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Proposal Intern - KEG Business Development


Houston, TX, US

Requisition ID: 166610 

Job Level: Internship 

Home District/Group: KEG Business Development 

Department: Business Development & Proposals 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time Temporary 

Position Overview

The proposal intern position within Kiewit’s energy and industrial proposal team is responsible for the coordination, development, organization, review, and finalization of compelling proposals and related opportunity capture documents. 
As a proposal intern, you are responsible for the development and submission of prequalification and proposal responses and related documents and presentations. This includes:
1.    Development of compliant, accurate, and compelling response narratives and graphics; and
2.    Coordination and administration of proposal division of responsibility meetings, schedules, kick-offs, reviews, document control, electronic and print submittals, and response data. 
They are also responsible for leading and/or supporting continuous improvement initiatives such as boilerplate and resume development.

District Overview

As one of North America's largest, most-respected construction and engineering organizations, we improve and connect communities across the United States, Canada, and Mexico through complex projects in transportation; water/wastewater; power; oil, gas, and chemical; building; industrial and mining. Our services are as diverse as the skills of our 23,000-strong workforce to whom we provide challenging, honest work in a caring and collaborative culture. A sense of adventure, pride, and fulfillment is built into every career at Kiewit.

How We’re Different

  • Consistently ranked within the top ten of the “Top 400 Contractors” according to Engineering News-Record
  • Top-tier health, dental and vision insurance available from day one of employment
  • 401K savings plan that includes company dollar-for-dollar match on contributions up to 6 percent of base pay
  • Our employees are entitled to accrue at least 20 days of paid time off each year
  • We spend an average of $8,500 per employee each year on training and career development and reimburse up to $5,250 per year in outside tuition costs


This position will be based out of Houston, TX; Lenexa, KS; Denver, CO


  • Works with the graphic design team to develop compelling visuals that support strategic messaging.
  • Interviews SME(s) and conducts research to produce accurate and comprehensive proposal responses and messaging. 
  • Provides initial go-by write-ups/materials to SMEs, provides guidance to SMEs and others as appropriate, identifying known and potential issues with section responses.  
  • Creates and manages pursuit responsibility matrices defining roles, deadlines, and assignments.
  • Initiates and leads proposal meetings, including kickoffs, status updates and reviews.
  • Finalizes and submits proposal documents as appropriate.
  • Develops and maintains best practices and templates.
  • Supports and/or drives continuous improvement efforts across the department including process improvement, development and customization of material by market and/or delivery method, etc.


  • Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in writing, marketing, journalism or a related field
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality with attention to detail and consistency in work product
  • Strong writing, organizational, problem solving and time-management skills 
  • Excellent listening and communication skills  
  • Works well independently and on a team; a positive attitude with a willingness to learn
  • Ability to professionally incorporate constructive feedback
  • Regular, reliable attendance 
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required, Adobe InDesign preferred

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 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.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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