Proposal Writer, Associate Principal (Government Contracts Experience) - 36620 in , CO at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 6/8/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Contractor
  • Location:
    , CO
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    6/8/2021
  • Job ID:
    36620

Job Description

Alion Science and Technology has an immediate need for a Proposal Writer, Associate Principal. The Proposal Writer, Associate Principal is responsible for writing compliant and compelling proposal responses in response to commercial and U.S. government solicitation requirements. In this role, you will incorporate the proposal capture strategy, proposal lense, customer hot buttons, and discriminators through assigned sections. This position requires that the Proposal Writer, Associate Principal work closely with the Capture Manager, Proposal Manager, Volume Lead, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), and functional departments as necessary (e.g., Contracts/Subcontracts, Quality, Procurement) for proposal content.

The Proposal Writer, Associate Principal follows the approved proposal processes, participates in reviews, maintains configuration control of assigned sections, and incorporates changes from all amendments and Q&As. The Proposal Writer, Associate Principal writes assigned sections in accordance with the proposal schedule, the compliance matrix/proposal outline, and within the allocated page count. The Proposal Writer, Associate Principal develops any necessary data calls to complete the assigned sections and works with the Proposal Manager and Proposal Coordinator to issue those data calls to subcontractors and/or functional groups. The Proposal Writer, Associate Principal attends daily standup progress reviews to provide status of section writing assignments and other proposal actions assigned. The Proposal Writer, Associate Principal ensures the assigned sections are compliant with all RFP and amendment requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Write assigned proposal sections in accordance with the proposal schedule, the compliance matrix/proposal outline, and within the allocated page count
  • Review the RFP and assure clear understanding of all requirements
  • Review all amendments and Q&As for impact to assigned proposal sections and incorporate changes as necessary
  • Help prepare the annotated outline for the assigned proposal sections
  • Help formulate graphics to support written content
  • Write all assigned sections through approved proposal lenses
  • Incorporate the win strategy/proposal lenses/discriminators through assigned sections
  • Work with SME resources to augment proposal content
  • Maintain version control throughout RFP response lifecycle for assigned sections
  • Develop list of questions for submission to the Proposal Manager
  • Review and adjudicate comments from reviewers

Education and Experience:

  • BA degree (in professional writing or English literature desired) and 8+ years of continuous proposal writing experience for large bid efforts in the areas of, but not limited to, management approaches, past performance and experience, quality plans, staffing plans, transition plans, and resumes

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • In-depth understanding of compliance with all sections of governmental RFPs, experience analyzing RFPs, creating annotated outlines, writing new material, editing written material, and producing high-quality proposals under tight deadlines
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential, along with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong facilitation, communication, and presentation skills
  • Highly developed word processing skills, especially with Microsoft Office products and working knowledge of graphics and desktop software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Working knowledge of Privia, Sharepoint or other proposal collaboration software
  • Flexible and open to changing schedules and priorities and managing multiple tasks simultaneously within compressed timeframes
  • Able and willing to work extended hours to meet dynamically changing needs and delivery schedules

Salary:  $120,000 to $150,000

Employee Benefits:  Alion is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to our employees and we hope you find this information useful in making your decision to join our Alion Team.  Available benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, flexible and health savings accounts, short- and long-term disability coverage, life and accident insurance, 401(k) and employee assistance program.  We provide a variety of leave programs including holidays (scheduled and floating), paid time off, parental leave, military leave, bereavement, jury as well state/federal mandated leave.  Alion provides access to education assistance and student loan repayment program, as well as convenient payroll deduction programs to include legal, home, auto and pet insurance.


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