AMEC Environment & Infrastructure, Inc.
How long have you been a proposal manager/specialist/ writer?
More than 6 years
How did you become involved with proposals?
Began as a Technical Writer with AMEC (formerly MACTEC) in the publications department working on proposals
Do you work in a "corporate office" or "home office" environment?
What do you like best about working in your current environment?
We have a tight-knit team in our publications office, work well together and feels like a family environment
What do you like least about working in your current environment?
Budget restraints can hinder career advancement and training
What do you feel is the most challenging aspect of your job?
Finding that perfect angle to win
What shortcuts or helpful best practices about working with proposal teams could you share?
Study the RFP/RFQ early on so that any questions/issues can be addressed up front, including a go/no-go decision
Why/when did you join APMP?
Networking and training, career advancement opportunities
What is your method for successfully working with your proposal teams?
Get involved early and become an expert on the RFP/RFQ. Having long term mutually-respecting relationships with team members helps short turn around proposals run smoothly
Which type of proposals do you do most? Commercial, government or other?
Commercial, state and local governments, occasionally Federal government