Pop Quiz:

  • Are you passionate about creating persuasive proposals and marketing collateral with a keen attention to detail?
  • Are you a multitasker with the ability to juggle multiple deadlines and priorities while under pressure?
  • Are you interested being part of a supportive team and growing in a company that encourages entrepreneurship?
  • Do you have a degree in communications, English, business, or related field with a minimum of 10 years experience in proposal development working in engineering, architecture, and/or the construction industry?
  • Are you highly skilled in Adobe InDesign and Microsoft Office suite?

If you scored five for five, JLR has a home for you! We’ve opened a role in our Ottawa, Kingston, Sudbury, North Bay or Timmins offices for a talented, entrepreneurial candidate to work alongside exceptional people in various disciplines and markets.

You’ll be supported by a Platinum Club member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies program and a 100% employee-owned firm that has a long-established reputation for quality services in multiple sectors.

JLR is a creative, tight-knit, and mentorship-focused firm with unique opportunities for driven people with tenacity and spirit. Our organization is made up of diverse employee owners with specialized expertise in a wide range of disciplines. Joining the JLR team means joining a dynamic group of innovative engineering, architecture, planning, and support staff. You’ll have the opportunity to play a role in establishing new clients and strengthen existing relationships while developing innovative solutions in our communities.

If you are innovative and collaborative, thrive when presented with new challenges, and are eager to take your career in new directions, then JLR is the right environment for you.

Your Role:

Let’s talk about how your skills, experience, goals, and passions can find a home at JLR. Your role will include:

  • Reviewing RFPs and establish a winning pursuit strategy with support from the Proposal Sponsor and other technical experts.
  • Providing a clear understanding of the client requirements and the must haves to win.
  • Leading the preparation of high-quality persuasive proposals by facilitating a proposal kick-off meeting, preparing the proposal format to meet the RFP requirements, and drafting persuasive language to meet the win strategy and make JLR stand out.
  • Collaborating with various JLR personnel and subconsultants in the preparation of response documents for proposals.
  • Writing new or updating CVs for proposals.
  • Editing and reviewing content with meticulous attention to grammar, punctuation, style, tone, and consistency.
  • Managing multiple pursuits simultaneously, while establishing priorities and associated schedules for researching, drafting, revising, and submitting proposals.
  • Using advanced tools such as Adobe InDesign to create refined and polished documents.
  • Assisting the Proposal Sponsor and other technical experts with creating presentations and preparing for interviews with clients.
  • Mentoring junior Proposal Coordinators.
  • Participating in proposal debrief meetings and share lessons learned for continuous improvement.

Why Join Us?

We live, work, breathe, sleep, and thrive in the communities we build. We love northern Ontario and the glorious bounty of the natural world and we’re proud of our reputation and longevity in the National Capital and Kingston regions (and this year, we’re celebrating 50 years in Sudbury!). Furthermore, we’re growing our presence in southwestern Ontario and all along the great lakes of Ontario. You should also know:

  • We’re 100% employee owned with share ownership opportunities at all levels.
  • Work-life balance is strongly encouraged, including flexibility with work hours and remote working (and you’ll benefit from remote working stipends to help offset the cost of setting up a productive home-work environment).
  • We offer stable, long-term employment with opportunities for advancement based on merit, skill, and initiative and an open-door policy where communication is strongly encouraged.
  • We foster a friendly, welcoming, and team-oriented atmosphere that encourages innovation and collaboration.
  • We have an established depth of technical and support resources that can efficiently and effectively deliver small and large multidisciplinary projects.
  • We provide a flexible career direction with opportunities to choose your own path and interesting and exciting assignments ranging in size and type.
  • Our employees lead committees charged with creating action plans for ensuring our firm’s social responsibility, including Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee; Environmental Sustainability Committee; and Indigenous Action Plan Committee.
  • We provide competitive salaries, reviewed annually.
  • Health and dental benefits and RRSP/DPSP programs are offered immediately.
  • Our merit-and-profit bonus program is our key to recognizing performance.
  • Extracurricular social events are provided so we can all have some fun along the way (biennial “Prom”, golf tournaments, sports teams, department lunches, summer BBQs, and much more).

Application Instructions

Interested in joining our team? We’re always open to great talent, even if it’s not exactly what we’ve posted. Ready? Send us a cover letter and resume outlining your skills, qualifications, and the specific experiences that make you an ideal candidate for the position by emailing careers@jlrichards.ca.

JLR welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

At JLR, each of us contributes to inclusion and we all have a role to play. Our culture is the result of our behaviours, our personal commitment, our curiosity, how we collaborate, and the ways that we courageously share our perspectives and encourage others to do the same. In turn, our environment inspires us to try new things, speak openly, and be bold. It brings us together in ways that help us stand out. Our inclusive culture empowers all of us to connect, belong, and grow.

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