Leidos is seeking a Proposal Coordinator in Pittsburgh, PA. This work supports the Strategic Partnerships group under Science & Technology Strategic Plans & Programs at the National Energy Technology Lab (NETL). NETL is part of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory system and supports the mission to advance the energy security of the United States. NETL implements a broad spectrum of energy and environmental R&D programs that will return benefits for generations to come.
The position is directly related to NETL's pursuit of reimbursable work and enables funding and research growth within the Research and Innovation Center. The position is responsible for assisting Strategic Partnerships in identifying and pursuing opportunities for expanding funding sources (e.g., non-FE DOE, other federal or government agencies, CRADA partners, private-sector organizations) across NETL, but especially the Research and Innovation Center.
This work includes pre-award development, including budget creation and proposal submissions. Collaboration with post-award team members will be required. Key tasks might include:
- Assisting in identifying and providing information on funding opportunities to NETL personnel (e.g., FOAs, RFPs, BAAs, DOE Lab Calls, SERDP and other Federal Agency solicitations, etc.)
- Directing and/or participating in all aspects of proposal preparation including creating templates and collecting boilerplate materials (e.g., facility/equipment descriptions, NETL overview, resumes), developing budgets, ensuring compliance with funding opportunity requirements, handling the receipt of deliverables from NETL and any teaming universities/organizations, creating graphics, reviewing and editing content, and assembling final documents
- Working with NETL researchers to develop comprehensive multi-organizational proposal budgets including completing complex budget forms required by the funding organizations and preparing Field Work Proposals
- Developing and maintaining proposal schedules with NETL researchers and external teaming partners including small and large businesses, universities, and other national laboratories
- Coordinating technical, quality, and management review teams to strengthen the proposal and ensure compliance with funding opportunity and applicable government rules and regulations
- Performing quality reviews of proposal packages to confirm requirements have been met, as well as ensure overall document consistency, quality and accuracy
- Submitting electronic and hard copy (if applicable) proposal packages by due date
- Collecting, tracking and analyzing submitted proposal data; preparing weekly, monthly and quarterly reports and developing custom reports for Strategic Partnerships upon request; developing reporting tools that assist NETL in managing reimbursable work efforts and pursuits
- Developing training seminars and other programs or materials to educate staff on the logistics and strategies of pursuing reimbursable work
- This position requires a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) or business and five years of professional proposal experience.
- Experience in coordinating the development of grants/proposals for sponsored research
- Experience working in a university, national laboratory, or federal research and development environment
- Experience in reviewing complex solicitations (e.g., FOAs, RFPs, RFIs, BAAs)
- Knowledge of project management principles and methodologies
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and SharePoint
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as this fast-paced position requires extensive interface with all levels of the federal client and potential collaborative partners
- Excellent organization and documentation skills; attention to detail; and an ability to troubleshoot, resolve administrative problems and respond to inquiries in an accurate and timely manner
- Experience in engineering or technical research and technology commercialization
- Financial experience developing budgets for government proposals, including in-depth knowledge of finance ethics and accounting practices
- Possess understanding of Bayh-Dole Act, copyright and patent licensing, intellectual property management, sponsored research, and technology commercialization.
- Demonstration of professional memberships in sponsored research or technology transfer organizations such as AUTM or others, and certifications such Certified Research Administrator, RTTP or CLP desired, but not required.
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External Referral Bonus:Ineligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:None
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
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