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Design Build Proposal Manager - Nationwide


Los Angeles, CA, US Fairfield, CA, US Irvine, CA, US Sacramento, CA, US Denver, CO, US Kansas City, KS, US Lenexa, KS, US Omaha, NE, US Dallas, TX, US Houston, TX, US

Requisition ID: 158839 

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.


Ideal locations would be Denver CO, Houston TX, or Lenexa KS.  However, for the right candidate we are open to remote options.  25-30% travel will be necessary for remote candidates. 


•    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 do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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