Proposal Specialist
191 The West Mall, Toronto, ON, CA
2d ago

Job Description

Lead proposal efforts including managing the proposal process, proposal writing, ensuring competitive and compelling proposals working closely with internal team, other divisions and partners

At SNC-Lavalin, we believe the world-class expertise and unwavering commitment of our employees are the reasons for our success.

We value teamwork, respect and openness above all else, and we empower our people to grow and learn. Join us, as we work to become the world’s most sought-

after engineering and construction firm.

This key role within the Business Development team offers high energy, creative managers the opportunity to engage in the tactical execution of a comprehensive business growth plan for one of the world’s leading Operations and Maintenance companies.

Reporting to the Director of Proposals, the Proposal Specialist will be responsible for leading our bid process from project initiation to contract award for our operations and maintenance teams, both in Canada and internationally for a range of opportunities, including Public Private Partnerships.


  • Accountable for the facilitation of bid process
  • Leading the opportunity analysis discussions and provides input to understand opportunity, risk and cost analysis to support the decision process
  • Contributing to building the optimal plan / winning strategy / winning price documenting key themes and approaches
  • Managing communications, internal and with the client, scheduling review meetings, and ensuring the full team is following the process
  • Managing bid logistics, developing the schedule for the team and setting responsibilities / expectations for the proposal who does what and when
  • Review of all bid materials, with a great attention to detail
  • Writing and creating compelling RFx documents and sales material
  • Managing the overall proposal development process including developing business solutions and content with internal operational leads, subject matter experts, writers and financial personnel
  • Designing and production of proposals with internal or external resources
  • Ensuring the maintenance and periodic updates of sales databases to ensure a high quality of information and improve response time for Business Development opportunities and Proposal Response.
  • Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 year experience in bid or proposal development is required
  • University degree in Engineering, Project Management, Writing / Communications, or Business Administration is preferred
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) is required; prior experience in business or sales writing is an asset
  • Ability to influence without authority and work well with a variety of team structures and individuals
  • Ability to multi-task, being flexible and manage multiple projects simultaneously with numerous deadlines
  • Highly organized and motivated
  • Client focused; adopting client perspective in all interactions
  • Basic knowledge of operations and maintenance services and public private partnership projects is an asset
  • Proven expertise in the following software Microsoft Office : Outlook, Word, Excel, Visio, and PowerPoint (intermediate level);
  • proficiency in Microsoft Projects is required

  • Working knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, programming languages an asset
  • Skilled at researching information using internet and other research tools
  • French fluency is considered an asset but not essential
  • Additional Information

    Appropriate accommodations will be provided upon request throughout the recruitment and hiring process as required by Company policy and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

    Successful applicants will be notified about SNC-Lavalin’s accommodation policies at the time the employment offer is extended, and the information will be shared with new personnel during the onboarding process.


    At SNC-Lavalin, we seek to hire individuals with diverse characteristics, backgrounds and perspectives. We strongly believe that world-

    class talent makes no distinctions based on gender, ethnic or national origin, sexual identity and orientation, age, religion or disability, but enriches itself through these differences.

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