Distributed Solar Development (DSD) seeks a Proposal Writer to join its growing team.  Distributed Solar Development is a C&I business that works with municipalities and other organizations to build and sell solar energy solutions.  The person in this position will work with deal teams to respond to Request for Proposals (RFPs), write proposals, maintain a content database for use in responding to RFPs, perform administrative tasks associated with the proposal process, and ensure that all proposals meet the company’s high standards of quality and branding. 

A strong applicant will be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and have knowledge of or be able to rapidly learn the technical and financial drivers of solar energy development. The Proposal Writer must be able to support several projects concurrently while sustaining rigorous attention to detail. The Proposal Writer will drive proposal strategy, oversee the creation of proposal content, and coordinate the entire proposal process from initial review to submission. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience and a track record of success through a previous position at a renewable energy developer or other relevant employer.  Experience supporting multiple principals (such as sales leads, VPs, etc.) is beneficial.



  • Write RFP responses and manage DSD’s proposal process for RFPs from commercial, industrial, and small utility customers.  
  • Support several RFP responses simultaneously while sustaining rigorous attention to detail and meeting deadlines.
  • Develop and maintain core RFP content to be used for future proposals.  
  • Provide initial assessments of proposal requirements to lead go/no-go discussions. 
  • Coordinate all proposal development activities including leveraging internal and external resources to develop competitive RFP responses. 
  • Manage each proposal process to meet strict deadlines; coordinate with Sales, Project Finance, Legal, and Engineering to keep proposal creation activities on schedule. 
  • Develop new systems, project management tools, and processes for tracking, developing, and organizing proposal creation efforts. Pursue initiatives to reduce cycle time and increase throughput. 


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree from an accredited university
  • Minimum 2 years of professional experience


Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in proposal writing in Solar, Energy or Construction industries
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple competing deadlines and short turnarounds
  • Effective communication skills with the ability to organize deal teams including individuals from various business functions
  • Experience in the renewable energy sector preferred
  • Proposal writing or technical writing experience preferred
  • Project management experience; experience interacting with a variety of stakeholders to complete projects
  • Occasional travel may be required


Additional Eligibility Requirement  DSD will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Notice to Recruiters & Staffing Agencies Distributed Solar Development has an internal talent acquisition department and designated career site for individuals looking to join our team. Distributed Solar Development will not accept unsolicited resumes from any external recruiters, staffing firms, search agencies or any fee-based referrals. Any unsolicited resumes sent to directly to Distributed Solar Development, in any capacity will be considered property of Distributed Solar Development. This policy is applicable to all Distributed Solar Development locations and will be the responsibility of third parties and vendors to understand this policy. Distributed Solar Development will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.

About Us Distributed Solar Development (DSD) is transforming the way organizations harness clean energy. With unparalleled capabilities including development, structured financing, project acquisition and long-term asset ownership, DSD creates significant value for our commercial, industrial and municipal customers and partners. Backed by world-leading financial partners like BlackRock Real Assets and rooted in our founding at GE with a 120+ year legacy of innovation, our team brings a distinct combination of ingenuity, rigor, and accountability to every project we manage, acquire, own and maintain. To learn more, visit dsdrenewables.com. Connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.  Distributed Solar Development is an equal opportunity employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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