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Jacobs Proposal Writer/Editor in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

Do you want to be at the heart of growing our business?

Are you passionate about winning work for our teams?

If so, we have a number of immediate opportunities for eloquent, persuasive Proposal Writers to join our growing Europe team within the People & Places Solutions Line of Business. We have openings within Growth and Sales team (strategic pursuits across all market sectors) and our Cities and Places business. Your enthusiasm for working as part of a driven and disciplined team, with a motivation to overcome hurdles and obstacles to find solutions is essential to be successful in this role. Our team are agile, driven, highly organised, and resilient individuals.

You will be responsible for converting compelling sales messages into winning tender submissions on some of the Europe region’s most strategic pursuits, big and small. Working with sales and operations colleagues across market sectors, this role requires you to be articulate and have excellent written communication skills, as well as possessing the drive and diligence to work under pressure and meet demanding deadlines.

If this is you and you would like to learn more about this exciting development opportunity, you can review the job description below:

The successful candidate will deliver the following responsibilities:

  • Undertake research, interview colleagues to extract relevant information, and then own and develop compliant and compelling content

  • Rewrite / edit proposal responses and other sales collateral from a variety of stakeholders, typically involving contributions from sales, delivery, commercial, legal and marketing.

  • Ensure win themes are articulated in such a way to meet / exceed the client’s requirements.

  • Deliver completed written proposal responses against agreed proposal deadlines, escalating issues as required.

  • Identify and re-work existing pre-written content where relevant.

  • Coach sales and subject matter teams in writing best practice.

  • Identify, share, and apply lessons learnt to drive continual improvement

  • Develop thought leadership papers, capability statements, web-based content, etc, as required

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Strong academic background (degree level) in English Language/Creative Writing

  • Proven work experience in writing content within a complex business environment (e.g. journalism, proposal writing, etc.).

  • Experienced at working as part of a team in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to grasp complex technical/engineering concepts and make them easily understandable in simple, concise language and in pictures

  • Good researching skills

  • Forensic attention to detail and meticulous proof-reading skills

  • Excellent time management / prioritisation skills

  • Have personal resilience to working to strict timelines and with different styles of leadership

  • Demonstrates collaborative behaviours and good interpersonal skills. An ability to influence at a senior level.

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, and use of Adobe software applications (desirable)

Why Jacobs?

We clear the way for inventive thinking, so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

Our Culture:

We’re invested in you and your success. Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees.

We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative.

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.co.uk to view and access our roles.

As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact the team here (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.


At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.