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Proposal Engineer

Company: AIT
Location: Bothell
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Proposal Engineer
Bothell, WA, USA
Req #349
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
AIT is the world's largest provider of automation, factory integration and tooling solutions dedicated to the global aerospace, defense, and space launch vehicle industries.
The P roposal Engineer is responsible for the development and management of technical and commercial proposals. The specific tasks may include design concepting, process engineering, technical writing, and establishing budgets, terms and conditions review and pricing.
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Preparing proposals for bids on new projects, including reviewing existing plans and researching potential challenges that could arise

  • Reviewing customer specifications and requirements for bid / no bid input recommendations

  • Communicating with customers to gather complete information to support proposal development

  • Support and participate in external and internal meetings and technical reviews

  • Developing proposal estimates for aerospace tooling and automated assembly systems (individual or grouped projects) with pricing aligned to current market conditions and competitive situation

  • Work with internal engineers and designers to develop and quote cost estimates based on customer specifications

  • Ability to multitask between multiple projects, meetings, and daily priorities within the group

  • Perform tasks as needed such as concepting proposal responses that satisfy customer purchasing specifications to ensure that requirements are met

  • Communicate with stakeholders (customer, management, team, resources, supplier) such that there is solid alignment and coordination

  • Be accountable for the on-time submission of all deliverables

  • Develop value-added technical propositions and proposal writing

  • Work cohesively with internal project team on any commercial needs or support once a project is kicked-off

  • Perform other duties as assigned

    Education and Work Experience:

    • Bachelor's degree in engineering or a related technical field or related experience, preferred

    • Technical knowledge of manufacturing/automation systems for aerospace

    • Two to Five years of design or process engineering experience or equivalent

      Work Authorization/Security Clearance Requirements:

      • This position may require a government security clearance; you must be a US Citizen for consideration.

        Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
        List of needed knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully accomplish the duties and responsibilities of the job .

        • Creates and maintains complex files and written documents

        • A strong understanding and relevant experience in aircraft assembly and tool fabrication

        • Knowledge of ITAR regulations and previous experience in government and/or military flight operations exposure would be considered an asset

        • You are eligible to view and handle ITAR material

        • Works in a high energy, high volume, rapidly changing environment

        • Can multitask and manage multiple large to small projects in a cross functional environment

        • Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work and achieves results

        • Displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner

        • Is reliable, responsible, and dependable in fulfilling obligations and diligently follows through on commitments and consistently meets deadlines

        • Able to tackle complicated issues by evaluating information gathered and organized to arrive at an outcome

        • Able to properly structure, organized, and grammatically correct reports and documents

        • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems

        • Gives full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times

        • Familiar with a variety of fabrication concepts, practices, and procedures

        • Has strong communication skills to ensure clear consistent and timely information sharing within the team and across functional areas

        • Basic knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerances

        • Analytical and problems solving skills

        • Able to work independently and as part of a team

        • Able to learn, comprehend and explain product functionality and value proposition

        • You must have proficiency in MS Office to generate and give presentations to various levels in the company and or customer

          Work Conditions:
          Environment Type:

          • Indoors, Office environment. Temperate controlled

            Exposure Types:

            • No adverse environmental conditions expected

              Work Hours :

              • Standard work schedule, overtime may be necessary for meeting deadlines, required travel, and emergent conditions

                Travel Requirements:

                • This position can involve travel up to 20% of the time

                  Physical Demands:
                  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this job.

                  • Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling

                  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer

                  • Repeating motions that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers

                    AIT Safety - AIT enforces a safety culture whereby all employees have the responsibility for continuously developing and maintaining a safe work environment. As appropriate, each employee is responsible for completing all training requirements. All employees that work in or enter the production environment are required to wear personal protective equipment.
                    AIT Quality - It is our policy to provide quality products and services that meet customer expectations and delivery requirements. Accordingly, each employee must conform to the AIT Quality Policy and carry out job activities in compliance with applicable AIT Quality System documents and customer contracts. Each employee must read and understand his/her Quality Management and Customer Satisfaction responsibilities.
                    AIT Procedure Compliance - Each employee must read, understand, and implement the general and specific operational, safety, quality, and environmental requirements of all plans, procedures, and policies pertaining to his/her job.
                    Security Clearance Statement - This position may require a government security clearance; you must be a US Citizen for consideration.
                    ITAR Requirements - To conform to U.S. Government commercial space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), 8 U.S.C. - 1324b(a)(3), applicants for employment at AIT must be a U.S. citizen or national, lawfully admitted for permanent residence into the U.S. (i.e. current green card holder), or lawfully admitted as a refugee or granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. - 1157-1158.
                    Equal Employment Opportunity - AIT is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a highly qualified, diverse, and dedicated work force. AIT hires and promotes people based on their qualifications, performance, and abilities. We support the establishment and maintenance of a workplace that nurtures trust, equality, and teamwork, in which all employees recognize and appreciate the diversity of individual team members. We provide all qualified applicants for employment and employees with equal opportunities for hire, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local law.
                    Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation - Applicants wishing to view a copy of AIT' s Affirmative Action Plans, or applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application and/or interview process, please contact us at .
                    AIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.EEO is the Law ( - E-Verify (
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                      • Bothell, WA, USA

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