OHL NA: Executive Office (New York)

Business Development Manager

Job Locations US-FL-Miami
Job ID
Business Development
OHL Building


OHL North America (OHL NA) merges global expertise and a 100+ year legacy with the latest innovations and a strong regional footprint to deliver North America's most complex infrastructure and construction projects. The company has more than 2,000 engineering and construction professionals from coast to coast and specializes in the financing, construction and modernization of buildings, highways, bridges, rail and mass transit systems, tunnels, water resources, hospitals, schools, other commericial and large-scale infrastructure projects, including alternative delivery. OHL NA is the North American division of international construction company Obrascón Huarte Lain, S.A. (OHL Group), headquartered in Madrid, Spain. The company's regional headquarters are located in College Point, NY and has operations coast to coast from California to New York, Texas, Florida, and Illinois. OHL NA ranks #11 on Engineering News Record's (ENR) 2018 Top 50 Domestic Heavy Contractors List.


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Job Summary  The Business Development Manager will manage and direct business development while enhancing the organizations overall reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments. He/she builds market position by locating, developing, defining, negotiating, and closing business relationships. The ideal candidate has the responsibility of growing, development and maintaining new business relationships with potential clients such as architects, designers and developers..



  • Build key accounts and secure work with clients that have consistent and significant annual spending budgets with a key focus on healthcare, K-12 Schools, and higher education projec
  • Lead all sales activities including client identification and penetration, identifying and pre-qualifying leads, working on procurement strategies, developing proposals, closing deals, negotiating contracts, and managing ongoing client relationships during construction operations to ensure the Company is the constructor of choice.
  • Assume responsibility for the complete sales cycle, from prospect identification through project initiation.
  • Ensure a consistent sales cycle in which new opportunities are continually identified along with a strategy to secure additional work
  • Apply consultative selling skills to develop attractive value propositions for key national clie
  • Leverage a strong network of clients and related firms serving the vertical build sector such as Architecture and Engineering firms that are serving the end custome
  • Identify key prospects, qualify opportunities, and develop a win strategy for each prospec
  • Work closely with operations to identify the resources required to secure work from clie
  • Utilize creative approaches to respond to client requests and close deals.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for oversight the coordination and logistics involved in the implementation and production coordination of business development and marketing initiatives
  • Identify trendsetter ideas by researching industry and related events, publications, and announcements; tracking individual projects and positions
  • Locate or propose potential business deals by contacting potential partners; discovering and exploring opportunities.
  • Screen potential business deals by analyzing market strategies, deal requirements, potential, and financials; evaluating options; resolving internal priorities; recommending equity investments.
  • Develop negotiating strategies and positions by studying integration of new venture with company strategies and operations; examining risks and potentials; estimating partners' needs and goals.
  • Update knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations. Utilize personal and professional networks to learn of potential opportunities for business development


Responsible for oversight the coordination and logistics involved in the implementation and production coordination of business development initiatives

  • Work as a proposal team leader responding to RFPs, RFQs, award submittals Business Development oversight as a proposal team leader  responding to RFPs, RFQs, award submittals
  • Team leadership
  • Set goals and timeline for team deliverables
  • Update and support pursuit report log
  • Research of Pursuits
  • Analyze Proposal Requirements
  • Responsibility for Client Relations
  • Oversight of development and distribution of newsletter/ internal news blasts
  • Responsibility for coordinating outreach and minority and small business participation efforts
  • Function as company Government Liaison
  • Facilitate Public Outreach


Responsible for oversight the coordination and logistics involved in the implementation and production coordination of marketing initiatives

  • Direct the preparation of the marketing plan
  • Plan and schedule marketing support activities to ensure that goals are accomplished and deadlines are met
  • Coordination and participate in promotional activities and trade shows
  • Create, develop, and execute innovative multi-faceted marketing programs to increase brand awareness, expand exiting market penetration and enter new markets
  • Manage proposal and interview teams process 
  • Participate in go/no-go decisions; assess each potential pursuit in regard to its ability to meet the firm’s strategic positioning and goals
  • Work with appropriate team members to create and execute a winning strategy
  • Ensure company website stays up-to-date and reflects the firm’s brand and marketing goals
  • RFP /RFQ/ITN Process Management
  • Proposal Requirement , RFP/RFQ/ITN Task Matrix Verification
  • Develop or Oversight Graphics for use in RFPs/Presentations


This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university in business administration, marketing/public relations, construction, engineering or related field.  Minimum 10 years’ experience and/or training.


Language Skills  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.  Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors..


Mathematical Skills  High Skills:  Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations..


Reasoning Ability Very High Skills:  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Other Skills and Abilities         

  • Motivation for sales, and demonstrated closing skills, experience with complex sales methodologies
  • Strong, prospecting skills, sales planning, understanding and selling to customer needs, territory management, market knowledge,
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills,
  • Experience with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office Suite of Applications including word, excel and powerpoint


Other Qualifications

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and meet tight deadlines
  • Proven ability to establish strong long term strategic relationships
  • Ability to make and meeting Goals while always maintain a high level professionalism
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills
  • Understanding what information is required to be maintained with the highest level of confidentiality and discretion protecting Company’s value and sensitive information

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations



Any relevant combination of education, experience and certifications may be considered


Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.


Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


OHL NA and its affiliates are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other protected class.


OHL USA, Inc. and its subsidiaries (“OHL”) shall not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to OHL or an employee of OHL, by mail, electronically, or otherwise will be considered OHL property. OHL will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. OHL will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. OHL Human Resources is the only authorized representative of OHL to execute any agreements with search firms or staffing agencies. As a condition for payment, a Vendor shall have OHL USA Inc.’s Personnel Agreement and a Job Order signed by an authorized OHL HR representative. Verbal or written communications from any employee of OHL and its subsidiaries shall not be considered binding obligations. All resumes whether unsolicited or solicited shall be the property of OHL.  #LI-AM1


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