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Proposal Writer


Laval, Quebec, CA

Requisition ID: 167060 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Business Development & Proposals 

Market: OGC 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The proposal coordinator position within Kiewit’s energy & industrial proposal team is responsible for the coordination, development, organization, review, and finalization of compelling proposals and related opportunity capture documents. 
As a proposal coordinator, 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 DORs, 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.


Ideally this role would be located in Laval - Québec.  


  • Develops, manages, and finalizes RFP and RFQ responses for pursuits ranging from $5M to over $1B in contract value, across contract delivery methods and markets. 
  • On major and/or complex pursuits, leads and manages other proposal staff and contractors in developing deliverables including proposal coordinators and technical writers.
  • Collaborates with business line management, business development, operations, and executive team to develop golden threads and win strategies, incorporating throughout proposal deliverables.
  • Works with 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.
  • Creates compelling post-bid presentation materials.  
  • Develops and maintains best practices and templates.
  • Manages multiple pursuits concurrently while meeting quality standards and deadlines.
  • Supports and/or drives continuous improvement efforts across department including process improvement, development and customization of material by market and/or delivery method, etc.


  • At least 5 years of proposal management experience in A/E/C (or related) industry with an emphasis on qualifications-based collaborative delivery projects.
  • At least 3 years of proposal experience managing and coordinating  construction projects.. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing/Communications, Journalism, or English, although any related field to the A/E/C industry will be considered. Construction Management or Engineering degree a plus. 
  • Must be able to speak and write in French and English fluently 
  • Advanced knowledge and skills in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat  
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop 
  • Excellent understanding of construction and engineering-focused/technical writing skills, specifically related to the municipal Water market
  • Skilled at collaborating with and interviewing executives, engineers, construction managers, legal, designers, and others to secure information for various writing assignments
  • Exceptional attention to detail, organization and active listening skills 
  • Strong emotional intelligence 
  • Self-motivated with ability to work well with professionals from various backgrounds 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects to consistently meet high standards and be attentive to quality 
  • Driven for results and deadlines 



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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