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Proposal Specialist

Company: Lochner
Location: Austin
Posted on: March 30, 2024

Job Description:

Job Details


Job Location
Austin, TX

Position Type
Full Time

Education Level
4 Year Degree

Job Category


Make a difference with your change - lead with ingenuity!

Lochner leads in providing planning, environmental, design, construction engineering and inspection, and right of way services for surface transportation, rail, transit, and aviation clients across the United States. Our civil and structural engineers, planners, environmental specialists, inspectors, and support professionals are devoted to providing valuable professional services that enhance people's lives through sustainable infrastructure.

  • Client-Focused: We are collaborative and attentive to the unique needs and goals of each project.
  • Performance-Driven: We are problem solvers dedicated to transforming transportation infrastructure challenges into opportunities for innovation.
  • Community-Minded: We are vested in the work we do as stewards of public funds used to improve the communities we serve.
  • Social Responsibility: We give back to our communities by supporting various charitable organizations and causes.
  • Professional Growth: We invest in programs to attract, retain, and develop employees so Lochner becomes a long-term home for top talent.

    Our goals and strategies promote a diverse and inclusive workforce that feels empowered to make a difference in the world. Our vision is to create healthy and sustainable communities both within and outside of our organization where current and future generations can thrive.

    Are you ready to join us?

    • Leads active pursuit efforts, collaboratively works with operational staff and marketing team to respond to Requests for Qualifications/Letters of Interest and Requests for Proposals.
    • Develops and ensures compliance with proposal management documents, including proposal development schedules, outlines, and assignments.
    • Establishes/recommends production schedule and expedites various items to ensure completion by the designated due date.
    • Schedules and facilitates pursuit-related meetings including kickoffs and proposal reviews.
    • Writes proposal content using ISBP method where appropriate, coordinates with technical and marketing teams on content development.
    • Proofreads, edits, and formats proposal and interview presentation material content; edits content developed by technical/lead staff.
    • Leads document layout, gathers information and content, and coordinates internal and external data calls.
    • Develops figures/graphics to support proposal submittal and interview material content; works with graphic designers and technical team when appropriate.
    • Ensures quality control process is followed for all proposal submittals and various collateral.
    • Coordinates final submission of documents, whether print or electronic.
    • Participates in pursuit strategy call meetings, incorporates discussion items into proposal content.
    • Assists marketing lead in interview presentation preparation efforts including presentation formatting, content development and edits, team coordination efforts, etc.
    • Attends interview preparation and coaching meetings (virtual and in person) as support to marketing lead - ability to travel within the state of Texas.
    • Writes and edits employee and project collateral. Interviews staff to obtain information and use information to develop compelling content for proposal and marketing collateral.
    • Conducts employee and project record updates through Deltek Vision CRM system.
    • Coordinates project photography; processing for marketing use.
    • Supports in market research efforts.
    • Highly organized, proactive team player and performs under tight deadlines.
    • Relentless attention to detail, document quality, and pursuit compliance.

      • 2+ years of experience in a marketing role within AEC industry
      • Undergraduate degree in marketing, communications, or related field
      • Strong proficiency in Adobe InDesign document layout and graphics and Microsoft PowerPoint composition and graphics
      • Understanding of ISBP method
      • Position is remote but must reside on Central Time


        Aligning with our performance-driven nature, we offer competitive salaries, performance-based incentives, and a variety of benefits programs to address the diverse individual needs of our employees and their families.

        Lochner provides a comprehensive total rewards package that includes:
        • Competitive Premiums for Medical, Dental, and Vision
        • Paid Time Off and Flexible Holiday Program
        • Company Paid Disability (includes paid Maternity Leave), and Life Insurance
        • Health Savings Accounts (HSA) with Employer Contribution
        • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Medical Expenses and/or Dependent Care
        • Paid Family Leave
        • Retirement Plan with Employer Match
        • Flexible Work Schedules (Hybrid or Remote, when possible)
        • Wellness Program for Physical and Mental Health
        • Lochner Cares Non-Profit 501c3
        • Education and Training Assistance
        • Employee Assistance Program
        • Employee Discounts
        • Paid Time Off for Charitable Acts of Service

          Work Environment

          The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

          Physical Requirements

          The physical requirements must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Intermittent sitting, walking, standing, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, twisting, stoop, crawl, and lifting. The employee must frequently lift and/or move light equipment up to 20 pounds. Must be alert to equipment in the field, occasional need to work near hazardous equipment and machinery, occasional need to walk on uneven ground, exposure to dust, gas or fumes, exposure to noise, extremes in temperature or humidity, and potential work at heights.

          Equal Employer

          Lochner is proudly committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. Lochner provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

          All positions at Lochner require an applicant who has accepted an employment offer to undergo a background check. Background checks include SSN/SIN validation, motor vehicle verification, education verification, employment verification, a criminal check, search against global sanctions and government watch lists, and drug test. All employment offers are contingent upon successful results of the background check.

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Keywords: Lochner, Austin , Proposal Specialist, Other , Austin, Texas

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