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Black & Veatch Marketing & Communications Specialist 1- Proposal Specialist in Des Moines, Iowa

Marketing & Communications Specialist 1- Proposal Specialist

Date: May 13, 2022



Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

At Black & Veatch, our employee-owners go beyond the project. For over a century, we have been breaking down social, economic and geographic barriers by making life's critical resources accessible to all. Working with us, you will help provide critical expertise as we, along with our valued clients, deliver solutions that positively impact communities around the world. Our professionals are our greatest asset, and we believe nothing is more important than the health, happiness and professional growth of our employee-owners. With a focus on flexible work-life balance options, an expanding and diverse workforce, and limitless career growth opportunities, we will give you our best to help yougive us your best, and together we can build a world of difference.

Company : Black & Veatch Corporation

Req Id : 69265

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Job Summary

First professional-level position, with broader responsibilities in one or more related areas: marketing, communications, event coordination, branding, and proposal support. Understands the strategy/vision of the assigned work group. Works under limited supervision. Requires broader working knowledge of business practices and procedures in order to perform non-repetitive, analytical work of a moderately complex nature. Position uses a narrow application of principles, theories, concepts and draws on previous experience to determine a course of action. Participates in planning and scheduling to establish deadlines and ensures the timely completion of several independent tasks and short-term projects. Multiple tasks/projects are assigned and reviewed generally only upon completion. Tasks are more tactical in nature.

Key Responsibilities

  • Branding . Applies standard brand guidelines, and proactively identifies errors and inconsistencies in brand application beyond the current task at hand

  • Communications . Applies standard principles, theories and concepts in copyediting .

  • Edits, proofreads and writes moderately complex company communications materials . Reviews documents to establish that company standards contained in the Communications Manual are met .

  • Review and edits written copy, articles, web content, marketing collateral, internal/external publications, news releases, social media and video copy for content accuracy, style, grammar, spelling, and syntax punctuation .

  • Conducts assigned research and authenticity verification . Works with internal and external sources to develop copy content .

  • Consults with team leaders and/or management to develop schedules, milestones, and priorities

  • Marketing . Participates in coordination of layout, artwork, and progress thru production .

  • May provide basic support of client presentations and other general less complex sales support requests .

  • Supports the content and messaging development of internal and externally focused marketing collateral

  • Proposals . Participates in planning, researching and preparing content for a variety of pursuit applications including project experience sheets, biodata sheets, statements of qualifications, proposals and other pursuit-related collateral .

  • Coordinates with internal sources to develop pursuit content . Leads the coordination, packaging, and delivery of pursuit documents and materials .

  • Interfaces routinely with multiple inter-divisional personnel and support groups

  • Coordinates with internal users to collect information necessary for planning requirements, materials and services needed for meetings, trade shows, exhibits and events .

  • Reviews space requirements and recommends placement .

  • Assists in coordination and installation of specialized equipment and facilities, travel and shipping arrangements, and catering .

  • Organizes and schedules group tasks

Management Responsibilities

Individual Contributor

Preferred Qualifications

  • Intermediate computer skills

  • Basic problem solving and organization skills

  • Intermediate knowledge of marketing/ branding/ communications concepts

  • Intermediate multi tasking skills and attention to detail

  • Intermediate interpersonal and networking skills

  • Basic research and analysis skills Intermediate editorial skills

  • Working knowledge of company editorial standards/practices

  • Working knowledge of marketing and advertising media including print, audio, internet, video etc

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelor's degree in marketing, communication, or a related field; or equivalent experience.

Experience: 2+ years related experience.

All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Typical office environment: Sitting/Standing/Computer usage for extended periods of time. Listening/Speaking. The ability to utilize audio/video conferencing software for internal/external communication purposes.


Action oriented

Business insight


Communicates effectively

Computer Skills

Decision quality

Salary Plan

MAC: Marketing & Communications

Job Grade


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Black & Veatch is committed to being an employer of choice by creating a valuable work experience that keeps our people engaged, productive, safe and healthy.

Our comprehensive benefits portfolio is a key component of this commitment and offers an array of health care benefits including but not limited to medical, dental and vision insurances along with disability and a robust wellness program.

To support a healthy work-life balance, we offer flexible work schedules, paid vacation and holiday time, sick time, and dependent sick time.

A variety of additional benefits are available to our professionals, including a company-matched 401k plan, adoption reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, vendor discounts, an employment referral program, AD&D insurance, pre-taxed accounts, voluntary legal plan and the B&V Credit Union. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.

We are proud to be a 100 percent ESOP-owned company. As employee-owners, our professionals are empowered to drive not only their personal growth, but the company's long-term achievements - and they share in the financial rewards of the success through stock ownership.

By valuing diverse voices and perspectives, we cultivate an authentically inclusive environment for professionals and are able to provide innovative and effective solutions for clients.

Black & Veatch Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. Black & Veatch does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.

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Notice to External Search Firms : Black & Veatch does not accept unsolicited resumes and will not be obligated to pay a placement fee for unsolicited resumes. Black & Veatch Talent Acquisition engages with search firms directly for hiring needs.