POSTED March 24

Proposal Writer at OCT Consulting

  • Content Copy Writing
  • Fulltime
  • Anywhere (100% Remote) Only
Job Description

OCT Consulting LLC’s (OCT) Business Development Group is seeking a Senior or Mid-Level Proposal Writer to support proposal development/submission activities in response to requests from Federal Government clients. You’ll work collaboratively with business development colleagues, senior leadership, client project managers, and subject matter experts to win new business.

Key Role

Manage and perform the writing activities involved in the development and revision of major proposals. Apply knowledge and expertise of the proposal development process. Participate as part of a proposal team or lead proposal efforts in the cradle-to-grave development of a proposal. Apply working knowledge of teaming strategies with large and small businesses.

Description of Duties

  • Assist in providing day-to-day coordination of pipeline opportunity development using various sources to identify and review proposal opportunities in the form of Sources Sought, Market Research, RFIs, RFQs and RFPs.
  • Perform detailed analyses of solicitation documents (e.g., RFP, RFQ, SOW), and work with the team to build the outline for the proposal response and communicate the results.
  • Ensure proposals are properly scoped, evaluate assumptions, identify risks, and ensure responses meet requirements.
  • Work collaboratively with a wide range of personnel, including technical and business subject matter experts, authors, capture managers, and client program managers, to facilitate efficient and effective proposal development.
  • Create compliant and compelling original proposal content for technical responses to highly complex, large, and/or high-profile solicitations
  • Ability to independently write sections of Technical and Management proposal response
  • Manage multiple revisions, edit and re-edit proposal sections as needed, and ensure that proposals maintain a consistent tone or voice.
  • Assist the proposal manager in reviewing proposal artifacts for compliance and responsiveness against solicitation requirements.


Qualifications Required - Experience/Skills/Attributes:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 8-10 years or more of experience developing and writing responses to Government Requests for Proposals.
  • Ability to deliver client-ready materials under strict deadline.
  • Experience working in a Big 4 consulting firm in the Public Sector (Federal Government) with experience in proposal development is highly desirable.
  • Skilled at critical thinking, analysis of requirements and problem-solving.
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication (written and oral) skills and organizational skills.
  • Ability to quickly grasp concepts, execute strong writing and work in a fast paced and deadline driven environment.
  • Demonstrated experience/ability to work efficiently and effectively with multiple deadlines and changing priorities.
  • Ability to successfully execute multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Training in Shipley proposal development process or other structured proposal development methodologies is preferred
  • Excellent computer skills, including high level of proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, Outlook, and Word, Google Docs, and Adobe Professional.


The position includes competitive compensation and a full suite of benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Retirement savings 401K plan provided by an industry leading provider with 3% employer matching contributions.
  • Paid Time Off
  • Life Insurance, Short- and Long-Term disability benefits
  • Training Benefits
  • Salary: $90-150,000 based on experience, education, etc.

About OCT Consulting

OCT Consulting LLC is a certified SBA 8(a), minority owned, small, disadvantaged business providing professional services and Information technology solutions to the federal government and commercial clients. Founded in 2013, we bring the advantage of agility in operations along with a management team with a track record of leading successful engagements at major federal government agencies.

OCT is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. OCT is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. 

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