Marketing Proposal Specialist

DLZ Corporation

DLZ Corporation is an award-winning architecture and engineering firm serving public and private entities across the nation. As a multidisciplinary firm, DLZ provides engineering and architectural design services, construction management, surveying, right-of-way acquisition and materials testing. In 2016, DLZ was named Design Firm of the Year by Engineering News-Record (ENR) Midwest. In addition, DLZ is consistently ranked as one of ENR's Top 150 U.S. Design Firms. Our growth is a testament to the quality of our work and the satisfaction of our clients.

Our mission is to build on our reputation for excellence by becoming the preferred architectural, engineering, and environmental firm. We focus on meeting and exceeding our clients’ expectations and are known for our competence, integrity, and contributions to the people and communities we service and in which we live.

Position Details

Marketing Proposal Specialist
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

DLZ Corporation currently has exciting Marketing Proposal Specialist opening in Chicago, IL.


  • Prepare client required documents, proposals, marketing reports/presentations from handwritten or rough draft formats. 
  • Produce proposals, qualification documents, and marketing brochures; hard copy and electronic documents. 
  • Responsible for the proposal process from solicitation through delivery which includes analyzing proposal requests, planning and organizing content, creating content, working with subject matter experts, preparing, printing, and shipping proposals. 
  • Prepare high-impact proposals, presentations, and other communications in alignment with DLZ's brand. 
  • Work closely with our technical project managers to create compelling messages that set our firm apart from the competition. 
  • Facilitate kick off meetings that define expectations, identify tasks, assign responsibilites, and develop production schedules. 
  • Help maintain DLZ's client relationship management system for information related to opportunity/lead tracking and projects. 
  • Research proposal opportunities though websites and other medium. 
  • Coordinate with other personnel to prepare standard proposal packages. 
  • Understand, maintain, and utilize database management software in preparing high quality responsive proposals. 
  • Maintain records for all business development activities. 
  • Exercise judgment as to format, importance, and timeliness of assignments. 
  • Draft miscellaneous letters, memorandums, and business development correspondence while maintaining corporate style guidelines. 
  • Provide other executive administration support as needed. 
  • Back up office administrative staff as needed. 
  • Possess aptitude to act as a positive representative of the company and its core values. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor Degree in Technical Writing, Marketing, English, Journalism, Science or other relevant field. 
  • 1 or more years’ experience in a comparable administrative support position, preferably in the engineering or construction industry. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communications, with a strong eye for graphic composition. 
  • Must be proficient with InDesign, Publisher, or similar desktop publishing or graphics design software. 
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite. 
  • Knowledge of Customer Relations Management (CRM) software applications. DELTEK experience is preferred. 
  • Experience preparing Federal SF 330, state, local, and other miscellaneous proposal formats desired. 
  • Familiar with reading and understanding RFP's, RFQ's, and RFI's preferred 
  • Ability to complying with all applicable safety codes and requirements.

Must provide salary requirements to be considered for this position!

At DLZ we offer an excellent benefit package including health, dental, vision and life insurance, medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, health savings account, and 401(k) with an Employee Stock Ownership Program. We also offer an innovative wellness program including gym reimbursement!

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