Proposal Manager

Renton, WA
LocationUS Calendar17/05/2017   Entry-level Renton, WA

Guy F. Atkinson Construction, LLC is seeking an experienced Proposal Manager to lead the development of high-quality statements of qualifications, technical proposals, and other marketing materials in pursuit of transportation and civil infrastructure projects. With offices in Washington, California, Colorado, and Texas, Atkinson is a leader in design-build heavy civil and transportation construction services on projects throughout the United States. As an integral member of the Atkinson team, you will lead the development of innovative and creative proposals, presentations, and other materials that help win new work for the company.


  • Manage, organize, and produce winning proposals in coordination with Atkinson’s Director of Marketing and operational leaders.
  • Build collaborative relationships with operations and design staff to facilitate team synergy and effectiveness.
  • Lead the development of RFQ/RFP responses, including writing, editing, graphics, and desktop publishing.
  • Maintain company resource information, materials, website, and databases.
  • Travel when necessary to assist with various pursuits and proposal efforts.


  • Bachelor’s degree with a major requiring writing, analytical, and communication skills; or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of seven years of relevant and successful proposal management experience.
  • Management of architecture, engineering, and/or construction (AEC) industry design-build proposals with engineering and/or field construction experience a plus.
  • Proven experience delivering large-scale and complicated proposal efforts.
  • Demonstrated ability to write and communicate in a clear and compelling manner, with a strong command of English grammar and editing.
  • Ability to work in a challenging, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment while consistently producing documents of exceptional quality.
  • Visualization, layout, and/or graphic design skills that facilitate appealing and effective communication, with experience using Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office programs required.
  • Initiative, creativity, and resourcefulness, with the ability to execute effectively.
  • Outgoing, confident personality with proven experience leading teams.
  • The ability to think strategically and help teams develop sound marketing, pursuit, and proposal strategies.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to build relationships with various team members, proficient collaboration and coordination abilities, and efficient time management when faced with multiple deadlines.
  • Strong work ethic and problem-solving skills with a hands-on and team-oriented attitude.


Atkinson provides excellent benefits through competitive compensation packages, flexible and dependable health and welfare options, continuing education, retirement plans including a 401(k), a safe and sound work environment, and much more. Atkinson is a Drug-Free and Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send your resume and a cover letter that describes your interest in this position and those aspects of your experience and qualifications that make you particularly well suited via e-mail to Alison Tripp, Corporate Recruiter, at

Overview of Guy F. Atkinson Construction

Privately-held and American owned and operated, Guy F. Atkinson Construction, LLC has been building our nation's infrastructure since 1926. Recognized for excellence in constructing highly engineered and complex projects, we provide sophisticated and innovative heavy civil solutions for clients across the country—including the construction of roadways and bridges, mass transit, dams, power, mining, and underground tunnels and shafts. Atkinson is a subsidiary of Clark Construction Group, LLC. Founded in 1906, Clark is one of the nation's most experienced and respected providers of construction services. Together, Atkinson and Clark generate over $4 billion of annual revenue and are responsible for some of the nation's most significant construction projects.