Proposal Writer - Business Development Nexant
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED Nexant is a provider of intelligent grid software and clean energy solutions-pioneering, developing, and advancing electric power grid and alternative energy technologies and services. Our exclusive focus on energy, combined with our well-respected and experienced professionals, proven technology, and proprietary industry information, has earned us distinctive brand recognition and a reputation as a top energy solutions company.
Nexant is an independent company formed on January 1, 2000 by a core group of energy consulting and advanced energy technology units of Bechtel Group, Inc. Since that date, we have added expertise through the strategic acquisition of eight energy technology companies and organically hiring only the best in our field. Our seasoned professionals have completed over 2,900 assignments in more than 100 countries. We have headquarters in San Francisco and Foster City, CA, with 30+ corporate, representative, and project offices in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. We have been profitable since day one with significant growth rates.
Our detailed understanding of the physical behavior and constraints of the power system is embedded in our grid and market operations software. We offer an integrated line of software solutions that addresses all facets of energy markets, from centralized wholesale markets to independent energy retailers and aggregators. Growing trends such as dynamic pricing and demand side management are emphasized. Our domain dominance within the energy value chain and integrated expertise in the market with proprietary technologies makes us a clear leader in our space.
We also provide advisory services for developing and commercializing advanced clean energy technologies as well as supplying technical, operational, and strategic consulting to oil, gas, and chemical majors, energy resource companies, technology owners, governments, and investors. In addition, Nexant is a national leader in the innovative design, implementation, and evaluation of many of the largest commercial, industrial, and residential energy efficiency incentive and demand side management programs in the United States.
Our current investors include TeleSoft Partners, Oak Investment Partners, The Beacon Group, Intel Capital, Nth Power, Morgan Stanley Global Energy Group, Frog and Peach, and Symphony Technology Group, as well as Nexant management and staff. We recently secured another round of funding of $50 million that will help us achieve the rapid growth potential of our company.
Are you interested in having a real impact and helping to change the world? Then join us!
About the Job
The Business Development Writer is responsible for writing, editing and preparing materials (e.g., online forms/questionnaires, client questions, resumes) in response to RFPs and RFQs. The Writer is also responsible for overall coordination and management of submittals for their assigned RFPs. Some editing and formatting of reports, presentations, and other materials is required. The primary focus is to consult with internal subject matter experts in understanding, developing, and clarifying proposal messaging and scope; this is achieved through an iterative writing and formatting process.
The successful candidate will work with a variety of people to manage proposal (or other development project) content and lifecycle, while continually tailoring messages for specific audiences and ensuring alignment between response and RFP requirements. The core responsibility for this position is proposal writing and development. Opportunities to contribute to presentations and other technical writing will evolve as team experience grows.
Duties and Responsibilities
Manage proposal and project development from concept to completion, including coordinating and collecting information from in-house subject matter experts.
Interview staff to develop customized proposal content; create schedule for integrating staff contributions.
Write, edit and format proposals, qualifications, resumes, project descriptions, and other written deliverables.
Review and comprehend RFP and its reference point for tailoring a unique proposal response.
Produce and edit documents using Word, including copy editing, rewriting, revising, and formatting.
Review materials after production to ensure quality and accuracy.
Efficiently provide accurate responses to requests for information (RFIs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs) from prospects.
From a wide variety of disciplines or sources, interpret technical material, without changing meaning, to produce written communication pieces for a general audience.
Coordinate scheduling and production of deliverables by working with project managers, engineers, marketing, and administrative staff.
Ensure documents comply with required standards (such as page limit), use paragraph headings and numbering, reference illustrative and tabular matter, and apply bibliographic styles.
Ensure consistency in the application of technical abbreviations and acronyms, figure/ table callouts and captions, and boilerplate materials.
Contribute to the management of a systematic methodology for collecting, compiling, and creating proposal materials.
Four-year degree in Business Administration, English/Journalism, Communications or related field
3+ years of experience developing, writing, producing and managing materials in response to RFPs
Background in writing and communications for technical, service-oriented companies
Knowledge of energy engineering and efficiency programs a plus
The qualified candidate will also demonstrate the following:
Superior time management and organizational capabilities, including the ability to accurately benchmark project length and manage a high-volume workload
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; can communicate effectively with all levels of the company and external business partners
The ability to work under pressure, manage workload, and meet concrete deadlines
Persistence in problem solving, self-motivation, and an ability to understand complex material and explain it clearly
Solid reading comprehension with ability to decipher technical descriptions into accessible language
Superior attention to detail
Expert level knowledge of Microsoft Office 2007 programs, specifically Microsoft Word
We provide competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, a 401k retirement plan and three weeks of paid vacation per year.
Salary and Benefits (U.S.)
Nexant offers competitive salaries based on candidate's qualifications. Nexant also offers three weeks paid vacation per year, eleven paid holidays per year, a 401(k) plan with employee matching funds and an overall comprehensive benefits package.
Nexant, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and encourages workforce diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.
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