ACLARA Technical Manager Salary in the United States

How much does a Technical Manager make at companies like ACLARA in the United States? The average salary for Technical Manager at companies like ACLARA in the United States is $99,923 as of November 27, 2023, but the range typically falls between $84,464 and $115,382. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities2


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What does a Technical Manager do at companies like ACLARA?

We have a future to create. So join Aclara, as we harness science and engineering to make a difference. We’re at the intersection of communications, data technology, energy, and national resource engineering.

Our 800 energy and utility customers across the globe ask us to solve complex challenges from making the power grid smarter, to delivering clear water, to empowering their customers to conserve energy. We’re a hardware, software and network engineering company building new solutions to hard problems. We’re big data gurus and in-the-field problem solvers.

Sound like your kind of challenge? Then join us.

We offer competitive benefits such as medical, dental, and vision care, flex spending, 401k, tuition reimbursement, vacation, holiday & personal time, and we are committed to diversity and to our veterans.

The Technical Manager is responsible for leading the technical proposal efforts across the Aclara businesses. This position supports the company’s Orders and Revenue targets in conjunction with protecting the company from commercial and technical risk through the creation and contracting of quality deals.

Essential Functions:

  • Lead the technical proposal responses to customer RFPs, including post-submittal follow-up questions and clarifications
  • Assist in the technical bid/no-bid decision and strategy.  Work alongside Product Management in assessing the best technical solution for a customer RFP.
  • Drive the proposal technical offering and ensure technical bid completion and compliance to RFPs
  • Evaluate the bid responses to ensure both compliance and responsiveness to the customer’s issues and needs.
  • Coordinate and own proposal writing/editing/rewriting efforts.
  • Initial, front-line subject matter expert (SME) responsible for the completion of the RFP responses; work with established SMEs to ensure up-to-date and accurate responses.
  • Identify, mitigate, record and manage the necessary management approvals associated with technical offerings including approval to quote NPIs still in development, deviations in standard offerings, new NPIs needed to be compliant, etc.
  • Project manage the timely completion of the technical proposal response in conjunction with the Commercial Leader.
  • Work alongside Commercial Leaders and Sales Directors to ensure that proposal content aligns with bid and sales strategies.
  • Identify potential risks to the Commercial Leader in the process of RFP/bid requirements reviews.
  • Support meetings with customers, including pre-bid, shortlist and negotiation of the technical portion of proposals, as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, or equivalent related field/work experience
  • Exemplary communication skills, verbal and written
  • Ability to collaborate across multi-disciplinary functions (engineering, sales, operations, etc.)
  • General business acumen
  • High productivity in keyboarding and document editing
  • Effective project management, meeting management and problem resolution skills with the ability to organize complex ideas and concepts are necessary
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Highly self-motivated and committed to extended working hours, as required, to meet deadlines


  • Project Management and/or Sales experience
  • Working with multiple disciplines
  • Executive level presentation skills
  • Solid finance skills including evaluation of profitability, product cost and pricing.
  • Experience with technology proposal writing, technical writing
  • Industrial, Energy or Utility industry experience.
  • Experience creating, reviewing and editing complex proposals in response to RFP’s and RFI’s.
  • Work experience background within the utility industry, particularly to support data communication projects and emerging utility technologies.

Physical Demand:

  • Frequent sitting/walking.
  • Less than 20% travel.


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