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Proposals Manager

Proposals Manager

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UAE-Abu Dhabi
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Business Development

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KEO is a creative enterprise, where innovation is a way of life. We are uniquely resourced with end-to-end services to take clients from inspiration, through conceptualization, to realization of design or project delivery in the built and natural environments.  

For over 50 years we’ve led with vision, contributing to many of the world’s most ambitious projects, iconic places, remarkable experiences and prosperous communities. As a highly integrated and agile AEP/PMCM firm, KEO is ranked by ENR in the Top 200 International Design Firms; a Top 20 International PM firm; and 44th largest global architecture firm.  

We draw from the expertise from over 60 nations, bringing experience from every major market of the globe. With over 2,500 multidisciplinary professionals and staff, we are an international professional consulting services firm. 

We are now seeking an exceptional Proposals Manager to join our award winning team based within our Project Management and Construction Management Division, Abu Dhabi.   


This critical role will be reporting through to the Director of Business Development and will be responsible for overseeing the timely delivery of proposals and leading the continuous development of new techniques to enhance the proposal process and the final proposal deliverable.


Paramount to success within this varied role will include ;


  • Leading the proposal team through ensuring compliance with established processes and procedures, tracking all proposal progress, including the entire end-to-end process and post-submittal follow-up with clients. 
  • Leading the development/discovery of proposal themes, discriminators and win strategies including proposal kick-off and status/review meetings, recording and disseminating minutes and action items / responsibilities and leading in debriefs and lessons-learned, identifying areas in need of improvement and solutions. 
  • Overseeing the creation of proposal documents and formats, tailoring standard draft text, project datasheets and CVs in order to satisfy client evaluation criteria in conjunction with graphic designer input. 
  • Managing production milestones, administrative requests for information, corporate financial data and file management of proposal information. 
  • Planning, prioritizing, scheduling, and performing own work to meet identified time frames and standards.
  • Well-developed communication skills including the ability to perform effectively in a team environment with a strong client focus.


To be successful in this role we envision that you will bring a minimum of 10 years’ career experience, with your most recent 3 years’ experience in a similar management role within the construction and engineering industry sectors. 


You will also offer proven experience in writing proposal content and coordinating the internal and external flow of proposal inputs and outputs (RFPs, addenda, clarifications, confirmation faxes, queries, letters, etc.)


Partnered with a Bachelor Degree in Engineering or equivalent discipline, the successful candidate will possess excellent English communication skills, including strong editing and proof reading capability.


KEO’s performance is founded upon integrity, results, innovation, safety and our people. We embrace diversity and recognise its’ contribution to client success wherever we work.

Our generous remuneration packages are bespoke and provide a wide range of additional benefits to support both national and expatriate employees and their families. We take pride in offering long term and dynamic career opportunities and invest in our people through our global learning, development and leadership programs.

We are excited to hear how you can partner with our award winning team and treat all expressions of interest confidentially.