May 25, 2023

Pursuit and Proposal Specialist - Federal

  • Arcadis
  • Nashville, TN, USA
  • $70,800 - $122,130 per annum
Permanent, Full-time Proposal Specialist

Job Description

At Arcadis we focus on attracting, retaining and developing people who share our passion and commitment to improve quality of life. In return we offer you the opportunity to transform your world and the world around you, that could be through client work, upskilling yourself, championing equality and inclusion or getting involved in charity work, to name just a few. Our people value different perspectives, they care about the sustainability of our planet and dare to shape the future.

One of our core values is ‘people first’, and supported by our Lovinklaan foundation, we invest in you for the long term, to ensure you reach your full potential. You’ll have the opportunity to own your career and work on industry-defining projects, finding solutions to real challenges that make a difference to people’s lives. You’re encouraged to have a growth mindset and are given the space to develop personally and professionally, building a flexible career that works for you.

Role description:

Arcadis currently has an opening for a Proposal Specialist to join the Federal Pursuit & Proposal Team. The Proposal Specialists supports ongoing sales administration, pursuit, and proposal activities for the Arcadis Federal Program. This is a remote position with a preference for someone able to work Eastern or Central time zone business hours (generally).  Must be near an Arcadis office to participate in in-person meetings and support proposal production as needed.

Role accountabilities:

  • Assist with leading and executing proposal planning and development activities such as pre-RFP planning/preparation; RFP shredding; proposal plan and schedule; resourcing; meeting facilitation (i.e. kickoff, updates, color teams); template development; proposal section development/writing; graphics/costing/other team coordination; document finalization/delivery; proposal team lessons learned follow-up and documentation; client debrief documentation; and direct proposal closeout/information management. 
  • Participate as member of the pursuit team for development of capture plans and win strategies that increase win probability for specific client opportunities in advance of the RFP. Participate in account teams to gain understanding and knowledge associated with Federal clients (i.e., client preferences, projects, competitors, and opportunities) and assists with maintaining an accurate pipeline.
  • This is a dynamic position that requires ability to provide assistance for a number of medium to large efforts simultaneously, lead smaller proposal efforts or proposal sections, collaborate with teammates, and produce high quality work in fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. The proposal specialist must be able to take initiative and work independently or with a team.

Qualifications & Experience:

Our ideal candidate will be: 

  • Highly skilled in Microsoft Office Suite (expert level in MS Word) and experience with Adobe Creative Suite; experience using collaboration platforms such as SharePoint or Teams; familiarity with customer relationship management (CRM) and other databases preferred (i.e. Oracle Sales Cloud, Collaboration Hub, etc.).
  • Excellent writing, editing, proofreading skills
  • Understanding of Federal business development cycle, RFPs, and proposal requirements
  • Able to work and communicate effectively with diverse internal staff (technical, operations, client development, marketing/communications) and teaming partners and give clear, concise directions.
  • Ability to understand and organize large volumes of information
  • Team player willing to step in and assist with a range of tasks
  • Ability to work flexible schedules (e.g., extra hours to meet deadlines, etc.) and able to shift priorities frequently while maintaining attention to detail, meet deadlines, and achieve high quality standards.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years engineering services industry experience as a proposal specialist, proposal coordinator, or similar position with at least 1-year experience with U.S. Federal Government proposals
  • Bachelors in English, communication, journalism, marketing, business, engineering, science, or related field

Preferred qualifications:

  •  APMP or SMPS certification

Why Become an Arcadian?

Our work with clients has a direct impact on people’s lives and on the planet. We make moving, living and belonging in cities safer, more resilient and more sustainable. By partnering with our clients as responsible custodians of our earth's resources, we can create a sustainable planet.

We continue to think of new ways to make positive impacts and create better experiences for people; data driven and digital solutions have become part of the Arcadis DNA. Working together with clients and using techniques like design thinking, we can get to the heart of our clients’ most pressing challenges and work together to solve them.

As a global business, we have committed to support five of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to ensure that our projects contribute to a better and more sustainable future for all. But it’s not just the work that we do on client projects that benefits communities and our planet. As a global business, we are committed to making a positive impact to society by supporting local communities where we operate.

To help protect our planet, we monitor and measure non-financial information to inform business decisions and reduce our own environmental impact as part of our commitment to be net zero carbon as a global company by 2030.

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging:

We want you to be able to bring your best self to work every day which is why we take equality and inclusion seriously and hold ourselves to account for our actions. Our ambition is to be an employer of choice and provide a great place to work for all our people. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. We are dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Transform Your World

Arcadis offers benefits for full time positions. These benefits include medical, dental, and vision, EAP,  401K, STD, LTD, AD&D, life insurance, paid parental leave, reward & recognition program and optional benefits including adoption assistance and tuition reimbursement.  We offer seven paid holidays and potentially up to two floating holidays per calendar year depending on start, and 15 days PTO that accrue per year. The salary range for this position is $70800 - 122130 / year.


Construction & Engineering