business development

For those who dream of advancing our space in the Universe and on Earth, we’ll take you there.

Serving the world from our Canadian home and our global offices, MDA is an international space mission partner and robotics & space operations, satellite systems and Geointelligence pioneer with a 50-year story of firsts on and above the Earth. Today, we're leading the charge towards viable Moon colonies, enhanced Earth observation, communication in a hyper-connected world, and more.

We’re fueled by a pioneering spirit that carries us beyond. And together we enable highly skilled people to continually push boundaries and tackle big challenges requiring solutions that endure and inspire.

Are you ready to launch the next stage of your career in the new space economy? We would love to hear from you!

With over 50 years of operational excellence and proven performance, we use satellite-generated imagery and data to deliver critical and value-added insights for a wide range of use cases, including in the areas of national security, climate change monitoring, and global commerce.  We own and operate one of the world’s most technologically sophisticated wide area SAR satellites and have developed the world’s largest multi-sensor ground station network. Our integrated satellite and ground station network, combined with our value-added analytics capabilities, enables us to deliver a cutting edge and fully integrated EO solution to our customers.


  • Primary responsibility is the design, development and delivery of compliant, customer-focused proposals.
  • Conduct proposal planning/scheduling, detailed RFP analysis, proposal kick-offs, provide small group and one-on-one coaching/guidance to team members, and lead the teams through proposal product development to delivery.
  • Develop outlines, annotated outlines, and written narrative.
  • Facilitate costing/pricing development including scheduling of costing kick-off and price reviews.
  • Facilitate value proposition development, as well as solution development. Work with capture and technical teams to understand the value proposition/win strategy and lead a proposal team to effectively and compliantly communicate the value proposition/win strategy
  • Initiate and ensure RFP and appropriate proposal sections, including pricing, are reviewed in accordance with the established proposal process.
  • Manage the process for asking questions of the customer in coordination with Contracts Lead.
  • Conduct color team reviews (e.g. Pink, Red, Gold), facilitate volume production, submission, and post-submission actions.
  • Support proposal strategy development, theme and discriminator development, proposal planning and scheduling, and proposal artifacts development/publication.
  • Manage proposal budget and report spending status.
  • Coordinate with cross-functional teams (Business Development, Capture, Program Management, Engineering, Operations, Contracts, Desktop Publishing, and Finance) to deliver compliant, professionally produced proposals within customer-defined requirements and timeframes.
  • Monitor government web sites for potential opportunities, RFPs and bidding instructions.
  • Ensure on-time production and communicate delivery plan.
  • Manage multiple proposals simultaneously.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • At least 5 years of proven successful experience managing, writing and coordinating Federal Government proposals of high complexity, particularly in the aerospace or other technical (not IT) fields. Experience managing Canadian Space Agency (CSA) proposals a plus.
  • Experience leading proposal team members in the consistent use of processes and procedures.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and managerial skills.
  • Capable of understanding and/or learning a variety of technical concepts.
  • Ability to manage multiple and shifting priorities while meeting high quality standards in a fast-paced environment supporting critical business development activities under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to use standard English writing styles and structures to write proposal sections, including the ability to research and synthesize information from multiple sources (subject matter experts, previous proposals) into a cohesive and persuasive final product.
  • Software expertise: MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project), Adobe Acrobat Pro.

We’re a dream team of purpose-driven, collaborative and passionate people, and we are constantly looking for others to join #TeamMDA to ignite new and innovative approaches to problem-solving that push us forward to improve life on and above Earth. If you’re excited to expand our place in space and driven to inspire the next generation, we’ll take you there.

We have entered a new era of exploration and development, and MDA welcomes all who yearn to suit up and be part of it. An equal opportunity employer prizing diversity, integrity and collaboration, we are committed to growing MDA’s and Canada’s leadership in this next golden age.

MDA provides competitive compensation and benefits packages for its employees at all locations. As a team member of MDA, you and your qualified dependents are eligible to participate in a benefit plan that ensures a comprehensive level of protection through competitive health care including; extended healthcare and flexible drug plans, dental and vision benefits, disability income protection, life insurance, group retirement savings plans; and an employee and family assistance program.

MDA is an equal opportunity employer prizing diversity and inclusion. We are committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity. If you require assistance and/or reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please feel free to notify us.

With a priority on maintaining the safety of our employees, customers and communities, MDA has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy for employees and visitors.  Please speak to a recruiter for more details.

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Canada, Brampton, Ontario
Posted a year ago
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