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AECOM Proposal Specialist / Writer in Orange, California

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Bid Management Specialist to be based in Orange, CA or in our other offices located in the United States.

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 looking for an experienced Bid Management/Proposals Specialist to write water business line proposals. The Bid Management Specialist will work closely with the West marketing team, business operations, and support staff to bring strong leadership, sharp compliance, skilled writing, and creativity to some of our must-win West pursuits. The job includes leading large proposals and presentations, and supports from pre-RFP project positioning through to interview stage, as required.

Responsibilities include:

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

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

  • Participating 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.

  • Facilitating 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.

  • Writing and editing tailored executive summaries, resumes, experience, past performance, and management sections for proposals.

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

  • Supporting special projects, as required.

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS, preferably in Journalism, English, Communications, Marketing or a related field plus minimum of 4 years of managing design proposals, in particular winning work for facility design-bid-build and design-build pursuits., OR an AA/two-year degree plus six year of related experience in place of the remaining two years of a four-year degree or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • APMP/SMPS certification, or demonstrated training with proposal best practices, is strongly preferred.

  • Working knowledge of and interest in the A/E industry.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • An ability to meet non-negotiable client deadlines, sometimes with very fast turnaround times.

  • Experience demonstrating leadership qualities.

Additional Information:

  • Relocation assistance is not provided for this role.

  • 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 - $100,000.

  • 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, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.

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 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. 271952BR

Additional Locations US - Albuquerque, NM - One Park Square, US - Austin, TX - 13640 Briarwick Drive, Suite 200, US - Denver, CO - 717 17th St, US - Houston, TX - 19219 Katy Freeway, US - Las Vegas, NV - 13975 Grand Valley Parkway, US - Los Angeles, CA - 300 N Los Angeles St, US - Oakland, CA - 300 Lakeside Drive, US - Orange, CA - 999 Town & Country Rd, US - Phoenix, AZ - 11 South Central Aveune, US - Phoenix, AZ - 2325 E Camelback, US - Phoenix, AZ - 3400 E Sky Harbor Blvd, US - Portland, ME - 254 Commercial Street, US - Sacramento, CA - 2020 L St, US - San Diego, CA - 401 West A Street, US - San Francisco, CA - 150 California Street, US - Seattle, WA - 1111 3rd Avenue, US - Tucson, AZ - 333 East Wetmore

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.

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