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Burns & McDonnell Proposal Strategist in Kansas City, Missouri


The Proposal Strategist will primarily manage the creation of proposals and presentations. This individual will interact with a variety of staff at all levels in an ever-changing, deadline driven environment; remaining flexible, resourceful, proactive and efficient with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.


  • Manage the pursuit teams to develop client-focused presentations and proposals:

  • Performs all aspects of the pursuit process: initiate kick-off meeting; analyze RFP; develop and maintain proposal management plan and proposal schedule; participate in strategy sessions and win theme development; conduct status review meetings; manage and work with the team to develop sections; ensure on-time delivery of the proposal.

  • Writes non-technical sections of proposals (cover letters, executive summaries, resumes, project descriptions) and heavily edits technical sections without changing the meaning.

  • Develops and incorporates graphics throughout the document to further emphasis strategic message.

  • Conducts all formatting and editing to ensure accuracy, persuasiveness, and compliance of final proposal and presentation documents.

  • Works with pursuit teams to develop interview materials.Maintains electronic library of qualification materials including photography, master resumes, project descriptions, metrics, proofs, and testimonials. Develops and contributes to other marketing initiatives including brochures, statements of qualifications, award submissions, etc., as required.

  • Coordinates industry conferences and events, focusing on event strategy.

  • All other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Journalism, Communications, or related degree is required.

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience. Prior experience with proposal writing strongly preferred.

  • Experience at an AEC firm a plus.

  • Expert in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.

  • Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop experience strongly preferred.

  • Excellent communication skills: verbal, technical writing and creative writing as well as proofreading and editing.

  • High level attention to detail.

  • Ability to multi-task


Job Business Development/Sales

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a better place every day. When we take on some of the world’s toughest challenges, we’re putting the industry’s best thinking to work, striving to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. Our staff of more than 7,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants and business professionals is constantly growing.

We have offices and projects across the U.S. and around the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture, powered by 100% employee ownership, plays a major role in getting us there. Each employee brings a high level of commitment to every project. Clients have shown their appreciation of this dedication, rewarding us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. That’s pretty cool for a firm that started as a small engineering consulting shop back in 1898.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with hundreds of service specialties, your career and development options are endless.

Are you ready to create amazing?

Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 192647



Equal Employment Policy: It is the policy of Burns & McDonnell to offer equal opportunity in all areas of employment to all qualified individuals, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or other classes protected by applicable law. View our EEO policy statements.

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans

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