May 26, 2023

Proposal Manager

  • WSP
  • Orange, CA, USA
  • $76,400 - $128,000 per annum
Permanent, Full-time Proposal Manager

Job Description

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

 

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Proposal Manager for our Orange office.  The following locations will also be considered: Los Angeles; San Diego; San Bernardino; and Las Vegas.  

Your Impact

Are you ready to make an impact with a remarkable group of marketers and technical professionals? Are you looking for a place where you can build your career, contribute to your community, and be a part of a winning team? We are WSP, and we are committed to building a future where society can thrive. A key element of realizing that future is WSP's Strategic Growth Team, and we are looking for a savvy marketing professional who can lead with strategic insight and communicate with clarity. 

The Proposal Manager will be a key player in supporting our firm’s continued growth and brings experience in the A/E/C or professional services industries and leadership of proposal teams. We are looking for someone that is collaborative, can influence and inspire others, and brings has a deep understanding of proposal and interview best practices. 

Candidates will demonstrate strong leadership and facilitation skills, a commitment to excellence, and a successful track record of submitting highly-ranked proposals to public and private agencies. Must have excellent writing skills, be detail-oriented, rally proposal teams to meet a schedule, work with technical teams to develop winning messages and themes, and effectively advance multiple projects at the same time.  

What we are looking for someone who can

  • Lead and support the pursuit life-cycle from lead generation and capture planning to proposal development and presentation coaching.
  • Actively contribute to the development and maintenance of essential marketing data, including CRM data, resumes, and project descriptions.
  • Support external marketing initiatives, as assigned, including awards applications and conference participation. 

Does this sound like you?

Collaborative and Empathetic Communicator

As marketers, communication is at the heart of what we do. From leading efficient and detailed proposal kick-off meetings to turning technical jargon into compelling copy, we're looking for a stellar communicator. Additionally, as this role will interface with a number of unique personalities and perspectives, so the right candidate will excel at communicating with empathy. 

Is a Proactive Problem Solver

We are looking for someone who is excited about the chance to sink their teeth into new pursuits, and work with the team to solve the challenge of developing tactical win strategies. Additionally, the right candidate will be able to largely self-direct through the process.

Has a Meticulous Eye for Detail that Translates to Compliance, Time Management, and General Organization

To say compliance is critical would be an understatement. Being able to parse the RFQ/P for compliance, as well as read between the lines for messaging is key. Furthermore, managing time, working efficiently to meet deadlines, all while keeping quality top of mind is crucial.

Is a Lifelong Learner with an Appetite for Professional Development

We like people with lofty aspirations, a thirst for knowledge, and the gleam of friendly ambition in their eye. The best candidate will not only proactively seek professional development opportunities to up their own game, but will be excited to share their knowledge, expertise, and perspective to help their team grow

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • 7 years of experience in marketing and proposal development in the AEC industry.
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, business, journalism or related field (or commensurate experience).
  • Advanced proficiency in Adobe InDesign and demonstrated expeirence working with proposal layout.
  • Advanced proficiency of Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Teams, etc.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in A/E/C industry
  • Involvement in industry organizations such as SMPS

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our team with people who are ready to collaborate in designing the communities of the future. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. 

WSP Benefits:

 

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career. These benefits include coverage related to medical, dental, vision, disability, and life; retirement savings; paid sick leave; paid vacation (or other personal time); paid parental leave; and paid time off for purposes of bereavement, voting, and/or attendance at naturalization proceedings.

Compensation

Expected Salary (all locations): $76,400 - $128,000

WSP USA is providing the compensation range that the company in good faith believes it might pay and offer for this position, based on the successful applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities in addition to internal equity and specific geographic location. WSP USA reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation, depending on circumstances not related to an applicant’s sex or other status protected by local, state, and/or federal law.

Sector

Construction & Engineering