General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Senior Proposal Manager in San Diego, California

Job ID# 13680BR

Company General Atomics

Title Senior Proposal Manager

Job Category Business Development

Program/Project Management

City San Diego

State California

Regular/Temp Regular Employee

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Salary

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.

GA's Electromagnetic systems (EMS) group focuses on the military and commercial application of advanced electromagnetic technologies, including power generation and distribution, magnetic levitation, and systems design and engineering. The EMS Group supports government customers, which include the department of Defense, Department of Energy and the Department of Transportation.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Proposal Manager to join our EMS Business Development and Strategic Planning group.


  • Responsible for development of proposal including budget, content and quality of the product.

  • Represents the organization as the primary proposal contact.

  • Assist with development of proposal plan(s) and manage resources to ensure project schedule, budget, quality and specification goals are attained.

  • Manage and monitor project schedule, timelines, and milestones from initiation to delivery to meet RFP requirements.

  • Coordinate departmental and/or cross-functional teams to assign and prioritize tasks focused on delivering new or upgrading existing products and/or services.

  • Assign and monitor work of proposal team, providing technical support and direction when necessary.

  • Participates in cost and contractual input; identifies issues and recommends solutions to unusually complex technical issues.

  • Develops pre-proposal and proposal related submissions, RFI – Requests for information, as well as recommending the layout of the proposal.

  • Administer and execute policies, processes, and procedures that impact the assigned project.

  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and may present results to management team and/or management.

  • Collaborate across management and project team to expand services and potential business opportunities.

  • Ensure compliance with environmental and other regulations.

  • Identify and assess project issues and develop recommendations for solutions to meet productivity, quality and customer satisfaction goals and objectives.

  • Act as a lead providing direction and guidance to employees working on assigned project.

  • Documents findings, communicates results to proposal or management staff and makes technical presentations as required.

  • Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Job Qualifications

  • Typically requires a Bachelors degree in Business Administration or a related discipline and eleven or more years of progressive professional experience in proposal development with at least five of those years in management. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.

  • Must possess proven experience developing proposals to include formulating budgets, content, quality, project schedules, etc.

  • Strongly prefer experience in manufacturing, engineering or DoD environments

  • Must have a thorough understanding of project management processes and procedures, planning and scheduling methods, and budget management as well as the ability to organize, schedule, and coordinate workloads to meet established milestones and budgets.

  • Must possess: (1) the ability to initiate, plan and manage projects; (2) the ability to identify issues, analyze and interpret data and develop solutions to a wide range of complex issues; (3) strong communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills; and, (4) the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Must be able to work extended hours and travel as required.

Travel Percentage Required 0% - 25%

Clearance Required? No

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.