The Donohoe Companies, Inc.

Proposal Writer

Location US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 2 months ago(4/12/2022 1:36 PM)
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Complete Building Services


Complete Building Services (CBS) is a company that is passionate about the operation and maintenance of buildings/facilities in the commercial and government sectors. CBS is the largest division of The Donohoe Companies, Inc. - Washington DC's most established real estate company. At CBS, we celebrate and empower our talented employees - and it shows as we have been ranked by the Washington Business Journal as the Best Place to Work 2018, 2019, and 2020.


Perks & Benefits 


We offer a full slate of benefits, including competitive salaries, medical, dental, vision, life and disability coverages, FSA, flexible vacation, commuter benefits, and 401k plan with a match. And...we offer some not so standard, extra great-benefits, including tuition reimbursement for education/certifications, employee discounts programs (including hotels and our vendor's products), gym membership, and an Employee Assistance Program that offer a wide array of consultative/actionable services. We value diversity and believe in forming teams in which everyone can be their authentic self is the key to our success. Come join us, and find out what the best work of your career could look like for you.



In this role, you are responsible for working with our Facilities Management Division’s team of subject matter experts to develop accurate and compelling responses to requests for proposals (RFPs) in order to both win and retain business.



  • Reviews RFPs and develops winning themes and strategies by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs.
  • Active participant throughout the proposal life cycle.
  • Lead creator of content for the business development team, preparing proposals by determining concept, gathering and formatting information, writing drafts, and obtaining approvals.
  • Works cross-functionally with subject matter experts on the business development and operations teams to develop content that both meets defined RFP requirements and is influential to the reader.
  • Final review prior to submission - ensures proposals are highly organized and meet specifications regarding order, clarity, brevity, style, and terminology.
  • Manages and improves upon existing library of technical content, evaluating and re-designing processes, approach, coordination, and boilerplate content.
  • Manages business development content/completed proposals digitally stored in an efficient and accessible manner.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Research and write original proposal content in response to various government and commercial contract opportunities from inception to delivery.
  • Expertise in reading and interpreting solicitation documents to develop proposal outlines, compliance matrices, schedules, and other required proposal components to ensure proposals meet solicitation requirements.
  • Ability to review/rewrite proposal inputs.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Deadline-oriented.
  • Proficiency in all MS Suite  and Adobe products 

Education and Experience:

  • Experience in the commercial and government proposal process.
  • Knowledge of various government procurement vehicles.
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, English, Writing, Marketing, Communications, Business, or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of proposal writing experience with documented track record in writing winning proposals.
  • Knowledge of the facilities management or construction industry is highly desired.



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