Peraton Corporation

  • Senior Proposal Manager (TS/SCI)

    Job Locations US-VA-Herndon
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/4/2018 12:24 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Clearance Status
    Security Clearance
    Top Secret/SCI
  • Overview

    Peraton is actively seeking a successful, cleared Senior Proposal Manager who is looking for an exciting new opportunity! This position requires an active TS/SCI security clearance and will be based out of our Herndon, VA office. 


    The Senior Proposal Manager will be responsible for all aspects of proposal development efforts he/she leads for Peraton. This will include directing and coordinating the activities of Proposal Volume Leaders and numerous technical authors and consultants to produce high-quality winning proposals. The Senior Proposal Manager will be responsible for working closely with the Capture Manager and/or Business Development Manager to develop and articulate technical and management solutions for proposals, whitepapers, presentations, and other business materials. This individual will be responsible for leading/mentoring less experienced proposal staff and proposal writers, as well as contribute to proposal development writing efforts, when required. The Senior Proposal Manager will also work with Business Area personnel, proposal coordinators, and consultants, as well as Teammates to create compelling documents.  In addition, the Proposal Manager will interface with a range of matrixed resources and temporary help to support business acquisition and proposal development efforts.


    • Manage all aspects of proposal development (proposal writing, editing, illustration, production efforts, etc.) from assignment and receipt of RFP, through delivery and receipt by the customer.
    • Identify and secure the resources necessary to develop the proposal.
    • Analyze solicitations (RFP, RFQ, RFI, etc.) in conjunction with other customer requirements and communications, and determine final document structure.
    • Prepare detailed proposal plans, schedule outline and compliance matrix for assigned pursuits. Strong organizational management skills and attention to detail are essential attributes. Must be able to do general editing of written material, writing new material or working with reuse material, proofreading and performing quality check of proposals under tight deadline constraints
    • Coordinate and lead major project meeting events, such as Kick-off Meetings, Strategy Meetings, Pink, Red, and Gold Color Team reviews, etc. 
    • Arrange for facilities, communicate with participants, and prepare necessary materials.
    • Lead effective storyboarding and development of strategic win themes and discriminators.
    • Develop targeted questions and interview technical and program management staff to extract critical information necessary to develop technical and managerial solutions.
    • Develop and manage to a proposal schedule.
    • Meet established deliverables and production deadlines (working with Proposal Coordinator if assigned).
    • Provide detailed guidance to proposal writers/contributors and subcontractors.
    • Manage writing assignments and receipt of all proposal materials with authors and teaming partners in accordance with the project timeline.
    • Support and ensure proposal center processes are followed, standard style guide is used, and documents are submitted in accordance with established guidelines.
    • Manage the collection and editing of proposal materials to ensure compliance.
    • Ensure proposals are compliant with all section L&M or similar instructions/requirements.
    • Communicate proposal-related requirements and status with senior management, as appropriate.
    • Monitor and remaining current on all amendments and modifications to the solicitation.
    • Candidate must have proven proposal leadership skills, with the ability to build a strong team, effectively resolve conflict, and vector appropriate resources to maximize proposal development.
    • Candidate must have experience in keeping a team focused and moving toward developing a compliant, compelling, competitive - winning document.
    • Candidate must have extensive experience in mentoring and coaching less experienced staff and (proposal inexperienced) senior operations staff who are writing proposals for the first time.   



    • Bachelors degree and 12-15+ years relevant professional experience in Proposal Manager or Solutions Developer role.
    • 12+ years of track record of winning proposal efforts valued at $50M or more.
    • 12+ years of a working knowledge of MS Office business applications.
    • Must have an active TS/SCI


    • TS/SCI with Polgraph
    • Management skills to direct and orchestrate large proposal team efforts.
    • Ability to conceptualize and write and/or edit compelling proposal narrative and oral presentation slides from scratch.
    • Ability to function effectively in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.
    • Must be able to work with little direction and handle multiple tasks.
    • Must be able to work a flexible schedule which may include evenings and weekends as required.

    About Peraton

    Peraton provides innovative, reliable solutions to the nation’s most sensitive and mission-critical programs and systems. Peraton has significant experience providing highly differentiated secure communications, space, and technology solutions to key customers, and has become a trusted partner on missions that are critical to the security priorities of the United States. Capabilities include complex software and technology services and solutions, as well as end-to-end mission operations abilities, including Software Systems Development, Cyber, Modeling & Simulation, Mission Operations, Signal Intelligence (SIGINT), and Quick Reaction Capabilities (QRC) / Research & Development. The company is headquartered in Herndon, VA, with approximately 3,500 employees across the U.S. and Canada. 

    EEO Statement

    We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.


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