Proposal Specialist

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United Arab Emirates
AE - Abu Dhabi
AE - Abu Dhabi
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Job Description:

Parsons is looking for an amazingly talented Proposal Specialist to join our team! In this role you will get to oversees the development and delivery of basic to moderately complex proposals, qualifications, and other business development and pre-positioning deliverables. 

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Performs detailed analysis of solicitation documents to assess requirements, and builds compliance matrices, schedules, and annotated outlines.

  • Interacts with capture team members and subject matter experts (SMEs) to guide proposal development efforts through the BAP.

  • Collaborates with graphics and desktop publishing teams to tailor templates for proposal compliance, look and feel, and layout standards.

  • Reviews proposal drafts and final documents for compliance, responsiveness, thoroughness, accuracy, and quality.

  • Establishes a print production schedule and resource plan to ensure required proposal documents are produced properly and delivered on time.

  • Populates and maintains SharePoint and Microsoft Teams libraries.

  • Facilitates proposal kick-off meetings, milestone meetings, color reviews (pink, red, gold) and recovery periods to ensure quality deliverables.

  • Writes non-technical proposal content (e.g., resumes, past performance) and tailors content written by SMEs to develop cohesive, clear, and persuasive submissions.

  • Coordinates coaching activities for interview/oral phase of pursuit.

  • Researches, analyzes, and synthesizes information from multiple sources (SMEs and previous proposals).

  • Ensures dual compliance checks (from operations and proposal organization) are completed and implemented.

  • Contributes to and maintains Salesforce opportunity record (CRM) for accuracy and completeness.

  • Performs closeout activities, initiates the lessons learned process, and archives files.

  • Provides training and mentorship to proposal coordinators.-

  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (or equivalent)

  • 7+ years experience with 3 years experience in proposals

  • APMP certification

  • Effective organizational, planning, and time management skills

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to multi-task, be detail oriented, and work against strict deadlines

  • Ability to motivate outstanding work from team members with a range of experience and technical abilities

  • Effective skills using Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, and Salesforce


Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran.

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Founded in 1944, Parsons Corporation, a digitally enabled solutions provider, is focused on creating the future of the defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets. From Earth to outer space, we deliver tomorrow’s solutions today. Equipped with the capabilities required to take on any defense, intelligence, or critical infrastructure challenge, our agile, innovative, and disruptive approach enables us to deliver solutions at the speed of relevance.

Our people are our greatest asset. We strive to be an employer of choice that engages employees in the community and creates rewarding career paths to cultivate a resilient workforce that is ready for the future.


Parsons has contributed to major infrastructure projects in Canada since the 1940’s, helping to design and build many well-known landscapes across the country, including the Regina Bypass, Turcot Exchange, Kicking Horse Canyon, Olivier-Charbonneau Bridge, and the Edmonton Light Rail Transit. Our markets are diverse, including Bridge, Tunnel, Road and Highway, Aviation, Rail and Transit, Smart Vehicle Solutions, Smart Mobility, Integrated Delivery, Environmental Remediation, Mining and Reclamation, and Water/Wastewater, as well as serving numerous industrial clients. The Parsons’ signature stands out and our achievements have been recognized via numerous awards for innovation and quality, particularly in long-span bridges, complex brigles, and major road networks expansions. Our teams work across Canada in many provinces, including Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Northern Territories and the Yukon.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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We care about your financial wellbeing. Parsons offers competitive pay and retirement plans to help you build wealth for the future while giving you the flexibility to diversify your investments.

Work Life Harmony

Balance in life is important and time away from the office is imperative to allow you to refresh and focus your attention on the things that matter to you. Parsons supports your time away by providing paid time off and paid flexible holidays.

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We are committed to fostering the personal and professional growth of our employees. Develop and advance yourself though our comprehensive training, educational and mentorship programs.

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We provide Industry leading benefits to support veterans and active-duty members to provide security for you and your family by offering robust leave and benefits; including paid active-duty military leave and paid time off when transitioning back to civilian life.

Mind & Body

At Parsons we inspire healthier habits, heathier minds, and a healthier you through our wellness program. Participate in our weekly Meditation Mondays and Wellness Wednesdays. Wellness, at Parsons, is more than just your annual checkup.


Health is not a one size fits all. At Parsons, we offer a robust Employee Assistance Program as well as comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans through large, national carriers with the choice of regional PPO, HDHP, or HMO networks.

Want to learn more about the benefits eligible for the Parsons’ location you are interested in? Connect with one of our recruiters for further detail.

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Parsons has a long-standing reputation as an industry leader in domestic and international engineering and construction projects. The company also has a solid history supporting federal government work.”

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