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Black & Veatch Proposal Specialist - Federal - Remote - United States in Helena, Montana

Proposal Specialist - Federal - Remote - United States

Date: Sep 11, 2022



Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

At Black & Veatch, our employee-owners go beyond the project. For over a century, we have been breaking down social, economic and geographic barriers by making life's critical resources accessible to all. Working with us, you will help provide critical expertise as we, along with our valued clients, deliver solutions that positively impact communities around the world. Our professionals are our greatest asset, and we believe nothing is more important than the health, happiness and professional growth of our employee-owners. With a focus on flexible work-life balance options, an expanding and diverse workforce, and limitless career growth opportunities, we will give you our best to help yougive us your best, and together we can build a world of difference.

Company : B&V Special Projects Corp.

Req Id : 74721

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Divisional Statement

The Black & Veatch Special Projects Corp. has its mission to provide a full range of services to our primary client base - U.S. Government agencies and departments. With the unique skill sets we have developed during the 100-plus years of service to our U.S. Government agencies client base, we are able to provide one-of-a-kind solutions to complex mission objectives that arise out of specific challenges faced by and unique to these agencies. Our primary areas of focus are: Architecture/Engineering (A/E) Services, Defense Program, Design/Build, Classified, and Environmental.

Job Summary

Functions in a consultant role on military master planning assignments such as Vision Plans, Installation Master Plans, Area Development Plans, Space Optimization Studies, Planning Charrettes and DD1391 development on military and federalinstallations worldwide. Actively participate in planning charrettes, working with a diverse multi-disciplinary team. Skills shouldinclude the ability to write, to present to large audiences and lead stakeholders in engagement workshops, and experience

creating plan graphics.

Responsible for applying advanced techniques and analyses for conventional assignments. Expands knowledge and skill set in practice area and begins to expand knowledge in other practice areas. Works under limited supervision and can lead asmall effort or assignment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supports the proposal effort on assigned proposals based on guidelines set by the Proposal Review Board (PRB).

  • Performs professional work related to DoD and Federal planning with the vision to introduce newer technologies and planning concepts similar to digital design, smart cities, asset management, planning for resiliency, etc.

  • Assists in coordination with business partners to establish the proposal schedule and seeks resources from the Director, Proposal Management to support the proposal schedule.

  • Writing and preparation of project meeting minutes and report deliverables.

  • Interfaces with Proposal Coordinators to collaborate on writing, editing, production, assembly, and delivery of assignedproposals.

  • Active implementation of proposal process improvements, incorporation of lessons learned and cost reduction ideas,and analysis of market intelligence of competitors . Participate in proposal plan and schedule development.

  • Ensure Senior Proposal Manager and project management participation in the proposal process including activeparticipation in the project execution plan and review of critical commercial terms of the contract.

  • Follow up on CRB actions and alignment of cost assumptions and RFP clarifications.

  • Assists in the coordination and integration of reviews by legal, contracts, insurance, finance, treasury, and tax supportgroups for assigned proposals.

  • Assists in the negotiations with clients, business partners and key suppliers as requested.

  • Coordinate project schedule development with Project Controls including development of manpower loading, schedulemetrics, and coordination of cash flows.


Management Responsibilities

Preferred Qualifications

Assigned to projects for U.S. Government Agency/Department clients. Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen.

  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering preferred

  • Strong technical knowledge of industry including all types of power plants

  • takes initiative

  • Understanding of financial metrics including PGM, revenue, and overhead costs (Business Acumen)

  • Commercial/business knowledge of contracts

  • Excellent communications/human relations skills (written, verbal, client service)

  • Ability to sell; strong negotiating skills and persuasive skills (Negotiating)

  • Good writing skills

  • Ability to interface with diverse personalities

  • Strong problem solving skills (identify, analyze, research, evaluate, resolve) (Problem Solving)

  • Ability to lead and motivate professionals

  • Ability to think strategically (Strategic Agility)

  • Conflict management skills

Minimum Qualifications

5+ years of project or proposal experience. All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.


Proposals, sales, and negotiation training preferred.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Normal office environment. Travel, keyboarding and sitting.


Salary Plan

SAM: Sales

Job Grade


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Black & Veatch is committed to being an employer of choice by creating a valuable work experience that keeps our people engaged, productive, safe and healthy.

Our comprehensive benefits portfolio is a key component of this commitment and offers an array of health care benefits including but not limited to medical, dental and vision insurances along with disability and a robust wellness program.

To support a healthy work-life balance, we offer flexible work schedules, paid vacation and holiday time, sick time, and dependent sick time.

A variety of additional benefits are available to our professionals, including a company-matched 401k plan, adoption reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, vendor discounts, an employment referral program, AD&D insurance, pre-taxed accounts, voluntary legal plan and the B&V Credit Union. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.

We are proud to be a 100 percent ESOP-owned company. As employee-owners, our professionals are empowered to drive not only their personal growth, but the company's long-term achievements - and they share in the financial rewards of the success through stock ownership.

By valuing diverse voices and perspectives, we cultivate an authentically inclusive environment for professionals and are able to provide innovative and effective solutions for clients.

Black & Veatch Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. Black & Veatch does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.

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