Proposal Specialist at Michael Baker International in Alexandria, Virginia

Posted in General Business 13 days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

Michael Baker International is a leading provider of engineering, development, intelligence and technology solutions with global reach and mobility. The firm offers a comprehensive range of innovative services and solutions in support of federal, state, and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of private development and commercial clients. Michael Baker International’s focus is on the safety and security of people across the world through planning and engineering improvements to infrastructure and the environment, and through protection of our quality of life and freedom in support of national and international security. With more than $1 billion in annual revenue, Michael Baker International has more than 5,000 employees in over 80 offices located across the U.S. and internationally, and is ranked as the 26th largest design firm in the U.S. by Engineering News Record (ENR).
Michael Baker International’s Mission is to make a difference by providing innovative solutions to sustain the future and further the safety, security and quality of life for people across the globe by providing the highest level of expertise, unmatched quality and effective project teams for a diverse range of projects and clients.
Michael Baker International offers excellent benefit packages that includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Additional Paid Time Off, Flex-Time, 401-K Retirement Plan, Tuition Reimbursement and Employee Credit Union. To learn more, please visit us on the web at www.mbakerintl.com . Michael Baker International is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/Disability/Veteran/e-Verify Employer

WHO WE ARE
Michael Baker International is a leading provider of architectural, engineering and consulting services , including design, planning, environmental, construction and program management. The company provides its comprehensive range of services and solutions to support U.S. federal, state, and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients. Michael Baker's more than 3,000 employees across nearly 100 locations are committed to a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement to help solve challenges for clients and communities throughout the country. To learn more, visit https://mbakerintl.com/ .

CORPORATE/FUNCTIONAL PRACTICE
Michael Baker International understands that people require choices in where they want to begin to build a sustainable future. For more than 80 years, Michael Baker International has maintained an entrepreneurial work environment that fosters great careers, which ultimately has brought great success to the organization. Michael Baker offers many opportunities to help you grow professionally to build your career. Whether it is in Finance, IT, Human Resources, Technology, Communications, Proposal Development, Legal or our National Practice and Market segments, take your next step with us and help make a difference in the lives of those you work with and those we serve.

DESCRIPTION
Michael Baker International is seeking an energetic leader to work collaboratively with technical leads to prepare winning proposals and presentations. The Proposal Specialist will partner with Capture Managers to jointly lead the development of proposals and interviews within the company's best practices framework. The ideal candidate is equal parts creative and organized and possesses project management, writing, and page layout skills. He/she is skilled in working with a team to formulate a pursuit's strategic messages. A successful Proposal Specialist has leadership qualities and demonstrates a collaborative mindset, superior communication skills, problem solving ability, organizational skills, and transparency. He/she is a strategic thinker and pushes the status quo for continuous improvement.

They will manage proposal development efforts with responsibilities including but not limited to:


  • Facilitate kick off meetings that define expectations.
  • Identify tasks, assign responsibilities, and develop and manage adherence to proposal schedule.
  • Facilitate strategy discussion and collaborate with team to develop strategy and win themes.
  • Schedule and facilitate proposal review meetings.
  • Develop page layout and manage proposal documents.
  • Lead the team in the development of visual and written content for proposals; draft and/or edit proposal narrative as necessary.
  • Communicate and coordinate status with the proposal team.

PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS


  • Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Business, Communications, Journalism, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Minimum 4-6 years of experience in the planning, preparation, and development of architectural and engineering proposals and qualifications packages for government and private clients.

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.

  • Ability to focus on details and on the big picture.

  • Organizational conceptual thinking skills.

  • Effective decision-making skills.

  • Time management skills; ability to manage, organize, and prioritize project assignments to meet competing deadlines.

  • Exceptional writing, editing, and document organization skills.

  • Familiarity with the AEC industry.

  • Familiarity with regional and local proposal submission requirements.

  • Experience with Adobe InDesign.

  • Intermediate to expert skills in Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Experience with proposal database software Deltek Vision is preferred but not required.


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MICHAEL BAKER INTERNATIONAL EEO STATEMENT
Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO is the Law. Applicants to and employees of Michael Baker International are protected under Federal law from discrimination.