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AECOM Bid Management Specialist III in Knoxville, Tennessee

United States of America - Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking an experienced Bid Management Specialist III to lead and write proposals to support our Environment Business Line. The position can be based out of any AECOM office in the United States. If you know how to structure and write winning proposals and SF330 submittals for private, commercial, federal, utility, and/or energy clients, this is a great opportunity to join a growing team.

Job Summary/Responsibilities:

The Proposal Manager will work closely with the Environment marketing team, business line leadership, operations, and support staff to lead must-win pursuits. The job includes leading large and strategic proposals and presentations, providing support and guidance from pre-RFP pursuit positioning through to interview stage, as required. Subject matter will include environmental services supporting private, commercial, energy, and US government (state, local, federal) clients. The ideal candidate will bring strong leadership, sharp compliance, skilled writing, and creative design ideas as well as strong experience leading winning proposals. Strong communication skills are needed as this position works with individuals within all levels of the organization.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate and lead teams of business line leaders in must-win pursuits

  • Provide leadership and direction for proposals, including schedules, templates, compliance, content planning, and production

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

  • Participate 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

  • Facilitate pink and red team, quality reviews, and apply lessons learned to add value to proposals

  • Manage the implementation of proposal and presentation revisions based on direction from review teams

  • Write and edit tailored executive summaries, resumes, experience, past performance, and management sections for proposals

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

  • Support special projects, as required.

Successful candidates will demonstrate they have the initiative, skill, and personal commitment to manage multiple projects and details concurrently, follow up, and bring tasks and projects to full completion. An ability to produce accurate, compliant, and compelling work independently and with others is essential. The position also requires an ability to meet non-negotiable client deadlines, sometimes with very fast turnaround times.


At AECOM, 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.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingdisaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year

  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS plus a minimum of four (4) years of experience producing/supporting complex marketing proposal, presentations and printed qualification materials in response to formal and informal client solicitations, including requests for qualifications (RFQ), requests for proposals (RFP) and/or for pre-selling efforts, or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5 years + of professional experience, including writing, coordinating, and managing proposals

  • Strong writing and editing skills

  • Ability to write, edit and produce documents in Word and Power Point

  • Strong communication skills, able to work effectively within all levels of the organization

  • Experience with Adobe InDesign

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

  • Experience managing complex proposals for a variety of client types including federal government

  • Experience managing proposals for architect-engineer, environmental and other professional services

  • An understanding of CRM

  • Salesforce experience

Additional Information:

  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.

  • Relocation and/or per diem benefits are not offered.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Marketing

Business Line Geography OH

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 251655BR

Additional Locations US - Amherst, NY - 1 John James Audubon, US - Austin, TX - 111 Congress Avenue, US - Chattanooga, Tennessee - 200 W Martin Luther King Blvd, US - Chelmsford, MA - 250 Apollo Drive, US - Knoxville, TN - 400 West Summit Hill Drive, US - Oak Ridge, TN - 102 Mitchell Road, Suite 200

Virtual: No

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.