Sr Principal Proposal Writer/Editor (Dulles, VA) - Full-time

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history.

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking an experienced Proposal Writer/Editor responsible for crafting, and editing content for large and complex proposals for U.S. government customers. This position will be located in Dulles, VA.


  • Support the Proposal Manager, working as an integral part of proposal team, act as a volume lead for technical, management, past performance and other volumes as needed
  • Develop proposal outlines, and volume templates
  • Maintain configuration control of assigned volumes
  • Provide just-in-time writing training to the technical writers, as needed
  • Work with engineers to translate technical and other ideas into clear, easily understandable text, while ensuring accuracy
  • Edit and review proposal sections and related proposal documents
  • Thoroughly review all assigned proposal response volumes and sections, ensuring written consistency in the final proposal after review of various team and technical input
  • Coordinate with functional areas, business areas, subcontractors and others to research and to collect data required for technical proposal development
  • Assist with color team reviews and post-review update
  • Prepare assigned volumes for publication
  • Maintain and update proposal boilerplate documents and repository
  • Qualifications

    Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree and 10 years' experience managing proposal volumes or writing major proposal sections supporting the full proposal development life cycle. Or, in lieu of a degree, 14 years' experience managing proposal volumes or writing major proposal sections supporting the full proposal development life cycle
  • Demonstrated ability to manage proposal volumes and write clear, persuasive, articulate proposal sections
  • Proficiency with MS Suite including Adobe
  • Ability to manage writers supporting assigned volumes to meet deadline
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Security clearance

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong knowledge of all aspects of business and proposal management
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat
  • Experience using GovWin, FedBizOpps, and FPDS
  • A Top Secret clearance, or ability to obtain a clearance
  • Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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