*Proposal Specialist I *
*Job Type:*Full-Time Exempt
*Primary Location:*Santa Ana, CA
*Other Locations:*Rancho Cordova, CA; Lakewood, CO
*Who is Michael Baker International? Why would I want to work there?*
Michael Baker International provides engineering and consulting services for government, private and commercial partners, assisting in planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management. Our employees demonstrate a world-class ability to solve complex problems. As a company, We Make a Difference.
*Why do we do what we do; why is it important?*
For most of us, it s because it enables us to have a direct and meaningful impact on the communities and environment in which we live and serve. Across the continuum of our expertise and projects, our work: transforms the world; enables economies; creates healthier and more engaging cities and neighborhoods; and engineers, plans and designs the very infrastructure that sustains and improves our world. Simply stated, the work we do everyday matters. We Make a Difference every day with every engagement.
*So what does a Proposal Specialist at Michael Baker International do?*
The successful candidate will work collaboratively with technical leads to prepare winning proposals, qualifications, and interview presentations. They will perform the role of project manager of proposal production efforts. This position will require close coordination with the technical staff and various technical professionals dispersed throughout Michael Baker International s other offices.
*Can you walk me through a typical day of a Proposal Specialist? *
Works collaboratively with technical leads to prepare winning proposals, qualifications submittals, and interview presentations.
Acts as project manager of proposal efforts, including: lead kick off meeting to define expectations, identify tasks and assign responsibilities, and develop production schedule; assist technical capture manager in developing win themes; complete tasks and assigned responsibilities, and adhere to proposal schedule; draft/edit text; schedule reviews; final submittal production and delivery.
Writing and editing of resumes and project descriptions, the development and maintenance of proposal materials, research, and other miscellaneous coordination; uses internal database information to support proposal efforts.
Uses project management and communication skills to manage, organize, and prioritize multiple projects and meet competing deadlines. Diagnoses issues in need of escalation; promptly reports issues to Manager and asks for help.
Participates in business development and strategy meetings as needed, supporting development of content for proposals, and creating marketing collateral.
Provides guidance and support to junior level/less experienced proposal staff to assist them in completing their duties.
Occasional travel may be required.
*What can I expect for a career path, and where might this role take me?*
We are committed to the growth of our internal personnel and we support this with world class learning and development, including internal training that leads to career advancement. As your knowledge and capabilities increase, you will be able to explore our management and technical career paths.
*Could you be the Proposal Specialist we are looking for?*
Bachelor s Degree in Marketing, Communications, or equivalent combination of education and experience
4-6 years of experience in the planning, preparation, and production of architectural and engineering proposals and qualifications packages for government and private clients
Strong project management skills
Ability to manage, organize, and prioritize project assignments to meet competing deadlines
Exceptional writing, editing, and document organization skills, ability to assist in developing strategic approaches and concepts
Strong interpersonal communication skills
Detail oriented with good customer service, organization, and conceptual thinking skills
Work independently and within a team setting to support proposal related tasks and assignments
Familiarity with the AEC industry and government Standard Form 330
Familiarity with regional and local proposal submission requirements and procedures
Intermediate to expert skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Availability to occasionally travel to other local offices
*Other preferred skills include:*
Familiarity reviewing solicitations (RFP, RFQ, RFI) to develop the proposal schedule and assignments
Experience providing proposal and marketing support in the Architecture/Engineering/Construction industry
Knowledge of standard government forms (e.g., SF330)
Experience using Deltek Vision, Adobe Creative Suite, and various other software programs
**Title:** *Proposal Specialist I*
**Location:** *CA-Santa Ana*
**Requisition ID:** *171866*
**Other Locations:** *US-CO-Lakewood, US-CA-Rancho Cordova*