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Civil Space Business Development - Capture Manager

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. Whats 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 LinkedIn , Facebook , Twitter or Instagram .

The Civil Space Strategic Business Unit develops many of the worlds pioneering space and science missions. From delivering entire missions to contributing component level expertise, we value our role as a mission partner and our ability to provide science at any scale. Our team of scientists work with the science community to understand their missions and deliver systems that go beyond expectation.

Civil Space Business Development Capture Manager

What You'll Do:

  • Support Civil Space business unit as a capture manger for a variety of pursuits. This includes pursuing, developing, and winning business with governmental organizations in the areas of science missions, operational missions, technology development, and other space-related work in the civil arena.

  • Interact with principal investigators to develop highly competitive teams for science missions and technology development opportunities.

  • Successfully collaborate with Engineering, Safety & Mission Assurance, Finance, Marketing & Communications, and other business units at Ball Aerospace.

  • Develop and communicate messages, marketing, competition assessments, and customer insights.

  • Lead capture and proposal teams.

  • Prepare and submit proposals, AO responses, ROMS, RFI/RFQ responses, and white papers.

  • Manage budgets for projects within assigned pursuits.

  • Manage staffing needs for assigned pursuits.

  • Engage in regular communication with other capture managers, area and opportunity leads, and leadership on topics that include customer insights and priorities, internal investments, and forecasts, and their impacts on overall Civil Space business.

  • Oversee study efforts having the potential to evolve into new business capture opportunities.

  • 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 in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.

  • Perform other duties as necessary.

What You'll Need:

  • BS/BA in related field plus 10 years or more related experience.

  • Each higher-level degree, i.e., Masters 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.

  • Strong strategy development and proposal skills and demonstrated experience in leading design, capture, and proposal teams.

  • Ability to translate science/end user requirements into engineering requirements and to weigh relevant scientific and technical trades.

  • Superb communication skills with documented presentation experience to senior decision-making and technical audiences.

  • Demonstrable profile in and relationships across science community.

  • Collaborative and inclusive style and ability to work with diverse colleagues and customers.

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.

Relocation for this position is available.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $136,000 - $187,500 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)

  • This position includes a competitive benefits package. For details, copy and paste into your browser or visit our careers site.


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.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Minority, Female, Disabled, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Veterans

Salary Range
$72,000.00 - $110,000.00
per Year
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Boulder, CO, 80301, US