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Golder Associates Bilingual Proposal Specialist in MONTREAL, Canada

Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership.

Do you have the desire to learn? The drive to excel and thrive in an engaged, collaborative

Golder is seeking a bilingual French-English Proposal Specialist to support the growth of our North American consulting services business. As a member of the North American Proposal Team, based in either our Montreal or Mississauga office, the Proposal Specialist will manage and contribute to proposal pursuits. The role also includes win strategy planning and, capture planning, development and post-submission efforts for service or industry based bids in response to local, regional, national, or global requests, as needed. In this role, the Proposal Specialist swill also be responsible for being a gatekeeper of proposal content online, and an advocate for promoting the proposal team’s best practices, tools and policies. This may include being the main contributor to French content, which would require some translation/ adaptation of English proposal content.

A successful Proposal Specialist must be client-focused, have strong relationship building skills, a strong work ethic, a positive attitude, and excellent project management, time management, and communication skills.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Review/analyze in-bound proposal requests (such as RFP, RFQ, EOI, SOA, etc.), and develop proposal plans, proposal structure, proposal schedule and contents to address these

  • Develop proposal content based on RFP criteria in collaboration with the subject matter experts and business development team

  • Adapt existing resumes, project descriptions and boilerplate information

  • Own all proposal production activities, including proofreading, formatting, printing, binding, distribution and delivery for exceptional, on-time delivery

  • Review final/deliverable documents for quality assurance and quality control;

  • Maintain and contribute to content libraries of standard proposal responses

  • Continuously improve the proposal process from opportunity evaluation, strategy development, and post-bid evaluation

  • Serve as a subject matter expert and participate in the development of proposal team best practices, tools, and policies

  • Facilitate capture planning sessions

  • Develop/assess and execute proposal win strategy;

  • Facilitate short-list interview strategy, develop presentations, and coach rehearsals;

  • Compile internal intelligence such as history with the client for proposal decisions and strategy

  • Effectively communicate with proposal teams and colleagues, as well as other stakeholders

  • Think and act in Golder’s best interest and actively promote our core values

  • Travel between offices may be required for training and proposal related activities

  • Monitor procurement databases for opportunities

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, sciences, engineering, business, or related discipline

  • A minimum of 3-5 years experience being fully immersed in proposal writing and strategic bidding

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and French are a must

  • Attention to detail and excellent proofreading/grammar skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Superb team player with the ability to prioritize, and multitask, in a deadline-driven environment

  • Exceptional Project Management skills

  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud suite (primarily InDesign and Acrobat) is desirable

  • Experience working on Federal Government and Public Works proposals is desirable

  • Experience in the professional services consulting industry (engineering and sciences) an asset)

  • Experience working with both internal and external client groups, and distributed (virtual) proposal teams

  • Comfortable working and interacting at all levels in a multidisciplinary environment

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

  • Deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment

  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects

  • On the job training, mentoring, and coaching

  • Global projects and travel opportunities

One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, Platinum member status 13 consecutive years

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder is a leading, global employee-owned engineering and consulting firm with over a half century of successful service to its clients. With over 165 offices in over 30 countries, Golder’s 6,500 professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialized skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and power sectors.

Golder Associates Ltd. is committed to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA), and all other applicable legislation. Golder will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities upon request.

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Title: *Bilingual Proposal Specialist *


Other Locations: CA-CA-MONTREAL

Requisition ID: 21000472