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Proposal Manager - Energy Advisory and Efficiency Markets (Remote)
ICF is in the business of Making Big Things Possible and we’re looking for Proposal Managers to support our growth in the energy advisory and energy efficiency markets. We provide professional services and technical solutions that maximize impacts for people, businesses, and government in areas critical to the world's future.
This position can work remotely from anywhere in the United States.
What we are looking for:
We are looking for enthusiastic, experienced, and capable proposal managers, experienced in the types of requests for proposals (RFPs) typically received from energy clients such as investor-owned utilities, and who are genuinely passionate about strategy and positioning us to win. We are looking for someone who will add to our cohesive team dynamic, develop compelling proposals, and coach winning orals/interviews.
The ideal candidate will have strong communication and facilitation skills, proficiency in writing and editing, excellent attention to detail, organizational and planning skills, and the ability to take direction and identify priorities and multi-task, all while demonstrating a professional demeanor, flexible attitude, and an enthusiasm for producing highly strategic and thoughtful work within a complex business environment.
What you will be doing:
Organize and lead cross-functional teams during kickoff meetings; develop proposal plan, compliance matrix, and schedule, monitor progress, and ensure that all deadlines are met.
Lead blue teams, solutioning, and storyboard development/confirmation and offer advice to help identify and articulate key messages, discriminators, benefits, and proof statements.
Establish and delegate writing assignments. The proposal manager should be able to write original text for the cover letter, executive summary, corporate and team qualifications, introductions to technical sections, and other sections as appropriate. Ensure that all written materials reflect the key messages identified during storyboard development and that it is written in a persuasive style.
Working with a graphic designer, help lead conceptualization of proposal graphics. Translate facts and features of subject material into graphic terms that best convey intended meaning.
Coordinate Requests for Information with teaming partners/subconsultants and Good Faith Efforts or Diversity Goal Plans.
Manage color team reviews and recovery of proposal after reviews. Ensure final compliance, messaging, and continuity between technical, management, and cost volumes or sections. Proof and edit all text.
Lead orals/interview preparation meetings including helping to identify a presentation approach and ensuring discriminators are articulated; manage production of necessary props (PowerPoint slides, leave-behinds, boards, etc.). Facilitate orals rehearsals and coach orals team speakers. Manage collection of questions for use during Q&A sessions in orals and ensure adequate time is spent developing responses to questions.
What you will need:
5+ years of applicable experience, including an understanding of the proposal response process, such as training by Shipley
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project, Outlook, and Teams), Adobe Acrobat, and SharePoint
This is an great opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core values include Embracing Differences, and we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces and hires dimensions of differences.
Working at ICF
Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.
We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.
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