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Proposal Specialist III - Survivability and Strike

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Westminster, CO, US, 80021

Date:  Mar 13, 2023
Job Category:  Administration/ Business Support
Req. ID:  20668

Clearance Requirement: A current, active Secret security clearance is required.


Ball Aerospace is powered by endlessly curious people who promote a sense of belonging and equality with an unwavering mission focus. We pioneer discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most. What’s more, our company balances listening to experiences, providing feedback, and partnership at all levels to create a more inclusive environment. Our team members are able to fully invest in the work that they do, bringing dynamic thinking and energy to Ball Aerospace.


We create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of our planet, deliver actionable data and intelligence, and ensure those who defend our freedom go forward bravely and return home safely. For more information, visit Ball Aerospace Career Site or connect with us on LinkedInFacebookTwitter or Instagram.


The Tactical Solutions Strategic Business Unit delivers mission system solutions, from specialized antennas to electro-optical technologies, to the warfighter. Our systems enhance the performance of various military platforms, from aircraft and land vehicles to ships and satellites, and give warfighters the advantage they need to take action, identify targets and defend against evolving threats.


Proposal Specialist III – Survivability and Strike


Within the tenets of Inspire, Connect, and Achieve (ICA) the proposal specialist will provide business capture support to the Tactical Solutions (TS) Survivability and Strike (SAS) Mission Area. The proposal specialist will be responsible for providing support for proposal activity efforts to include maintaining the proposal schedule and helping to ensure proposals meet requirements. This role requires strong interpersonal, time management and organizational skills and significant proposal experience in a government contracting environment.


What You’ll Do:


  • Plan and schedule proposal and proposal review efforts.
  • Work with managers to ensure proposals are fully compliant to customer request for proposal (RFP) requirements.
  • Support the compilation of cost, schedule, and technical elements of capture activities in accordance with company policy.
  • Maintain proposal schedule.
  • Leverage interpersonal skills in liaising with multiple stakeholders on a myriad of proposal-related topics.
  • Coordinate activities and participate in fact-finding meetings.
  • Conceive and develop solutions to proposal requirements.
  • Assist Program Managers to develop and implement capture plans and negotiating strategies.
  • Support proposal negotiation activities.
  • Participate in cost-pricing reviews with management and customer representatives.
  • Review of compliance checklists prior to submission and ensure compliance with company policies and procedures.
  • Assist with managing mission area business capture activities.
  • Assist with process improvements that may or may not be related to proposals and assisting at times with program management tasks. 
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Capabilities Units, and the Company. Interact appropriately with others to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.


What You’ll Need: 


  • BS/BA in a related field plus 4 or more years related experience.
  • Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
  • A current, active Secret security clearance is required.
  • A history of performance illustrating skills in being a self-starter, having excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal, ability to work independently and with a team.
  • Ability to work well with others in a dynamic setting, set goals and hold self and others accountable, and ensure team members have what they need to be successful.
  • Ability to engage across multiple efforts concurrently.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to present clearly and succinctly.
  • Ability to quickly determine and communicate relevant information.


Flexible On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site for three or more days per work week. Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.


Working Conditions:


  • Ball Aerospace is a drug-free workplace, which is imperative to the health and safety of all employees and is required as a condition of receiving contracts from federal agencies.  Please remember that regardless of the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and other states, possession and use continues to be illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act.  This includes the use of some CBD products.  A post-offer, pre-employment drug test is a condition of employment. 
  • Work is performed in an office environment, laboratory, cleanroom, or production floor. 


Verification that your current security clearance or government customer access meets the requirement for this position will be required.


Relocation for this position is available.


Direct Program Charge: 50%


Compensation & Benefits:


  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $75,000 - $102,000 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)
  • Job Grade:  Aerospace L 
  • This position includes a competitive benefits package. For details, copy and paste into your browser or visit our careers site.


Job Referral Fee: $1,000.00




Ball Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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