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Business Development Manager - Commercial Construction

Business Development Manager - Commercial Construction

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Manage business development activities for a prominent National constructor, leading their southeast Michigan commercial market segment. The Business Development Manager will provide direction and lead other functions within Walbridge to meet agressive growth goals. 


We want you to join our team.


Through industry-leading innovation our company has forged a legacy of quality and safety since our founding in 1916.


What we offer:

  • Career planning, development & growth 
  • Industry-leading training programs

Why Walbridge:

  • Large organization with award-winning projects, yet small enough for you to have an impact
  • Strong values which are the foundation of our growth for 101 years
  • International, regional and local recognition for stand-out projects, safety, sustainability, culture, wellness and diversity practices







  • Develop objectives and strategies in support of overall corporate business development goals in the assigned region.
  • Research and prioritize potential customers. 
  • Initiate and maintain client contact and build strong relationships.
  • Develop thorough understanding of client’s needs and procurement strategy
  • Prepare and execute business development action plans for specific targets.
  • Lead the development of proposals, presentations and brochure materials. Train and assist project personnel committed in proposals to make effective presentations.
  • Meet client’s needs prior to contract execution.  Provide advice, liaison, planning, etc. to prospective and current clients.
  • Assist management and estimating with sales process and final close.
  • Perform additional assignments as requested by the Vice President of Business Development.
  • Liaison with other Sales personnel throughout the Company to assure that the overall Walbridge message and identity is consistent across the Construction Enterprise. 



  • 4 year degree or equivalent combination of professional training and experience.
  • 10 or more years of relevant construction experience and must include a minimum of 2 years’ experience planning and implementing business development strategies, proposals and presentations.
  • Professional registration as PE and accreditation as a CPC or LEED AP desired.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills [both verbal and written] and the ability to lead the production of highly professional proposals and presentations.
  • Position highly visible to potential customers and requires ability to develop trust and relationships.  Quality of effort can greatly impact corporate image and workload.

Other Key Attributes:

  • Know, believe in and practice company’s “Core Purpose”, “Core Values”, and “Corporate Vision”.
  • Have working knowledge of industry standard contracts and terms.
  • Understand and be able to explain the various project delivery methods
  • Represent the company at professional organizations
  • Be an active member of the community and member of appropriate community organizations
  • Present a “Positive Image” of Walbridge
  • Have a Positive Attitude “Can Do”
  • Exhibit a Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Help to Build Team Spirit
  • Take pride in Company Projects
  • Contribute to continuous company improvement

EEO/AA Employer M/F/D/V

Walbridge is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, status as an individual with a disability, military, or protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. We prohibit discrimination in decision concerning career development, recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, training, termination, promotions, or any other condition of employment.