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DATE ADDED: Thu 27/09/2018

Proposal Engineer

Los Angeles, USA


Job Description

Technical Proposal Engineer I - Defense/Aerospace Industry



  • Founded in 1985 our client has developed a unique business model of achieving both research and technology advancements, and transitioning them into commercial and defense products.
  • HQ’d in Torrance, CA with 5 buildings that occupy over 100,000 square feet; housing some of the most highly advanced and unique research laboratories, as well as engineering, prototyping, development, testing, and production facilities.
  • Delivered $300+ million in products to clients in various defense and commercial industries.
  • Employs around 300 people, including many PhD level scientists and engineers.
  • Highly innovative, small business, women-owned company.



  • Employer contributed comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage at competitive rates and lower premiums.
  • Employer contributed 401k savings plan
  • Complimentary Life Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 1 week of vacation time upon hire, 15 days paid vacation, 10 paid holidays
  • Company sponsored lunch and learns, team building activities, and onsite yoga classes
  • Excellent work/life balance



Working within the Cognitive Division will provide technical writing support for multiple, concurrent proposals to defense, intelligence, civilian, and law enforcement agencies of the U.S. Government. This individual will support the proposal development life-cycle process for small business innovation research (SBIR/NON-SBIR), strategic and tactical, prime and subcontracted, Federal Government opportunities in response to solicited (BAA, RFP, RFI, RFQ, Sources Sought, White Paper), and unsolicited opportunities.



  • Marry a technical mindset and a command of the English language to convert technical data/material into a succinct narrative.
  • Interpret RFP/solicitation requirements and develop proposal outlines, project summaries, management plans/approaches, and responses to sources sought, RFIs and other proposal narratives.
  • Organize material and write proposal inputs to meet RFP requirements and specifications regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style and terminology.
  • Actively participate in proposal preparation activities including: technical writing/editing
  • Support company initiatives such as EVMS, CMMI, with participation and writing of technical documentation.



  • Torrance, CA is ranked in the Top 25 of “Best Suburban Cities to live in Los Angeles County” (based on factors including: crime/safety, housing, diversity, nightlife/recreation, school system, and the ability to raise a family)
  • Located near the Los Angeles County and Orange County border opens up an endless possibility of fun recreational activities without the hassle of a tourist community.



  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university in Electrical Engineering, Physics or another related engineering field
  • 3+ years relevant experience with Federal and/or DOD (preferred) proposal development
  • Demonstrated expertise with technical writing for defense and aerospace industry
  • Familiarity with federal research programs
  • Advanced proficiency using computers and a demonstrated expertise with word processing software, PDF files, and web-based applications
  • Ability to obtain a DOD Secret Clearance (i.e. U.S. Citizen/Person, Clean Background, etc.)

Role: Proposal Engineer
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Location: Los Angeles,

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