Proposal Writer

We are looking for a Proposal Writer to join our team in our Quincy, MA office. This position will be responsible for creating and compiling technical content for business proposals, statement of qualifications, letters of intent, prequalification documents, marketing brochures, other business-related materials, and the company website. The Proposal Writer will have experience in technical writing and submitting proposals to commercial and government customers. He/She will play an integral role in responding to Expressions of Interest and Statements of Qualifications to all customers through concise written presentation, clearly communicating Company strengths and customer benefits. This role requires general knowledge of civil and marine construction and a basic understanding of marketing concepts to support Company branding initiatives, including upkeep of all web-related and digital media, content development, and maintenance of marketing materials. The ideal candidate must be a self-starter with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment.


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Write, edit and proof marketing content, proposals, resumes, company history briefs, white papers, and other business-related communications
  • Update information in the Cashman project descriptions / resumes / qualifications
  • Meet strict deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for research, writing, editing, reviews, and approvals
  • Creation of compliance matrices and schedules for all large-scale proposal efforts
  • Obtain approvals by working with managers and executives on work methodologies and past performance narratives
  • Analyze proposal subject matter and decipher customer objectives in order to demonstrate expertise
  • Conduct research on business opportunities through phone calls, meetings, public information, the internet, and contract documents
  • Keep consistent copy standards and style in a fast-paced environment
  • Plan, organize coordinate and implement business development efforts including proposals, interviews, and project award submittals
  • Additional duties as assigned


Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 5 years of experience, preferably in the construction industry
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and verbal communication skills, with keen attention to detail
  • Experience working on proposals for the federal government is strongly required
  • Familiarity with the Shipley process, or similar
  • Experience meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work under pressure with strict time-sensitive deadlines
  • Strong ethic and willingness to step outside your comfort zone *
  • Excellent research skills required
  • Strong organization skills, with the ability to work independently and collaboratively while managing multiple demands
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office required
  • Graphics capabilities using Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States


Cashman is an Equal Opportunity Employer.