We are in search of a Proposal Lead to join our remote team! As a Proposal Lead your work will be directly related to the National Energy Technology Laboratory’s (NETL) pursuit of reimbursable work and enables funding and research growth within the Research and Innovation Center (RIC). You will be responsible for identifying and pursuing opportunities for expanding funding sources (e.g., non-FE DOE, other federal or government agencies, CRADA partners, private-sector organizations) across NETL, but especially RIC. This work includes close collaboration with the NETL client around pre-award development, including budget creation and proposal submissions. Collaboration with post-award team members will be required.
If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!
Primary Responsibilities Include:
- Supporting and streamlining processes around identifying and communicating information on funding opportunities to NETL personnel (e.g., FOAs, RFPs, BAAs, DOE Lab Calls, SERDP and other Federal Agency solicitations, etc.).
- Working with team members to prepare for client business council assessments to communicate value propositions, support risk reviews, and then help facilitate go/no-go decisions for proposal development.
- Participating in all aspects of complex proposal preparation to secure federal funding, including creating templates and collecting boilerplate materials (e.g., facility/equipment descriptions, NETL overview, resumes), developing multi-year budgets, ensuring compliance with funding opportunity requirements, handling the receipt of deliverables from NETL and any teaming universities/organizations, envisioning graphics, reviewing and editing content, and assembling final documents.
- Working with NETL researchers to develop comprehensive proposal budgets including completing budget forms required by the funding organizations and preparing Field Work Proposals.
- Developing and maintaining proposal schedules with NETL researchers and external teaming partners including small and large businesses, universities, and other national laboratories.
- Establishing and then managing formal proposal review processes and colored review teams.
- Coordinating technical, quality, and management review teams per set processes, to strengthen the proposal and ensure compliance with funding opportunity and applicable government rules and regulations.
- Ensuring that electronic proposal packages are submitted by due dates.
- Optimizing processes around collaborative, cross-functional team interactions, teams consisting of proposal coordinators, potential partner organizations, researchers/subject matter experts, finance staff, and review teams.
- Recommending staffing/resourcing assignments, assisting with proposal development scheduling.
- Assessing and then recommending new content management or similar collaboration business tools and/or systems, as applicable.
- Support the development of brown bag seminars and other programs or materials to educate staff on the logistics and strategies of pursuing reimbursable work.
- Envisioning, presenting to clients, executing, and then project-managing new innovative strategic projects to address business challenges.
- Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of professional proposal experience. High school diploma with additional related experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
- Experience in project-managing the development of grants/proposals, for sponsored research preferred
- Proficiency in Microsoft, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Teams and SharePoint
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as this fast-paced position requires extensive interface with all levels of the federal client and potential collaborative partners
- Excellent organization and documentation skills; attention to detail; and an ability to troubleshoot, resolve administrative problems and respond to inquiries in an accurate and timely manner
- Experience working within or in close support of a national laboratory, university, or federal research and development environment
- Experience in reviewing complex government solicitations (e.g., FOAs, RFPs, RFIs, BAAs)
- Financial experience developing budgets and/or cost estimates
- Experience collaborating on proposals with researchers, scientists, and/or engineers
- Experience in business development and/or marketing management
Program Specific Salary Range: $90K to $110K
Pay Range:Pay Range $57,850.00 - $89,000.00 - $120,150.00
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