Bennett Aerospace

Proposal Manager

Job Locations US-VA-Arlington | US-DC-Washington | US | US-MD-Aberdeen
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/4/2022 8:52 AM)
# of Openings
Contracts Management


Bennett Aerospace, Inc. is a Federal Contracting company and in accordance with Executive Order 14042, all employees of Bennett Aerospace, Inc. will adhere to all vaccination requirements put forth in the signed Executive Order 14042. Path Out of the Pandemic: COVID-19 Action  Plan and signed Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, which details federal contractor vaccination requirements and compliance with CDC guidelines.


About Us:

Bennett Aerospace, Inc. is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Established in 2008, we are a woman owned, veteran owned, certified 8(a) small business that provides scientific, engineering, and technical advisory services to our customers. Primarily focused on Federal Government clients in general, and the Department of Defense in particular, Bennett Aerospace provides expert guidance and advice on the full spectrum of R&D and its applications in engineering, science, medicine, and IT, as well as providing strategic programmatic support in order to meet customer goals and objectives.  Bennett Aerospace is a rapidly growing business focused on hiring and retaining the best people.

Job Description:


Bennett Aerospace, Inc. has an immediate opening for a Proposal Manager to support our Corporate Office located in Raleigh, NC. This position can be performed remotely. The Proposal Manager will play a critical role in the business development, capture, and proposal life-cycle process and will provide opportunities beyond managing individual proposals. The  Proposal Manager’s primary responsibility will consist of coordinating all phases (e.g., response outlines, draft development, color team coordination and recovery, editing, compliance, submission coordination) of the company’s proposal process in response to Request for Information (RFI), Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Requests for Quotes (RFQs), and unsolicited requirements. The ultimate goal of this highly dynamic and wide-authority position is to lead the proposal process and assist the business development/capture team in achieving rapid growth through successful submissions of high-quality proposal responses ultimately leading to wins.  The ability to meet deadlines, a commitment to teamwork, intelligent management of all roles (subject matter experts, strategic partners, writers, and corporate staff), and detailed follow-through will be the keys to success in this role.


Key duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead overall proposal process and manage the successful development of compliant, competitive, cogent, and compelling proposals through effective collaboration across teams that include internal staff, corporate partners, consultants, and supporting team members
  • Perform detailed analysis of RFI/RFQ/RFP requirements
  • Develop the proposal schedule, outline, compliance matrix, and Proposal Development Plan utilizing the Shipley Process 
  • Establish and maintain the SharePoint collaboration site and proposal repository
  • Prepare and lead efficient Proposal Kickoff meetings and daily status calls, ensuring activities adhere to the Proposal Development Plan
  • Determine author assignments, integrate win strategy, themes, and discriminators into proposal
  • Provide insight, leadership, and work guidance to authors on all proposal content
  • Conduct compliance checks and provide related process training and guidance to proposal teams
  • Facilitate all proposal reviews and lead debrief meetings, solidifying recovery plans with specific recommendations for content improvement and/or compliance.
  • Edit and coordinate technical proposal sections as they develop and maintain close liaison with technical/SME staff
  • Review and edit submissions from partners, ensuring their input meets specified requirements and expected level of quality
  • Direct production activities and ensure timely submission of all RFP deliverables
  • Conduct and document proposal lessons learned and implement actions to improve process efficiency


 Education, Knowledge and Experience:

  • A minimum of a 4-year degree from an accredited college or University is desired.
  • No less than 6+ years’ experience leading government proposals in the $50m-$100m level.
  • A working knowledge of government and military contracts, GWACs, IDIQs, GSA Schedules, and open market purchases with demonstrated track record of preparing and submitting winning proposals utilizing a Shipley based proposal process.
  • Working knowledge of the FAR is required
  • The skill to independently define, schedule, and manage the proposal preparation process, including the ability to understand and analyze the details of a highly complex Government RFP is an absolute must. Candidates will be required to demonstrate these skills during the interview process.
  • Demonstration of the necessary personality and leadership skills to engage and motivate a diverse group of , Project Managers, Subject Matter Experts, Teammates, Consultants and Subcontractors is required.
  • Exceptional facilitation and organization skills are required.  Strong time management skills and ability to manage overlapping projects.


Computer Equipment and Software Requirements:

  • HIGHLY proficient in Microsoft Office Tools Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook).
  • Expert MS Word skills.

 Language Skills:

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals;
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence; and
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written), including first-rate spelling and grammar skills in American English.


Travel Requirements:

  • Some travel may be required.


Security Requirements:

Clearance Level Required: Secret or ability to obtain a Secret clearance.

  •  Applicants selected will be subject to a Government background investigation and must meet eligibility and suitability requirements. 
  • Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain a US Government security clearance. 
  • Successful Pass of Bennett Aerospace Background Investigation, Drug Screening and Credit Check. 


  • Competitive market-based salary, commensurate with experience and education
  • Comprehensive benefits package available







We are an Equal Opportunity Employer/ Veteran/ Disabled


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