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Project Manager I Proposal Development

Posted on September 13, 2023



Join Riggs Distler & Company, Inc. a leader in the construction industry with over a century of service supporting America’s most important infrastructure projects in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.  Riggs Distler has a reputation as an employer of choice in the industry and promotes a safe, exciting, and team-oriented work environment, empowering people to grow and evolve with our business.

As a Project Manager, you will be responsible for the development of proposals for our Offshore Wind Group.  The ideal candidate will have a strong estimating focus with a background in Heavy Mechanical / Electrical estimating and proposal development.


  • Competitive Compensation Package
  • Paid Time Off
  • Company sponsored Healthcare Plan including Medical, Dental & Vision Coverage
  • HSA Account with Company Contribution
  • 401k Retirement Plan with Company Match
  • Profit Sharing
  • Accident & Critical Illness Insurance
  • Student Loan Payment & 529 College Saving Program
  • Company Paid:
    • Life & AD&D Insurance
    • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability Insurance
    • Identity Theft Protection
    • Employee Assistance Program


  • Manages the proposal process from RFP through final product
  • Reviews and analyzes solicitation and proposal documents
  • Coordinates proposal team and insures timely submission of final document
  • Manages potential bid opportunities and estimating, including site visits and evaluations with customers to support an effective process
  • Research specifications and information surrounding the project and solicits pricing from material suppliers and subcontractors to determine the best fit as it relates to skills needed and competitive pricing
  • Reviews, edits, or prepares estimates including material pricing, supplier and subcontractor selection, construction equipment and facilities, etc. to ensure customer specifications are met and company financial goals are achieved

Education, Skills, Experience Needed:

  • 5 to 10 years of progressive experience in proposal development and estimating for heavy mechanical / electrical contractor
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management, business, or similar field; will consider a combination of education and relevant experience
  • Solid ability in researching, analysis, planning and processing; strong organizational and time management skills; ability to handle competing priorities with strong attention to details and excellent follow through.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong leadership skills; excellent negotiation and influencing skills; ability to organize and motivate others, able to work through conflict; supportive of the team; highly accountable with a strong quality focus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication; able to present well and collaborate with clients and team members in a professional manner

This job description is subject to change at any time.  It reflects management’s assignment of essential functions and does not exclude or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Riggs Distler & Company, Inc. will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, gender, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.  Riggs Distler & Company, Inc. will provide reasonable accommodations to allow an applicant to participate in the hiring process (e.g., accommodations for a test or job interview) if so requested

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