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Grant Writing Lead/Manager

Grant Writing Lead/Manager (032405)

SRF Consulting Group, Inc. creates lasting solutions to strengthen communities. SRF’s engineers, planners, and designers collaborate with our clients and their partners to ensure meaningful results for the most challenging projects and enrich everyday experiences. Our award-winning projects range from designing roadways, trails, and bridges to planning statewide transportation systems, to revitalizing neighborhoods and urban spaces. At SRF, our employee-owners help shape the culture and future of our business and our communities. As a 100 percent employee-owned company, team members share in the company’s growth and prosperity and receive stock ownership on a vesting schedule for their retirement. Our culture offers frequent companywide events, clubs, and sports teams, as well as opportunities to give back to the community. SRF also provides employees with the following:

  • 401(k) and company match plan, Comprehensive health benefits package
  • Competitive salaries, Paid professional certifications and memberships
  • Flex-time scheduling, Generous time-off programs, and Vacation time carry-over
  • Multiple professional development programs

SRF’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is a cornerstone of our culture and success. Individual differences, life experiences, and talents drive our innovation and our approach. Everyone is welcome, differences are celebrated, and horizons are limitless.

SRF has a dedicated, talented team ofproject managers, writers, benefit-cost analysis professionals, technical specialists, and researchers to meet the grant development needs of our clients. We have a successful track record in pairing clients’ needs with funding sources and securing grant dollars for projects of all sizes. Since 2020, SRF has helped our clients secure nearly $1.9 billion in local, state, and federal funds. Our Team works on a wide variety of grant applications and collaborates with a diverse group of planners, engineers, and designers to explore positive outcomes. As a lead grant writer, you will be responsible for managing our funding opportunities and writing grant applications to secure funding for important transportation infrastructure projects. This position can be based in our Minneapolis, St. Paul, MN; Madison, WI; Chicago, IL, or Fargo/Bismarck, ND offices. SRF offers a hybrid work model that allows our staff to work from the office full-time or work part-time in the office and remotely.


  • Manage and support our funding and grants service to secure grant opportunities for government and non-government agencies.
  • Provide strategic advice and guidance to our clients on which funding opportunities are the best fit for their project.
  • Prepare and write grant applications and supporting documents based on the requirements of the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).
  • Respond to internal and external queries on potential funding opportunities and applications.
  • Evaluation of data and technical analyses to prepare the necessary supporting documentation that highlights the project’s strengths and benefits.
  • Collaborate with a broad team of planners, engineers, and designers to explore and identify solutions and recommendations.


  • Interest in meaningful and inclusive planning processes and outcomes.
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in English, communications, transportation planning, or similar field.
  • 5+ years of experience in grant or report writing.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with attention to detail.
  • Project or major task management experience.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Shows initiative in taking leadership roles on projects.
  • Strong facilitation skills for project and team meetings.
  • Strong research skills and knowledge of information sources.
  • Ability to study and understand funding programs and requirements.
  • Collaborative and enthusiastic attitude.
  • Desire to attain AICP certification is a plus.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

SRF Consulting Group, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  We cultivate a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment where all individuals feel respected, acknowledged, and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. Our diversity drives our innovation; our inclusivity drives our approach. We encourage ALL qualified people to apply.

We will not discriminate against or harass any employee or applicant for employment because of hair style or texture -race, genetic testing, military status or unfavorable discharge, citizenship or work authorization Status, Pregnancy, Arrest/conviction and expunged or sealed convictions,’;  color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, familial status, ancestry, gender identity, or expression, status about public assistance, or any other protected class.

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