Chenega Corporation Proposal Manager in Lorton, Virginia



Company Job Title:

Proposal Manager


Background Check


Lorton, VA

Reports To:

Proposal Process Manager

FLSA Status:

Exempt, Full Time, Regular

Summary:The Proposal Manager will manage the entire proposal process for complex proposals from strategy meetings to proposal delivery and must ensure 100% compliance with proposal requirements. The Proposal Manager will establish and maintain a compliance matrix, outline and proposal schedule and be adept at overall RFP analysis.

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

  • Analyzes the RFP/RFQ documents and make associated proposal process and content judgments

  • Defines style conventions based on proposal standards and the RFP

  • Establishes and maintain proposal schedule, compliant outline, and compliance matrix

  • Creates or Approves template, cover, spine, tab, and label content

  • Gathers, reviews, and submits RFP questions

  • Plans and leads kick-off, status meetings, and all color reviews

  • Ensures proposal compliance with RFP requirements

  • Initiates and ensures RFP and appropriate proposal sections are reviewed by required personnel

  • Ensures completion of required forms by the appropriate personnel

  • Prepares review packages and provides necessary guidance

  • Establishes and maintains the on-line workspace

  • Coordinates with and supports graphics and production efforts and other external consultants

  • Reviews all sections

  • Ensures on time production and communicates delivery plan

  • Leads book check review

  • May manage multiple proposals in the same timeframe

  • Creates a positive work environment, demonstrates a professional attitude, and meets established goals and responsibilities while working in cooperation with colleagues

  • Commands presence to ensure proposal teams remain calm and focused during stressful time constraints

  • Other duties as assigned

Non-Essential Duties:

  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • NONE

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, Strategic Communications, Business, or related field. Master’s Degree preferred, but not required.

  • Equivalent experience as a Proposal Manager for 5 years may substitute degree.

  • 5 years’ experience as a proposal manager; with increasing responsibilities in proposal management

  • Association for Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) is desired but not required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Effective oral and written communication skills

  • Competent in Microsoft Office Suite, SharePoint, and Adobe Acrobat Pro

  • Expert in Microsoft Word

  • Strong background in commercial and federal government responses

  • Thorough and detail oriented, organized, with excellent time management skills

  • Ability to take ownership of the entire proposal and ensure a compelling and consistent message

  • Strong project management skills

  • Strong proposal design skills to communicate information with impact

  • Ability to juggle simultaneous bids at various stages and with various complexities

  • Ability to manage subcontractors/teaming partners, consultants, subject matter experts

  • Ability to manage more than one proposal at a time might be required.

  • Ability to understand customer RFP requirements and ensure they are addressed in proposal

  • Proofreading skills and keen attention to detail are required. Must also be very dependable and possess exceptional customer service skills.


  • 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.

  • Travel to or from Chantilly may be required.

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 Military Intelligence Operations Support SBU

Title: Proposal Manager

Location: Virginia-Lorton

Requisition ID: 1800002678