Utility Proposal Writer in Portland, Oregon - #64830 | VanderHouwen

Portland, Oregon

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Job Id: 64830

Utility Proposal Writer
Our client is seeking an accomplished writer for electrical construction proposals and persuasive business development and marketing content. The goal of this position will be to increase company book of business by writing winning proposals and compelling content to support marketing initiatives. The position accomplishes this by supporting the entire proposal process; gathering and formatting information; writing drafts; and obtaining approvals. This position will be part of the marketing/business development team identifying and securing projects for the company. 

Utility Proposal Writer Responsibilities
Author unique and specific content to be included in proposals the company is submitting to general contractors and clients to secure work. Content focuses on electrical system design, preconstruction and construction practices, process management and scheduling, labor forecasting, estimating, quality control and safety, as well as our firm’s differentiation. Portfolio includes commercial, industrial, manufacturing, technology, recreation, education, and healthcare.
Meet proposal deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering in close collaboration with the marketing manager, marketing coordinator, graphic designer, and project team champions.
Author and edit persuasive business development content including internal and external communications, publicity, media relations, websites, blogs, social media posts, and other company messaging.
Conduct interviews and collaborate with internal and external subject matter experts including executives, project managers, engineers, building information modelers, schedulers, and field supervisors to incorporate their expertise in proposal content authoring.
Produce clear, concise, high quality content that is appropriate for its intended audience. Proofread, edit, and maintain corporate standards for documentation companywide
Advocate for brand and core value standardization across all communications. Mentor operations personnel on writing and grammar styles using Associated Press Stylebook standards.
Other duties as required.

Utility Proposal Writer Qualifications
Minimum ten (10) years of experience writing and editing complex, persuasive technical narrative, preferably in the construction industry.
Outstanding short-form and long-form written skills including expository, narrative, persuasive, and creative. 
Outstanding grammar and editing. 
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, ViewPoint project management software, and general internet browsers. 
Expert level time management and organization skills, with strong verbal and written communication skills and the highest level of professionalism.

Salary: $80,000-$105,000/year. (DOE)

Benefits are available to eligible full-time employees and can include coverage for medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability, 401k with employer match, and wellness programs.

About VanderHouwen
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide. Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.


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