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Proposal Writer

Express Employment Professionals Pennsauken, NJ Full-Time
$71,100.00 - $106,600.00 / year
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The Proposal Manager will coordinate, support, and manage activities involved in the planning and development of client proposals and the execution of a successful bid strategy.   Support the sales team in the development of a bid strategy and coordinate internal and external team members to ensure timely and professional completion of all activities. As a key member of the sales team, will be able to support several key sales opportunities, contribute to the successful bid and execution strategies, understand our clients needs and shape the offerings to highlights.

  • Contribute to qualify new business opportunities and leads with sales team, summarize lead activity, and identify industry trends.
  • Develop and maintain tools for the support of sales and process group efforts, including budgetary costing, standard proposals, supporting documentation, etc.
  • Review Request for Proposal documents from clients and provide detailed guidance to tender contributors (process, engineering, estimating, legal, finance, etc) including distribution of client requirement to the appropriate internal experts.
  • Define and manage the bid response schedule and coordinate with internal and external resources to ensure timely completion of all requirements. 
  • Coordinate regular proposal meetings to communicate bid strategy to all team members, monitor progress, and identify areas for improvement.
  • Ensure that all corporate reporting and approvals for large tenders is completed on a timely basis and assist in the development of required inputs as needed.
  • Attend key client meetings to support proposal presentation, understand client needs/desires, and improve  proposals to ensure successful outcomes.

Coordinate the timely and complete transition and turnover of projects from the sales team to the execution team with the pre-contract history, including client correspondence, vendor agreements, and pre-contract design efforts.

  • A Bachelor of Science Degree in an Engineering field is required for this position.



  • Five to seven years of previous experience with chemical processes, systems, and equipment is necessary.
  • Experience with biological wastewater treatment is necessary.
  • Proficient in technical writing.
  • Project management skills related to managing a small proposal team.
  • Understanding of wastewater treatment equipment costs.



  • Customer Focus
  • Time management
  • Innovation
  • Respect
  • Solidarity
  • Responsibility



  • This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities; however, the employee will coach and train members of the project team in areas of contract management/negotiations.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Office environment.
  • Frequent sitting and operating computer.  Fast paced environment involving deadlines and frequent contact with internal and external personnel. 
  • Travel for this position ranges from a day in length to over a week. The frequency depends on project needs.



  • Regularly required to talk, hear and type while performing job functions
  • Coordination of basic motor skills with dexterous hand movement in order to operate office equipment and perform tasks such as keyboarding
  • Requires primarily sitting, with some standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling and climbing
  • Lift and/or move items up to 10 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus

Skills required

Press Releases
Copy Editing
Social Media
Mass Communication
Ap Stylebook


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