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Proposal Writer/Senior Technical Writer
ACT1 Federal Arlington, VA

Proposal Writer/Senior Technical Writer

ACT1 Federal
Arlington, VA
Expired: November 14, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Paid Time Off , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Position Title: Proposal Writer/Senior Technical Writer

Company: ACT1 Federal LLC

Location: Crystal City, VA (Hybrid)

About ACT1 Federal: Delivering mission-critical solutions and industry-leading talent to advance the mission of the partners, organizations, and communities we serve.

As a Proposal Writer/Senior Technical Writer, supporting our business development, capture, and proposal development center, you will work on translating customer needs to competitive technical solutions, writing compelling proposals, and providing technical reach back to our customer facing staff and programs. The proposal writer/senior technical writer will possess a strong foundation in technical functions, support business development, capture, proposal activities and have knowledge of the Federal/DoD domain.

  • Interface with technical staff from across the company.
  • Play a key role in the support of business pursuits through development of solutions and related proposals.
  • Engage with customers and business partners.
  • Work with a team of driven, supportive, and highly skilled professionals.
  • Assist the curation of our corporate knowledge and experience, capability advancement, and related efforts.
  • Write and develop compliant, compelling, and innovative solutions (technical, management, quality, and/or staffing) to support proposal efforts.
  • Contribute to proposal solutioning and strategy development sessions, asking clarifying questions to proactively guide content development.
  • Write technical content, serve as a proposal technical volume lead, and work with technical staff and SMEs to design solutions.
  • Lead and facilitate brainstorming sessions.
  • Author RFIs, white papers, and briefings that showcase the thought leadership of the organization.
  • Participate in business development, program reviews.
  • Provide technical support to business development and operations staff in customer-facing marketing and business development efforts.

  • Technical writing experience in Cost/Financial Management to include the following: Lifecycle/Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) cost analysis, cost estimating, cost modelling, budget formulation, and financial management support for programs, and operational scenarios.
  • Knowledge of DoD PPBE (Planning, Programming, Budgeting, & Execution) process within Program Offices, including budget formulation and budget execution.
  • Experience supporting proposals.
  • Familiarity with different DoD financial systems (e.g., Navy ERP, CCARs), their specific function(s) and purpose(s), and their utilization in a collaborative capacity.
  • Experience in proposal lifecycle serving as a technical writer supporting proposal development.
  • Knowledgeable of the business development/capture lifecycle.
  • Experience shaping, bidding and/or writing Federal opportunities.

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in a technical discipline.
  • 7+ years applicable work experience.
  • Active Secret Clearance or the ability to obtain a clearance. TS clearance preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be a strategic thinker with strong problem-solving abilities.
  • The ability to undertake research and analysis.
  • Ability to translate technical subject matter into language understandable to non-technical reader.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able to collaborate in a group setting.
  • Position requires 2 days on-site in Crystal City, VA.


  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Company Paid Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Company Paid Short-Term Disability
  • Health care flexible spending accounts
  • 401K
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays

ACT1 is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.


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