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Senior Proposal Writer

Company: Firefly Aerospace
Location: Sterling
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

ABOUT FIREFLY SPACE TRANSPORT SERVICES (STS)

At Firefly Space Transport Services (STS) LLC., a subsidiary of Firefly Aerospace, Inc. we are focused on delivering end-to-end space transportation solutions for the Federal Government, including the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and for Civil Space, along with all commercial customers. Firefly is committed to providing economical and convenient access to space for payloads through the design, manufacture, and operation of reliable launch vehicles, in-space systems and landers. To get there, we are looking for incredibly passionate, bright, and determined people to join our team!

SUMMARY:

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team! The successful candidate for this role is a dynamic self-starter able to lead, coordinate and write proposals that win new contracts and expand our market share. This is an opportunity for someone to make a difference by building the future of a leading space transportation company aimed at launching, in-space vehicles and landers that will provide the full spectrum for federal and commercial customers. We are looking for someone who embodies the excitement and dedication to be part of a winning proposal team to revolutionize this new market.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Support priority bid opportunities for new business pursuits
* Work as part of a collaborative team to clearly articulate the chosen solution and strategy, approach to performing the work, win themes, and discriminators.
* Apply interviewing skills to gather required information from internal and external personnel to support writing activities.
* Write executive summaries and pursuit materials that articulate Fireflys strategic messaging in a compelling and persuasive manner.
* Help craft a story that highlights the companys strengths and capabilities
* Develop process improvements to help improve proposal quality.
* Capture, shape, and synthesize information to reflect a cohesive message, written in one voice
* Collaborate with the Firefly Proposal team to build creative and innovative material for the proposal content library
* Coordinate with the proposal manager on the creation of text in response to gap analysis for compliance
* Translate highly technical information and into clear, impactful, and grammatically correct content
* Coordinate with the graphics specialist to assure that the text and graphics are in concert
* Formatting and copyediting of proposal volumes per corporate and customer guidelines and industry best practices
* Create and manage proposal templates for different customer proposals
* Develops formats and guidelines to ensure the proposal reflects organizational quality and corporate branding.
* Devises and maintains proposal style sheets.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

* 8 + years total professional experience, 5+ years of experience working as a proposal writer responding to Federal Government solicitations
* Exemplary written and oral communication skills, with an expert eye for tracking details
* Strong executive presence
* Excellent organizational, planning, and time management skills with the ability to work well under deadlines
* Ability to multitask and support multiple proposal teams simultaneously
* Outstanding work ethic and commitment to excellence
* Advanced in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Teams, Zoom and SharePoint.

Desired:

* Active Secret clearance and be able to obtain a TS SCI, if required
* Experience modifying and making recommendations for graphics that highlight the written technical information. Experience with Adobe is a plus

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Firefly Aerospace, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Firefly is governed based on merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Keywords: Firefly Aerospace, Sterling , Senior Proposal Writer, Advertising , Sterling, Virginia

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