Proposal Specialist - Infrastructure Business Development


Laval, Quebec, CA Oakville, ON, CA

Requisition ID: 171495 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Infrastructure Business Development 

Department: Business Development & Proposals 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 


Position Overview

Responsible for leading and managing teams to successfully deliver complex proposals while implementing best practices. Collaborates effectively with the overall proposal team to develop and implement a proposal management plan, and lead the proposal team in developing complete, compliant, and compelling proposals on time.

District Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers (KIE) is a cutting-edge, multi-faceted division of our company that provides a variety of engineering services, including temporary and permanent design services on multiple large-scale projects in Canada, the United States and Mexico. As part of KIE, the infrastructure group's proposal services team supports Kiewit's proposal efforts from qualifications to interview phases. Team members enjoy working with a variety of design and construction teams to develop winning strategies and content for each proposal. We take a collaborative, integrated approach to developing winning proposals through brainstorming, critical concept meetings and regular proposal reviews.


Kiewit Infrastructure Proposal Services (KIPS) has a position available immediately on its team in the Laval, Quebec or Oakville, Ontario office. The position may require travel as part of collaborative proposals to other offices within the company up to 10% of the time.


•    Coordinate and develop proposal content based on the proposal management plan, developed in collaboration with the business development director, the Senior estimator and subject matter experts
•    Organize ideas, draft, edit and structure proposals documents, while making timely changes and revisions to documents after reviews.
•    Conduct interviews with executives, engineers, construction managers, lawyers, designers and others subject matter experts to generate original content highlighting the company's competitive advantages and best practices
•    Analyze and interpret contractual documents and qualification requirements in order to create functional matrices for preparing proposals (compliance matrix, outline of proposals, schedule, etc.)
•    Carry out the final review of all required elements to ensure the magazine of convincing, complete proposals that comply with the RFQ/RFP requirements


The successful candidate must possess the following qualifications:
•    Minimum of three years of experience writing/coordinating proposals in the engineering and/or construction industry, with emphasis on projects focused on collaborative modes
•    A bachelor’s degree in marketing/communications, journalism, English, construction management or equivalent is required
•    Strong verbal and written communication skills in both French and English
•    Ability to write concise, compelling and consistent copy through interviews with subject matter experts
•    Advanced knowledge and skills with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Cloud
•    Strong, motivated team leader with the ability to work effectively with professionals from diverse environments


Other Requirements:
•    Regular, reliable attendance
•    Work productively and meet deadlines timely
•    Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment
•    Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
•    Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.

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 believe in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination and comply with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.


There’s no limit to what you’ll do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

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