Corporate Proposal Specialist

Coffman Engineers Anchorage, AK
Are you a story teller? Do you thrive working in a deadlineoriented environment? Are you up for the challenge of transforming technicalbullet points into persuasive proposal submittals? Then we want to hear fromyou!

Coffman Engineers is looking for the right individual tojoin our corporate marketing team in the role of Corporate Proposal Specialist. This position will be responsiblefor supporting proposal efforts throughout Coffman's office locations. TheCorporate Proposal Specialist will initially start as a part time role,approximately 32 hours per week, but we anticipate the position will become a fulltime, 40 hour per week role. We prefer candidates for this position work out ofour Anchorage office, but we will consider candidates residing in any citywhere Coffman has an office.

The Corporate Proposal Specialist will help our growingcompany strategically manage multi-office and unique proposals while supportingoffices as necessary to alleviate heavy proposal loads. The selected candidatemay be involved with any or all parts of the proposal process, from thego/no-go decision to the proposal debrief. Sometimes this position will leadthe proposal process, sometimes it will support proposals being led by others. Thisis an exciting opportunity for a seasoned A/E/C marketer with a passion fortechnical and persuasive writing to join our growing company and thrivingmarketing team.

Corporate ProposalSpecialist duties:

* Write plain-English proposals with technicallycomplex concepts that non-technical readers can understand. Each proposal iscustom-written, working from various InDesign templates. The response could bea single page or 50 pages. It could be a response in SF330 format or an architect'srequest for qualifications. Every situation is unique.

* Work hand-in-hand with companywide marketinggurus, engineers, various departments, and subconsultants to gather intel, assessprospective clients' needs, and evaluate the competitive environment.

* Assume the title of master juggler. You will be adetail-focused, schedule driven, multiple-hat-wearing, punctuation enforcing proposalwriter. You will have an eye for graphic design, a brain for strategic thinking,a passion for collaboration, and a hunger for learning new concepts.

* Have a strong background with proposal writingin the A/E/C industry. We will teach you Coffman's approach to writingproposals, but you must possess enough knowledge of proposal writing and AdobeInDesign to immediately begin supporting various pursuits.

* Support a variety of local and corporatemarketing and BD initiatives. Proposals will be your main responsibility, butyou may also support other tasks ranging from marketing database upkeep topress release writing to support of company growth and other tasks.

To be clear, you do not need tohave a Ph.D. in technical writing or engineering for this position, but youshould have a strong working knowledge of the processes involved in pursuingwork through persuasive writing. We prefer candidates with a Bachelor's degreeand 5-10 years of A/E/C proposal writing experience.

You will have:

* Apositive, can-do attitude and the desire to be part of a team.

* Excellent communication skills. You will beworking with many team members in other Coffman offices throughout the country,so clear written and interpersonal communication and strong listening skillsare a must.

* The ability to take direction and work independentlywhile prioritizing tasks associated with simultaneous deadlines.

* A proficiency usingMS Office 365 programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, OneNote, and PowerPoint) andAdobe CC (InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat). Most of our proposals areassembled in InDesign, so a working knowledge of this software is a must.

This is a job that requires using both the left and right sides of yourbrain. Few people can do it well. For the right person, it's a great job. Yourapplication is your best opportunity to demonstrate the skills we're lookingfor.

To apply, please provide:

* A single-page cover letter that briefly detailsyour experience and describes what drives you personally.

* A resume that includes your professional experience,achievements, and organizational involvement.

* Work samples. Proposals, press releases, brochures– show us what you've done! We understand that these materials are oftenconfidential, but you are encouraged to be creative with what you show us forwork samples.

Please combine all files into one document and upload with your onlineapplication. We look forward to learning more about you!

Join ourTeam

You could choose to work anywhere, so why work at CoffmanEngineers? Because we are different – our culture sets us apart and is asunique as you are. Coffman's culture is one that reflects the values we holdthat are rooted in our 39-year history. Simply stated, we are a group ofcreative, high-performing individuals who like working together and believethat what we do makes a difference. Our culture isn't the only thing that makesus different, but it drives everything we do.

When you work at Coffman, you work for a company that genuinelycares about you. We take pride in helping employees grow personally andprofessionally. Coffman offers comprehensive benefits, including a flexible PTOprogram and family-friendly policies. Our Anchorage office is in the heart ofdowntown, close to restaurants, trails, shopping, and conveniences. We welcomethe dedicated and the driven. Join us.

Don't take our word for it. Check out what others are saying:

Coffman At A Glance

* 39 years in business

* 480 employees in 14 offices located in 7states and 1 territory

* Multidiscipline engineering services plus fireprotection, corrosion control, commissioning, and project/constructionmanagement

* Best Firms to Work For - Multi-Discipline,Zweig Group, 2018

* MP 18 Mainline Investigation Team, AtigunAward - Environment, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, 2017

* #198 Top 500 Design Firms, EngineeringNews-Record, 2017

* Finalist, Best Places to Work, Hawaii BusinessMagazine, 2017

* Zweig Group Hot Firm List, Zweig Group, 2018

You must apply online forthis position. If you are unable to complete our online application process, orif you need assistance to do so, let us know so we can provide a reasonable accommodation.

As part of theapplication process, you will be asked to create a user profile that allows youto manage the application process, answer a few questions, attach your resumeand other documents, and then submit. We look forward to learning more aboutyou! Go to onCoffman's website and open the appropriate position posting.

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This position is direct with Coffman Engineers; we are an EqualOpportunity and Affirmative Action Employer ofMinorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled individuals.

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