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Business Development Executive - National Intelligence

Date: Jan 28, 2023

Location: Tysons Corner, Virginia, US

Company: QinetiQ

Who Are We?

We are a world-class team of professionals who deliver next generation technology and products in robotic and autonomous platforms, ground, soldier, and maritime systems in 50+ locations world-wide. Much of our work contributes to innovative research in the fields of sensor science, signal processing, data fusion, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and augmented reality (AR).

QinetiQ Inc.’s dedicated experts in defense, aerospace, security, and related fields all work together to explore new ways of protecting the American Warfighter, Security Forces, and Allies. Being a part of QinetiQ Inc. means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. 

Why Join QinetiQ Inc.?

If you have the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges, then you will experience a unique working environment where innovative teams blend different perspectives, disciplines, and technologies to discover new ways of solving complex problems.  In our diverse and inclusive environment, you can be authentic, feel valued, be respected, and realize your full potential. QinetiQ Inc. will support you with workplace flexibility, a commitment to the health and well-being of you and your family and provide opportunities to work with a purpose. We are committed to supporting your success in both your professional and personal lives.

QinetiQ Inc. is looking to hire a Business Development Executive to support efforts across our Intelligence division. The selected candidate will create and execute capture plans, interact with potential customers and industry partners, qualify opportunities, and support solution development and proposal activities. The candidate will support National Intelligence capture for opportunities associated with one or more of the following functional areas: data, enterprise IT services, and application development.

Your Contribution to Our Mission:


  • Works with Account Leads, and Business Units to identify and qualify opportunities and grow the pipeline
  • Evaluates and prioritizes opportunities based on Avantus' ability to pursue and win
  • Leads capture on National Intelligence targeted opportunities greater than $25M or validated as strategic to the business
  • Leads the development and submission of white papers, RFI responses, and other proposal artifacts as assigned
  • Leads development and implementation of Capture Plans encompassing Win Strategy, Schedule, Teaming, Price to Win, etc.
  • Forms and leads the Capture Team for specific opportunities/pursuits, typically encompassing the proposal manager, solution architect, technical SMEs, Delivery personnel, and contracts, pricing, and security representatives
  • Executes and reports on measurable steps to improve probability of win from early pre-RFP phases, through proposal response, and post-submission capture activities
  • Supports customer requirement influencing strategy, requirement interpretation and solution generation
  • Supports the customer relationship management strategy and engages senior executives in contract activity
  • Supports opportunity-specific Black Hat reviews
  • Conducts after action reviews for all business opportunity capture participants to document lessons learned and identify necessary adjustments to capture technique, strategy, and actions

To Land This Job, You Need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Requires a minimum of 3+ years of directly related business development, capture, solutioning, and proposal development
  • Proven track record in building customer relationships, championing solutions; and delivering solutions to DoD and IC customers
  • In-depth knowledge of the DoD and Intelligence Community 
  • Strong written and briefing skills
  • Formal training in Capture Management, Proposal Management, Technical Estimating, etc.
  • Willingness to travel to other U.S. cities to support customer visits and strategy workshops.  Estimated up to 25% annually as required
  • Current Top Secret Security Clearance with SCI Eligibility


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree
  • A track record of leading and winning large (>$50 Million) captures
  • Knowledge of the acquisition and budgeting process


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If because of a medical condition or disability you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (540) 658-2720 Opt. 4 and let us know the nature of your request and contact information.

QinetiQ Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All Qualified Applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.