Ardent Management Consulting (ArdentMC) is seeking a qualified Technical Writer to support the development of technical proposals to Federal government clients. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing high-quality technical content based on information provided by technical subject matter experts, existing marketing collateral, other proposal materials, and the candidates own technical knowledge. The successful candidate will clearly, succinctly, and persuasively convey technical information in support of the overarching story of why a client should select our company for proposed work. The ideal candidate may have the opportunity to progress into a Capture Manager role within 3-5 years.
Specific Responsibilities include:
Review, analyze, and interpret technical requirements, to include RFPs, RFIs, and RFQs to gain a thorough understanding of the audience, situation, and objectives of each solicitation, and when necessary, communicate that information to others.
Interview technical resources and subject matter experts (SMEs) to understand the processes, technologies, business needs, and other contextual details of a particular IT area and to elicit the appropriate technical and scientific information needed to compose high-quality technical write-ups
Conceptualize, write, review, and revise compelling technical proposal responses while maintaining compliance with the solicitation requirements
Conceptualize at a high level, review, and integrate visually appealing, informative technical graphics and illustrations (such as operational diagrams, process flow charts, screenshots, etc.).
Find, analyze, and synthesize graphics or written content from existing documentation or content repositories, and if necessary, revise and repurpose them for new efforts
Integrate elements of win strategies, themes, hot buttons, discriminators, and competitive assessments into relevant technical sections
Evaluate technical sections as a reviewer for overall quality, consistency, coherence, clarity, compliance with technical requirements, and alignment with solutions and themes
Assist in the management of technical proposal volumes or sections. May assist with the preparation of other technical documentation, as required, including project plans/schedules and white papers
This position requires 3 - 5 years of relevant experience.
BS/BA degree in professional writing, journalism, technical communication, and/or relevant IT field is strongly preferred; appropriate equivalent experience will be considered in lieu of a degree; comprehension in the area of IT professional services for the Federal Government is required.
Must have the ability to successfully coordinate with multiple parties to develop proposal volumes and participate in review teams.
Requires proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office 2007/2010 products--primarily in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint--to develop lengthy, content-rich documents.
Must have experience in managing multiple time-sensitive assignments simultaneously and the ability to consistently meet deadlines with quality products.
Additional skills that are not required, but helpful:
Familiarity with and apply Shipley-based processes to produce winning proposals.
Ability to understand and convey complex technical information and IT solutions and assist in writing technical responses.
Experience with MS Visio and MS Project preferred.
The Applicant will be expected to provide:
Samples of his/her exclusive work product, less company proprietary information.
Specific evidence of successful past performance in proposal content resulting in a Contract award.
Ardent Management Consulting - 16 months ago
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