Contract & Proposal Specialist

Date: Apr 4, 2024

Location: Barberton, OH, US

Company: BWX Technologies

At BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT), we are People Strong, Innovation Driven. Headquartered in Lynchburg, Virginia, BWXT is a Defense News Top 100 manufacturing and engineering innovator that provides safe and effective nuclear solutions for global security, clean energy, environmental restoration, nuclear medicine and space exploration. With more than 7,000 employees, BWXT has 14 major operating sites in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. We are the sole manufacturer of naval nuclear reactors for U.S. submarines and aircraft carriers. Our company supplies precision manufactured components, services and fuel for the commercial nuclear power industry across four continents. Our joint ventures provide environmental restoration and operations management at a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and NASA facilities. BWXT’s technology is driving advances in medical radioisotope production in North America and microreactors for various defense and space applications. For more information, visit Follow us on LinkedIn, X, Facebook and Instagram.


BWXT is currently seeking a Contract and Proposal Specialist for its Barberton, OH location!


 Job Description/Duties:

  • Responsible for all aspects of proposal preparation, from inquiry receipt until successful conclusion of negotiations, and submission for potential projects to ensure that bids are responsive, competitive, and complete.
  • Learn and maintain knowledge of Terms and Conditions and various Federal Regulations (FAR, DFAR, ACR).
  • Interact and coordinate with customers and internal functions: Engineering, Purchasing, Estimating, Project Management, Legal, etc. during bidding and contracting phases.
  • Lead BWXT negotiating team for new contracts.
  • Negotiate all aspects of contracts.
  • Review all purchase orders and purchase order agreements.
  • Maintain positive customer relations and marketing efforts directed toward maximizing quotation opportunities.
  • Review and interpret customer’s bid specification. Alert internal personnel to potential concerns.
  • Identify and evaluate associated risks with proposed projects and address these factors with management.
  • Learn all aspects of quote process.
  • Ensure complete and timely submission of responsive bids.
  • Lead BWXT team during Contract Closeout activities.


Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering (ABET accredited), business administration, or a related field.
  • No prior work experience required; however, two (2) years of related and comparable work experience is preferred.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen with no dual citizenship.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) clearance.


Additional Job Qualifications:

  • Strong time management, organization, and computer skills.
  • Self-motivated and able to work on multiple tasks with superior attention to detail.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to learn and retain knowledge of Government contract law, good business practices, accounting, scheduling, contracting techniques such as negotiation and analytical skills, and technical competence.
  • Ability to analyze estimates of costs for prospective work, and determine the mark up and price strategy necessary to achieve and sustain profit goals.
  • Ability to learn all aspects of the business.
  • Knowledge of the company’s product, including similar operations, and business practices is beneficial.
  • Prior experience with Estimating (ProPricer) software is preferred.

The base salary range for this position in Ohio at the start of employment is expected to be between $53,000 and $86,000 per year. However, the base salary offered is based on local job market factors, and may vary further depending on factors specific to the selected job candidate, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to these considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, such as an annual cash incentive in addition to a full range of medical, retirement, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided at such time the selected job candidate receives an offer of employment. If hired, the selected job candidate will be employed 'at-will,’ unless employed at a location and in a position subject to a collective bargaining agreement.  The company further reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment, compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and other market factors.


As a federal government contractor, BWX Technologies, Inc. and any subsidiaries, affiliates and related entities (“BWXT” or the “Company”) complies with all federal, state, and local laws and customer requirements regarding health and safety protocols.  As such, all BWXT new hires will be required to adhere to applicable Company health and safety requirements within the workplace as a condition of employment.


Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. Position requires U.S. citizenship with (no dual citizenship) ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance which involves an extensive criminal and financial background investigation, drug test and previous employment reference verifications.


BWXT supports diversity and is committed to the concept of Equal Employment Opportunity. We have established procedures to ensure that all personnel actions such as recruitment, compensation, career development, benefits, company-sponsored training and social recreational programs are administered without regard to race, color religion, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or veteran status.


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