Senior Proposal Specialist
Corporate | Chicago, Illinois | Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

Who We Are

We’re a people-first organization. We value knowledge and learning. We believe in the power of connection and collaboration, and we seek to build relationships that mean something. We employ some of the best and brightest in the industry and we work hard to maintain a culture that our people can be proud of.

Working For Primera

Our Corporate team is a talented group of HR, marketing, IT, finance and administrative professionals that band together to continuously move our company forward. Ever focused on providing a first-class client experience, we connect with people across the organization to support all aspects of our company’s operations.

Who You Are

  • You’re a talented AEC proposal professional. You have at least five years of experience in the planning, preparation, and production of proposal and qualification packages in the AEC industry, and a bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or a related field.
  • You’re a self-motivated, multitask-loving proposal enthusiast. You’re detail-oriented and have a strong desire to succeed. You’re eager to learn and grow, and can multitask with the best of them. We’re looking for someone who enjoys managing multiple assignments concurrently and performs well in a well-balanced, deadline-driven environment.
  • You’re a people person. You’re friendly and enthusiastic about working in a fun and engaging environment. Connecting with people is important and customer experience is a priority. You’re able to quickly develop strong, strategic, and positive working relationships across all levels of an organization.
  • You’re a good writer, communicator, and listener. Your written and verbal communication skills are the envy of others. You have a proven ability to copywrite, proofread, and/or edit to produce high-quality deliverables.
  • You’re proficient with relevant business and design applications. Microsoft Office and Adobe InDesign proficiency is a must; working knowledge of Deltek Vision, VantagePoint or similar CRM a plus.

What You'll Do

  • You’ll coordinate the proposal process from kickoff through debrief. From small qualification packages to complex requests for proposals and presentations, you’ll collaborate with our technical resources and business development experts to win work. You’ll produce and edit proposal content and maintain project and personnel information accordingly.
  • You’ll think strategically. You’ll look at opportunities holistically and help craft compelling stories to win work.
  • You’ll be a CRM champion. Working in Deltek VantagePoint (plenty of training available!), you’ll model effective use of our systems by inputting, tracking, and monitoring proposal tasks and associated activities.
  • You’ll support the growing marketing department. Teamwork and collaboration are a big part of why we love our jobs. You’ll work side-by-side with Primera’s team of eight proposal and communications experts to move the firm and our department forward.
  • You’ll work in a flexible, people-first, empowering, safe, and supportive environment.
  • You’ll enjoy what you do. You’ll work with great people, learn, grow and have a good time doing it.

Some of What You'll Enjoy

  • An excellent benefits package including 401K match and employee stock ownership, gym and transit subsidies, paid volunteer time off, parental leave, continuing education reimbursement and much more
  • Flexible work scheduling in a fast-growing company
  • A fun, inclusive, and collaborative environment
  • Colleagues that appreciate differences in people, perspectives, cultures, and ideas
  • The fruits of our employee-led committees focused on offering engaging social, wellness and community service activities all year long

Equal Employment Opportunity
Primera is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. Primera’s practices and employment decisions, including those regarding recruitment, hiring, assignment, promotion and compensation, shall not be based on any person’s race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, disability, physical handicap, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship status or other protected group as defined by law.

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