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AECOM Proposal Manager/Writer in Atlanta, Georgia

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Proposal Manager/Writer that can be remote/virtual based or a combination of working remotely and in an AECOM office not limited to: Arlington, VA; Austin, TX; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; Germantown, MD; Orange, CA; Philadelphia, PA; Boston, MA; Boston/Chelmsford, MA; Raleigh, NC; Atlanta, GA; or Tampa, FL.

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Summary:

As part of the Americas National Governments marketing team, leads and/or supports proposals for Federal Civilian clients to assist business line (BL) or regional team with priority pursuits in support of strategic growth and winning work. Collaborates with regional and BL teams on identified priority pursuits, including partnering in the preparation of formal and informal client solicitations, including requests for qualifications (RFQ), requests for proposals (RFP), and pre-solicitation efforts.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Interfaces with operations to win work and to manage the information infrastructure that enables the business to do so efficiently.

  • Provides leadership and direction for proposals, including schedule, templates, compliance, content planning, and production.

  • Responsible for leading large proposals and presentations, and supports from pre-RFP project positioning through to interview stage, as required.

  • Provides conceptual leadership for document design, while ensuring RFP instructions and internal brand guidelines pertaining to format, fonts, etc. are being followed.

  • Participates in go/no-go and greenlight analyses in compliance with delegation of authority guidelines, capture planning and positioning activities as they pertain to preparation for the proposal.

  • Facilitates pink and red team, quality reviews, and applies lessons learned to add value to proposals. Manages the implementation of proposal and presentation revisions based on direction from review teams.

  • Write and edit tailored resumes and past performance sections for proposals. Provides or obtains grammatical and technical editing to ensure quality.

  • Supports debriefs and gathering of client feedback on proposals to ensure and demonstrate continuous improvement.

  • Supports content development related clients/markets, as requested by communications, client account managers (CAMs) and other BLs, as necessary.

  • May contribute to the development and implementation/presentation of internal training content.

  • Supports special projects, as required.

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS, preferably in Journalism, English, Communications, Marketing or a related field, plus four (4) years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • Due to the nature of this position, U.S. Citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Eight (8) years or more of related experience.

  • APMP/SMPS certification is a plus.

  • Working knowledge of and interest in the A/E industry, including Federal clients and AECOM’s projects, people, credentials, and competitors.

  • A detailed knowledge of marketing best practices and procedures, work processes, and tools 

  • A developed understanding of effective proposal and presentation writing and production.

  • A strong working knowledge of word processing programs (e.g., Microsoft Word), spreadsheet management (Excel), and presentation software (e.g., PowerPoint), as well as desktop publishing software (e.g., Adobe Creative Suite), graphics programs (e.g., InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop).

  • A working knowledge of collaborative tools such as Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, etc.

  • An understanding of CRM. Salesforce experience is a plus.

  • Initiative, skill, and personal commitment to manage multiple projects and details concurrently, follow up, and bring tasks and projects to full completion.

  • Experience with industry best practices and procedures to support positioning, client or business development processes.

  • Ability to produce accurate, compliant, and compelling work independently and with others. 

  • Proven organizational and administrative skills, including the ability to complete varied work tasks on schedule, and lead deliverable efforts by others; and the proven ability to manage documents.

  • Experience demonstrating leadership qualities:

Additional Information:

  • Relocation is not available for this position

  • Due to the nature of this work, US Citizenship is required

  • AECOM encourages, but does not require, its employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. However, this position is on a project, or a worksite, which required workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

  • Offered rate of compensation ( Colorado locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $70,000 - $90,000 USD.

  • AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, retirement benefits, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Business Development

Business Line Geography OH

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 266907BR

Additional Locations US - Arlington, VA - 2101 Wilson Boulevard - Suite 800, US - Atlanta, GA - 1360 Peachtree St NE, US - Austin, TX - 13640 Briarwick Drive, Suite 200, US - Boston, MA - One Federal St, US - Chelmsford, MA - 250 Apollo Drive, US - Dallas, TX - 13355 Noel Road, US - Germantown, MD - 12420 Milestone Center Drive, US - Houston, TX - 19219 Katy Freeway, US - Philadelphia, PA - 1700 Market St, US - Raleigh, NC - 5438 Wade Park Boulevard, Suite 200, US - Tampa, FL - 7650 W Courtney Campbell Causeway

Virtual: Yes

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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