Proposal Writer (Federal)

South Plainfield, New Jersey


Looking for driven, career-minded individual to fill Federal Proposal Writer position within our Marketing department. This position reports to the Project Executive. This position is based in our South Plainfield, NJ office.

The Federal Proposal Writer’s work will be focused on proposal development, specifically for the federal sector allowing the company to further pursue contracts at the federal level.

The Federal Proposal Writer will be responsible for supporting all phases of the proposal process in response to US Government technology-based requests for proposals (RFPs) and requests for information (RFIs). The Federal Proposal Writer will work with management, our technical team, and with colleagues on the marketing team in developing these proposal responses.

This position is responsible for development of the written proposal response encompassing technical, management, quality control, past performance, cost, and any other requirements of the solicitation.

A successful candidate will be a team player who is self-motivated and willing to jump in and assist with proposals outside of the Federal sector as needed.


  • Develop a complete understanding of MFS’ services in order to create compelling and relevant content.
  • Search and obtain leads for federal agency bid opportunities on a weekly basis
  • Work with Project Managers and Senior Personnel to determine go/no-go RFP/Q opportunities within the Federal sector
  • Consistently prepare proposals which meet the requirements and expectations of government contracting offices
  • Perform quality control for federal proposals including qualifications, company documents/forms, and presentations and maintain marketing folder server organization
  • Provide support in all phases of the proposal process including content management (content review, new content creation, system updates), opportunity assessment, bid/no bid decisions, response design/development, response quality assurance, proposal delivery, win/loss analysis and proposal reporting
  • Conducting proposal reviews and copy editing to ensure the development of high-quality responses in a timely manner
  • Work with satellite offices to provide/request resources as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Physical Requirements:

  • Continually required to stand, walk, and sit
  • Continually required to utilize hand and finger dexterity
  • Continually required to talk or hear
  • Continually utilize visual acuity to operate office equipment
  • Occasionally required to bend, stoop, and kneel
  • Occasionally required to lift and carry items less than 10 pounds


  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism, Communications, Marketing, Construction Management, Project Management, or related field.
  • At least 5 years of previous federal proposal writing experience in A/E/C industry
  • Detail-oriented
  • Accurate and precise with following written instructions
  • Excellent research skills
  • Clear communicator/writer
  • Ability to take direction and change direction fluidly
  • Ability to thrive in a deadline-oriented environment
  • Excellent computer and organizational skills
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite
  • Undergo a background check (required)


  • A certificate in grant, proposal writing, and/or technical writing.
  • Experience in developing proposals for Construction Management division.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

About the Company:

MFS is an independent and innovative consulting engineering and construction management firm headquartered in South Plainfield, New Jersey. We share a total commitment to excellence both internally and externally. Externally, we offer clients expertise in site/civil, structural, geotechnical and foundation, survey, geotechnical drilling, and construction management services. Internally, we offer excellent benefit packages that include: Paid Vacation, Sick, and Holidays, 401K, Medical, Dental, Vision, Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, Training, and Tuition Reimbursement. MFS is an EEO/AAP Employer.

Notice to Third Party Agencies:

Please note that MFS, which is comprised of MFS ConsultingEngineers and Surveyor, DPC, MFS Construction, LLC, MFS Consulting, LLC and MFS Consulting Engineers, CORP does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or staffing firms. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to the HR Department or any job sourcing ad of MFS, in the form of an e-mail, fax, or mail will be deemed to be the property of MFS. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a candidate without a previously signed agreement and approved engagement request from MFS' HR Department, MFS reserves the unrestricted right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without incurring any liability (financial or otherwise) to the recruiter, agency, and/or staffing firm.