Harris Corporation Technical Proposal Writer in Herndon, Virginia

Technical Proposal Writer

Job ID: CN20171903-17849


Technical Proposal Writer

Job ID: CN20171903-17849

Job Location: Herndon, VA

Job Description:

Candidate will effectively translate solutions, document capture strategy, and produce complex, professional written narrative that contributes toward compliant, compelling, competitive proposals. This requires the capability to write with a singular, persuasive voice, while articulating and integrating a winning strategic message.

The primary role is to develop proposal content either as a primary or co-writer in the areas of technical, management, past performance, and executive summaries, as well as other areas of the offer as requested. Writing tasks will also encompass interviews with various subject matter experts. Final writing products may be completed independently or as part of a collaborative, iterative process with other assigned personnel.


  • Support RFP, RFI and Rapid Response Task Order responses as assigned.

  • Write or co-write content that is clear and concise and that resonates with the needs of the customer.

  • Translate and synthesize information from SMEs into a message that targeted audiences can understand, while maintaining the technical accuracy and completeness of the intended response.

  • Work collaboratively and effectively with a broad range of people across multiple disciplines.

  • Lead and support the development and completion of winning proposal solutions documentation.

  • Serve as the point of contact for compiling proposal documents. Lead volumes as appropriate.

  • Interview SMEs to understand complex technical and managerial concepts of the work they perform and convert that information into a technically compliant, competitive, compelling proposal.

  • Ensure optimal organization, presentation and articulation of the Harris solution in the final proposal and oversee incorporation of key messaging that clarifies the strengths of the Harris offer, including any discriminators.

  • Assist proposal managers and capture managers in developing/maintaining and communicating storylines, schedules (including review and production phases), plans, outlines, assignments, baselines, and storyboards to the team.

  • Routinely articulate complex concepts and processes orally and in writing.

  • Routinely function effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

  • Mentor and manage junior proposal writers.

  • Accommodate a flexible schedule, which may include evenings and weekends, as required.

  • Ability to prioritize while working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

  • Ability to perform with grace and efficiency under pressure.

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, English/Humanities, Grant Writing, Technical Writing, Creative Writing, Marketing Management or related field.

  • 10+ years of experience with Project management with attention to detail and ability to follow through to completion.

  • 10+ years of experience with Proposal Writing experience in the Federal, State, and/ or Local Government Market.

Preferred Additional Skills/Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or certifications in related field.

  • Experience preparing briefings for client and/or senior leadership.

  • Experience managing projects and teams.

  • Extensive experience with SharePoint and Microsoft Office applications (Word/Excel/Power Point).

  • Team player and collaborator: Able to interact effectively across multiple levels and various disciplines.

  • Exceptional oral, presentation and written communication skills.

  • Well-developed organizational, talent and time management skills.

Harris is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law.

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Job Profile Matching Criteria:

ExpertiseProgram Management

EducationBachelors (or equivalent work experience)

Job TypeFull Time

LocationUSA - VA - Herndon