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Proposal Writer / Coordinator

Proposal Writer / Coordinator

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Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is seeking an experienced Proposal Writer/Coordinator to join our growing proposal team. The Proposal Writer/Coordinator will be part of a dynamic team of federal contracting proposal specialists based in Alpharetta, GA. The successful candidate must have experience writing and/or editing US Government proposals, and be able to review and write complex proposals from start to finish.


Wood offers consultancy, engineering, project management, operations and construction services, project delivery and specialized power services to our customers worldwide. Our team of professionals provides a full range of services to clients in a wide range of sectors including government services, clean energy, industrial/pharmaceutical, water, transportation/ infrastructure, mining and oil & gas. With more than 5,500 professionals in about 150 locations across the US, Wood draws on an experienced local footprint with a wide geographical reach to support our customers’ needs related to environmental consulting, engineering design and construction management.


Key Responsibilities


We have a full-time career opportunity for an energetic, resourceful and motivated individual to support proposal development for a global engineering, construction and consultancy firm. This individual will support Proposal Managers in the preparation and production of large, complex, and/or strategic proposals and presentations primarily for the Government sector. In this key role, you will work closely with the proposal managers, capture team, SMEs, and other staff to write, edit, and produce winning proposals. Key responsibilities include:  

  • Coordinates, writes, and/or edits proposal sections to achieve a concise, coherent message; focus is on writing and editing project summaries and resumes
  • Develops and communicates schedules for proposal completion
  • Defines and develops proposal structure and organization per RFP instructions to develop responsive writing outlines, input requirements, and templates
  • Crafts and organizes data calls to subcontractors and internal resources
  • Tracks and communicates all amendments and modifications to the solicitation
  • Monitors client Q&A via ProjNet or other methods
  • Coordinates with graphic designers to conceptualize, develop, and integrate compelling proposal graphics that convey concepts and proposed solutions to enhance proposal documents
  • Performs quality check of all proposal sections and volumes; Responsible for accuracy and quality
  • Manage multiple tasks in a deadline-oriented environment

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in marketing, journalism, communications, business or a technical/scientific discipline or related field from an accredited university required
  • Minimum 5 years of demonstrated professional experience writing proposals in response to federal government RFPs in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment in engineering and construction industries
  • Ability to write proposal text from scratch or modify existing proposal content to meet the specific needs of each new RFP
  • Strong editing skills
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with proposal team members, technical staff and teaming partners
  • Ability to provide clear, concise directions and organize large volumes of information
  • Ability to work in dynamic environment with constantly shifting priorities
  • Ability to work independently, including prioritizing within demanding time frames
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects and complete high quality work against strict and conflicting deadlines; Successful candidate should expect to work overtime on extremely short notice
  • Strong commitment to quality and ongoing improvement
  • Excellent computer skills are essential, particularly extensive knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat; Proficiency with SharePoint and InDesign is desired 

The Proposal Writer/Coordinator must be knowledgeable of the federal proposal process, be an excellent writer, and be extremely hands-on.

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of over $11 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life-cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, chemicals, environment and infrastructure, power & process, clean energy, mining and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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