Proposal Support Engineer

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 12, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Institutional Research & Planning, Research Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement, Grants & Contracts
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

The Proposal Support Engineer will coordinate and support proposal development efforts at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics. This role will work closely with the Proposal Manager and the Proposal Capture Leads, Principal Investigators and Technical Teams to advance mission and instrument concepts for assessment by LASP leadership and submission in response to opportunities.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

LASP is a world-renowned space science research institute at the University of Colorado Boulder. CU receives more NASA funding than any public university in the country, due in large part to LASP programs. Professional engineers work closely with scientists and assembly technicians in designing and building space flight hardware while helping mentor students as entry-level engineers working on these programs. LASP is particularly proud of a work environment that supports employee creativity and productivity and offers opportunities for diverse experiences and a broad range of responsibilities.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
  • Coordinate and support technical proposal development efforts.
  • Work closely with Proposal Capture Leads, Principal Investigators, and Technical Teams in support of proposal development efforts.
  • Participate in the advancement of early proposal concepts to be assessed by lab leadership.
  • Track and report on progress of LASP proposal concept developments.
  • Guide concepts through the proposal lifecycle.
  • Coordinate and lead meetings to status and advance concepts through the LASP proposal development cycle.
  • Develop templates of common proposal technical sections.
  • Track and coordinate NDAs, TAs, Consulting Agreements, and other contract/subcontract commitments associated with proposal development.
  • Evaluate internal and external proposal compliance requirements to ensure proposal completeness.
  • Applicant must have strong team leadership skills, the ability to work independently, and good organization and project management skills.
What You Should Know
  • Due to U.S. Export Control Restrictions, only U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply.
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement . New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.
What We Can Offer

The salary range for this position is $78,500-$110,000. We offer a generous retirement plan that includes 200% matching for the first 5% contributed with immediate vesting. Relocation assistance is available per institute guidelines.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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What We Require
  • B.A./B.S. Degree in engineering or applied sciences.
  • Minimum 1 year experience in aerospace industry.
What You Will Need
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, with stress on articulating and writing effectively.
  • Ability to work across functional and other organizational boundaries.
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools including Project, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience and understanding of Aerospace environments and terminology (e.g. Class 8 (level 10,000) cleanroom environment with ESD sensitive hardware…).
  • Experience with configuration management.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to foster relationships and quickly build team cohesiveness.
What We Would Like You To Have
  • Capture and/or proposal experience developing detailed technical proposals.
  • Federal contracting acquisition and proposal processes knowledge.
  • Experience in project management and systems engineering.
  • Experience with mission, spacecraft, and/or instrument development.
  • Experience with environmental testing.
  • Experience providing cost and schedule inputs.
  • Experience on NASA programs.
  • Experience with large proposal efforts for government.
Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position (maximum 2 pages).

If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version as an optional attachment.

Reviewofapplicationswillstartimmediatelyandwillremainposteduntil the finalists have been identified.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs .

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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