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Chenega Corporation Proposal Writer – PSSBU in Chesapeake, Virginia



Company Job Title: Proposal Writer – PS SBU

Chenega Job Title: Technical Writer II

Clearance: Background

Location: Chesapeake, VA

Reports To: Proposal Manager

FLSA Status: Full-Time, Regular, Exempt

Prepared Date: 08-08-2019

Approved Date: 08-08-2019


Chenega Corporation Professional Services SBU is seeking a Proposal Writer who will be responsible for authoring and editing content for proposals and responses to RFPs, RFIs and RFQs for current and potential clients. The Proposal Writer works with key stakeholders both independently and as a member of a team to develop proposal sections, such as, but not limited to: corporate and executive summaries, past performance volumes, technical approaches, management plans, business proposals and other documents in support of the overall proposal effort.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Research information on a broad base of areas and describe the principles, operations, and basic concepts in clear simple language.

  • Work with essential team members to derive storyboards, outlines, win themes, approach/methodologies and strategies.

  • Interview and work directly with subject matter experts, program managers, and the business development team collecting, tailoring, and translating content to ensure appropriate messaging in compliance with solicitation documentation including RFPs, RFTOPs, Amendments, and Answers to Questions.

  • Responsible for rewriting text to ensure clarity, consistency, and compliance in a timely manner following established RFP process.

  • Coordinate and manage the efforts of multiple contributors.

  • Create and use proposal templates following Chenega standards and best practices.

  • Write original text and edit technical data prepared by others.

  • Maintain documentation within SharePoint for future reference.

  • Ensures proposals are compliant, properly formatted and aligned with Chenega standards.

  • Ensure timely completion and accuracy of all work.

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications or a related discipline.

  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience as a technical writer.

  • Prior experience authoring proposals, RFPs or similar documents in federal contracting and/or government environments preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Superior grammar, as well as written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to independently author proposal sections, with a focus on compliance, quality and timeliness.

  • Strong editing and proof-reading skills as well as an understanding of industry standard proposal best practices.

  • Creativity, flexibility, organization, time management, and listening skills.

  • Ability to adhere to proposal and RFP response deadlines.

  • Compliance with all processes and procedures.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high pressure team environment.

  • Ability to collaborate with business development executives on special projects and initiatives (white papers, website content, and other marketing material).

  • Expert-level ability in Microsoft Office Suite, with experience in document structure, word styles, templates, charts, and graphs. Microsoft Teams experience knowledge and experience.

  • Knowledge of federal government contracting.

Physical Demands: (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment: (The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.)

  • The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.

  • During visits to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.

Chenega Corporation and family of companies is an EOE.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Native preference under PL 93-638.

We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

Primary Location: United States-Virginia-Chesapeake

Organization: Chenega Corporation Professional Services SBU
Strategic Business Unit: Professional Services
Security Requirements: Background Check
Job Schedule: Full Time Exempt
Recruiter: Anne Goldberg
Req ID: 1900003202