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AeroVironment Proposal Manager in Wilmington, Massachusetts

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The Proposal Manager's core function is to ensure the company's proposals are fully executed from start to finish. In this role, one is responsible for all aspects of the proposal delivery including evaluation, project kick-off, initial response and refinement.

Position Responsibilities

  • Responsible for assembling required resources, skills and matrixed support functions to develop proposal content and conformance to RFP requirements

  • Leads and participates in color team reviews, accordingly to Shipley standards

  • Creates compliance matrix and proposal outline

  • Manages overall content design, development and review as well as overseeing proposal production and delivery activities

  • Works with Program Management, Pricing, and Capture Management to ensure clean execution of proposals and reviews

  • Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors

  • Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions

  • Receives very little instruction on day-to-day work and demonstrates ability to use independent judgment in solving issues or making decisions

  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant discipline is required or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

  • Minimum of 5 – 8 years' experience working in Federal Government proposal development using the Shipley or equivalent proposal process and developing storyboards, mock-ups, proposal outlines

  • Experienced in the aerospace or defense industry and a clear understanding of the Business Development life-cycle

  • Demonstrated proposal writing experience with comprehensive knowledge of compliance matrices and generating volume outlines

  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Demonstrates high caliber of communication skills, both written and verbal

Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies

  • Has strong organizational and leadership abilities with the ability to successfully work collaboratively and effectively with cross-functional team members in a dynamic work environment

  • Has a full understanding of this area of specialization and resolves a wide range of issues in creative and effective ways

  • Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small teams share a broad variety of duties

  • Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet company objectives

  • Takes ownership and responsibility for current and past work products

  • Is committed to learning from mistakes and driven to improve and enhance performance of oneself, others, and the company

  • Has effective problem-solving, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills

  • Focuses on teamwork, collaboration and puts the success of the team above one's own interests

Physical Demands

  • Ability to work in an office environment (Constant)

  • Required to sit and stand for long periods; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard (Frequent)

The salary range for this role is:

$75,629 - $99,263

AeroVironment considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the location, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, education/training, and key skills.

ITAR Requirement:

This position requires access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). In order to comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR. A “U.S. person” according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or asylee. See 22 CFR § 120.15. Some positions will require current U.S. Citizenship due to contract requirements.

Benefits : AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit: .

We also encourage you to review our company website at to learn more about us.

Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.

Who We Are

Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we’ve been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world’s most widely used military drones and created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution’s permanent collection in Washington, DC.

Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and tactical missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty – and succeed.

What We Do

Building on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company’s hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans. AeroVironment, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Qualified applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic data, sexual orientation, gender identity or other legally protected status.


U.S. Citizenship is required. Secret or Top Secret clearance, or the ability obtain a clearance is desired.


At AeroVironment, our purpose is to secure lives and advance sustainability through transformative innovation. Our solutions give our customers a fresh vantage point, positioning them to see the world with new eyes and extending their reach beyond the line of sight. That is the power of our breakthrough unmanned aircraft systems, perfected and refined over a half century.

Whether they are warfighters searching for an enemy, border patrol agents searching for people in need of assistance, or telecom providers linking millions to the digital economy, our customers choose AeroVironment because our systems generate actionable intelligence reliably, creating a path to goals that would otherwise be unattainable.

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