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Job Information

AECOM Disaster Recovery Bid Management Specialist III in Los Angeles, California

United States of America - Louisiana, Baton Rouge

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking an experienced Proposal Specialist to focus on projects involving disaster response and recovery. Location can be anywhere remotely based, but would prefer to be located in an AECOM has a corporate office location.


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-sustainingand disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

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

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Fortune ’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020

  • #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record 's 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019

About AECOM’s Disaster Resilience Solutions (DRS) Group

AECOM has a dedicated group of professionals ready to quickly mobilize and provide support to federal, state, and local clients in response to natural and man-made disasters. Major services cover four key areas.

  • Preparedness: We work with government agencies and communities to make preparations and develop plans of action to successfully manage and execute response and recovery activities.

  • Response: We quickly mobilize resources to respond during and immediately following an event. We put emergency plans and training into action to save lives and prevent further property damage from hazardous conditions.

  • Recovery: We repair and restore impacted communities by helping to expedite a return to normal daily life. We’re typically on the ground performing these missions within 24 hours of an event and continue to support the recovery and rebuilding process for months, or even years, afterwards.

  • Mitigation: We focus on building stronger communities to mitigate the impact of future disasters. We help our clients evaluate lessons learned and apply mitigation strategies to become more resilient.

Job Summary/Responsibilities

The DRS Proposal Specialist provides marketing leadership for disaster-related proposals primarily for a variety of US civilian agencies. This person leads the development of SF330 submittals, capability statements, proposals, and presentations. The ideal candidate will also possess marketing and graphic skills to produce brochures, web-page articles, and manage technical content. This position will not require branding, heavy creative, or web programming work. Proposals in the DRS market space are often require fast turn around with little advance notice. Flexibility with schedule is important because, due to the nature of DRS projects, after-hours and/or weekend availability is often required.

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

  • Serve as a proposal manager for proposals falling under DRS purview

  • Lead large proposals and presentations from pre-RFP project positioning through to interview stage, as required.

  • 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 resumes and past performance sections for proposals

  • Provide or obtain grammatical and technical editing to ensure quality

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

  • Support 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

  • Support management of client accounts and pursuits using company CRM (Salesforce)

  • Support special projects, as required

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree plus six (6) years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Disaster Recovery experience is a plus

  • Marketing experience in the A/E/C industry

  • Strong writing and/or editing skills (e.g., marketing writing, proposal writing, and technical editing)

  • Experience with federal clients such as FEMA, HHS, and USACE

  • Adobe Creative Cloud expertise (mainly Indesign)

  • Microsoft Word and Excel expertise

  • Salesforce or comparable CRM data entry and reporting experience

Additional Information

  • Relocation is not available for this position

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position

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 Commercial Management / Contract Management

Business Line Geography OH

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 255615BR

Additional Locations US - Arlington, VA - 3101 Wilson Blvd, US - Austin, TX - 111 Congress Avenue, US - Chelmsford, MA - 250 Apollo Drive, US - Cleveland, OH - 1127 Euclid Ave, US - Dallas, TX - 13355 Noel Road, US - Houston, TX - 19219 Katy Freeway, US - Los Angeles, CA - 1800 Avenue of the Stars Suite 1425, US - Miami, FL - 1001 NW 111th Ave, US - New York, NY - 100 Broadway, 3rd + 4th Floors, US - Philadelphia, PA - 1700 Market St, US - Tampa, FL - 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, US - Washington, DC - 1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW

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.