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Technical/Proposal Writer

Cordev Corporation
Falls Church, VA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description


  • Bachelor’s degree; will consider additional work experience in lieu of degree

  • 4-6 years of Federal proposal experience, with at least 2 years as a proposal specialist

  • Experience as a proposal manager for a range of ranging of proposal types, including small quick-turn task orders, $3M+ stand-alone opportunities, and $15M+ IDIQs

  • Experience independently managing the proposal life cycle following a modified Shipley process

  • Experience managing multiple proposal efforts simultaneously

  • Experience managing both fully virtual and hybrid proposal teams inputs

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, SharePoint, and Teams), with advanced proficiency in performing desktop publishing in Word

  • Experience using federal government contracting tools (e.g., GovWin, Ebuy and

  • Demonstrated strong editing and formatting skills, research and analytical abilities, and attention to detail

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate and engage effectively with all levels of staff and leadership

  • Strong problem solving and organizational skills

  • Assertive, personable, dependable, and a self-starter, with the ability to work independently and as a member of a group

  • Capacity to manage concurrent activities of varying complexity—including changing priorities, short turn-around times, and after-hours activity—while meeting deadlines


  1. The Proposal Specialists will provide lead proposal development for assigned opportunities from pre-RFP planning/preparation through submission, ensuring the development of compliant and compelling response documents

  1. Manage proposals—ranging from small quick-turn task orders, to $3M+ stand-alone opportunities, to $15M+ IDIQs—following a modified Shipley process, and lead teams of proposal contributors at all levels of the company

  1. Analyze solicitation documents to develop compliant and compelling proposal strategies, to draft both tactical and strategic questions to the government, and to work with subject matter experts (SMEs) and corporate staff to identify and resolve risks/issues

  1. Develop proposal schedules and drive adherence, while maintaining flexibility and developing contingency plans when needed

  1. Develop required proposal management artifacts, such as proposal management plans, outlines, templates/writing shells, compliance matrices, and kickoff/color review slides

  1. Estimate proposal level of effort and support development of proposal budget

  1. Research and gather proposal reuse material and other proposal-related data as needed

  1. When needed, provide writing/revision for certain proposal sections, such as introductions/conclusions, past performance, management approach, or past performance

  1. Collaborate with capture managers, program directors, practice leads, and corporate leadership throughout the business development life cycle to prepare for and respond to proposal, and to ensure appropriate and adequate resources are allocated to the proposal effort

  1. Coordinate with corporate functions for contracts, pricing, and recruiting to ensure those aspects of proposal development are incorporated into the schedule and appropriately addressed

  1. Monitor sources such as GovWin and for solicitation release and updates for assigned opportunities and communicate/disseminate to the proposal team

  1. Maintain and consistently update proposal repositories on SharePoint

  1. Update proposal-related data in opportunity pipeline entries for assigned opportunities

  1. Contribute to maintenance/continual improvement of Growth resources, including the Growth SharePoint portal, proposal reuse library, and past performance library

  1. Stay informed of proposal best practices and suggest process improvements as appropriate

Cordev Corporation


Falls Church, VA
22046 USA



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