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Proposal Manager

Sierra Space

Sierra Space

Sales & Business Development
Multiple locations
Posted on Monday, June 24, 2024

Sierra Space Careers: Dare to Dream

We honor those that are not afraid to dream big dreams, those that tenaciously chase their dreams even when others say it cannot be done, those that achieve big dreams and change everything. Those are Dreams Worth Chasing.

At Sierra Space we envision a future where humanity lives and works in space, on moons, and on distant planets. Our mission isn’t restricted to the few, instead we see a future where all people can choose to live, work, discover and explore beyond our planet. Our company is building a platform in space to benefit life on Earth and together we will alter the course of humanity.

We have a bold mission. We are a bold company. Together, we are an extraordinary team.

About the Role

As our Proposal Manager for Captures and Proposals, you will define, refine and oversee key bid, proposal and capture activities critical to accelerating the growth of Sierra Space. You'll report directly to the Senior Director for Capture and Proposal Management while you develop complex proposals and bid preparations, review and approve solicitations, identify all requirements and criteria for evaluation, and review templates, tools and guidelines for continuous improvement of the proposal process. Your duties will also include oversight of proposal activity audits, proposal performance metrics, and improvements to the integration of program proposal efforts with the business process.

About You
Our mission is driven by the unwavering passion to push the boundaries of what is possible. We seek those who Dare to Dream — to envision the extraordinary and pursue it relentlessly – to join us on this transformational journey.

We’re looking for dreamers who align with our values, vision and audacious goals – while also meeting the minimum qualifications below. The preferred qualifications are a bonus, not a requirement.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret U.S. Security Clearance is required

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical or space-related field.

  • Relevant experience may substitute for required education.

  • Strong leadership skills in organizing, coordinating & leading a diverse team (program management and technical) through the proposal process.

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the following disciplines: Business development, capture management and processes, program management, science and engineering programs, acquisition processes, opportunity identification and qualification.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with senior business and government leaders and to provide leadership within the workplace.

  • Experience in leading proposal development campaigns, activities, processes, and procedures.

  • Extensive knowledge of proposal management activities, process, and procedures relative to Department of Defense, federal or state government and commercial programs.

  • Strong analytical background in preparing, reviewing, and submitting proposals and/or quotes.

  • Ability to prioritize tasking, coordinate writing assignments, deconflict proposal scheduling activities; provide proposal support resources, and ensure all possible resources are available to proposal activities.

  • Must be able to travel to domestic and international capture team locations .


Preferred Qualifications:

  • An active Top Secret with SCI eligibility U.S. Security Clearance is preferred

  • Proven track record of success in organizing, writing, producing, delivering, and winning both large and small competitive proposals.

  • Proven collaboration, team building, active listening, and critical thinking skills along with the ability to guide and motivate a team through challenges to optimize results

  • Understanding of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)/Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFARS) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) compliance

  • Demonstrated passion for working on high technology applications for space missions

  • Team oriented with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Working knowledge of US Government budgeting and DoD acquisition processes

  • Background in the Aerospace and Defense Industry, the US Department of Defense (Civilian), NASA/Civil or commercial space and/or US Military, with an understanding of defense, aerospace, intelligence, and adjacent markets

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-U.S. Citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF), a federal government agency, handles the adjudicative aspects of the security clearance eligibility process for industry applicants. Adjudicative factors which affect the outcome of the eligibility determination include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and illegal drug use.

Elevate Your Career

At Sierra Space, we are committed to your personal and professional development. We empower you to make profound and meaningful contributions and foster a vibrant culture of collaboration, where teamwork ignites breakthrough innovations.


Sierra Space offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.

We also offer a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 8%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.

Estimated Starting Salary Range:

$104,827.91 - $144,138.39

At Sierra Space we are at the very doorstep of unlocking the future and the work in front of us is hard, but it is truly important and meaningful. Achieving our mission requires dedication, relentless pursuit of a dream and an unwavering passion for pushing the boundaries to accomplish what others might believe to be impossible. We seek those who too, Dare to Dream and will join us in a pursuit to achieve the extraordinary.

Application Deadline: This role will remain posted until a qualified pool of candidates are identified.