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Proposal Coordinator

  • Job reference: AE-000277
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear
  • Location: Richland
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Atkins Nuclear Solutions US is currently seeking a Proposal Coordinator to join the nuclear team in Richland, WA.

Job Description

Serve as Proposal Coordinator for Tier 2 & 3 federal (principally DOE and its prime contractors) and commercial proposals, many of which will have a heavy engineering & technology focus

Prior to RFP release: Working with capture manager, conduct SWOT analyses, help prepare teaming agreements and MOUs, help identify key proposal resources, help identify relevant projects and key personnel, enter and/or update opportunity information into BO database, participate in team strategy meetings, perform pre-RFP research, help define capture strategy and prepare capture plan, and coordinate the preparation of white papers that outline the team's technical approach

Upon RFP release: Copy and distribute RFP to key proposal team members and coordinate RFP review by Contracts, Legal, Finance, Procurement, IT, HR, ES&H, and QA staff; conduct thorough review of RFP; prepare Compliance/Assignments Matrix and Proposal Schedule; and hold Kickoff Meeting. Coordinate the proposal process through to delivery, which may include coordination with and supervision of multiple technical authors. Write or lead the writing of proposal sections such as Resumes of Key Personnel, Experience, and Past Performance

Following proposal submittal: Ensure distribution of internal proposal copies; archive project experience and resume information as boilerplate for use on future proposals; update BD database; request and participate in customer debriefings; and prepare distribute Lessons Learned summaries for management and proposal team

Additional responsibilities will include:
• Preparation of Sources Sought responses / Expressions of Interest
• Preparation of marketing brochures and PowerPoints for business development purposes
• Supporting the company’s participation at industry-specific symposia / events
• Preparation of original content for the company’s internal and external websites
• Other Communications-related support as directed

Job Requirements

Ability to coordinate the proposal process for proposal teams comprising staff with diverse technical and non-technical backgrounds, resulting in compliant preparation and on-time delivery of a high-quality proposal document within a short duration (often 30 days or less). Proposal teams may be collocated or virtual

Experience coordinating Tier 2 & 3 federal and commercial nuclear proposals, many of which will have a strong engineering & technology focus. Must be able to work independently and interact well with engineers and scientists on a daily basis
Ability to work in a high stress environment that may require after-hours and weekend work. Minimal travel may be required

Experience interfacing with and serving as liaison between capture manager, proposal manager, technical authors, other contributing authors, graphics specialists, word processors, production specialists, and admin staff

Proven ability to prepare RFP-compliant and technically accurate written materials and to make proposals interesting, compelling, and persuasive; excellent written and verbal communication skills

Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's degree preferred
3 years experience writing and coordinating DOE, other Federal, and commercial nuclear proposals in response to formal RFPs

Preferred Experience

Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications and Adobe Acrobat. Training in the Shipley Method and proficiency in graphics and scheduling software are also desirable

Due to current law, and in conjunction with the advertised position’s scope of work, candidates that are Non-US citizens are required to be submitted for further approval to the NNSA before being considered for hiring purposes. In addition, any candidates with dual citizenship in the US and another country must undergo further review for approval by the NNSA. Proof of citizenship will be requested upon receipt of application/resume.

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Atkins is a drug free workplace.

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