Proposal Specialist


Job Description

Job Overview:

APTIM is searching for a Proposal Specialist who has a good understanding of the federal proposal process with a basic understanding of state and local proposals as well.

Job Requirements

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

 Lead task order or standalone opportunities of various sizes with a primary focus on federal proposals and a secondary emphasis on state and local government bids

 Support Proposal Managers with large ID/IQ efforts as volume lead or writer

 Take end-to-end ownership of proposal development and related support processes, including:

o  Developing and maintaining proposal management tools such as compliance matrices, schedules, outlines, storyboards, win themes, and action items

o  Conceptualizing and developing strategic win themes and discriminators

o  Leading a team of writers, graphic artists, schedulers, estimators, procurement, contracts, and other key proposal staff from kickoff through proposal delivery

o  Writing and editing proposal/marketing narrative

o  Leveraging existing archived proposal information

o  Interviewing technical and program staff to extract critical information

o  Tracking all solicitation amendments and modifications

o  Performing quality and compliance checks of all proposal sections and volumes

o  Participating in the development of oral presentation slide concepts and scripting, as needed

o  Closely interacting with capture managers, program and project managers, strategic business unit leaders, and technical professionals

Basic Qualifications:

 Critical attributes include exceptional organization, time management, multitasking, communication, and teamwork skills

 Ability to manage concurrent assignments

 Ability to motivate along with a "do-whatever-it-takes" attitude

 Ability to manage situations involving high stress and deadline pressure

 Bachelor's degree in business, marketing, communications, engineering or related discipline

 Five or more years of federal proposal experience in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, high-volume proposal environment is preferred

 Some large (>$10M) federal proposal experience is required

 DoD proposal experience is preferred

 Demonstrated organizational capability and ability to balance multiple competing priorities under deadlines

 Ability to conceptualize and write compelling, marketing-oriented proposal narrative, as required

 Expert knowledge of MS Office Suite is required

 Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud Suite is preferred

 Excellent command of English grammar and punctuation is required

 Proven ability to work remote with little to no supervision is preferred

 Although not extensive, some travel and evening and weekend work may be required

Additional Desirable Qualifications:

 APMP certification is preferred