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Marketing Manager

Coffman Engineers

Job Posting
Jan. 18, 2019

Are you a story-teller? Do you have a thorough understanding of the Hawaii and Pacific Rim A/E/C marketplace? Are you able to leverage your network to build and join winning teams? Then we want to hear from you!

Coffman Engineers is looking for the right individual to join our Honolulu office in the role of Marketing Manager. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a passion for building relationships and writing proposals to join our team. The right candidate will focus on crafting winning proposals while supporting the office’s local and Pacific Rim marketing and business development strategy.

Why Work at Coffman?

You could choose to work anywhere, so why work at Coffman Engineers? Because we believe our culture of excellence, unique business model, and employees set us apart. Simply stated, we are a group of creative, high-performing people who like working together and who believe that what we do makes a difference. Employees say it feels like working with a group of friends in a small office while enjoying the benefits and perks of working for a large firm. Our culture isn’t the only thing that makes us different, but it drives everything we do.

Coffman offers comprehensive benefits, a flexible PTO program, supportive office environment, professional development opportunities, and regular employee activities (breakfast, wellness activities BBQs, and various social and community activities). But the best part of working at Coffman is being in an environment that allows you to be yourself, be respected, and work alongside other intelligent, motivated people, while you impact the built environment around you!

 Don’t take our word for it. Check out what others are saying:


Marketing Manager duties:

  • Work hand-in-hand with marketing gurus, engineers, various departments, and subconsultants to gather intel, assess prospective clients’ needs, and evaluate the competitive environment.
  • Leverage your client network to serve as “matchmaker” by getting Coffman in the door with the right types of clients and positioning us on the best teams to pursue projects that are the right fit.
  • Develop and implement proactive, strategic plans to target specific clients, market sectors, and geographic regions throughout Hawaii and the Asia-Pacific.
  • Write a plain-English proposal with technically complex concepts that non-technical readers can understand. Each proposal is custom-written – it could be a single page or 30 pages. It could be in response to a government request for proposal or an architect’s request for qualifications. Every situation is different.
  • Assist with internal and external messaging through press releases and award preparation.
  • Support a variety of local and corporate marketing and BD initiatives.
  • Assume the title of master juggler. You will be the detail-focused, schedule-driven, multiple-hat-wearing, punctuation-enforcing, relationship-building marketing manager. You will have an eye for graphic design, a brain for strategic thinking, a passion for collaboration, and a passion for learning new concepts. 


You don’t need to have a Ph.D. in technical writing or engineering for the position, but you should have practical, working knowledge of the processes involved in pursuing work through relationships and persuasive writing. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred but not required.

You will have:

  • A positive, can-do attitude and the desire to be part of a team.
  • A client-focused ability to communicate effectively, provide a high level of attention to detail, and handle simultaneous deadlines.
  • Strong written and verbal skills.
  • The ability to maintain flexibility within a large scope of responsibilities.
  • The ability to take direction and work independently while staying highly organized.
  • Proficiency with MS Office 365 programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, OneNote, and PowerPoint) and Adobe CC (InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat).


This is a job that requires use of the both the left and right sides of your brain. Few people can do it well. For the right person, it’s a great job. Your application is your best opportunity to demonstrate the skills we’re looking for.

When you apply, please provide:

  • A single-page cover letter that briefly details your experience and describes what drives you personally.
  • A resume that includes your professional experience, achievements, and organizational involvement.
  • Work samples.  Proposals…press releases…strategic plans…we’d love to see them!


Please combine all files into one document to upload with your online application. We look forward to learning more about you!

Coffman at a Glance:

  • 40 years in business
  • 490 employees in 14 offices located in 8 states and 1 territory
  • Multidiscipline engineering services plus fire protection, corrosion control, commissioning and project/construction management
  • #212 Top 500 Design Firms, Engineering News-Record, 2018
  • #12 Best Firms to Work For - Multi-Discipline, Zweig Group, 2018
  • #30 Zweig Group Hot Firm List, Zweig Group, 2018



You must apply online for this position. If you are unable to complete our online application process, or if you need assistance to do so, let us know so we can provide a reasonable accommodation.

As part of the application process, you will create a user profile that allows you to manage the application process, be asked to answer a few questions, attach your resume and other documents, and then submit. Go to on Coffman’s website and open the appropriate position posting.  Thanks! 

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This position is direct with Coffman Engineers; we are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled individuals.

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