Proposal Writer (12 Month Contract)

Posting Date: 27 December 2019

Location: Victoria, CA, V8Z 0B9

Company: Babcock

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Underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, asset management, and specialist training, Babcock International works with customers around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the key market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear.


In Canada, Babcock is best known for our work in the Marine sector; providing critical and complex support to Canada’s submarine fleet. We are now expanding our Canadian business into the Aviation sector by providing Aerial Emergency Services to the Province of Manitoba.


Our business relies on our people delivering their best day in and day out. As individuals, we all make a difference to our colleagues, our customers and others who we interact with on a daily basis.  Collectively at Babcock, our employees exude the ‘Being Babcock’ principles that help make us great at what we do:


  • Always strive to deliver
  • Build great relationships based on trust
  • Safeguard customers’ reputations
  • Never compromise on health and safety
  • Challenge ourselves and each other
  • Respect people and value their diversity
  • Thrive on complexity
  • Trust our people to deliver



In this role, you will:


  • Be responsible for writing proposals which fully detail the scope, schedule, cost, and deliverables for projects, as requested by external and internal customers
  • Communicate and coordinate with suitably qualified internal and external stakeholders to elicit pertinent proposal elements
  • Support the development of cost plans for proposals by providing input for cost breakdown structures
  • Support Bid Managers and Project Managers to ensure that Babcock Canada submits compliant, and on-time proposals
  • Ensure that gated reviews are organized and carried out to enable final sign-off and acceptance of the proposal by key stakeholders
  • Ensure compliance with approved Babcock Canada processes and procedures relating to the development, review, and submission of proposals
  • Develop formal communications on behalf of Babcock Canada for submission to Customers, ensuring appropriate internal reviews have been conducted (as applicable)
  • Assist with the development and implementation of project initiatives in support of continuous improvement


As our ideal candidate:


  • You have a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in an Engineering or Business discipline
  • You have at least four (4) years’ relevant experience in proposal/bid generation and/or contracts management
  • You have excellent communication skills, oral and written (English)
  • You have superior interpersonal skills and ability to deal with a variety of people at all levels, including internal and external stakeholders
  • You have exceptional time management skills and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • You currently hold, or are actively pursuing your Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification through the Project Management Institute (PMI) or an equivalent certification through an appropriate professional body (an asset)
  • You preferably have experience in a submarine, shipyard, or shipbuilding environment
  • You are available for occasional travel, both locally and across Canada
  • You are eligible to obtain Canadian NATO Secret Security and Canadian Controlled Goods clearances


Applicants, please apply online through our LinkedIn posting or through our website at


Given our commitment to employee development across the board, employees enjoy a long and satisfying career at Babcock in an environment that values their contributions, rewards them properly, and is committed to their safety and wellbeing.  Employee benefits may include but are not limited to:


  • Relocation assistance for individuals and families
  • Pregnancy and Parental Leave top-up available
  • Company sponsored continuing education
  • Employee recognition and bonus programs
  • Reimbursement of annual professional membership dues
  • Health and Wellness Program
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits
  • Employer matching of employee retirement contributions
  • Paid vacation that increases with years of service


Babcock is committed to promoting employee equity and building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. If you require accommodation during any stage of our recruitment process, please let us know how we can assist you.


We welcome your interest in joining the Babcock family.

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