Proposal Manager

City: Herndon
State: Virginia
Country: United States
Job Description


Are you ready for your next adventure? From down range to corporate positions around the world, we provide you with opportunities to grow your career while helping to make the world more secure.

Constellis provides opportunities across every major continent for individuals who want to build successful careers in a fast-paced, growing industry. Legal, moral and ethical business practices remain at the cornerstone of our culture and Constellis continues to be recognized for our emphasis on quality and compliance. This strong track-record of performance is supported by our deep relationships with our government and commercial customers. Our employees worldwide, the majority of whom are military or law enforcement veterans, have ambition and passion for creating a safer world. Join us to Secure Success!


The Proposal Manager leads and manages the proposal team in proposal development and facilitation process, meeting all milestones; and winning business for the company.

This position takes direction from the Vice President of Proposals and leads assigned proposals to win business. The Proposal Manager will evaluate Requests for Proposals (RFP), oversee the development of RFP decision briefings, develop compliance matrices for proposal development efforts, coordinate staff input into proposal documents, and oversee the proposal production process. Ability to manage an integrated team comprised including functional support staff and consultants.

The Proposal Manager helps to maintain focus on the win strategy throughout the proposal process and infuse that strategy and its resultant tactics to good effect throughout the entire proposal.

  • Will be accountable for the design and execution of timely, professional and effective RFP responses for new business.
  • Project managing of the entire proposal process.
  • Gap Analysis, gap assignment, overall content, presentation, production, and follow up activities.
  • All aspects of proposal delivery, including scheduling, researching, writing, editing, proof reading, designing, publishing and shipping final proposal.
  • Management, coordination and preparation of the government and commercial proposal development process and schedule.
  • Responsible for absorbing the strategy, intelligence, RFP requirements, annotated outline, and collected data to integrate into finished text and graphics.
  • Responsible for the management and organization of proposals and meeting submission deadlines.
  • Responsible for detailed RFP analysis and decomposition, outlining, compliance, etc.
  • Write, edit, and update complex technical documents, proposal templates, capability statements and other proposal related documents.
  • Performs tasks of prioritizing work, employing resources, and troubleshooting issues to ensure that documentation adheres to established policies, procedures, standards, schedules, and quality control.
  • Research potential business opportunities and coordinate with potential subcontractors and technical personnel.
  • Coordination and presentation of kick off meeting materials.
  • Facilitation of win them development meetings.
  • Team wide communication and instruction in the proposal process.
  • Coordination and facilitation of formal proposal reviews.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism or related field from accredited college or university, or equivalent experience.
  • 5-10 years of successful Federal proposal experience.
  • Proven track record of successful proposal leadership in the Federal Government Marketplace.
  • Thorough understanding of the government procurement process and requirements.
  • The ability to identify, obtain, and organize the best resources to accomplish the job.
  • Experience preparing B&P budget and forecasts, planning proposal and proposal support activities.
  • Preparing status reports and briefings for higher level management.
  • Superior organizational skills, with special attention to detail, and time management skills are essential.
  • The ability to work in a team environment and display professionalism essential.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and strong interpersonal
  • Proficiency and skill working with Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to obtain a US Government Security Clearance


Constellis protects critical priorities safely and efficiently around the world. Operating in 40 countries and based in the Washington D.C. area, our 22,000 Constellis employees bring unparalleled dedication and passion for creating a safer world and upholding the highest standards of compliance, quality and integrity. As a leading global provider of risk management, security, humanitarian, training and operational support services to government and commercial customers worldwide, Constellis’ forward thinking solutions include a range of synergistic services, including background investigations, social intelligence tools, advanced training, logistics and life support, UAV and K9 services, and crisis response mitigation. At Constellis, our number one priority is to secure success for our customers. For more information, visit www.constellis.com


Constellis offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflect its commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

  • Medical, Vision & Dental Insurance
  • Paid Time-Off Program & Company Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Insurance: Basic Life & Supplemental Life
  • Health & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
  • Personal Development & Learning Opportunities
  • On-the-job Training, Skills Development & Certifications
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach


Work is typically based in a busy office environment and subject to frequent interruptions. Business work hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, however some extended or weekend hours may be required.


May be required to lift and carry awkward items weighing up to 25 lbs. Requires intermittent standing, walking, sitting, squatting, stretching and bending throughout the workday.