USM, An EMCOR Company Proposal Writer in Arlington, Virginia

Job Description

About Us:EMCOR Government Services offers an experienced single-source solution for meeting the routine and mission-critical needs of federal, state, local and other government organizations. By combining our expert professional technicians, commercial best practices, extensive facilities knowledge and strong commitment to reliable, responsive service, we enable our government clients to achieve consistently high-performance facilities, on-time projects and long-term value.

Job Title: Proposal Writer

Job Summary: EMCOR Government Services, headquartered in Arlington, VA, has an immediate opening for a writer experienced in preparing proposals for federal, state, and local government customers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Analyze RFP/RFI requirements and write compliant proposals in accordance with RFP requirements

  • Work with technical subject matter experts and capture team leaders to develop bid and proposal strategies designed to enhance our bid position and to increase win probabilities

  • Prepare tools and products designed to assist other writers and technical subject matter experts develop text and graphics in accordance with win strategies and RFP instructions

  • Prepare annotated outlines, section mockups, and section specifications to support the proposal strategy

  • Work with technical subject matter experts to develop proposal graphics that illustrate technical and management concepts and convey key proposal messaging

  • Ensure that all information is consistent with the organization’s brand message, value proposition, business objectives and style standards

  • Provide research analysis in support of new client targets

  • Edit and proofread proposal sections for style and consistency

  • Assist in producing, binding, packaging and shipping all customer documents

  • Control and monitor production of proposals, ensuring that high quality, professional products are created and delivered on time

  • Participate in opportunity kick-off meetings and draft reviews

  • Support the development and production of marketing material

  • Must work late hours periodically throughout the proposal process to submission


Proven experience in proposal development a plus but not essential. A successful candidate for this position will have the following qualifications:

  • Minimum 3-5 years of demonstrated professional writing experience in a deadline environment required

  • Knowledge of facility management, engineering, renovation, modification, and sustainment practices and the management of these practices

  • BS/BA in business, engineering, communications, journalism, English or equivalent experience

  • Exceptional writing abilities

  • Ability to think critically and draw from several resources to create simple, unified and persuasive documents

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Visio, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Project

  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) are a plus

  • Strong organization skills and an attention for detail

  • Proven ability to be self-motivated and work individually as well as part of a team

  • Willingness and ability to adapt and learn in a fast-moving environment. Minimum amount of travel may be required

We offer our employees a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package and are always looking for individuals with the talent and skills required to contribute to our continued growth and success. EOE M/F/Vet/Disabled

Job Title: Proposal Writer

Date Posted: 2/8/2016

Location: Arlington, VA

Job Type: Full-Time Regular

Position Id: EB-1176533969