• Proposal Manager

    Location US-IL-Oak Brook | US-MI-Okemos | US-MI-Detroit | US-OH-Dublin | US-PA-Chalfont
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    Permanent employment
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  • Local Unit & Position Description

    DNV GL – Energy's Sustainable Energy Use – Program, Development and Implementation (PDI) group is seeking a Proposal Manager to join our team. This position will support the sales lifecycle through the delivery of quality, efficient, and cost-effective proposal response tools and processes that align with corporate strategies, ensure compliance with management system policies and provide consistent value-add sales support. This position can be based in any of our Midwest offices. 
    Tasks May Include
    Proposal management
    • Proposal reviews – assessing required content, proposal length, proposal requirements, necessary attachments, and related 
    • Proposal document development and management – Constructing a proposal outline; presenting and discussing the RFP with proposal teams; assisting and establishing proposal win points; affirming and monitoring proposal team assignments; managing draft and final reviews, and ensuring all changes are entered
    • Proposal editing and formatting – Technical edits of proposal written content for style, consistency, clarity, voice, readability, and spelling/grammar; document formatting per company standards (e.g. headers, margins, tables, paragraph style, and similar)
    • Work with existing clients on various writing assignments such as program documentation, conference submittals, or abstracts
    Proposal content development
    • Constructing final content from outline material constructed by others; collecting and assembling core qualification materials (resumes, bios, project descriptions, and related); tracking and monitoring working drafts; assembling required attachments, addendums, and related, including communicating with other company managers and staff for required legal reviews, signatures, necessary information, and similar; finalizing deliverables into “ready to send” form; sending proposals via electronic means and/or hard copy shipments, as requested per RFP
    • Proposal tracking and core material management
    • Tracking and regular reporting of pending bids, current bid reviews, current proposal teams, and current proposal team status 
    • SharePoint management of all core materials in proposal development – resumes, project descriptions, company and business area descriptions, and similar

    Position Qualifications

    Position Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Marketing, Business, English, or related degrees
    • 5 or more years of experience in similar writing or marketing position(s) 
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint is essential; familiarity with Adobe InDesign is a plus
    • Demonstrated experience in developing and managing business proposals and/or non-profit grant requests 
    • Demonstrated ability and experience to perform technical editing using one or more stylebooks, particularly Chicago and AP 
    • Demonstrated polished, writing skills for a variety of client needs and formats
    • Effective written, verbal, and telephone communication skills
    • Experienced and comfortable with managing multiple, shifting priorities during weekly task loads 
    • Strong ability and interest in managing details, with pride and passion for accuracy and completeness
    • Experience with government, energy efficiency programs and/or renewable energy projects particularly desirable
    • Ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines
    • Strong written and verbal English communication skills 
    • We conduct pre-employment drug and background screening

    **Immigration-related benefits (for example, visa sponsorship) are not available for this position**


    Opportunities Beyond Business

    Our mission is to safeguard life, property and the environment. By joining us, you will work towards our meaningful vision: to make a global impact for a safe and sustainable future. DNV GL offers a congenial working environment, competitive salaries, and an exceptional benefits package.


    DNV GL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights under the law, see: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf


    Local employment conditions apply.


    Please visit our website at www.dnvgl.com

    Company & Business Area Description

    DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business.

    We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables industries. We also provide certification, supply chain and data management services to customers across a wide range of industries.


    Combining technical, digital and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.

    With origins stretching back to 1864 and operations in more than 100 countries, our experts are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


    DNV GL delivers world-renowned testing and advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. Our expertise spans onshore and offshore wind power, solar, conventional generation, transmission and distribution, smart grids, and sustainable energy use, as well as energy markets and regulations. Our experts support customers around the globe in delivering a safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy supply.

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