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Proposal Content Developer and Writer

Company: ICF
Location: Columbus
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Proposal Content Developer and Writer - Energy & Utility Sector (Remote)
Help us tell our story. ICF is seeking a creative and detail-oriented Proposal Content Developer and Writer to actively engage in proposal writing, solutioning and new content development to support the growth of our Utility Programs and Services. ICF's Utility Programs and Services division works with utilities across North America to make homes and businesses more energy-efficient, deliver programs that increase adoption of electric vehicles, and design and deliver new programs that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The primary responsibility of this role will be to develop the structure of our proposal narrative and write compelling, persuasive proposal content. Secondary responsibilities include writing new content on priority industry issues and creating story-driven presentations that describe ICF's services and capabilities.
This is a unique opportunity that combines the skills of a strong business writer with an understanding of how-to best structure and enrich content to tell a compelling story. If you have a knack for creating big picture stories that inform and resonate with diverse audiences, and an understanding of the importance of subject matter expertise and how to leverage this knowledge to develop easily digestible content, this is the role for you!
Learn more about our utility work here ( and join our team today! This is a remote-based benefits-eligible opportunity to start immediately.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Research, organize, and write technical proposal content and sections.

  • Collaborate with proposal managers to develop proposal outlines based on RFP requirements and story.

  • Conduct interviews with technical experts to ensure complete, accurate, and knowledgeable responses to client/RFP instructions, questions, and evaluation criteria.

  • Describe solutions to meet client's unique needs, presenting benefits/value of approach, staff, and experience.

  • Incorporate edits and comments from reviewers, and review of other's content, to prepare a winning proposal that clearly shows the benefits/value of selecting ICF.

  • Format and layout proposal sections, including ideating or developing graphics, to ensure ease of readability.

  • Work with design teams to create graphics and visuals that simply convey complex ideas, features, processes, and other information.

  • Participate in color team reviews to modify/shape content through proposal process lifecycle.

  • Develop presentations for key offering areas or for key clients.

  • Support marketing efforts by writing and contributing to blog posts, white papers, and other marketing content.

  • Develop content and basic graphics for specific proposals.

  • Contribute to the team's content library: Flag and sanitize content written for proposals to be included in the library, and provide guidance and best practices to the Proposal and Systems Leads on how to structure and organize the library from a user perspective.

  • Contribute to blog posts, white papers, and other marketing content.

  • Teach us something new! We know the best ideas often come from outside, from people who are willing to look at things differently.

    What You Must Bring with You:

    • Bachelor's degree in English, American Studies, Journalism, Communications, or related field.

    • 2+ years of experience in journalism, proposal writing, grant writing, or technical writing.

    • Proficient in MS Word and PowerPoint, including the ability to create and edit styles, develop templates, etc.

      What We'd Like You to Bring with You:

      • Knowledge and experience in commercial and industrial energy efficiency, decarbonization, electrification projects.

      • Experience directly within the energy industry and with utilities

      • Experience interviewing technical subject matter experts to translate technical requirements and approach into compelling and persuasive prose.

      • Understanding of proposal management and writing best practices (e.g., APMP / Shipley methodologies).

      • Ability to create quick, simple graphics to convey complex ideas without the need for a graphic designer.

        Working at ICF
        Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.
        We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy ( .
        Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: Know Your Rights ( and Pay Transparency Statement ( .
        Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is :
        $68,325.00 - $116,152.00
        Nationwide Remote Office (US99)
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        About ICF
        ICF is a global consulting and technology services company with approximately 9,000 employees, but we are not your typical consultants. At ICF, business analysts and policy specialists work together with digital strategists, data scientists and creatives. We combine unmatched industry expertise with cutting-edge engagement capabilities to help organizations solve their most complex challenges. Since 1969, public and private sector clients have worked with ICF to navigate change and shape the future. Learn more at ( .

Keywords: ICF, Columbus , Proposal Content Developer and Writer, IT / Software / Systems , Columbus, Ohio

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