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Black & Veatch Proposal Specialist - *US Hybrid* in Winston Salem, North Carolina

Proposal Specialist - US Hybrid

Date: May 24, 2023



Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

Together, we own our company, our future, and our shared success.

As an employee-owned company, our people are Black & Veatch. We put them at the center of everything we do and empower them to grow, explore new possibilities and use their diverse talents and perspectives to solve humanity's biggest challenges in an ever-evolving world. With over 100 years of innovation in sustainable infrastructure and our expertise in engineering, procurement, consulting and construction, together we are building a world of difference.

Company : Black & Veatch Corporation

Req Id : 97921

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Why Black and Veatch

Recognized by Glassdoor as a 2023 Top 100 place to work , Black & Veatch allows you to lend your talent and perspective to humanity’s biggest challenges in a flexible environment where you are empowered to grow and explore new possibilities. We offer competitive compensation; 401K match and benefits that start day 1. Our hybrid environment allows you to balance your work and personal life.

At Black & Veatch, you own your career with purpose and meaning. You are empowered to grow and explore new possibilities at every step of your career journey. Bring your big ideas knowing you are safe to be who you are and speak up with concerns or questions and put your diverse talents and perspectives to use.

The Opportunity

As the Proposal Specialist you will have the opportunity to:

  • Lead pre-proposal activities to include responding to client questionnaires, Requests for Information/Qualification (RFI/RFQ) and other inquiries

  • Tailor and develop unique, client-centric Statements of Qualifications (SOQ), brochures, resumes, presentations and other sales collateral to support successful business development efforts

  • Manage less complex Requests for Proposal (RFP) while executing directions from Project Managers (PM) and other Subject Matter Experts (SME)

  • Support Proposal Managers (PrM) with the coordination and development of more complex RFPs, to include ensuring deliverables are of high quality and are compliant with internal and external requirements

  • Research and run queries on company-wide solutions and client types utilizing Microsoft Sharepoint, Salesforce Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Software, Bentley ProjectWise and other applications and resources

  • Lead and enforce initiatives to support the company’s efforts to maintain brand, internal governance, and brand compliance

The Team

BV’s Connectivity & Commercial business is dedicated to creating and providing leading solutions to communication infrastructure, mission critical solutions, and commercial enterprise clients. By joining our business, you will have the opportunity to be involved in cutting-edge technology and work with a team that moves quickly with decisions and expectations.

Check out some of our recent projects!

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and/or contribute to the development of compliant, high quality RFI/RFQ/RFP responses and supporting material from assignment through award

  • Manage teams of cross-functional stakeholder groups to meet proposal objectives and deadlines

  • Coordinate meetings and reviews to drive proposal progress to meet scheduled milestones and compliance with requirements

  • Track meeting minutes and action items through distribution and completion

  • Ensure proposal files are set up and managed in accordance with best practices

  • Continually develop and manage reusable content to include templates, boilerplate, qualifications, resumes, project sheets and other materials

  • Collaborate with proposal teams and leadership to develop robust client presentations

  • Maintain Salesforce CRM, PowerBi, and other internal tools to track proposal status for leadership insight and review

  • Support the proposal team with the update and maintenance of resources and directories (key contacts lists, business enablement links etc.)

Management Responsibilities

Individual Contributor

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree preferred

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Sharepoint, Word, PowerPoint, Excel) preferred

  • Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign) experience a plus

Preferred Skills:

  • Accountable – holds self and others accountable to meet commitments

  • Ability to drive results – consistently achieve results, takes initiative and leads and motivates professionals

  • Effective communicator – Excellent communications/human relations skills (written, verbal, client service) and able to interface with diverse personalities

  • Collaborative – Builds internal and external partnerships and works in collaboration with others to meet shared objectives

  • Technology Savvy – Leverages industry leading tools to facilitate proposal and graphic creation and tracking

  • Business Insight – applies (and gains) knowledge of the business and marketplace to advance BV goals Creative – ability to develop unique content to sell BV solutions and solve unique internal challenges

  • Flexible– the ability to appropriately adapt to and mange quick changes in direction

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2 years experience required.

  • 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. Keyboarding. Sitting.

**Black & Veatch prides itself on the support of our employees and providing flexibility to make the things that are most important to you, a priority. This is why we offer our professionals, located near an office a hybrid work environment. Our hybrid work approach allows our employees to work two days a week from other locations outside of the office.

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.

Black & Veatch Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. Black & Veatch does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.

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Notice to External Search Firms : Black & Veatch does not accept unsolicited resumes and will not be obligated to pay a placement fee for unsolicited resumes. Black & Veatch Talent Acquisition engages with search firms directly for hiring needs.

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