Lead Proposal Writer, Federal Government Contracts

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations


At Battelle, we solve the toughest problems in the world. If you are interested in working with a multi-disciplinary team of people passionate about delivering excellence in science and technology through a commitment to integrity and innovation, Battelle is the place for you. As a Proposal Writer, you’ll live our core values – Unity, Creativity, Collaboration, Excellence and Appreciation. 

This position motivate teammates, is driven and comfortable rolling up sleeves to get things done. You will work in a fast-paced, cross-discipline, collaborative environment. You have experience writing compliant, clear and persuasive proposal text for federal opportunities. 

  • Writing technical/management sections and volumes, as well as leading resume and past performance volumes when needed
  • Applying interpersonal and elicitation skills to gather concepts, solutions, processes, approaches and strategies from internal and external personnel to support writing activities.
  • Working as part of a collaborative team to develop proposal sections that clearly articulate the team’s solution and strategy, approach to performing the work, experience, win themes, and discriminators
  • Collaborating with business unit staff on the most effective way to present proposed approaches and solutions and to substantiate claims
  • Writing clear, persuasive, and articulate proposal sections that translate complex ideas into easily understandable text
  • Using organizational skills to track and report on assignments, status, and issues and needs.
  • Identifying, resolving, and escalating (if needed) gaps and risks to proposal management and Proposal Center leadership
  • Developing and implementing improvements to help improve proposal quality (processes, examples, guidance, etc.)
  • Mentoring business unit staff on proposal analysis and writing
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications, the Physical Sciences, Engineering or other relevant field or equivalent
  • 10 years of proposal development with a minimum of 5 years in the federal contracting industry 
  • Demonstrated success writing and leading technical, management, resume, and/or past performance volumes
  • Demonstrated excellent writing skills, including understanding of grammatical rules, punctuation, sentence structure, and active/passive voice
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational and team skills to track and share work progress and action items using a variety of tools
  • Advanced Microsoft Word and Adobe skills
  • Ability to surge work schedule to meet proposal schedule demands
  • Ability to work in a dynamic team environment with a variety of personnel and organizations
  • Willingness to travel to regional office sites and partner locations across the United States
  • Must possess or have the ability to obtain a government security clearance
  • Association of Proposal Management Professional certification
  • Experience as a technical editor on proposals
  • Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel skills
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret (TS) clearance

    The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.

    BENEFITS Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family. Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

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