Jacobs Proposal Manager - Transportation in Tampa, Florida

Proposal Manager - Transportation


The Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector. Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities. We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery. The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client’s local programs.

We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.

Position Summary:

TheProposal Managersupports the Buildings & Infrastructure division in the Florida& Puerto Rico geography andis a valuable team member withinJacobs' Sales Team, which drives strategic pursuits and helps buildrelationships with our core clients.The Proposal Manager will developand support sales activities and lead RFQ/P response in the pursuit ofBuildings & Infrastructure design and construction projects for public andprivate sector clients.The Proposal Manager plays an important role working withoperations and sales staff to provide professional sales and marketing servicesthat result in the production of strategically focused, professional-lookingqualifications documents such as proposals, presentations, and statements ofqualification. The ideal candidate is organized, accountable, and demonstratesresponsibility for meeting deadlines and following through oncommitments. This position would be ideally suited to a proposalprofessional with experience in the transportation sector and in particularfamiliarity with FDOT.

TheProposal Manager works collaboratively with Client Account Managers, ClientService Leaders and Operations staff to produce original andstrategically-focused response documents.

  • Lead,coordinate and develop sales documents using applicable tools, guidelines, andtemplates

  • Lead,develop and implement proposal directives and other opportunity response plansand monitor progress

  • Organizeand participate in response-related meetings (internal and/or client), asappropriate.

  • Develop draft sections of sales documents, including original writing, thatcommunicateJacobs' value and support the sales message

  • Proofreadand edit technical and non-technical documents for accuracy and consistency.

  • Leadand coordinate and/or manage production of response documents

  • Conductappropriate internal/external research and respond to internal requests forinformation.

  • Developnew or update existing sales qualification materials for current and futurepursuit efforts.

  • Participatein in-house business development activities as appropriate


  • At least 5 years’ experience as a proposal manager or senior coordinator within an AEC company is required, experience in the transportation sector, FDOT in particular, is preferred.

  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite particularly InDesign desirable.

  • Bachelor's degree preferably in a business, marketing, communication, technical, or other related field is preferred

  • Language: Excellent verbal and written communication skills including writing and speaking succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles; can get messages across that have the desired effect; effective in a variety of presentation settings (one-on-one, small and large groups with peers, direct reports and managers).

  • Strong research and market analysis skills to facilitate development of optimal communications pieces preferred

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment

  • Must be organized, able to manage multiple, simultaneous projects, and work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines

  • Other: Work may be required after hours and on weekends, sometimes on short notice; flexibility and ability to travel preferred (typically within Florida).

  • Location: Tampa or Fort Lauderdale preferred, other Florida locations may be considered for the right candidate.


At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.


Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Florida-Tampa

Other Locations United States-Florida-Fort Lauderdale

Travel Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: BIA00048N