Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Reston



Requisition ID:  215036
Position Title: Senior Proposal Specialist, Reston (215036)
Location: Reston, VA
Relocation Authorized:  None
Work Authorization: Possess right to work in the US without sponsorship
Other Requirements: Pre-employment drug screen, background check


Bechtel is one of the most respected engineering, project management and construction companies in the world. In our Nuclear, Security and Environmental (NS&E) global business unit, the demand for our expertise is growing as we deliver the entire project life cycle: from research and development through engineering, procurement, construction and operation to decontamination and decommissioning. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that make the world cleaner and safer.



Responsible for the preparation, review, and finalization of qualification documents (RFI, RFQ, Sources Sought), presentations, marketing materials, and smaller, less complex RFPs for the Nuclear, Security & Environmental (NS&E) business lines. Supports the Proposal Manager on large, complex proposal efforts, including leading a particular section/volume, and tools/systems needed to support proposal preparation, creation, and production. Supports other proposal needs as necessary. Supports the establishment and implementation of all procedures, standards, and schedules associated with a specific proposal and supports the work of all personnel assigned to the proposal in coordination with the Proposal Manager and/or Capture/BD Manager. Responsible to support development and management of compliant, compelling, and winning proposals. Must be a capable writer and editor with the ability to create proposal content and promote Bechtel’s competitive differentials/advantages, work to strict deadlines, effectively communicate with clients, partners, and fellow employees, schedule/complete multiple tasks, and be flexible and comfortable working in a fast paced, results-oriented environment.



Leads small proposal/qualification document preparation including:
Assisting Proposal Center Manager or Capture/M&BD Manager in analyzing customer needs and issues, and developing compliant response strategy.
Translating requirements into the compliance matrix, the annotated proposal outline, and content plans that are designed to deliver a timely, winning proposal that is compliant with both the RFP and corporate requirements.
Developing budget and schedule (as needed) and tracking compliance with those baselines.
Assembling and supervising resources needed to respond to request.
Developing template and formatting in coordination with graphics.
Writing and editing content including executive summary, past performance/experience, and certain functional sections in coordination with functional management.
Creating proposal content that promotes Bechtel’s competitive advantages/discriminators by working with team members to understand market positions, competition, current capabilities, culture, and client drivers.
Managing preparation of response on daily basis (e.g., Plan of the Day, storyboard reviews, etc.) including guiding and reviewing the work of other authors, writing material, supervising Proposal Specialists and making decisions affecting document’s overall format and content.
Obtaining/coordinating management and/or color team reviews of draft, dispositioning color team reviewer comments, and developing color team recovery plan.
Finalizing document by incorporating comments and overseeing production cycle.
2. Leads preparation of an entire section/volume of a large/complex proposal supporting the assigned Proposal Manager and Capture/M&BD Manager including:

Assisting Proposal Manager with developing strategy/goals for that particular section or volume.
Recommending resources needed for that section/volume to the Proposal Manager.
Supporting translation of requirements into the compliance matrix, the annotated proposal outline, and content plans that are designed to deliver a timely, winning proposal that is compliant with both the RFP and corporate requirements.
Writing and editing content in coordination with subject matter experts (SMEs) and functional management/resources.
Supervising the work of all resources assigned to the section/volume including coaching on the proposal process, disseminating the strategy and goals, and overseeing progress and quality of work through frequent

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