Job Overview

5 days ago


WSP - New York, NY

Proposal Manager
Req ID

Proposal Manager

Who We Are

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all backgrounds. That’s why here at WSP, inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging are core principles. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

This Opportunity

WSP USA's Northeast Marketing Group is seeking a creative Proposal Manager to be a key player in supporting our firm's continued growth and strategic business development. This individual will work in the New York City area, with opportunities to work across business lines in our Northeast region.

WSP offers a supportive work environment and incredible opportunities for growth in marketing. Our leaders strongly advocate for professional development with opportunities to join professional organizations and attend educational seminars. The marketing team often collaborates across offices, practices and business lines, engendering a close-knit group of professionals who work together to succeed.

While our ideal candidate will bring experience in the A/E/C or professional services industries, what we're looking for is someone with a collaborative, can-do attitude that has a special knack for creativity and storytelling. The right candidate will be an empathetic leader who works to build community through positivity and who can bring home the win!

The Marketing Manager works with New York District Director, business line management and/or district management to align priorities and drive successful proposal, pursuit and marketing activities across the geographical region. In addition, will support local teams in positioning for major pursuits, including capture planning, and pipeline development.

Your Impact


  • Supports client focus activities and client engagement teams to build client relationships and understanding of client needs, and WSP"s response and solutions to those needs
  • Works with area leadership and client engagement teams in development and maintenance of business unit pipeline, including reporting on business development KPIs.


  • Potentially Assist New York Marketing Director with activities related to day-to-day supervision of the staff, which may include performance reviews and training/ mentoring of staff.
  • Leads complex proposals with general guidance. Collaborates with technical staff and writes/reviews/edits original content for clarity, compliance and key messages. Works with graphic design staff to plan and produce materials ensuring all proposal materials are effectively communicating the strategic vision identified for a given pursuit
  • Works with individual pursuit teams to develop pursuit strategies, including providing business intelligence on clients, competitors and WSP
  • Organizes and facilitates pursuit strategy meetings.
  • Facilitates Go/No-Go discussions and documentation
  • Lead and support interview coaching and presentation development for shortlist interviews
  • Supports debriefing activities post procurement


  • May conduct training and mentoring of marketing team personnel


  • Assists in the ongoing development and refinement of QA procedures, and serves as quality control review of materials developed by Department.
  • Oversees quality of marketing deliverables and compliance with WSP procedures

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, or relevant experience.
  • 7 years minimum experience
  • Mentoring experience a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Possesses a strategic mindset and sound judgment.
  • Ability to build trust and influence others
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and deadlines
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and other communications-related software programs
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in A/E/C industry


Additional Requirements

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
  • Successful applicant must be able to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their start date or prior to December 8, 2021, whichever is later, or be granted an exemption based on a disability or sincerely held religious belief. If you cannot receive the vaccine because of a disability or a sincerely-held religious belief, you may submit an accommodation request to WSP’s Equal Employment Opportunity Office. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccination here -

Additional Details

  • Required Education: Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Experience
  • Minimum Years Experience: 7-10 years
  • Travel Required: N/A - No travel required
  • Job Status: Regular
  • Employee Type: Full
  • Primary Location: NEW YORK - PENN PLAZA
  • All locations: US-NY-Hawthorne, US-NY-Long Island City, US-NY-New York, US-NY-Valhalla


WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

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