Technical Writer - Proposals

Kiewit Denver , CO 80208

Posted 1 week ago

Requisition ID: 81601

Position Summary:

Writer to develop statement of qualifications and proposal documents supporting Kiewit's water/wastewater market across the United States. Writer will also have the opportunity to support a industrial, energy, and oil and gas market, which are predominantly private clients (versus municipal/public).

Expertise Required:

  • Excellent understanding of construction and engineering-focused/technical writing skills

  • Skilled at collaborating with executives, engineers, construction managers, legal, designers, and others to secure information for various writing assignments

  • Able to assimilate and convey technical material in a concise and effective manner

  • Possesses critical thinking skills, such as the ability to present complex technical concepts in a concise, understandable manner

  • Has an adaptable mindset

  • Expertise interviewing SME(s) and conducting research necessary to produce accurate, comprehensive content/documents

  • Interested in learning new information, skills, and tools

  • Able to lead and manage content development

  • Understands message and content strategy

  • Capable of coaching/mentoring junior staff

  • Ability to work with different personalities in construction industry

  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects/assignments and to deliver them on time with high quality

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Outline, write, edit and organize proposal documents, while also making timely edits and revisions to documents after reviews

  • Interview estimate and design teams/subject matter experts (SMEs) to generate original construction/engineering-based/technical content

  • Lead review discussions of proposal sections

  • Work with proposal team to develop and streamline technical approach

  • Incorporate subtle persuasive techniques into writing

  • Assist in the development of supporting materials (illustrations, tables, etc.)

  • Ensure submission compliance with the solicitation requirements.

  • Manage deadlines and responsibilities assigned through responsibility matrix

  • Provide input and writing for best practices, style guides and templates

  • Report on the status of assignments.

  • Perform all other position- related duties as assigned or requested

  • Travel as needed: 5-10% per year

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate must possess the following qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of experience in technical writing and editing, with at least 3 years of proposal experience within the A/E/C (or related) industries

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in, Journalism, English or Communications, although any related field to the A/E/C industry will be considered. Construction Management or Engineering degree a plus

  • Advanced knowledge and skills in Microsoft Office Suite and intermediate skills in Adobe Acrobat

About Kiewit

As one of North America's largest, most respected construction and engineering organizations, with 2018 revenues of $9 billion, Kiewit exists to make a difference. We improve and connect communities across the United States, Canada, and Mexico through complex projects in transportation, water/wastewater, power, oil, gas and chemical, building, industrial and mining. Our services are as diverse as the skills of our 20,000-strong workforce to whom we provide challenging, honest work in a caring and collaborative culture. A sense of adventure, pride and fulfillment is built into every career at Kiewit.

How We're Different

  • Consistently ranked within the top five of the "Top 400 Contractors" according to Engineering News-Record

  • Top-tier health, dental and vision insurance available from Day One of employment

  • 401K savings plan that includes company dollar-for-dollar match on contributions up to 6 percent of base pay

  • Our employees are entitled to accrue at least 20 days paid time off each year

  • We spend an average of $8,500 per employee each year on training and career development and reimburse up to $5,250 per year in outside tuition costs

Kiewit is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


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