Marketing Specialist | Proposal Writer

Marketing Specialist | Proposal Writer

CDM Smith is expanding our marketing team and we’re seeking a highly motivated marketing specialist/proposal writer with strong communication, writing/editing, organizational, and time-management skills to join our team in one of our North Group area offices – Chicago, IL; Hartford, CT; and Pittsburgh, PA offices.

**This position is open in our Chicago, IL; Hartford, CT; and Pittsburgh, PA offices.**

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

  • Participating in exciting and challenging marketing/business development efforts throughout the Great Lakes, Northeast, and Mid-Atlantic states.
  • Developing, writing, editing, and proofreading copy for proposals, presentations, resumes, project descriptions, and related marketing materials of a complex nature.
  • Applying creativity/strategic insight while participating in brainstorming, storyboarding, and other strategy development sessions.
  • Utilizing a theme-based approach for the development of proposal and presentation efforts.
  • Updating CDM Smith marketing materials, including resumes, project descriptions, and qualification packages.
  • Ensuring that marketing and visual presentation information and files are maintained and up-to-date.
  • 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 professional association membership and committee involvement.

Minimum Qualifications:

A successful CDM Smith candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, English, Journalism, Business, or related field.
  • 3 years of related proposal development experience ideally with an architectural, construction, or engineering firm.
  • Excellent command of grammar, the AP Style Manual, and spelling.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong command of Word and PowerPoint and basic knowledge of InDesign.
  • The ability to produce clean, error-free, and high-quality deliverables under rigid time constraints.
  • Willingness to travel on a limited basis (approximately 10%) to other office locations to conduct meetings and brainstorming sessions.
  • The ability to organize and coordinate project schedules and manage multiple deadlines and assignments.
  • Strong research skills.
  • High comfort level with the creative brainstorming process.
  • The ability to occasionally lift heavy materials.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with business development/marketing process models (such as Dag Knudsen, Miller-Heiman, Shipley).
  • Prior experience working in the transportation industry.
  • Practical experience facilitating large and small groups in strategy and proposal development, both in-person and online.
  • Demonstrated conflict resolution skills.
  • Experience editing highly technical documents with numerous contributors.
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize effective graphics and visual aids, working in conjunction with a graphic artist to achieve high-quality final products.

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, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Qualified candidates should apply here.

Share this Opportunity