SUMMARY: Lead the full life cycle development of statements of qualifications (SOQs) and proposals for large-scale infrastructure projects. Willingness to travel to other regional offices and the project site is expected.
- Review RFQs and RFPs in detail and develop comprehensive compliance/responsibility matrices to establish assignments and track progress of all required content
Establish and manage the SOQ/proposal schedules, deliverables, and assignments
Lead and directly manage project-specific teams comprised of individuals from marketing, design, construction, estimating, and other disciplines to deliver high-quality submittals
- Lead and facilitate the various proposal and strategy meetings in conjunction with the assigned Bid Manager, including kickoffs, storyboards, technical proposal workshops, formal reviews, and other regular meetings
- Direct proposal, marketing, and graphic design staff from engineering partner firms, joint venture partner firms, and consultants as needed
Establish key pursuit strategies alongside Bid Manager, and Executive Management
Oversee coordination with corporate and international departments, including legal, financial, safety, international bid department, etc.
Conduct research and interview project personnel to fully develop project descriptions and resumes for each SOQ and proposal
Write and edit proposal narratives with input from technical experts and other managers to verify technical accuracy and incorporate key messages consistent with project goals
Ensure submittals are in compliance with all relevant requirements
- Prepare marketing materials, presentations, and other information for pursuits, industry events, and project outreach meetings
Interface with engineering and construction firms on a daily basis
Lead coordination of legal, financial, and surety/insurance information with various corporate departments
Manage database of past proposal documents, resumes of key staff, awards, boilerplate narratives, and project photos
Mentor and train other members of the proposal team
Other duties as needed
Bachelor Degree in English, Marketing, Communications, Business, Civil Engineering, or Related Field
5+ years of experience in preparing SOQs and proposals, preferably in the engineering and construction industry
Understanding of design-build and public private partnership (P3) proposals
Experience with Adobe InDesign is highly desirable (capability to create graphics a plus)
Familiarity with relevant city, state, and federal agencies in pursuit of large infrastructure projects
Very strong writing and editing skills
Strong communication and presentation skills
Skilled in facilitating meetings with large teams
Ability to manage all aspects of SOQs and Proposals independently with little oversight
Willingness to travel as needed
Ability to directly manage other members of the proposal team
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Dragados is an international contractor established in 1941 that specializes in major infrastructure projects, including bridges, roads and highways, tunnels and underground projects, buildings, energy and environmental infrastructure, dams and hydraulic works worldwide. Dragados S.A. is the construction arm of ACS Group, one of the leading infrastructure developers in the world with presence in more than 40 countries.
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The projects built by Dragados S.A. are recognized by their sheer size, technical intricacy, use of the latest technologies, and innovation to resolve technical challenges.