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Proposal Writer and Estimator


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  • Date posted
    April 2, 2024
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    May 2, 2024
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Job Description

Job Description

Proposal Writer & Estimator – Architectural/Engineering/Construction Industry

About the Role:

The Proposal Writer will develop and coordinate proposals and estimates under the direction of the Director of Proposals. This position is ideal for a self-motivated individual that works well independently and can coordinate multiple proposals through day-to-day interaction with clients and technical team leaders. As a Proposal Writer you will be integral to SOCOTEC’s success, providing a first point of interaction with our clients and defining the services they need.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Participate in daily team scrum to review proposal priorities and progress.
  • Review assigned proposal requests, assess proposal requirements and identify appropriate team leaders that will provide input on proposal scope and fees.
  • Develop technical proposals based on existing proposal templates, and corresponding estimates for level of effort and fees.
  • Conduct research, gather information, and attend meetings that may be needed for specific proposals.
  • Review proposals and estimates with technical team leaders and update according to their input.
  • Collaborate with internal Marketing, Legal, and Finance teams as necessary to produce complete proposal packages.
  • Collaborate with fellow proposal writers, review proposal language for clarity, accuracy, grammar and spelling.
  • Contact clients/prospects to obtain any additional information needed to develop the proposal and confirm proposal receipt.
  • Collect, enter and maintain client and project data in our CRM platform (Deltek).
  • Coordinate with the Proposal Manager to develop and maintain template language based on client needs


About You:

  • Exceptional analytical, creative problem solving and written communication skills.
  • Cool under pressure of quick deadlines while juggling multiple proposals at a time.
  • Strong organizational skills, with a focus on accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required: business, marketing, communications, or related field is desirable.
  • 1 to 2 years of experience in proposal writing and estimating, with experience working at an architecture, engineering, marketing or consulting firm is desirable.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Familiar with Adobe Creative Suite (Adobe InDesign).
  • Experience with Deltek Vision is desirable.

Additional Information

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Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply
  • Only full-time employees eligible


  • Team Lead

Job Type: Full-time

Your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Salary Range- 55K to 65K


SOCOTEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.