Engineering Deputy for Commercial Programs

1 month ago
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Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,600 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit


Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now



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The Engineering Deputy for Commercial Programs primary responsibility is to ensure the Biomedical, Transport/Energy, and SEMBLER (small company/start up outreach) business units have the expertise, personnel, and infrastructure required to support their opportunity capture and project execution needs.  This role involves identifying and filling staffing needs, supporting customer engagement and proposal development, enabling access and scheduling of critical infrastructure and resources, and assisting the project leadership with planning, monitoring, and executing a diverse set of projects and initiatives.




The successful candidate for this position will have broad and deep knowledge and experience that spans the business, customer and engineering/technical needs of Commercial Programs.  In addition, to ensure successful program execution, the Engineering Deputy for Commercial Programs must

(1) have a deep understanding of the Engineering organization and related processes,

(2) exhibit technical excellence in Draper’s core competencies,

(3) have exceptional oral and written communication skills and

(4) have demonstrated successful leadership on relevant programs. 


From a business development perspective, the Engineering Deputy for Commercial Programs must understand the business unit’s customer perspectives, have a keen awareness of the competitive market and Draper’s differentiators, and have the ability to support the capture managers in developing a successful pursuit and win strategy that results in successful business capture.


The selected candidate will have a Master’s Degree or higher in a relevant technical field and a minimum of 15 years of relevant engineering experience. Past involvement working in a commercial environment would be a plus.


 Applicants selected for this position will be require the ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance.


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