Chenega Corporation Proposal Manager SSBU in Chantilly, Virginia


Company Job Title:

Proposal Manager

Chenega Job Title:

Manager II, Proposal Devel




Chantilly, VA

Reports To:

VP, Business Development

FLSA Status:

Exempt, Full Time, Regular

Prepared Date:


Approved Date:



Chenega’ s security companies provide professional protective services staffing and electronic security installation and services for US Government customers worldwide.

Chenega Corporation is seeking aProposal Managerto support the Business Development Team of the Security Strategic Business Unit (S-SBU) headquartered in Chantilly, VA.

The Proposal Manager is responsible for leading Proposal Operations organization in two broad areas:

  • Act as the focal point for all S-SBU proposal efforts by managing proposal development and submission

  • Ensure proposal processes and practices remain aligned with Business Development, Capture, and Business Plan strategies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position)

  • Excellent communication, organization, and collaboration skills are critical to success in this role due to the need to support multiple levels of management, diverse teams, and multiple projects or proposals simultaneously

  • Obtain and disseminate solicitation documents from commercial and government opportunity notification platforms such as GovWin and FedBizOpps. Identify and clearly communicate original and updated requirements to S-SBU stakeholders.

  • Participate in senior leadership meetings regarding pursuit and bid/no bid decisions.

  • Provide input for bid and proposal team assignments; lead team to translate win strategies into proposal win themes, develop key messages and produce compelling, professional documents utilizing benefits statements, graphics and proofs. Ensure consistency with brand, value proposition, communication guidelines, business objectives and style standards.

  • Facilitate the swift formation of a proposal team, establish proposal schedules, shred the RFP/RFQ/RFI or task order, develop annotated outlines for timely conversion to writers’ templates, and lead or participate in the kickoff.

  • Maintain schedules, organize resources, coordinate inputs and reviews, ensure bid strategy implementation, ensure compliance, resolve internal team issues and provide process leadership.

  • Lead the proposal team, define expectations, manage resulting action items, facilitate lessons learned discussions post submission and post award.

  • Research and analyze data and information provided in solicitation documents and prepare responses in various formats to Requests for Information, Quotes, or Proposals.

  • Develop and manage products using Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Upload, manage, and coordinate documents in SharePoint.

  • Support a dynamic schedule which may require evening and weekend work.

Non-Essential Duties:

  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Routinely required to independently lead teams and ad-hoc proposal work groups including consultants.

Minimum Qualifications:(To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)

  • U.S. Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance.

  • Eight or more years of demonstrated experience supporting business development activities for US Government contracts.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience. A Master’s Degree or PMP certification is preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience with SharePoint and Microsoft Office Products.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work well within a diverse team.

  • Demonstrated excellent communication, presentation and team building skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task in the support of multiple simultaneous proposals.

  • Interact constructively and effectively with differing levels of leadership and staff.

  • Ability to work more than standard workweek hours as needed for proposal activities.


  • Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.


  • Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.

  • During visits to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.

Chenega Corporation and family of companies is an EOE.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Native preference under PL 93-638.

We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

Organization: Chenega Corporation Security SBU

Title: Proposal Manager SSBU

Location: Virginia-Chantilly

Requisition ID: 1800003573