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Senior Proposal Writer

Southwest | Direct Hire | Job # 310415 | Posted 01/30/2018 |

We are looking to hire a talented Senior Proposal Writer for a direct hire/full-time opportunity. In this position, currently located in Colorado Springs, CO, you will develops detailed proposal content and presentation responsive to Government requests for proposal (RFP) under the direction of the Proposal Manager. A prolific writer, the Senior Proposal Writer produces entire proposal sections or volumes with minimal assistance from other writers. He or she may serve as volume lead on large proposal efforts. The Senior Proposal Writer provides guidance in areas of expertise and writes (among other volumes, as needed) the management volume for multiple technical areas, as well as program management areas.


Senior Proposal Writer Responsibilities:

  • Reviews and analyzes RFPs to understand program and customer requirements. 
  • Reviews and integrates requirements from Performance Work Statements (PWS) into proposal content
  • Studies, understands, and works from outlines to organize proposal content 
  • Develops management (and/or technical) volume responses, organizing the approach and delivering a concise, compliant, and compelling response
  • Performs research, data calls, and interviews with program managers, subject matter experts (SME), and other designated contacts to gather information necessary to complete his or her assignments on proposals
  • Makes recommendations on how to best respond to the RFP, meeting/exceeding the customer's requirements, within company guidelines and the competitive environment
  • Writes (and rewrites) assigned proposal sections, meeting all writing deadlines
  • Works cohesively with the in-house writing team and outside writers
  • Contributes to the development of themes, discriminators, and key success factors based on capture plans
  • Works closely with the Proposal Manager to meet all compliance requirements, strategic content development, and deadlines to produce the best possible proposal
  • Works closely with the Graphic Designer to develop graphics (illustrations, charts, and tables) that provide a visual representation of content
  • Works closely with the Desktop Publishing Specialist to ensure all content (text, graphics, and pagination) is presented to the customer as required (and compliant)
  • Works closely with the Editor to correct and finesse content according to style guides, English grammar and usage, spelling, sentence structure, tense usage, etc
  • Maintains excellent communication with the Manager, Publishing & Creative Services
  • Participates in color team reviews at various stages of proposal development, making changes as required
  • Participates in book checks during the print production stage of the proposal process

Senior Proposal Writer Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Technical Writing, English, Communications, or a related field from a four-year university/college
  • Five or more years of relevant proposal writing experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the federal Government's business development process
  • Superior writing, research and organizational skills
  • Experience using templates and style sheets 
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
  • Flexibility and capability to work multiple projects with tight deadlines
  • Experience developing compliant and compelling proposals
  • The ability to provide (and offer) constructive criticism of writing
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills 
  • Above-average proficiency in Microsoft Word, SharePoint, and Outlook
  • The ability to take direction and work both independently and as an integral part of a cohesive team
  • The ability to perform other duties as required
  • The applicant for the Senior Proposal Writer position may be asked to provide non-proprietary writing samples or perform a writing exercise for evaluation


Proposal Development Consultants LLC, provides a range of opportunities for proposal professionals and consultants who are able to support government and commercial clients. We are able to place our proposal professionals and consultants for our 500 local and national clients/companies in long term, short term as well as direct hire opportunities.
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