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Proposal Specialist

Bolton and Menk Inc.

Location: Mankato, MN 56001
Type: Full-Time, Non-Remote
Posted on: June 6, 2024
Bolton & Menk is looking to add a Proposal Specialist to our team. As a Star Tribune Top 200 Workplace in Minnesota and Des Moines Top Workplace in Iowa, this is a fantastic opportunity to work with a great team of professionals. Bolton & Menk is regional, consulting engineering firm with over 75 years of experience serving the Upper Midwest and beyond. We are looking to add a Proposal Specialist who will help foster our mission that All People Should Live in Safe, Sustainable and Beautiful Communities! What you will be doing: Serves on proposal team, assisting with proposal development activities including developing effective win strategies, themes and differentiators with technical staff; and contributes to technical solution/content development within a defined proposal schedule. Analyzes RFP content and amendments. Develops exceptional proposals and responses to solicitations that highlight and emphasize the differentiators associated with the organization’s approach and strategy for specific opportunities. Guides technical staff through the proposal development process. Writes cover letters, executive summaries, resumes, project descriptions, and formats and edits proposals. Performs quality assurance/control checks on proposal submittals and acts as a resource to marketing specialists, marketing coordinators, and technical proposal champions for proposal preparation assistance. Prepares presentations and other sales tools. Assists with coordination of graphics and proposal production. Maintains staff qualifications, project descriptions, and other proposal copy. Maintains confidentiality of company and client related information. Other duties as assigned. What we are looking for : Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Journalism or related field from an accredited College or University with five or more years’ experience in writing proposals, case studies, and white papers - preferably with a professional services organization – or equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced computer skills with Microsoft Office, Excel, and PowerPoint. Advanced skills with desktop publishing software (i.e. Adobe Creative Suite). Beneficial skills include graphic design capabilities, experience with Adobe Photoshop, experience with Project Management, basic understanding of the AEC industry, knowledge of marketing/client databases, knowledge of proposal processes. Excellent skills in client needs assessment, meeting quality standards for service, and evaluation of client satisfaction. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent composition, grammar and proofreading skills. Excellent interpersonal skills. Excellent time management and organizational skills. Possess a valid driver’s license as travel to various job sites may be required. WHY BOLTON & MENK? For over 70 years Bolton & Menk, Inc. has served public and private clients with comprehensive planning, design and construction engineering and surveying services. The employees at Bolton & Menk are seeking hard-working and ambitious co-workers to join us to deliver tomorrow’s leading infrastructure projects. Bolton & Menk is employee-owned, is ranked among ENRs Top 500 Design Firms, a Star Tribune Top 200 Workplace in Minnesota and a Des Moines Register Top Workplace. With over 900 employees in Colorado, Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, North Carolina, and South Carolina, there are always new challenges and career development opportunities available. Learn more about our history here: OUR BENEFITS At Bolton & Menk, we value our people and provide an exceptional Total Compensation and Benefits Package to protect our most valuable asset. We are committed to the well-being of our employees and their families. Perks of being a Bolton & Menk employee include peace of mind with our benefits package and competitive compensation plan, flexible schedules, and career development opportunities. Learn more here: We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Bolton & Menk does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third-party agencies in response to Bolton & Menk job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. Pre-approval from the Bolton & Menk Talent Acquisition team is required before any external candidate can be submitted and such candidate must be submitted to the Bolton & Menk Talent Acquisition team. It is our responsibility and privilege to embrace the diversity of people, thoughts, and experiences necessary to develop infrastructure systems that serve all people. Bolton & Menk, Inc., is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.
Salary: $62.7K - $79.3K a year
Employment Type: Full-time