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Proposal Manager II - Reston, VA 

Location: Reston 

Centennial is a national leader in renovation, infrastructure improvements, new construction, sustainable initiatives and emergency services for facility owners. We operate a nationwide network of more than 30 offices led by construction professionals who share a common goal: to keep promises, honor commitments and exceed client expectations. Our performance helps forge strong partnerships, which are strengthened over time.

As the nation's foremost practitioner of Job Order Contracting (JOC) project delivery, Centennial tailors its performance-based approach to best address owner requirements. Centennial adapts its proven systems to ably address project intricacies, whether through Design-Build, Integrated Delivery, Construction Management, On-Call Construction, Engineering and Services or Facility Management.

Centennial serves institutions, government agencies and private industry. As a member of the Bilfinger Engineering and Services Group, Centennial helps clients better control day-to-day expenditures, lower energy consumption and reduce facility management costs.

People constitute Centennial's key differentiator - professionals committed to operating at the forefront of performance-based construction and contributing daily to mutually beneficial, long-term client partnerships.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Marketing, Communications or related major from an accredited college/university and five years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 4+ years of progressive experience in a fast-paced, high-volume proposal environment
  • Understanding of construction principles and ability to read drawings and specifications is highly desired
  • Ability to create innovative solutions to RFP requirements
  • Able to identify multiple solutions to typical proposal challenges and suggest the proper response relative to an individual customer
  • Pays close attention to the details of a solicitation/proposal but also can see the “big picture” in developing a winning concept
  • Excellent grammar, editing and writing skills required
  • Hands-on knowledge of desktop publishing and graphics software
  • Proficient with Microsoft Suite including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to generate advanced graphics
  • Ability to work extended hours as needed to make deadlines; weekend work may be required


Scope of Responsibility:


Seasoned business and proposal savvy individual to sewrve as Proposal Manager for successful and growing construction management compnay. Individual will develop and write unique proposal responses for Federal Government, municipalities, schools, universities and healthcare opportunities. The focus for this manager stand alone projects with technical narrative inclusions but maybe include other efforts as assigned. Will manage multiple proposals simultaneously and be responsible to ensure strict adherence to RFP requirements for entire submission.


Position Duties:


  • Take end-to-end ownership and command of the proposal process, Including oral presentations, Best and Final Offers (BAFOs), Clarifications, etc.
  • Write proposal/marketing narrative
  • Leverage and re-use existing proposal boilerplate information
  • Develop targeted questions and interview technical and project staff to extract from them the critical information necessary to include in a proposal
  • Perform in-depth solicitation review and gap analyses to inform others of the requirements; lead kickoff and review meetings; be proactive in the development of strategic win themes and discriminators on assigned sections and proposals
  • Work with operations staff to compile the critical supporting information necessary to include in a proposal
  • Lead storyboarding, kickoff and review meetings. Be proactive in the development of strategic win themes and discriminators
  • Provide detailed guidance to proposal contributors and subcontractors
  • Communicate proposal-related requirements and status with senior management, as appropriate
  • Define and manage the proposal/response schedule
  • Remain current on all amendments and modifications to the solicitation
  • Participate proactively in proposal knowledge management processes
  • The Proposal Manager must be knowledgeable of the federal proposal process, and be extremely hands-on in the development of proposal text and graphics concepts. Critical attributes include exceptional teamwork flexibility, organization, and a "do-whatever-it-takes" attitude
  • Performance of the required job duties will be in an office environment


We are a national General Contractor providing complex renovation and design/build construction services around the country. Our clients include both government and institutional facilities across multiple states. We offer long term opportunities with excellent compensation, benefits and advancement potential. All positions require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check. This position requires daily, reliable transportation to and from project sites.



I certify that the answers given herein are true and complete to the best of my knowledge. By submitting my application to Centennial and/or affiliated entities, I authorize investigation of all statements contained in this application for employment as may be necessary in arriving at an employment decision. I understand that this application is not and is not intended to be a contract of employment. If I am hired, I understand that I have the right to terminate my employment at any time, with or without cause, and that Centennial and/or affiliated entities retains the same right.


I understand that as an applicant for a position, I may be required to submit to a drug screening and background check as a condition of employment and/or continued employment. I understand that an unsatisfactory result from, refusal to cooperate with, or any attempt to affect the results of these pre-employment tests and background checks will result in withdrawal of any employment offer or termination of employment if already employed. 

In the event of employment, I understand that false or misleading information given in my application or interviews may result in discharge. I understand, also, that I am required to abide by all rules and regulations of the company as set forth in the Centennial Employee Handbook. 




You are invited to provide your race, gender and if you are disabled in your employment application, but it is not required. This information is being requested on a voluntary basis solely to fulfill our Affirmative Action requirements as a Federal Contractor. If you prefer not to disclose you will not be subject to any adverse treatment. Any information collected related to a disability will be kept confidential and in accordance with the ADA.


Centennial Contractors Enterprises, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veterans/Disabled. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Please reach out to Kelly Cocca Baker (703) 885 - 4600 for any questions related to this position. 

Centennial Contractors Enterprises Inc.  is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veterans/Disabled. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other legally protected characteristics.

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.

Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.

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