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Proposal Manager- Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering


Englewood, CO, US Dallas, TX, US Phoenix, AZ, US

Requisition ID: 117704 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Business Development & Proposals 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Are you looking for a career that is both challenging and rewarding, a position where you can work independently and also collaborate with teams, and assignments that provide variety and opportunity? If these qualities motivate you, you might be the right candidate to join our Infrastructure proposal team. 


We are looking for a Proposal Manager with a strong writing background who can integrate with our pursuit teams and manage/write proposals for challenging civil infrastructure projects. 


Proposal Manager to lead the overall management of the pursuit process and manage teams to successfully deliver targeted, strategic proposals ranging in value from $50M to more than $500M while implementing best practices. Effectively collaborates with pursuit management team to develop and implement proposal management plan, and leads proposal team in the development of comprehensive, compliant, compelling proposal deliverables in a strict deadline-driven environment.

District Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering's Design-Build team is driving clients to turn to Kiewit during all stages of design-build projects. Through our integrated design and construction approach, our multi-disciplinary team works together to improve schedule, control costs and minimize risk. Our construction-focused engineers work collaboratively with our estimators and builders to design solutions that are innovative, constructible, and designed with a focus on safety. Clients benefit from the proven processes and tools used by Kiewit to minimize project risk. We are an in-house resource that supports projects throughout the company. Our staff shares experiences gained, innovative concepts, and best practices for all projects that we support. 


Kiewit’s management and implementation of this process leads to safe, cost effective, and innovative designs that exceeds client expectations and furthers Kiewit’s legacy of excellence. 


On our team, you’ll have the opportunity to see more, touch more, and do more than you ever imagined. Working hard will not only bring you satisfaction from a job well done, but it will help propel your career forward faster than you might expect. We will train you, develop your skills, and allow you to take on projects that impact millions across North America. With top-notch health benefits, a wealth-building 401k plan, and unbeatable growth opportunities, by joining Kiewit, you’re ensuring a lifetime of success. 



This position is based out of Englewood, CO, Phoenix, AZ, or Dallas, TX. Travel required up to 30%.


•    Works under direction of Regional Proposal Strategy Manager 
•    Develop and manage pursuit process and Proposal Management Plan with business development manager, lead estimator and partners
•    Participant in upfront strategy/capture process with Alternative Delivery team
•    Analyze and interpret solicitation documents and requirements (RFQ, RFI, RFP) to create comprehensive response templates (compliance matrix, proposal outlines, schedule)
•    Develop responsibility/compliance matrix and schedule with pursuit team defining roles and assignments of each resource on effort to ensure compliant proposal
•    Assess level of effort for pursuits and personnel resourcing needs to effectively manage proposal development phase 
•    Lead proposal development meetings including kickoff, milestone reviews/recovery, and lessons learned 
•    Provide leadership and direction to entire pursuit team including schedule management, compliance oversight, writing instructions, and team guidance throughout the proposal development phase
•    Manage entire submission and ensure proposal sections are compliant with client’s objectives and requirements while ensuring consistency with proposing entity’s strategy and approach 
•    Facilitate strategy and storyboarding sessions with pursuit team members and SMEs, work with writers and designers to incorporate strategy into proposal. Translate the win strategy into key themes and drives them into proposal sections through a disciplined process that articulates compelling messages with benefits statements, graphics, and proofs
•    Brainstorm and collaborate with graphic designers the technical and informational graphics with visual persuasion
•    Make accurate and timely edits and revisions to documents, and adjust schedule as required 
•    Author/review material for proposal sections throughout proposal development phase to develop compliant and compelling written proposal content
•    Perform final review of all required elements for proposal submission to confirm delivery of compliant, compelling, and comprehensive response
•    Develop and maintain best practices and templates, data platform, and style guides
•    Coordinate with graphic designers in development of production plan/process 


•    Minimum of five (5) years of proposal management experience in engineering and construction industry with an emphasis on $100+ million qualifications-based/design-build, progressive design-build, and P3 projects
•    History of working on large infrastructure design/construction projects 
•    Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Marketing/Communications, Journalism, English, Construction Management or equivalent required.
•    Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
•    Advanced knowledge and skills in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat  
•    Exceptional attention to detail, organization, and attentive listening skills 
•    Strong verbal and written communication skills to lead entire pursuit team (colleagues, internal customers, and team partners)
•    Effective leader with the ability to prioritize and delegate effectively to successfully complete multiple tasks simultaneously
•    Action orientated – ability to take on challenges, effective problem-solving skills to develop issue resolution
•    Strong emotional intelligence and ability to work collaboratively with professionals from various backgrounds
•    Solid editing/writing skills: thorough knowledge of grammar, spelling, and composition as well as writing, editing, oral communication, and interpersonal skills
•    Ability to deliver quality work and results in a strict deadline-driven environment 
•    Ability to write concise, compelling, and compliant text through interviews with subject matter experts 
•    Strong team leader who is self-motivated and has ability to work effectively with professionals from various backgrounds
•    A focus on teamwork – ability to continually listen, collaborate, and communicate among colleagues, internal customers, and team partners
•    Capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously and meet high standards and be attentive to quality

Base Compensation: $88,000  - $115,000 
(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

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.

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: Denver

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