Proposal Manager - Water/Wastewater - Multiple locations


Phoenix, AZ, US Sacramento, CA, US Las Vegas, NV, US Denver, CO, US Los Angeles, CA, US

Requisition ID: 167258 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Water Business Development 

Department: Business Development & Proposals 

Market: Water/Wastewater 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Proposal Manager, you will support the pursuit process and manage teams to successfully deliver targeted, strategic proposals while implementing best practices. In this role, you will work with the District to develop and implement proposal management plan, and leads proposal team in developing compliant, compelling proposal deliverables.

At Kiewit, the scale of our operations is huge. Our construction and engineering projects span across the United States, Canada and Mexico, improving and connecting communities with every initiative.  We depend on our high-performing operations support professionals — they’re the glue that holds multiple areas of the business together and the catalysts that make things happen. We hire only the most driven people and we offer them diverse career opportunities, strong leadership and mentorship, rewarding, collaborative work, and responsibility they won’t find just anywhere. We’re always pushing new limits. You can too. 

District Overview

The Kiewit Energy marketing, creative and proposal team provide get-work services to an array of markets, including power generation, transmission and distribution, renewables, industrial, oil and gas, and water/wastewater. Individuals in this department get exposure to a mix of high profile, complex pursuits across North America valued from $5M-$6B. This incredibly profitable, competitive, fun group focuses on winning more work with high-quality, client-focused sales strategies through creative communication techniques. Our rapidly growing team, which includes graphic designers, proposal professionals, writers, digital strategists, marketers, and data analytics brings vast experience, communication expertise, innovative concepts, and best practices to all projects we support across the company.  


This position is based out of Las Vegas, Nevada or Phoenix, Arizona, or any neighboring cities. This is a shared service environment in a professional office setting.


• Develop and manage Proposal Management Plan with District’s capture manager, lead estimator and partners
• Assess level of effort for pursuits and resourcing of personnel from KIEPS, Kiewit districts and external partners
• Develop, implement, and communicate pursuit schedule, identifying interim deadlines and key milestones, to all resources assigned to proposal
• Develop responsibility/compliance matrix with pursuit team defining roles and assignments of each resource on effort to ensure compliant proposal
• Facilitate strategy and storyboarding sessions with district leaders, work with writers and designers to incorporate strategy into proposal
• Lead proposal development meetings including kickoff, milestone reviews and lessons learned
• Develop and maintain best practices and templates, data platform and style guides
• Brainstorm with graphic designers the technical and informational graphics with visual persuasion
• Coordinate with designers in development of production plan/process


• 5+ years of proposal management experience in A/E/C industry with an emphasis on $100+ million qualifications-based/design-build, design-build-operate-maintain, and CM/GC projects
• History of working on large design/construction projects, including transportation-, Federal- and water/wastewater- based pursuits
• Bachelor’s degree in Marketing/Communications, Journalism, English, Construction Management or equivalent required.  Graduate level degree preferred.
• Understanding of Shipley method of proposal development
• Advanced knowledge and skills in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat
• Experience with Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, InCopy
• Exceptional attention to detail, organization and active listening skills
•   Strong emotional intelligence and ability to work collaboratively with multiple personalities
• Strong writing skills including an understanding of the elements of style and English grammar
• Ability to write compelling and compliant text through interviews with subject matter experts
• 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


Other Requirements:
•    Regular, reliable attendance
•    Work productively and meet deadlines timely
•    Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment
•    Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
•    Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.


Base Compensation: $101,248 - $151,872 
(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 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: Phoenix

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