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Job Description

Volkert is looking for a Marketing Proposal Manager in the Texas region in our Austin, TX, Rockwall, TX, or Houston, TX office location. We are a national engineering firm, designing the future of transportation, energy, water, and environmental infrastructure – are we the road to your future?

The successful candidate must be a strong technical writer and an even stronger editor, with the ability to craft content that successfully positions Volkert in a wide range of markets and roles. Marketing professional services is a deadline-driven, detail-oriented environment, with evolving priorities as opportunities arise. This means our Marketing Proposal Manager needs to be focused and organized, yet flexible; creative, but with excellent time and project management skills; and team player with the ability to work independently.

You will be responsible for developing proposals and statements of qualifications in response to requests for proposals or qualifications (RFPs/RFQs), as well as PowerPoint presentations, and other written and/or designed marketing materials for engineering services to meet requirements and deadlines of clients, primarily in public sector.


Assist the team with winning new business by supporting the proposal development process

Developing, writing, editing, and proofreading content including proposals, presentations, project descriptions, staff resumes, and marketing collateral

Help maintain marketing and internal communication systems, including the firm’s intranet and image data base

Updating information in the project description/resume/proposal/qualifications for the firm’s database

Research markets, teaming partners and competitors to assist with growth and differentiation strategies

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

Ensuring that marketing and visual presentation information and files are maintained and up-to-date

Preparing teams for presentations or interviews

Education, Knowledge & Experience

Bachelor’s degree, preference in communications, English, marketing, or journalism

A minimum of two years of proposal writing experience

Experience with TxDOT professional services contract pursuits is a plus

Aptitude for managing multiple, concurrent proposals from pre-advertisement through submission, working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

Ability to write clearly and succinctly with a high-level of accuracy, using proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation

Professional interpersonal skills with the ability to work with colleagues at all levels of the organization

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; graphics skills and programs a plus

Proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite is strongly desired

Must be detail oriented and self-motivated.

Volkert offers the ability to build your future in a growing industry, firm and department. We also offer competitive benefits and a salary commensurate with your experience.

Email your resume with writing samples and a cover letter telling us why this job interests you: Resumes received will be held in confidence.