Senior Proposal Writer

EU Startup Services is looking for a Senior Proposal Writer to support our team in the Brussels Office.

About the position: main responsibilities

  • Participate in proposal strategy, design, writing, and review sessions throughout the life of the proposal;
  • Research, write and edit technical material for proposals;
  • Conduct requirements analysis for clients and collect input;
  • Successfully interact and manage client relationships, potential partners and/or local staff, gather operational information and country context, and analyze the competitive environment for considering the organization’s differentiators;
  • Attend and participate in divisional business development and capture meetings.

Minimum requirements:

  • At least 3 years of EU grant writing (H2020, FTI, or any other science and innovation track), with demonstrated success;
  • A Master’s degree in one of the following areas: Science and Engineering, European Affairs, Business, or similar (Alternatively, a degree in another area with demonstrated professional experience in these fields);
  • In Brussels or ready to relocate to Brussels and working full time.
  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written; and preferable that part of your academic track has been conducted in English.

Preferable requirements:

  • Knowledge of the SME Instrument;
  • Prior experience in dealing directly with clients;
  • Can read and understand business plans.


EU Startup Services offers a competitive starting base compensation of +/- €2500 depending on qualification and experience. Success fees for successful proposals are also awarded.

If you are looking for a new challenge, please contact us by sending your CV and a short cover letter to Alessandra Maffettone at, mentioning in the subject line “Senior Proposal Writer”. Interviews will be ongoing and only selected candidates will be contacted. Starting date: as negotiated.

Every application will be treated confidentially.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis so we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible and no later 30 October 2017.

Read more and apply here.


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