Grant Writer in Mobile, AL at Austal

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Mobile, AL

Job Description

Any qualified individual with a disability who is having difficulty in completing an application because of incompatible technology or other disability-related application issues may contact us at the following phone number for assistance: 251-445-1932.
Austal shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.  Austal’s commitment to equal employment opportunity applies at all levels of employment, in all job titles, including the executive level, and to all employment actions, including but not limited to decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion. 

REPORTS TO:  Chief Financial Officer


  • Determine proposal concepts by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of project content to ensure integrity and quality of proposal writing.
  • Plan, prepare and write complex, mainly local and state (AL and CA) grant proposals.
  • Participate in the development and review of proposal strategies and themes.
  • Maintain and update our internal grant application process.
  • Develop and maintain a grant management log for funded grants that includes report due dates, budget adherence, and any other grant requirements.
  • Investigate local, state, federal and private sources of funds.
  • Research and analyze grant opportunities and make recommendations on their feasibility.
  • Interpret and follow sponsor regulations, requirements, guidelines and instructions.
  • Maintain positive relationships with fund providers and other stakeholders.
  • Attend local and state events as required
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by management.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communications, Marketing or related field strongly preferred.
  • 2-4 years’ experience as a grant writer or similar role.
  • Proven track record for reaching and measuring grant results.
  • Successful funding search experience.
  • Knowledge of funding sources, compliance issues, and legal and fiscal policies of funding sources and appropriate government agencies.
  • Ability to read, comprehend, interpret and apply governmental regulations and proposal guidelines.
  • Strong research, communication and publication writing skills.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

DIRECTION EXERCISED:  Works independently to deliver work products against aggressive deadlines.

DISCRETION EXERCISED:  Incumbent will be expected to work with a wide degree of creativity and latitude while navigating through ambiguous situations to meet goals and objectives.  Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

LIAISES WITH:  Employees and management at all levels with a vested interest in grant outcomes, as well as local, state, federal, and private agencies as sources of funds. Interfaces with Workforce Development Manager.


  • Candidates must meet the following employment eligibility guidelines to be considered for employment with Austal USA:
  • 18 years of age or older at time of application.
  • Able to provide proof of US Person Status
  • No felony convictions of Theft/Deception or Violent crimes within

   seven years from disposition date

  • No felony convictions of Drug crimes within three years from

  disposition date

  • Willing to submit to a drug screen
  • Willing to submit to a background check
  • Able to travel up to 15% of time as needed


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must be able to tour all vessels and work sites.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand and walk. 

Specific physical requirements include the following:

Ability to utilize personal protective equipment (hard hat, safety glasses, steel-toes shoes, goggles, respirator, safety harness, safety line, flotation gear, etc.) safely per OSHA standards. Ability to withstand cold and hot temperatures. Able to respond to verbal and audible sounds/commands. Able to utilize adequate visual skills.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee occasionally encounters while performing essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to humid conditions, bright flashing lights, moving mechanical parts, outside weather conditions, and extreme heat.  The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and/or airborne particles at or below the PEL, toxic or caustic chemicals, and heat and cold.  The noise level in portions the work environment is usually very loud, + 90 dB.


Must comply with company, federal, state, and local safety and environmental rules and regulations while performing daily job tasks.