Location: Remote, Prefer anywhere West of the Mississippi
Title: Senior Proposal Manager
Schedule (FT/PT): Regular Full Time
Travel Required: Yes (0-25%)
Clearance: Ability to Obtain

For over 25 years, North Wind Group (North Wind) and its subsidiary companies have been influencing the future of, and aiming to be the nationwide small business leader in, the engineering, environmental, construction, IT/cyber, facility operations, and professional service industries. North Wind allows its employees to develop creative and practical solutions to complex problems, while accomplishing its mission of delivering quality results safely, on time, and on budget, for every project. Our mission is accomplished through forward-thinking, advanced technology services, and our cultivation of a diverse and inclusive workplace.

North Wind recognizes our biggest asset is our employees. Our success is a direct result of the hard work, skills, expertise, and unique perspectives and talents that each of our employees bring to North Wind. We are looking for exceptionally talented, motivated, and dynamic individuals to join the North Wind team – not only to support our mission but be an integral part of our continued success.


POSITION PURPOSE:

The Proposal Manager will be responsible and accountable for leading/managing proposal development and production efforts from cradle to grave. This includes developing proposal management plans, proposal outlines, compliance matrixes, and schedules; facilitating pre-proposal strategy, kickoff, review, and other meetings; coordinating development of cost proposals and ensuring cross-references to technical proposal content; communicating with subcontractors and consultants to ensure the provision of their proposal information on schedule and as directed; conducting interim and final proposal reviews for quality and compliance; and leading response efforts for technical and cost clarifications and Best and Final Offers (BAFOs). Responsible for assembling required resources/skills to develop proposal content and manages the preparation of bids, proposal content, and conformance to response requirements.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with project executives, management teams, functional units, BD personnel, stakeholders, partners, and subject matter experts to provide proposal leadership, support, and overall direction in proposal management efforts.
  • Coordinates proposal process by following standard procedures, including analyzing government solicitations, identify all requirements and criteria for evaluation, prepare and distribute the detailed proposal schedule, outline, compliance matrix, kick-off, storyboards, and color team briefs and de-briefs.
  • Gathers and researches information to include in proposals, including resumes and contract or task order summaries.
  • Develop and coordinate graphics; write and edit layout materials.
  • Reviews, organizes, and edits written documentation to improve clarity.
  • Immediately respond to RFP amendments and implement required changes to proposal(s).


ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participates in strategic planning that includes evaluating marketing intelligence, identifying customer concerns, and key issues, and developing win strategies.
  • Assist in maintaining content library and internal knowledge base documentation


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:


Education and Experience:


  • Bachelor's degree in related field (business, marketing, engineering, etc.), other degrees such as Communication, Journalism, and English are acceptable.
  • Minimum of seven (7) or more years of experience as a Proposal Manager or Proposal Writer/Editor in Construction, environmental, and/or engineering business lines.
  • Advanced user in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access) and Adobe Creative Suite (In Design, Photoshop and Illustrator a plus).


Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to manage multiple priorities/tasks, and possess strong organizational skills.
  • Must be able to independently manage a challenging workload when faced with unexpected changes in priorities and deadlines.
  • Understanding of, and experience with the Federal procurement process and regulations (e.g. FAR).
  • Possess strong time management and prioritization skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good judgement in decision-making.
  • Strong and effective communication, writing, and computer skills are essential.
  • Familiar with government proposal development and processes.
  • Familiar with multiple proposal types such as: competitive, sole source, and follow-on
  • Ability to lead/manage multiple proposals simultaneously.
  • Ability to work various scheduled to meet deadlines, this may include nights, weekends, and holidays at times.


Special Requirements:

  • Must pass pre-employment background check.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug testing.
  • Must have a valid driver license.
  • Ability to pass U.S. Government employment background check and acquire U.S. Government Personal Identity Verification (PIV) credential card.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Nine (9) or more years of experience as a Proposal Manager in federal government contracting and familiarity with industry terms, contracts, deliverables, and processes.
  • Accreditation through Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP).


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

This position is a sedentary role. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be sitting for long periods of time, but will also be required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee is often required to use hands or fingers to handle, feel, type and reach with hands and arms. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
This position is in a general office setting with low to moderate noise.REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.



North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline +1.208.528.8718 or use the Request for Reasonable Accommodation form to get assistance.

North Wind is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion, or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Proof of citizenship will be required as a condition of employment.

Candidates may be required to obtain and hold a Secret or Higher US Government Clearance.