Proposal Writer

Business Development Bethesda, Maryland


Proposal Writer
Location: Bethesda, MD

GRSi, the 2021 Maryland Tech Council Government Contractor of the Year, is experiencing industry-leading growth. We have been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest-growing companies in the country for seven years and are led by Maryland’s 2019 CEO of the Year. As part of our growth, we are searching for a talented Proposal Writer. This position is based in Bethesda, MD.

Duties & Responsibilities:
The Proposal Writer is responsible for writing and editing proposals for the federal government sector, including writing & editing Technical, Management, Executive Summary, and Past Performance sections, to develop compelling and compliant proposal responses. They will support the management of the proposal libraries and configuration management of proposal content and business development components for accuracy, currency, and usability. This position is characterized by shifting priorities, stringent deadlines, and evening/weekend hours to accomplish tasks within non-negotiable client deadlines. Specific duties will include, but not be limited to, the following:
- Write compelling, compliant proposal sections that address the RFP / RFI / RFQ requirements and SOW tasks, while highlighting win themes, features/benefits/advantages, risks / mitigation plans, innovations, and discriminators, as appropriate.
- Interview SMEs at all levels of the organization to develop content.
- Review and edit content provided by SMEs to ensure compliance.
- Combine content from interviews, proposal and project documentation and industry best practices to develop proposal content.
- Interpret technical information and adapts it to engage a targeted readership.
- Conduct technical research for the proposal to develop annotated outlines and produce proposal sections.
- Edit the document for format, grammar, style, consistency, clarity and technical accuracy, punctuation, sentence structure, and spelling. 
- Coordinates the efforts of diverse sets of authors to ensure timely completion of assigned tasks through various proposal review cycles.
- Support Past Performance creation and updating of narrative.
- Manage/Write Requests for Information (RFI)/Sources Sought responses.
- Plan, review, write, edit, and oversee production of other marketing-related documents such as qualifications statements, data sheets, past performance, promotional pieces, resumes and project descriptions.
- Work with proposal graphic artists to develop graphic depictions of technical content.
- Lead and participate in brainstorming/storyboarding sessions.
- Develop reusable content for future proposals by working with SMEs, operations personnel, and the proposal team.
- Write white papers and other technical / marketing documentation.
- Work with the marketing team to develop strategies and implement programs that ensure consistent proposal and corporate identity standards.
- Provide general research related to marketing initiatives as required, participate in meetings and activities, such as industry days, as needed.

- BA or BS in English, Communications, Marketing, Liberal Arts, or a related discipline, preferred.
- Minimum of 5 years’ experience in technical writing and editing in an information technology field in support of the Federal Government.
- A thorough understanding of government federal contract proposal efforts, government RFP documentation, procurement process, proposal preparation, and evaluation and compliance.
- Proven ability to translate technical knowledge into easily understood terms. 
- Must possess strong grammar and writing skills, including editing and proofreading.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Desired Experience/Qualifications
- Graphics programs a plus: Adobe Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.
- Able to work with minimal supervision, demonstrating flexibility, accountability, initiative, and self-motivation to identify and execute tasks.
- Must be a self-starter and possess ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines while meeting quality standards and on-time delivery; may require overtime to meet deadlines, sometimes on short notice.

The Company: 
Innovation, Collaboration and Agility - at GRSi these aren't buzz words, they're our mantra.  

GRSi is an ISO certified and CMMI/dev-ML3 rated professional services organization with expertise that covers all areas of information technology and professional engineering services -- from systems integration; Agile, Iterative and Waterfall software development; multi-tier infrastructure support; to full spectrum cyber security and enterprise systems support. Regardless of the program or the task, the excellence of GRSi is all about the people. Our greatest asset is our ability to attract and retain highly qualified professionals and our record growth this past year means new opportunity.    

GRSi is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants or employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy (including childbirth or related condition) citizenship, familial status, mental or physical disability status, veteran status, genetic information, other non-disqualifying disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.  

*2021 – Government Contractor of the Year, MD Tech Council, Multi-Year Top5 Tech Company*
*2020 – Top 5 Gov’t Contractor, MD Tech Council, 4th year* 
*2020 – Inc Magazine Fastest Growing Companies, 6th year*  
*2020 – G2Xchange NXT UP Federal Emerging Technology and Consulting Firms*  
*2019 – MD Tech Council CEO of the Year*  
*ISO 9001:2015, 20000:2018 & 27001:2013 Certified / CMMI-ML3 Appraised*  

Requisition ID: 6659