Position: Proposal Estimating Engineer | Dynamic Test Systems

Plymouth, MI


Proposal Estimating Engineer |Custom Aerospace Test Systems 

Our Dynamic Test Systems group is known globally, as a leader in the aerospace and helicopter testing industry.  With additional exciting projects and new customers, we are expanding our team.

In this role, you will be a crucial link with our customers, sales, and engineering as you provide a ‘best approach’ for technical proposals and costing supporting our highly engineered, custom test machinery and capital equipment. 

What you will do:  You will work on various projects such as helicopter powertrain test stands, dynamic component test systems, custom gearboxes, helicopter blade balance stands-whirl towers, dynamic testing software integration, and other custom test solutions. 

You will identify and gather all necessary customer data and specs to architect complex custom machines and test systems at a very high level. Create a proposal document that describes our custom test solution and provides a cost estimate which is efficient and competitive in today’s marketplace.

You will be responsible to kick-off and handoff the project to a dedicated project team.  This role provides direction and technical oversight to the project team based on the technical and financial details from the cost estimate and proposal.  Extensive knowledge of design and manufacturing process for capital test equipment and/or powertrain systems is desired.  Relocation assistance provided.

What we are looking for:

  • Technical degree, ME/EE preferred
  • Several years of experience with technical proposal writing and cost estimating in a manufacturing, automation, or custom capital equipment environment and across multiple industries
  • Technical aptitude and ability to create and describe complex systems and machines at a concept level
  • Excellent technical writing skills as well as overall written and verbal communication skills   
  • Ability to work independently and in a team, set priorities, and manage time
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally approximately 20%
  • Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident and/or otherwise comply with ITAR requirements to be considered for this position


What I like most about working at RedViking are the problem solving solutions we develop for our customers. It goes beyond selling a product. It’s forming a collaborative partnership with our customers that enables them to be successful and keeps them coming back to RedViking with new challenges for us to help them solve. Jeff DeClue - Sales Manager of Dynamic Test Systems
First of all, it’s the people. Some of the smartest engineers I have ever worked with are here. But more than that, we all are trying to do our best and be better every day. Everyone is working to improve themselves and the company and that creates a synergy of improvement that you just don't see most places.

Second, I truly feel empowered and supported by management. They are always striving to create an environment where the staff can learn and grow. They are always looking to do what they can to make this a welcoming, friendly, inclusive, supportive environment for professional and personal growth.

And last but not least, it’s the work! I love being a part of creating the next generation of machinery. From AGVs to robots we do some very cool stuff and that makes coming to work fun. One day you’re assembling aircraft engines and the next day you’re working on an AGV that carries a garbage truck. If you think that’s cool, then you understand why I love being a Viking!!
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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value diversity. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit and business need. Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a drug screen and background check.
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