Pursuit Specialist
HDR | CEI Architecture Associates, Inc
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
4d ago

About Us

HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of what's possible since 1917. We specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services.

With nearly 10,000 employees in more than 225 locations around the world, we think global and act local.

Our architecture practice is committed to design excellence and innovation. We are looking for a passionate and motivated marketing professional with exceptional proposal development experience, an eye for visual communications and the ability to juggle multiple projects and deadlines.

Our work environment is fast paced, exciting and team oriented. This position is within the Architecture practice and part of a tight-

knit team of 28-pursuit specialists across the country who work together to build creative and responsive submittals to support our architectural pursuit teams, finding the most effective way to get messages across in print and digital media.

Exceptional communications skills are essential for this role; specifically the ability to manage teams across office and time zones for a multitude of internal clients.

We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives.

And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

Primary Responsibilities

The Pursuit Specialist is a hands-on marketing professional responsible for managing the pursuit from premarketing through interview.

  • Able to develop marketing materials, such as : qualifications; proposals; presentations; correspondence; project documentation (both in narrative and graphic form);
  • and CRM Management. Needs to work well with marketing leadership, market sector leadership, principals and managing principals and other leaders.

    This position requires involvement in pursuit strategy as well as client or industry research. Able to independently evaluate and clarify RFQ / RFP requirements.

    Understands proposal strategy, develops the work plan and manages the pursuit team to schedule. Involves frequent collaboration with internal staff across business lines to obtain materials / other information during project pursuits.

    Able to write / edit proposals sections as needed. Engages additional resources, graphic designers and technical writers, as needed to implement HDR’s brand throughout all materials.

    Coordinates production / shipping schedules, and compiles / distributes submissions.

    Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelors Degree in Marketing, Communications, English, Journalism or Professional Service degree, such as Architecture, Landscape Architecture or other related technical field is preferred.
  • Those with Graphic Design degrees who are skilled in production design are encouraged to apply.

  • A minimum of 2-5 years’ experience as a marketing professional for the A / E Industry (or other A / E industry experience) preferred.
  • Experience with P3 pursuits and the Health sector a plus.

  • Self-starter, team-oriented individual; able to work well with different personalities and professional styles, and with all levels of staff
  • Able to understand the big picture and how it relates to assigned tasks; needs to be a creative thinker, have a can-do attitude, love challenges.
  • Strong oral, written, and graphic communication skills

  • Ability to travel and work unscheduled overtime, sometimes on tight deadlines
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture a must.
  • Being actively involved in professional organizations is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Adobe InDesign CC and MS Office products.
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