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Jacobs Proposal Manager - TxDOT in Austin, Texas

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we push the limits of what’s possible and help reinvent tomorrow. Our work meaningfully improves the livability and connectivity of our local communities, with a focus on building and strengthening an equitable, diverse, and inclusive society. We apply our expertise and knowledge as we look into the future with great optimism and focus. We don’t settle until we give our best and know that we’re making a difference.

As a Proposal Manager , you’ll be an integral part of Jacobs’ sales organization to plan, lead, and support a variety of assignments on strategic pursuits, and to position Jacobs for success. Collaborating with other members of the team, you’ll work on a variety of proposal activities, ranging from qualification statements to strategic, complex proposals and presentations.

During your time with Jacobs, you will engage with pursuit teams on sales process discipline, win strategy and proposal development, interviews, and presentations; as well as independently lead the coordination, writing, and preparation of proposals of varying sizes for various clients in conjunction with more experienced sales staff.

This candidate will support our Texas transportation business, mostly Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The candidate may be based in Texas (preferred) or any U.S. location, and can work remotely .

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and/or support preperation of qualifications and proposals of all sizes, working with a team of sales and technical staff

  • With little or no supervision, perform research, writing, editing, and proposal coordination and production of a variety of sales/business development efforts

  • Manage multiple tasks concurrently and engage with various stakeholders/ reviewers

  • Organize, direct, and guide proposal support team (document processors, graphic designers, reproduction, etc.) to achieve successful, timely outcomes and high-quality deliverables

  • Personally participate in writing, editing, coordinating, and ensuring compliance; oversee preparation/writing of proposal sections by others

  • Work both collaboratively and independently, as appropriate

  • Exercise sound judgment to support timely decisions with the team on compliance-related issues and other issues impacting the development, production, and delivery of high quality proposals

  • Understand and apply Jacobs’ sales best practices and processes for proposal development

  • Schedule, participate in, take and distribute notes for calls including proposal kickoff and chartering, color team reviews, lessons-learned, etc.

  • Coordinate proposal teams and be able to do this remotely

  • Follow best practices for document management, organization, and version control on proposal SharePoint sites, and apply file-sharing processes on proposals you support

  • Support communications and content collection with teaming partners and subcontractors

  • Proactively communicate issues/variances, resource needs, or other issues, seek input and support, and help develop solutions in a timely manner

  • Write or edit content for non-technical sections, including interviewing subject matter experts and tailoring resume and project descriptions

  • Direct and integrate graphic design, editing, document publishing, and reproduction staff

  • Contribute suggested improvements/additions to proposal development processes

  • Prioritize own and others’ work to meet proposal/team deliverables

  • Maintain robust internal client network within the business unit and client account teams

  • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills. Possess effective active listening skills

  • Lead communications with graphic design, document publishing, production staff, technical writer/editors, and other proposal staff

  • Implement company image/brand guidelines on assigned project

  • Possess knowledge of and ability to perform (at a basic level) support skills (including document publishing, graphic design, and reprographic standards

At Jacobs, we’re partnering across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design, digital technology, and support capabilities of our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teammates. By joining Jacobs, you’ll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we work to build a company like no other.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • BS/BA in Marketing, Business Management, Journalism, English, Communications, or technical discipline

  • Established experience developing and coordinating proposals, presentations, and related sales or business development deliverables

  • Proficient experience in proposal development in the engineering, architecture, construction, and/or related industries

  • Advanced English verbal, writing, editing and proofreading skills, with an eye towards sales messaging, themes, proposal aesthetics, quality, and content

  • Strong organizational qualities and attention to detail and quality

  • Willing to travel, as needed, to support pursuits

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite

  • Experience producing graphics for proposals

  • Experience in CRM software

Ideally you'll also have:

  • Proposal development for TxDOT projects

  • Experience in Salesforce

  • Experience in Adobe creative suite including In-Design

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $15 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 60,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.