Proposal Manager at Forgen LLC in Centennial, Colorado

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Forgen Llc

About Us

Discover your future at Forgen!

At Forgen, we are committed to building a strong team of amazing people. When you join our team, you open the door to unlimited growth potential and the support of professionals across the country who want to see you succeed. Today, we excel in complex geotechnical and environmental construction services that restore and strengthen our natural surroundings to protect people, communities, and the environment for generations to come. With employees supporting meaningful projects across the United States and Canada, our impact on future generations is only getting started. Whether you’re looking to jumpstart your career in the environmental construction industry or a seasoned professional looking to fill one of our open management positions, we invite you to discover your future with Forgen.



Employment Type

Full-Time, Exempt

Manager Position


Reports To

Director of Proposals and Capture Management or designee


Up to 15%

Revision Date

April 2023

Summary of Functions

The Proposal Manager leads and supports business development pursuits leading the preparation of proposals of various sizes and types, including key pursuits, for competitive government and commercial construction projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Embrace Forgen’s Core Values in all aspects of the job.
  • Exercise full responsibility for managing complex commercial and government proposals and coordinating qualifications, technical, bid, and support components in coordination with various internal departments.
  • Independently lead strategic proposal efforts, including research, write, edit, coordinate, ensure compliance and quality, and produce winning proposals.
  • Participate in developing and reviewing capture plan development, proposal strategies and win themes, and storyboarding – integrating strategy into pursuits.
  • Independently outline, schedule, and manage the proposal preparation process analyzing and understanding proposal requirements and technical details.
  • Develop compliance matrix analyzing RFP requirements and evaluation criteria to track and ensure proposal compliance and maximum scoring.
  • Charter remote and in person proposal teams to address requirements and lead proposal kick-off meetings.
  • Lead proposal development directing assigned personnel, maintaining a schedule, and tracking progress through scheduled milestones and reviews to meet client deadline.
  • Write and/or edit content for non-technical sections, including interviewing subject matter experts and tailoring resume and project description content.
  • Understand the salient points of the technical scope, understand the salient points and participate in technical approach discussions.
  • Collaborate with support functions, including estimating, contracting, and subcontracting to address proposal requirements.
  • Communicate with teaming partners and subcontractors to initiate data calls, as needed.
  • Schedule and conduct team reviews contributing suggested improvements/additions to proposal development.
  • Proactively communicate concerns, resource needs, or other issues seeking input and support and developing solutions in a timely manner.
  • Implement company brand guidelines on assigned projects.
  • Drive proposal progress from inception through submission ensuring the quality of proposal documents.
  • Implement project close out organizing proposal data for use on future efforts.
  • Track proposal progress initiating a debrief and capturing lessons learned to apply on future efforts.
  • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication and organization skills.
  • Steward proposal process development/process improvement initiatives.
  • Perform additional assignments and special projects as directed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business, English, or related technical field or five plus years of demonstrated relevant proposal management experience.
  • Five plus years of relevant experience managing and developing proposals in the engineering, construction, or related technical industry preferred.
  • Track record of leading successful multi-million dollar commercial or government proposals; a working knowledge of federal contracting, is desired.
  • Strong leader experienced in directing capture teams, driving proposal process, and working with in person and remote teams.
  • Experience is preferred in leading strategy development for key pursuits, including identifying teaming and subcontracting, researching competition, and developing sales messaging to support a winning strategy.
  • Experience in leading and integrating pursuit strategy and win theme development on large pursuits is preferred.
  • Valid Driver’s License and ability to drive on behalf of company business.
  • Company will provide additional training, as necessary.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent computer skills including knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office, Outlook, and Excel.
  • Demonstrated Adobe creative suite-InDesign skills preferred.
  • Organized with the ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently under deadlines, while providing high quality deliverables.
  • Team player experienced working collaboratively with diverse teams from junior staff to senior management.
  • Advanced writing, editing, and proofreading skills with experience in developing sales messaging.
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills; able to manage priorities and workflow.
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.
  • Above average oral and written communication skills, leadership skills, along with use of independent judgement and creativity applied to resolution of issues.
  • Highly proactive and responsive to internal and external customers.
  • Good problem-solving skills/decision-making skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards.

Physical Demands

The following physical activities or abilities are commonly, but not always, associated with the performance of this position. The actual requirements of this position will vary.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with vendors, management, and other co-workers, both individually and in front of a group is important.
  • Regular use of the telephone and email for communication is also essential.
  • Sitting for extended period is common.
  • No heavy lifting is expected. Exertion of up to 25 pounds of force occasionally may be required.
  • Good manual dexterity for the use of common office equipment such as computers, calculator, copiers, and fax machines.
  • Good reasoning ability and decision-making is important.
  • Able to understand and utilize management reports, memos, and other documents to conduct business.

Primarily an office position. At time site visits and field project visits are required. Travel to offices and projects in various location around the country as needed. The following physical activities or abilities are commonly, but not always, associated with site visits.

  • Be able to stand or walk on a project site for extended durations.
  • When on project sites or if performing some types of work activity wear all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including, but not limited to, earplugs, protective eyewear, gloves, hard hat, steel toed work boots, and high visibility safety apparel.

Work Environment

The job is primarily performed indoors in a traditional office setting and occasionally outdoors at construction sites.

The following environmental/atmospheric working conditions are commonly, but not always, associated with the performance of this position. The actual working conditions will vary.

  • Job Site environment, including, but not limited to, machines, tools, heavy equipment, chemicals, solvents, dust and fumes.
  • Occasional exposure to extreme weather conditions.
  • Uneven ground.

Perks and Benefits

Forgen offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, a retirement plan, employer paid short-term disability, accident insurance, and more. We also reward our employees’ hard work with bonuses, vacation, and paid holidays. We believe in a flexible work environment work model for most non-craft positions. As an added bonus, we also offer an awards program, education assistance program, and a robust wellness program.

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor. All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

It is the policy of Forgen to fill every position without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other basis made unlawful by applicable law. Forgen is an equal opportunity employer, and strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee, including managers, supervisors and co-workers.




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