May 25, 2023

Pursuit and Proposal Specialist

  • Arcadis
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • $70,800 - $122,130 per annum
Permanent, Full-time Proposal Specialist

Job Description

Arcadis is the world's leading company delivering sustainable design, engineering, and consultancy solutions for natural and built assets.

We are more than 36,000 people, in over 70 countries, dedicated to improving quality of life. Everyone has an important role to play. With the power of many curious minds, together we can solve the world’s most complex challenges and deliver more impact together.

Role description:

The Pursuit & Proposal Specialist, with the support of strong, internationally recognized staff, will utilize their expertise and knowledge of the full pursuit process, from positioning and capture planning through post-proposal submittal debriefing, in supporting client teams to successfully win projects. Their primary focus is the planning, scheduling, development, and finalization of responses to client requests for qualification, proposals, bids, and presentations that result in contract and/or project awards.

Role accountabilities:

As the Pursuit and Proposal Specialist, you will collaborate with other Pursuit & Proposal Specialists, Market Sector Leaders, Technical Solution Leaders, Account Leaders, assigned Pursuit Leaders, and Project Managers to support proposal preparation and production.  You will also create proposal strategy with the key role of identifying proposal needs (resources, materials, information, expertise, etc.) and in developing and carrying out win strategy tactics.  Another responsibility includes planning and conducting research of internal capabilities and resources to meet opportunity specific requirements, collecting information/materials and working with capture/proposal teams to develop new or tailored information/materials.

Qualifications & Experience:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in English, communications, journalism, marketing, business administration, engineering, science or architecture or a related field is required (or equivalent professional experience)
  • 6 years of A/E/C industry experience as a marketing, proposal, or business development specialist

Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience developing and writing proposals; thorough understanding of the RFP and proposal-development processes.
  • Experience in persuasive writing and developing features, advantages, and benefits.
  • Experience with corporate branding/marketing.
  • Experience with creative writing/technical writing.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • APMP Certification
  • CPSM Certification

Why Arcadis?

We can only achieve our goals when everyone is empowered to be their best. We believe everyone's contribution matters. It’s why we are pioneering a skills-based approach, where you can harness your unique experience and expertise to carve your career path and maximize the impact we can make together.

You’ll do meaningful work, and no matter what role, you’ll be helping to deliver sustainable solutions for a more prosperous planet. Make your mark, on your career, your colleagues, your clients, your life and the world around you.

Together, we can create a lasting legacy.

Join Arcadis. Create a Legacy.

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

We want you to be able to bring your best self to work every day which is why we take equality and inclusion seriously and hold ourselves to account for our actions. Our ambition is to be an employer of choice and provide a great place to work for all our people. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. We are dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Arcadis offers benefits for full time and part time positions. These benefits include medical, dental, and vision, EAP,  401K, STD, LTD, AD&D, life insurance, paid parental leave, reward & recognition program and optional benefits including wellbeing benefits, adoption assistance and tuition reimbursement.  We offer seven paid holidays and potentially up to two floating holidays per calendar year depending on start date, and 15 days PTO that accrue per year. The salary range for this position is $70800 - 122130 / year.


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