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The Boeing Company Program Manager – Proposals & Studies in El Segundo, California

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At Boeing, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity and inclusion are shared values. We’re committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that’s welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.

Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Program Manager of Studies & Proposals to lead the development of advanced systems and capabilities for the National Space Communications Programs (NSCP) team in El Segundo, CA.

This role is focused on shaping and leading the competitive study phase for a next-generation NSCP system, building on decades of Boeing heritage, expertise, and innovative technologies. The role will also contribute to a rich portfolio of space and ground terminal developments, involving a mix of on-contract execution work and pre-award new business activities.

The ideal candidate is a technical and strategic leader. The position requires (1) interfacing with Boeing and government stakeholders to understand operational environments and mission needs, (2) leading multi-disciplinary teams to architect and design next-generation space and ground systems that are differentiated from the competition, (3) engaging with technology partners inside and outside of Boeing, (4) preparing and delivering presentations to senior government customers in the Washington DC area, and (5) supporting new business activities such as competitive assessments, NSCP representation at Industry Days, and proposal preparation.

The ideal candidate has demonstrated the ability to work within broad and minimally-defined technical and programmatic areas and effectively lead integrated efforts. Clear and concise, written and oral communication of complex subjects to Boeing leadership and all levels of customers is required.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Leadership : Manage, develop and motivate employees and teams. Develop and maintain relationships and partnerships with customers, suppliers, stakeholders, peers, partners, management and direct reports.

  • Outreach : Develop and implement customer and program communications and contact plans. Maintain and advance customer relationships to proactively address future needs. Identify future business opportunities and promote the value of company portfolio and partnership.

  • Architecture Development : Lead multi-disciplinary team through study phase culminating in System Design Review. Exceed customer expectations on technical merit, pathfinder objectives, affordability, and schedule. Provide expertise in the development of customer solutions. Use advanced knowledge of current and future company products to initiate customer discussions. Consult with management to balance customer expectations and company resources.

  • Technology Development : Guide internally and customer-funded research & development (IR&D/CR&D) efforts to produce differentiated solutions. Identify future R&D efforts that maximize return on investment. Maintain awareness of industry trends to support competitive assessments and advise on teaming arrangements.

  • Advocacy : Prepare and present NSCP status, accomplishment, and future plans to government stakeholders. Apply consultative approach to help customers achieve objectives.

  • Proposals : Coordinate inputs for new business proposals involving multiple Boeing business units, engineering functions and subsidiaries to capture and keep programs sold.

This position is expected to be 100% onsite. The selected candidate will be required to work onsite at one of the listed location options.

This position requires an active U.S. Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance (U.S. Citizenship Required). (A U.S. Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active)

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • 5+ years of experience in program or project management

  • Technical background in space and/or ground communications

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Technical expertise in satellite communications and ground terminals

  • 10+ years of experience in program or project management

  • Experience leading or contributing to proposals or engineering change proposals for government contracts or prime sub-contracts

  • Experience working with cross-functional teams

  • Experience developing and managing strong relationships with government customers and representatives

  • Experience interfacing with senior and executive leadership

Relocation :

This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility.


Position may require travel up to 25% of the time.

Drug Free Workplace :

Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies.

Shift :

This position is for the 1st shift.

At Boeing, we strive to deliver a Total Rewards package that will attract, engage and retain the top talent. Elements of the Total Rewards package include competitive base pay and variable compensation opportunities.

The Boeing Company also provides eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work.

The specific programs and options available to any given employee may vary depending on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.

Please note that the salary information shown below is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

Summary pay range: $168,300 – $227,700

Export Control Requirements: U.S. Government Export Control Status: This position must meet export control compliance requirements. To meet export control compliance requirements, a “U.S. Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. §120.15 is required.

“U.S. Person” includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.