Montana State University Senior Solutions Engineer, MilTech in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 18288

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Todd Daniels 406-994-6055

Classification Title Facilities Professional

Working Title Senior Solutions Engineer, MilTech

Brief Position Overview

The Senior Solutions Engineer will work with DoD clients to develop and execute project plans to meet clients’ expectations, build a network of resource providers and subject matter experts (SMEs), develop budgets and transition innovative technology to DoD clients.

Position Number 4C2573

Department MilTech

Division Office of Research and Economic Development

Appointment Type Professional

Contract Term Fiscal Year


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FLSA Exempt

Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications.

Contract Type LOA

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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

MilTech is a DoD Partnership Intermediary with the mission to accelerate the transition of new technology to the U.S. warfighter. See for further information.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Senior Solutions Engineer will work directly with MilTech staff and DoD clients to develop and execute on project plans to meet client’s expectations. Activities may include:

  • Working directly with DoD Program Offices to develop problem statements and deliverables that meet the needs for technology transition

  • Developing a supporting statements of work (SOW), statements of objectives (SOO), project estimates and proposed budgets to help guide the client with appropriate contracting

  • Prioritizing and managing multiple projects including reporting and communications

  • Identifying, vetting and aligning internal and external resources to provide solutions to customer problems that meet or exceed expectations including budget and timeline

  • Management and development of assigned staff

  • Developing relationships with DoD Program Offices and customers in an effort to increase MilTech project work

  • Identifying and developing new systems and processes within MilTech based on efficiency or client needs

  • Developing and delivering solutions that include manufacturing / industrial engineering applications, technology and supplier scouting activities, technical research, engineering costing analysis, and general manufacturing assistance to advance technology transition

  • Following State of Montana and Federal guidelines for the procurement of goods and services in support of project execution.

  • Writing and reviewing of reports and presentations including project impact assessments

  • Travel to meet with DOD customers, and industry partners as required for the success of the project. This could be but is not limited to: delivering final presentations, vetting industry capabilities, and to attend face to face meetings as needed.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Demonstrated significant and progressive experience working within a variety of technology development, design, and manufacturing processes

  • Demonstrated experience using business and manufacturing improvement tools and techniques

  • Demonstrated project management skills including:

  • Project management techniques and software application

  • Identification and management of resources

  • Presentation of project status and final results

  • A degree in Engineering or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Applied knowledge of financial modeling and analysis tools

  • Advanced degree in Engineering, Business, or Finance

  • Knowledge / experience with Department of Defense programs or military background

The Successful Candidate Will

  • Represent MilTech in a professional manner when interacting with clients, internal and external personnel.

  • Effectively collaborate with MilTech, MSU, DoD, government, civilian, internal and external personnel in order to accomplish multiple operational goals.

  • Possess the ability to identify manufacturing, business and engineering problems and then formulate multiple solutions for solving them.

  • Be a self-starter who can work independently to identify, plan, organize, manage and execute projects.

  • Possess evidence of good judgment, flexibility and innovation to respond to the needs of a wide variety of clients.

  • Possess the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing including public presentations.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

Position is located in Bozeman, Montana, and is contingent upon continuation of grant funding.

A remote location may be agreed on depending on experience, facility (such as office location), location suitability to meet mission requirements, and other factors.

This position requires the ability to secure a Secret Level DoD Security Clearance.

This position requires ability to travel when necessary to interact with DoD customers, including travel throughout the Continental United States as well as Alaska, Hawaii, U.S territories and possessions, and possibly other worldwide locations.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties? No

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date Upon completion of a successful search.

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on May 18, 2018; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran’s status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: .