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SBD is committed to the development of a creative, diverse and inclusive work environment. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at SBD will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. SBD does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or any other characteristic protected by law (referred to as "protected status").



Technical Proposal Writer

Location: Vienna, VA, United States
Date Posted: 10-10-2018
The Technical Proposal Writer produces professionally written proposal content that clearly articulates SBD’s value proposition. This is a networked role that requires an ability to work under pressure and to demanding deadlines.

Proven skills in producing and editing proposal content within a complex business environment. The proposal writer must be familiar with the Shipley Proposal Process and have a full understanding of what is meant by “Section C, Section L, and Section M’.

Core Responsibilities:
  • Assist the Bid / Proposal Manager in developing a proposal structure
  • Coordinate with capture team to integrate win strategy and solution into a proposal structured for compliance with proposal requirements and ease of evaluation
  • Cross references the proposal outline to the solicitation requirements and tracks responsiveness to all requirements
  • Identify and re-work existing pre-written content where relevant
  • Interview technical resources and subject matter experts to harvest technical concepts, ideas and input
  • Create / develop new technical content with input from technical team
  • Re-write / edit proposal responses from a variety of stakeholders, typically involving contributions from sales, marketing, technical / product teams, finance, commercial, legal and delivery
  • Ensures that review comments are incorporated into the proposal
  • Ensures that proposal files and associated documents are properly maintained in proposal team site
  • Deliver completed written proposal responses to the Proposal Manager against agreed RFP deadlines, escalating issues as required
  • Strong time management / prioritization skills
  • Strong written English language skills
  • Excellent attention to detail.


Additional Responsibilities Include:
  • Participates in the development and review of proposal strategies and themes
  • Creates the compliance matrix and proposal outline, based on proposal preparation instructions and evaluation criteria, and uses it to track progress and compliance
  • Lead storyboard sessions with bid / proposal team members and key stakeholders
  • Aligns schedule and writing activities with proposal review plan (e.g., Pink Team, Red Team, Gold Team), along with the review team lead, for interim and final reviews of all proposal volumes
  • Present new proposal content to the Proposal Manager for potential re-use
  • Proactively cultivate internal network of subject matter experts


Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Business, or related field is required
  • Minimum of 10 years of technical proposal writing experience
  • Must have an in-depth understanding of the Federal acquisition process and Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word is also required
  • Very strong interpersonal, communication, collaboration, and leadership skills are important as well as high quality work, attention to detail, and the ability to get work done on time.
  • US Citizenship is required


Candidates must be able to:
  • Produce content in a high stress, fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrate effectiveness in all facets of proposal development
  • Review, analyze, and interpret RFPs and related documentation
  • Prepare and write proposal documentation that is clear, compelling, and grammatically correct
  • Deliver 100% compliant, compelling proposals on-time
  • Thrive in a highly interactive team environment
  • Work well under pressure with the ability to simultaneously deliver on multiple tasks and/or priorities
  • Work on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of the company
Solutions By Design II, LLC (SBD) is committed to the development of a creative, diverse and inclusive work environment. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at SBD will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. SBD does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, IWDs, Veteran Status or any other characteristic protected by law (referred to as "protected status").
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