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Business Development Manager, Nuclear, Decommissioning & Environmental

Requisition ID:  253973

Requisition Posting End Date: 05/03/2022

Role Overview:

Responsible for identifying, evaluating, and recommending prospective new work within the respective market areas including strategic market development and penetration. Develops strategy and directs the preparation of proposals and presentations to win new business opportunities. Coordinates with functional departments in formulating strategy and leads proposal preparation and negotiations with customers to ensure Bechtel NS&E and the Nuclear, Decommissioning, & Environmental business line business objectives are met. Establishes and maintains customer relationships and strategic teaming partner relationships.


Principal Responsibilities:

  • Directs departmental efforts and activities in maintaining and improving relationships with customers and building relations with prospective customers. Assists other M&BD professionals and senior management or are responsible for:
    • Building and maintaining relationships with appropriate middle and senior management executives in customer organizations and strategic teaming partners.
    • Keeping informed of customers' present and future plans for growth, projects, and programmatic and technical requirements.
    • Demonstrating through the use of personal knowledge, supplemented by other Bechtel personnel, how Bechtel can help meet the customers’ requirements and expectations.
  • Directs and actively participates in planning the business development/capture strategy for specific prospects. Keeps aware of the business development activity and strategy of competitors, including their pricing trends and approaches. Follows up on jobs won and lost to determine the reasons why Bechtel was or was not selected.
  • Supervises the preparation and coordination of proposals, including developing and managing proposal win plans and budgets.
  • Develops teaming and pricing strategies and leads proposal and pricing reviews with functional and senior managers.
  • Apprises functional management on as needed basis of prospect status; coordinates proposal and prospect staffing needs; and initiates follow through and obtains management approval at appropriate level per legal instructions and corporate policies.
  • Supports development of strategy and leads proposal presentations and fee negotiations with customers.
  • Supports the preparation and ensures corporate approval of contracts for awarded projects/studies.
  • Oversees the conduct of research of current and possible future strategic markets. Recommends new services and new industry markets that the company should actively pursue.
  • Keeps informed of business relationships between Bechtel managers and key executives in customer and prospective customer organizations and sees that these are utilized in overall business development efforts.
  • Maintains an active presence in the industry with strategic teaming partners and subcontractors including small business/small disadvantaged business subcontractors.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least 13 years of related work experience or 20 years of related work experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Knowledge of the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) markets; competitors; potential teaming partners; customer key buying factors; specific pricing strategies; trends; and work scope.
  • Technical knowledge of issues and initiatives at DOE sites.
  • Knowledge of and experience in company operations.
  • Knowledge of company capabilities and services to other customers.
  • Knowledge of current industry technology.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and organize resources.
  • Knowledge of corporate policies and directives related to proposal and contract formulation.
  • Skill in oral and written communication with demonstrated ability in making presentations to customers and management.
  • Experience in management, supervision, and personnel administration functions, including selection and training of personnel.
  • Responsible for developing prospects with customers. Related experience and demonstrated performance required.


Preferred Qualificatons:

  • Advanced degree preferred.
  • Active DOE Q clearance. 



Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

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