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Proposal Writer - 27295 in Fairfax, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 11/14/2018

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    Fairfax, VA
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Job Description


Join a difference making team that is part of Alion Science and Technology's continued growth and success. The Proposal Writer is responsible for writing compliant and compelling proposal responses in response to commercial and U.S. government solicitation requirements. The Proposal Writer incorporates the proposal capture strategy, proposal lenses, customer hot buttons, and discriminators through assigned sections. This position requires that the Proposal Writer 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 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 writes assigned sections in accordance with the proposal schedule, the compliance matrix/proposal outline, and within the allocated page count. The Proposal Writer 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 attends daily standup progress reviews to provide status of section writing assignments and other proposal actions assigned. The Proposal Writer 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

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline plus 8 to 10 years of directly related experience.

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 15 years applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by
market survey data.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Clear communication skills both verbal and written

Familiar with appropriate style guidelines

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

A security clearance of an appropriate level may be required after employment

Diversity Statement

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.





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