Feb 21, 2020

Proposal Manager

  • Construction Jobs Inc
  • Seattle, WA, USA

Job Description

WSP USA’s Northwest marketing group is seeking a creative Proposal Manager to be a key player in supporting our firm’s continued growth and strategic business development. This individual will work from our Seattle, Federal Way or Portland office, with opportunities to work with other groups in our Northwest region.   WSP offers a balanced work environment and incredible opportunities for growth in marketing. Our leaders strongly advocate for professional development with opportunities to join professional organizations and attend educational seminars. The Southwest marketing group often collaborates across offices, engendering a close-knit group of professionals who work together to succeed   While our ideal candidate will bring experience in the A/E/C or professional services industries, what we’re really looking for is someone with a collaborative, can-do attitude that has a special knack for creativity and storytelling. The right candidate will be an empathetic leader who works to build community through positivity and who can bring home the win!   The Proposal Manager will work with a variety of staff, from planners and engineers to designers and construction managers, supporting the marketing team with proposals, qualification packages, award submittals, resumes, project descriptions, and data management. We are looking for a motivated people-person with excellent writing and communication skills to lead the proposal process and support our fast-paced workflow.   The main responsibilities for this position include:  
  • Lead and support proposal teams responding to RFPs, RFQs, awards submittals, roster applications, etc.
  • Coordinate all proposal materials (graphics, text, forms and subconsultant material) into a polished, client-ready package
  • Develop marketing proposals and supporting materials; writing and editing of non-technical sections
  • Develop qualifications packages, resumes, project descriptions and other custom marketing materials
  • Follow the firm’s high standards for quality in all marketing deliverables
  • Assist in managing opportunity and pipeline database management, compliance procedures and administrative support
Requirements  Qualifications
  • Preferred 7+ years of experience in an engineering / architecture / construction industry environment, background in journalism, publishing or communications ideal
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Database management experience preferred
  • Excellent communication and coordination skills (both oral and written)
  • Superior interpersonal, organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to produce high quality materials under deadline pressure
  • Strong Adobe Creative Suite experience, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies
  • Some travel may be necessary
  This position will primarily focus in the Southwest region but may serve pursuits in the Western U.S.  Position will be based out of the Orange or San Diego office.   About WSP USA   WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 9,500 people in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com/usa   WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.   At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base.  Your daily contributions to your team will be a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges.  Are you ready to get started?    As a federal contractor and recipient of federal funds, WSP USA is a drug free workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer  - Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin and Veterans and Disability.   The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.



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