Proposal ManagerSan Diego, California
Job Summary General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.
General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) designs and manufactures first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power generation systems. GA-EMS’ expanding portfolio of specialized products and integrated system solutions support critical fleet, space systems and satellites, missile defense, power and energy, and process and monitoring applications for defense, industrial, and commercial customers worldwide.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Proposal Manager to join our Proposal Management team within the EMS Business Development and Strategic Planning group located in Rancho Bernardo, CA.
This position is responsible for managing all activities related to the development, planning and scheduling of proposals for company products and/or services. Participates in and coordinates the writing, editing, final production, and delivery of the proposal. Implements policies and procedures to ensure business objectives are met. Manages the development of short and long-term objectives and recommends goals to management. Provides leadership and guidance in implementing new/revised objectives and maintains liaisons with other department managers. May accomplish objectives through professional staff. May be responsible for decisions that impact the department such as changes to the schedule.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Manage all activities related to the development, planning and scheduling of proposals.
- Serve as the primary interface with senior management, business development, engineering, production, finance and contracts for proposals.
- Compile cost, schedule and technical elements for the development of proposals in accordance with RFP specifications.
- Research and analyze historical data and cost models to support proposal efforts and insure proposals meet RFP requirements.
- Reviews program proposals submitted by staff, and other sources to determine proposal feasibility.
- Prepare and manage budget for all proposal efforts. Prepare and manage annual Bid & Proposal budget.
- Assign tasks, review work and provide direction to staff while ensuring business objectives are met within established timelines.
- Maintain the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
- Responsible for ensuring all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations are observed wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Responsible for ensuring work is accomplished in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
- Performs other duties as assigned or required.
- Typically requires a Bachelors degree in Business Administration or a related discipline and nine or more years of progressive professional experience in proposal development with at least three of those years in management. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.
- US Citizenship is required.
- Must demonstrate extensive knowledge in the development, coordination and application of proposal principles, concepts, regulations, and practices; comprehensive project leadership skills including organizing, planning, scheduling, and coordinating workloads to meet established deadlines or milestones; and in depth knowledge of defense industry processes and practices.
- Must be customer focused and possess: (1) the ability to exercise a high degree of independent judgment in resolving complex management and technical problems; (2) the ability to serve as spokesperson on various projects; (3) strong communication, leadership, presentation, and interpersonal skills to enable an effective interface with others; and (4) knowledge of computer applications and operations pertinent to the field.
- Must be able to work on a self-initiated basis and lead in a team environment, and able to work extended hours and travel as required.
- Ability to obtain and maintain DoD Security clearance is required.
“Working in Research and Development means every day is something new and exciting. It's always a challenge to test new materials to see if they behave as you expect. It's never boring.”– Steven, Research & Development Engineer
"I like knowing that the projects I work on contribute to the defense of our country."– Micah, Mechanical Engineer
“I work in the Components Engineering and Obsolescence Management Dept. Our efforts are saving General Atomics several millions of dollars by proactively leading and informing the company of all these decisions which significantly impact production, sustainment and new designs.”– John, Staff Engineer