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Proposal Manager

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Amec Foster Wheeler

Chantilly, VA

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Requisition ID 2018-25527

Work Location US-VA-Chantilly

Department / Discipline Bids & Proposals

Position Type Staff / Permanent

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is currently seeking a Proposal Manager to support our operations in the Washington DC metro area and throughout the eastern US. This full-time position will support a variety of proposal and capture management efforts for our engineering, environmental, and construction operations.

The Proposal Manager will work with technical staff to develop proposals for industrial and government customers. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, well organized, and a self-starter able to manage several concurrent tasks independently. The Proposal Manager will interact with senior staff, project managers, subcontractors, and other proposal staff to gather, organize and synthesize material necessary for developing proposals, and marketing material as needed.

Key Responsibilities


Leading the development of proposals, marketing material, client presentations, and other similar information

Leads capture management support activities such as capture strategy sessions aimed at the development of client research, opportunity identification, value propositions and win themes

Mentoring junior staff with proposal development best practices

Writing, editing, and proofreading proposal and other content to ensure proper messaging

Reviewing RFPs/RFQs to identify basic proposal requirements

Interviewing project managers and other technical staff to gather past project details and other relevant information

Leading proposal teams through storyboarding, brainstorming, and other strategic development sessions

Updating information in project descriptions, resumes, general qualifications to related to RFP/RFQ specifics

Assist offices in updating pursuit information in the companies Client Relationship Management (CRM) software

Working with other Proposal Managers to track, prioritize and manage workload across offices throughout the eastern US

Skills / Qualifications

We are seeking self-motivated professionals with the following minimum qualifications:


Bachelors degree in English, communications, marketing, journalism or similarly relevant degree

10 years of proposal management experience, with 2 years in a similar role, preferably in the engineering or environmental consulting field

Ability to understand a diverse range of technical information enough to relate past project information to subject requirements

Excellent writing ability, and a true passion for writing

Proficiency with MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) required; Experience with InDesign, adobe Creative Suite, and MS Project desired

Ability to manage various project simultaneously, with strict deadlines

Ability to work independently with little direct supervision

Good written and verbal communication skills

Ability to clearly and concisely express requirements, goals, and related deadlines to a diverse group of technical and non-technical personnel

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 around $10 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, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.

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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