, Sales, Legal, and Finance to ensure the Technical Proposal are prepared on schedule and in compliance with the proposal requirements. • Assist in the identification, evaluation and ranking of risks as well as developing a strategy to manage and mitigate these risks; develop basis for appropriate contingency allowance for inclusion in the cost estimates. • Ensures the Estimate Basis is “Current Costs” and escalation is properly covered. • Carry out peer review of estimates compiled by others, checking for completeness, pricing accuracy and adequate manning and resource requirements, as required. • Organize budget handover meetings to Project Managers. • Maintain detailed and organized records of bid documents, correspondence, and other project specific information. • Perform various simple to complex “should cost” analysis to help manage product cost including preparation of Bottoms-up, Rough Order of Magnitude (RoM) and Parametric cost estimates resulting in cost targets and cost management rationale for Supply Chain / Procurement • Assist in maintaining Lessons Learned database from existing projects. • Support continuous improvement of estimating techniques
Ancillary Functions & Responsibilities
Performs other duties as required. These duties may include assignments in job classifications and departments other than the primary assignment.
Minimum 4 Year Bachelors degree from an ABET-accredited institution Minimum Green Belt or Black Belt certification Preferred Master of Science from ABET-accredited institution Preferred MBA in Finance, Economics or Marketing A combination of education, experience and training may be substituted for the degree requirement.
Minimum 7 or more years proposal, estimation or related experience Minimum 5 or more years aerospace industry, SAP ERP system and CATIA experience
Skills & Competencies
• Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal and presentation skills to communicate effectively using electronic media and in written and verbal forms; ability to distill complex messaging into a concise, clear message. • Make telephone and direct personal contact with internal and external personnel and experience makes formal presentations to small or large groups. • Sound working knowledge of computer systems and applications and competent in the use of standard software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and standard office equipment. • Strong organizational and project management capabilities; very strong ability to collaborate and influence across multi-functional teams • Highly detailed oriented and sound, logical thought processes; strong aptitude with statistical and problem-solving tools. • Knowledge of aerospace component systems design, processes, and production method; familiarity with manufacturing processes and methods used with aerospace composite and metallic components. • Ability to work with mathematical and engineering concepts such as probability and statistical inference, spatial references, stress analysis, and thermodynamics; ability to analyze, interpret and apply advanced technical data and concepts to practical situations. • Strong financial analysis skills; understanding financial impact of changes to design specification, manufacturing process, and supply chain costs. • Candidates must have US Citizenship or work authorization to work in the United States; ability to obtain/maintain security clearance, if required
• This position may provide administrative and technical leadership over other Stakeholders in the department • Work under general direction • Sound judgment, completeness and accuracy are expected • Exercises latitude in determining activities and approaches within moderate to wide parameters
Must be able to work in excess of eight (8)hours per day and five (5) days per week, if required. Additionally, those who work at NORDAM Repair Division must be able to ascend and descend stairs. Walk - Frequent; Use hands to handle or feel or manipulate - Frequent; Reach with hands and arms - Frequent; Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl - Occasional; Talk and Hear - Frequent; Use close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust - Constant; Travel between facilities (drive) - Occasional; Stand - Occasional; Climb stairs - Occasional
Weight 25lbs - Occasional
While performing the duties of this job, the Stakeholder is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The NORDAM Group LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.