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AECOM Bid Management Specialist IV in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Company Description

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 Description

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 – 50,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

AECOM is seeking a Proposal Manager. This position has the flexibility to allow a hybrid combination of remote and office work. This position can be based out of any AECOM office within the United States including, but not limited to: Dallas, TX and/or Grand Rapids, MI. As part of the DCS Americas marketing team, serves as a Senior Proposal Manager to assist winning Federal work, particularly for the Department of Defense (US Army Corps. of Engineers, US Air Force, Navy).

Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Leads large, complex, must win multidisciplinary pursuits from capture through to interview.

  • Leads and contributes to writing of proposal sections (cover letters, executive summaries, past performance sections, management approaches, and resumes/staffing sections).

  • Participates in Go/No-Go and capture strategies, and drives compliance with delegation of authority guidelines, capture planning and positioning activities, providing leadership and direction.

  • Is a reviewer on color reviews, applying in-depth institutional knowledge.

  • Supports and analyzes debriefs and gathering of client feedback to ensure and demonstrate continuous improvements.

  • Oversees proposal and project filing on the Nat Gov secure server and Salesforce.

  • Knows where to go for all recent submittals and project descriptions for their sector or client.

  • Is familiar with the top IDIQs and top IDIQ managers and project managers for their client or sector.

  • Supports communications team to provide content for the website, brochures, and other digital media and thought leadership in collaboration with Client Account Managers (CAMs) or Market Sector Leaders (MSLs).

  • Serves as marketing lead for a client, in collaboration with CAMs or MSLs.

  • Develops and implements client marketing strategies and priorities working in collaboration with CAM, BL, Regional and Communication Leaders to align with corporate strategy.

  • Participates in strategic planning (evaluating marketing intelligence, identifying client concerns and issues, and developing win strategies).

  • Contributes to leadership and strategic direction for proposals, and reports on pipeline, internal business development strategies, capture planning, proposals, and debriefs related to that client.

  • Leads special projects involving teams of BL or multiple BLs staff, as directed by BL Marketing Lead.

Qualifications

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • BA/BS + 6 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Experiencing writing design proposals, in particular winning work for facility design-bid-build and design-build pursuits.

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • APMP/SMPS certification is a plus.

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

  • Evidence of successful leadership of multi-disciplinary or multi-geography Federal proposals valued >$20 million for agencies such as USACE, the US Air Force, Navy.

  • A thorough understanding of proposal and presentation best practices and tools, including how to convey messages, themes, discriminators, and responses to evaluation criteria clearly.

  • Demonstrated experience applying industry best practices and procedures to support positioning, client or business development processes.

  • Strong proposal writing and editing skills; working knowledge of grammar and style. A strong working knowledge of desktop publishing software (e.g., Adobe Creative Suite), graphics programs (e.g., InDesign, Adobe Acrobat), word processing programs (e.g., Microsoft Word), spreadsheet management (Excel), and presentation software (e.g., PowerPoint).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.

  • Professional demeanor and excellent interpersonal skills.

Additional Information

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

  • Relocation is not available for this position.

  • All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work. 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.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

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.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

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

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10072708

Business Line: Geography OH

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: AME Support

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