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Proposal Manager - EPC Transmission and Distribution *Hybrid*

Date:  Mar 10, 2023

Columbus, OH, US US Tampa, FL, US Jacksonville, FL, US

Company:  Black & Veatch Family of Companies


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Company : Black & Veatch Corporation  

Req Id : 95089 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : Yes 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Project Only Hire : No 

Visa Sponsorship Available: No 

Job Summary

If you’re passionate about creativity and bringing home the win, let’s start the conversation. As the 7th largest employee-owned company in the U.S., Black & Veatch delivers innovative infrastructure solutions across the globe. Through the RFQ/RFP process, our Proposals team plays a key role in securing this work with team building and strategy pursuit development, and we’re excited to have you join our team.

We are looking for an experienced Engineer and Proposal Manager to be a part of our talented, inclusive, and supportive Energy Utilities Proposals team of pursuit specialists, graphic designers, and strategy professionals. Our Energy & Process business is driven to meet clients’ rapidly changing infrastructure needs in generation, storage, transmission, and distribution of safe, reliable electric power. Our business continues to invest in renewable energy to power the future and support BV’s vision of more sustainable solutions. By joining our business, you will have the opportunity to be at the forefront of helping our clients with the most innovative energy solutions.

For each pursuit, you will be an integral part of a proposal development team that includes engineers and subject matter experts to manage proposal efforts and incorporate best practices to develop client-centric, visually appealing, and compliant sales documents. The role is always interesting, as each proposal has its own unique blend of layout design, strategic writing, and solution offerings to meet a wide range of client needs. The Proposal Manager is responsible for all major proposal efforts which includes but is not limited to: reviewing RFPs to determine client requirements; preparation and assembly of proposals; developing strategy; writing, reviewing, and editing proposals; compiling proposals for submission; and determining resources required to complete major pursuits.

Anchored by core values like collaboration and integrity, Black & Veatch is one of its kind in the world of engineering. Our corporate culture holds respect, teamwork, and positive intent as some of our highest metrics for employee satisfaction, encouraging recognition for staff at every level. This means you will be respected on every assignment, have access to the tools to succeed, and have a solid work-life balance in this virtual position with very little overtime required.

Please note: This role will be hybrid: 2 days per week remote, 3 days per week in-office from any Black & Veatch office in the US. We are open to offering relocation if needed.


Key Responsibilities

  • Acts in capacity of a lead. You will be responsible for budget, schedule, and quality of assigned proposals.
  • Ensures content and layout of proposals are consistent and meet brand standards.
  • Collaborates with the client account manager, project director, and engineering to establish the proposal schedule. Following that, works with engineering, procurement, project controls, construction staff and partners, and other staff as needed to develop the proposal.
  • Actively implements proposal process improvements, incorporates lessons learned and cost reduction ideas, and analyses market intelligence of competitors.
  • Responsible for coordination and integration of reviews by legal, contracts, insurance, finance, treasury, and tax support groups for assigned proposals.
  • Collaborates with the client account manager and project management to develop and implement the proposal win strategy.

Management Responsibilities

Acts in capacity of a "lead person." Does not have management responsibility for the people to whom they provide work direction.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering.
  • Experience working in an EPC and/or project management firm.
  • Experience working with Grid or BESS projects.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 7+ years of project or proposal experience.
  • All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Normal office environment. Travel, keyboarding and sitting.

Salary Plan

SAM: Sales

Job Grade


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Black & Veatch is committed to being an employer of choice by creating a valuable work experience that keeps our people engaged, productive, safe and healthy.


Our comprehensive benefits portfolio is a key component of this commitment and offers an array of health care benefits including but not limited to medical, dental and vision insurances along with disability and a robust wellness program.


To support a healthy work-life balance, we offer flexible work schedules, paid vacation and holiday time, sick time, and dependent sick time.


A variety of additional benefits are available to our professionals, including a company-matched 401k plan, adoption reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, vendor discounts, an employment referral program, AD&D insurance, pre-taxed accounts, voluntary legal plan and the B&V Credit Union. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.


We are proud to be a 100 percent ESOP-owned company. As employee-owners, our professionals are empowered to drive not only their personal growth, but the company's long-term achievements - and they share in the financial rewards of the success through stock ownership.


By valuing diverse voices and perspectives, we cultivate an authentically inclusive environment for professionals and are able to provide innovative and effective solutions for clients.


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Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin

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