Senior Proposal & Marketing Specialist (Hybrid options available)

at CDM Smith in Smyrna, Delaware, United States

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CDM Smith is seeking a creative writing professional to join our Industrial Unit marketing team. If you are a creative thinker and enjoy collaborating with teams to lead the development of compelling written storylines for proposals and presentations, we are interested in talking to you. Candidates must be able to bring ideas to life that engage our clients and convey the distinguishing features of our approach and technical solutions. High importance is placed on a positive attitude, being flexible with change, and working well with others in a collaborative environment. The ideal candidate will have a portfolio of work that showcases engaging and innovative written content that is compliant with client RFPs while connecting with the audience. For more information about what CDM Smith offers its employees please visit our careers page:

The Industrial Unit staff are located across the United States, so we are open to considering candidates near one of our many offices in the United States.

As a member of the CDM Smith team, you would contribute to our mission by:

- Planning, organizing, coordinating, and implementing strategies for marketing and business development efforts across our key service area-clean energy, environment, facilities, and water.

- Developing, writing, editing, and proofreading content for proposals, presentations, resumes, project descriptions, and related marketing materials of a complex nature for our industrial/private-sector clients.

- Applying creativity/strategic insight while leading brainstorming, storyboarding, and other strategy development sessions.

- Utilizing a theme-based approach for the development of proposal and presentation efforts.

- Updating information in the CDM Smith firmwide database of resumes, project descriptions, proposals and qualification packages.

- Coordinating general client marketing efforts, including conferences, development of social media posts, webinars, and other activities

- Being actively involved in the CDM Smith marketing discipline group by participating on task forces and committees, as available.

- Developing business development, marketing, facilitation, and writing skills through internal and external training sources and associations membership and committee involvement.

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Senior Proposal & Marketing Specialist (Hybrid options available)



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Minimum Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree.

- 6 years of related experience.

- Domestic and/or international travel may be required. The frequency of travel is contingent on specific duties, responsibilities, and the essential functions of the position, which may vary depending on workload and project demands.

- Equivalent additional directly related experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

- B.A. or B.S. in Communications, English, Business, Journalism or related degree.

- Previous experience developing proposals for an architectural, engineering, or construction firm.

- Proficient in MS Office 365, Adobe Creative Cloud, and SharePoint applications; advanced skills in Microsoft Word, and Microsoft PowerPoint, including use of styles and templates; Adobe InDesign skills a plus.

- Ability to effectively coordinate projects by communicating with remote team members.

- Experience in editing/proofreading narrative written by technical professionals.

- Practical experience in facilitating large and small groups in strategy and proposal development.

- The ability to work under rigid time constraints where a narrow margin for errors or delays is allowed.

- The ability to organize and negotiate project schedules and manage multiple deadlines and assignments.

- Experience with business development/marketing process models (such as Dag Knudsen, Miller-Heiman, Shipley).

- Excellent command of grammar, the AP Style Manual, and spelling.

EEO Statement:

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship status, genetics, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Why CDM Smith?:

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Join Us! CDM Smith – where amazing career journeys unfold.

Imagine a place committed to offering an unmatched employee experience. Where you work on projects that are meaningful to you. Where you play an active part in shaping your career journey. Where your co-workers are invested in you and your success. Where you are encouraged and supported to do your very best and given the tools and resources to do so. Where it’s a priority that the company takes good care of you and your family.

Our employees are the heart of our company. As an employer of choice, our goal is to provide a challenging, progressive and inclusive work environment which fosters personal leadership, career growth and development for every employee. We value passionate individuals who challenge the norm, deliver world-class solutions and bring diverse perspectives. Join our team, and together we will make a difference and change the world.

Job Site Location:

Mid-Atlantic United States

Agency Disclaimer:

All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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Visa Sponsorship Available:

No – We will not support sponsorship, i.e. H-1B or TN Visas for this position

Skills and Abilities:

- Excellent command of grammar and spelling.

- Proficient in MS Office 365, Adobe Creative Suite, and SharePoint applications.

- Demonstrated knowledge of business development models.

- Ability to organize, negotiate, and drive proposal schedules.

- Ability to facilitate formal meetings.

Background Check and Drug Testing Information:

CDM Smith Inc. and its divisions and subsidiaries (hereafter collectively referred to as “CDM Smith”) reserves the right to require background checks including criminal, employment, education, licensure, etc. as well as credit and motor vehicle when applicable for certain positions. In addition, CDM Smith may conduct drug testing for designated positions. Background checks are conducted after an offer of employment has been made in the United States. The timing of when background checks will be conducted on candidates for positions outside the United States will vary based on country statutory law but in no case, will the background check precede an interview. CDM Smith will conduct interviews of qualified individuals prior to requesting a criminal background check, and no job application subm

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Job Posting: JC261213984

Posted On: Jun 13, 2024

Updated On: Jul 18, 2024

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