Proposal Manager

Subsidiary: Colas Inc.


Colas Inc. is the corporate office of Colas USA, a materials and heavy highway/infrastructure leader that began operations in 1979 with the acquisition of Barrett Paving Materials. The headquarters office of Colas Inc. is located in Morristown, New Jersey, but our employees also work within our eight (8) subsidiary companies operating throughout the United States from New York to Alaska.  

Throughout Colas USA, we provide competitive pay, outstanding benefits, career advancement opportunities, professional education, and extensive training for every employee. We pride ourselves on upholding the highest standards of safety, environmental conservation, and ethical conduct as we strive to grow our infrastructure products and services through empowering and developing our people, fostering innovation, utilizing new technology, and maximizing vertical integration at all levels of the company’s value chain. To learn more about the Colas USA Family of Companies, please visit

The Colas USA Family of Companies is part of the Colas Group, the worldwide leader in transportation infrastructure construction and maintenance. For information on our international network visit


Position Summary

Under the direction of the Colas Construction USA  Preconstruction Manager, the Proposal Manager will manage proposal efforts of one or more project pursuits to create, collect and assemble RFP required documents and ensure all required information is included in the bid submittal.

Main Responsibilities

  • Oversees the proposal collection and creation of one or more project proposals. Responsible to ensure all required items of a pursuit request are included prior to the bid submittal deadline.
  • Coordinates and tracks the collection of forms, information, and data required for each pursuit per deadlines, ensuring completion of all Owner’s requests.
  • Develops and manages the proposal schedule within pursuit and submittal deadlines.
  • Coordinates and creates the compliance matrix that assigns tasks to supporting proposal team for technical proposal documentation and development.
  • Develops and implements the Proposal Work Plan to meet the Owner’s Request for Proposal (RFP) requirements and evaluation criteria collected and created prior to the submission deadline.
  • Proofreads, edits, and standardizes proposal text for proper grammar, spelling, comprehension, and style. Develops and manages layout, design and document feel to ensure a marketing quality product.
  • Maintains current version of RFP documents and ensure all supporting team members have access. Notifies proposal team when important project information becomes available.
  • Leads final publishing of the proposal and delivery to Owner, as required.
  • Updates proposal templates, project sheets and ensures all relevant information is stored in database and searchable for future project pursuits.
  • Completes forms for Company and District award submittals, as needed.
  • Maintains knowledge of Company’s values and strategic plan.
  • Support published corporate policies
  • Perform additional assignments per management’s direction.

Education and Qualifications

  •  Bachelor's degree in English, Marketing, Communications or a related field preferred.
  • 5+ years’ related experience creating, writing and editing proposals for a large-scale construction, engineering or design firm preferred.
  • Experience managing a proposal team required.


  • Proven ability to take on a larger bid proposal or multiple proposals at one time
  • Able to travel nationwide for pursuit meetings and Company proposal support.
  • Proven ability to write and edit project summaries, resumes of project personnel, and other supporting information.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills required.
  • High attention to detail required.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment required.
  • Strong time management and task prioritization skills required to ensure timely submittal of project bids required.
  • Some knowledge or skill in graphic design.
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Acrobat Professional, Microsoft Publisher, Photoshop and other document formatting software


Colas Inc. and its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For details on the specifics of this commitment, please click here to view the EEO document. If you need an accommodation to access the information provided on this website, please contact Colas Inc. 973-290-9082 or send an email to

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