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CDM Smith Intermediate Marketing and Proposal Specialist in Billings, Montana


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Job Description:

CDM Smith is seeking a creative proposal professional with strong communication/facilitation, writing/editing, organizational, and time management skills to join our Marketing team! This role will manage transportation proposal efforts in the North Group region.

**Ideally we would like to fill this position based in one of our North or Midwest U.S. offices but we are also open to a remote work schedule. The position can also be based in the South or Western Region.

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

• Developing, writing, editing, and proofreading content for proposals, presentations, resumes, project descriptions, and related marketing materials of a complex nature for our transportation clients.

• Planning, organizing, coordinating, and implementing strategies for marketing and business development efforts throughout the firm's North Region.

• 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.

• 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 associations membership and committee involvement.

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Intermediate Marketing and Proposal Specialist



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Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree

• 3 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.

• Prior experience working for an architectural or engineering firm, specifically within the transportation industry.

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

• 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 on 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?:

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.

Job Site Location:

United States - Nationwide

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. Ability to organize, negotiate, and drive proposal schedules. Good interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to participate as a contributing member of a team.

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 submitted prior to such interview shall inquire into an applicant's criminal history. If this position is subject to a background check for any convictions related to its responsibilities and requirements, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history. Criminal history will not automatically disqualify a candidate. In addition, during employment individuals may be required by CDM Smith or a CDM Smith client to successfully complete additional background checks, including motor vehicle record as well as drug testing.

U.S. Vaccine Status:

CDM Smith Inc. and its divisions and subsidiaries (hereafter collectively referred to as “CDM Smith”) are committed to your health and safety. CDM Smith and its employees adhere to all applicable government and client COVID-19 requirements.