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Design Build Proposal Manager - Water


Sacramento, CA, US Phoenix, AZ, US Los Angeles, CA, US San Francisco, CA, US Portland, OR, US Vancouver, WA, US

Requisition ID: 142359 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Business Development & Proposals 

Market: Water/Wastewater 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Proposal Manager supporting Kiewit’s Municipal Water market across North America, you will oversee the pursuit process and proposal best practices needed to win publicly procured contracts. This position reports to the Water Market Lead within Kiewit’s Marketing and Proposals group and will coordinate with Kiewit’s North American Markets & Strategy team as well as local Kiewit District Operations leaders, engineers, and estimators.


We are looking to add to our team on the West Coast.  Ideal locations are Fairfield CA, Los Angeles CA, Phoenix AZ, Vancouver WA.  We're also open to remote work depending on industry knowledge and experience. 


•    Manage proposal process to create and coordinate responsibility matrix defining roles, deadlines and assignments  
•    Manage proposal process to assess level of effort for pursuits and resourcing of personnel from Kiewit’s Marketing and Proposals group, Kiewit Districts and external partners  
•    Manage pursuit work plan with the Markets & Strategy team as well as District leadership and staff
•    Facilitate strategy and storyboarding sessions  
•    Lead proposal kick-off meetings, milestone reviews and recovery periods  
•    Develop and maintain best practices and templates, data platform and style guides 
•    Interview and develop content, technical writing and editing 
•    Brainstorm with graphic designers the technical and informational graphics with visual persuasion 
•    Coordinate production process 
•    Travel as needed: 10-20% per year



•    At least 5 years of proposal management experience in A/E/C (or related) industry with an emphasis on publicly procured, qualifications-based collaborative delivery projects.
•    At least 3 years of proposal experience managing and coordinating publicly procured construction projects.. 
•    Bachelor’s degree in Marketing/Communications, Journalism, or English, although any related field to the A/E/C industry will be considered. Construction Management or Engineering degree a plus. 
•    Advanced knowledge and skills in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat  
•    Experience with Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop 
•    Excellent understanding of construction and engineering-focused/technical writing skills, specifically related to the municipal Water market
•    Skilled at collaborating with and interviewing executives, engineers, construction managers, legal, designers, and others to secure information for various writing assignments
•    Exceptional attention to detail, organization and active listening skills 
•    Strong emotional intelligence 
•    Self-motivated with ability to work well with professionals from various backgrounds 
•    Ability to manage multiple projects to consistently meet high standards and be attentive to quality 
•    Driven for results and deadlines 

Additional Requirements:

  • Absent an approved exemption, due to federal, state, local, provincial and/or client-requirements, this position may require an individual to be fully vaccinated by an FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine or undergo weekly testing upon hire and as a condition of continued employment.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

Nearest Major Market: Sacramento

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