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Proposal Specialist

GHD • Farmington Hills, MI

Posted 1 month ago

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Degree - 4 Year Degree
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Job Description

We are seeking a Proposal Specialist to join our Midwest team out of our Farmington Hills, MI, Chicago, IL, or St. Paul office.

Working with the Transportation team this position has great operational management potential, and will see you involved in
  • Assisting in the completion of persuasive proposals, marketing collateral and presentations.
  • Understanding of technical terminology, project management structure, and discipline functions by Sectors.
  • Managing multiple projects simultaneously, coordinate groups of content providers and deal with changing priorities.
  • Reviewing RFPs and participate/lead strategic win plan discussions with Project Managers and Technical Leaders.
  • Coordinating and participating in proposal kick-off meetings
  • Developing and implementing the proposal template and schedule
  • Developing various sections of the Strategic Win Plan (RFP requirements and schedule)
  • Facilitating color review meetings, and driving content completion
  • Coordinating proposal formatting, writing, editing, and proof reading efforts
  • Effective use of  graphic and organizational software to create key graphics (e.g.,  Visio and/or PowerPoint)
  • Monitoring client websites for RFPs, RFQs, LOIs, etc.
  • Assisting the Proposal Team with BD-related tasks to support the prepositioning phase with the Technical Leads.
  • Developing a strong internal network, and contribute to the identification of the best resources for the project team.
  • Coordinating with the Marketing and Graphic Teams and provide graphics support in preparation of bid packages, statements of qualifications (SOQs), and requests for proposal/information/qualifications (RFQ/RFI/RFQ)

What you will bring to the team
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
  • Minimum three years of experience coordinating and writing technical proposals for an engineering, construction or professional services organization
  • Strong communication skills both written & oral
  • Negotiation problem solving, planning and time management skills
  • Flexible and able to meet challenging deadlines
  • Excellent organizational skills required with ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Even tempered in fast-paced, high-pressure environment
    Consistent personal ethics: integrity, dependability, initiative, and quality
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • Knowledge in Photoshop, InDesign
  • Understanding of marketing techniques (layout, graphics, strategy-to-win

Our commitment to you
Fostering gender balance, diversity and acceptance of flexible working is central to the way GHD does business. We offer a professional, friendly and inclusive culture based on our core values of Safety, Teamwork, Respect and Integrity.

In addition to a competitive salary, GHD provides attractive career options including professional development via our GHD Business School, additional leave, and family-friendly flexible work arrangements.

Why GHD?
Be a part of a high functioning team, where everything we do is inspired by a level of passion and professional pride that comes from being employee owned. This ownership is what sets us apart and means our people enjoy an unrivalled amount of autonomy in their roles. It helps drive our passion and accountability in how we serve our clients, deliver projects, and pursue new opportunities.

So, do you have what it takes: passion, collaboration, imagination and values that match our own?

About GHD
As one of the world’s leading professional services companies, GHD delivers iconic projects that shape our landscapes, support our communities and set the path of our collective future. To do this, we actively seek and nurture the very best people in their respective fields to join our team of over 10,000 professionals operating in the markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation.

In return, we offer remarkable career shaping opportunities to extend your skills and gain global experience.


Please submit your cover letter and resume to the link below.

As a multicultural organization, we encourage individual achievement and recognize the strength of a diverse workforce. GHD is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or veteran status.

Job ID: CHI00036
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