Proposal Lead - Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering
Location: Federal Way
Posted on: May 13, 2022
Requisition ID: 144081
Job Level: Mid Level
Department: Business Development & Proposals
Employment Type: Full Time
Are you looking for a career that is both challenging and
rewarding, a position where you can work independently and also
collaborate with teams, and assignments that provide variety and
opportunity? If these qualities motivate you, you might be the
right candidate to join our Infrastructure proposal team.
We are looking for a Proposal Specialist for our Northwest Region
who can integrate with our pursuit teams and coordinate/write
proposals for exciting civil infrastructure construction projects,
including highways, bridges, dams, hydroelectric facilities, marine
infrastructure, and environmental restoration projects. Many
individuals on our team have backgrounds in journalism, public
relations, marketing, and technical writing positions. If your
experience does not align perfectly with the
qualifications/responsibilities listed below, we encourage you to
apply if you are interested.
The Proposal Specialist will be responsible for supporting/managing
the coordination, development, review, and finalization of
compliant, compelling, and comprehensive statements of
qualifications and proposals for infrastructure projects ranging in
value from $5M to $500M. The successful candidate will work both
individually and in a team environment, must have an interest in
learning the ins and outs of the design and construction of large
infrastructure projects, can work under and meet tight deadlines,
is highly detail oriented and organized, and has strong writing
Kiewit's Northwest Region Proposal Team is based out of Vancouver,
WA and works on proposals for infrastructure projects in
Washington, Oregon, Alaska, California, Hawaii, and beyond. Team
members enjoy working with a variety of estimate and pursuit teams
across the region to develop winning strategy and content for each
proposal. We work on pursuits procured using alternative delivery
models, including CMGC, design-build, progressive design-build, and
other best value models. We take a collaborative and integrated
approach to developing winning proposals and statements of
qualifications through brainstorms, critical concept meetings, and
regular proposal reviews. Proposal team members are a valuable
component to every alternative delivery project we pursue.
On our team, you'll have the opportunity to see more, touch more,
and do more than you ever imagined. Working hard will not only
bring you satisfaction from a job well done, but it will help
propel your career forward faster than you might expect. Our
proposal team has countless opportunities for upward mobility and
professional growth. We will train you, develop your skills, and
allow you to take on projects that impact millions across the
region. With top-notch health benefits, 4 weeks of paid time off a
year, a wealth-building 401k plan with a generous company match,
and unbeatable growth opportunities, you're ensuring a lifetime of
This position is based out of our Vancouver or Federal Way office.
Travel required up to 30%.
Work under the direction of the Regional Proposal Strategy Manager
and serve as a regional proposal resource working together with a
team of other proposal, writers, and creative team members to
deliver quality proposals throughout a multiple-state region.
Initially support but ultimately lead non-complex standard
proposals with limited supervision and support complex alternative
Analyze and interpret solicitation documents and requirements (RFQ,
RFI, RFP) to prepare and develop comprehensive response templates
(compliance matrix, proposal outlines, schedule).
Support proposal kick-off meetings, milestone reviews, and recovery
Manage and coordinate proposal sections to ensure compliance with
client's objectives and requirements while ensuring consistency
with proposing entity's strategy and approach.
Collaborate and interview engineers, designers, and others to
secure information for various writing assignments to prepare
compliant and compelling written proposal content.
Serve as lead writer for various proposal sections (i.e., project
descriptions, qualification summaries, resumes, technical,
Collaborate with the creative team to conceptualize and integrate
compelling graphics to convey proposed solutions within
Make accurate and timely formatting, edits, and revisions to
documents, and adjust schedule as required.
Understand and apply proposal methods and tools, consistently
implement standard best practice processes.
Lead or assist in the production and delivery for on-time delivery
of proposals (electronic and hard copy).
Assist with maintaining, monitoring, and managing proposal
database, files, and systems through appropriate information
Support and drive development and continuous improvement of best
practices and templates, data platforms, and style guides.
The successful candidate will possess all or most of the following
3+ years of proposal coordination/writing experience in
engineering/construction or similar industry
Bachelor's degree in Marketing/Communications, Journalism, English,
Liberal Arts, or equivalent
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite
including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
Exceptional attention to detail, organization, and attentive
Ability to prioritize, balance, and successfully complete multiple
Effective verbal and written communication skills - within core
team and with internal and external clients
Action orientated with an ability to take on challenges and
Strong editing/writing skills including thorough knowledge of
grammar, spelling, and composition as well as writing, editing,
oral communication, and interpersonal skills
Self-motivated with ability to work well with professionals from
Ability to deliver high-quality work in a strict deadline-driven
A focus on teamwork, including the ability to continually listen,
collaborate, and communicate among colleagues, internal customers,
and team partners
Absent an approved exemption, due to federal, state, local,
provincial and/or client-requirements, this position may require an
individual to be fully vaccinated by an FDA-approved or authorized
COVID-19 vaccine or undergo weekly testing upon hire and as a
condition of continued employment.
Base Compensation: $74,960 - $112,441
(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as
education, experience, skillset, and/or location)
We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits
package that's among the best in our industry, including top-tier
medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and
dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs,
life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and
generous paid time off.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made
without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin,
sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age,
disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics
protected by law.
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