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CDM Smith Senior Marketing and Proposal Specialist in Chelmsford, Massachusetts


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CDM Smith is expanding our North America Unit’s transportation marketing team! We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Marketing and Proposal Specialist with strong communication/facilitation, writing/editing, organizational, and time-management skills to join our North American Unit's Transportation team in any of our U.S. offices.

Ideally we would like to fill this position in one of our southeastern U.S. offices but are open to considering candidates located in the continental United States region.

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

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

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

• 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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Senior Marketing and Proposal Specialist



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Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree.

• 6 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

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. Demonstrated knowledge of business development models. Ability to organize, negotiate, and drive proposal schedules. Ability to facilitate formal meetings.

U.S. Vaccine Employment Mandate:

CDM Smith has taken proactive steps throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the health and safety of our employees, clients, subcontractors, and visitors. As part of our continuing efforts to combat the pandemic and to comply with the U.S. President’s Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, effective December 3, 2021, as a condition of employment, all employees will be required to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of such COVID-19 vaccination or alternatively have applied for and received approval for a religious or medical exemption.