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

Job ID#: 18676BR

Company: General Atomics

Title: Proposal Manager

Job Category: Business Development

City: San Diego

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: No

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 Energy group pioneers advanced technologies with world-changing potential. We have been at the cutting edge of energy innovation since the dawn of the atomic age more than 60 years ago. With scientists and engineers continually advancing the frontier of scientific discovery, we serve our growing planet’s needs through safe, sustainable, and economic solutions across a comprehensive array of key energy technologies.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Proposal Manager to join our Business Development team in Torrey Pines, CA.


  • Manages all processes related to the development of proposals.

  • Develops and implements procedures to ensure business objectives are met.

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

  • Represents the organization as the primary proposal contact.

  • Assists with development of proposal plans and manages resources to ensure project schedule, budget, quality and specification goals are attained.

  • Manages and monitors project schedule, timelines, and milestones from initiation to delivery to meet RFP requirements.

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

  • Assigns and monitors 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.

  • Develops and delivers progress reports, requirements documentation, and may present results to management team and/or management.

  • Ensures compliance with environmental and other regulations.

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

  • Acts as a lead in providing direction and guidance to employees working on assigned proposals.

  • 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.


Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a Bachelors degree in Business Administration or a related discipline and nine or more years of progressive professional experience in federal government proposal development with at least three 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.

  • Must have experience in federal government proposals

  • 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 on a self-initiated basis and lead in a team environment, and able to work extended hours and travel as required.

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.