Proposal Technical Writer

Date: Jul 6, 2024

Location: Fort Worth, TX, US, 76155 TX, US

Company: FlightSafety International

About FlightSafety International

FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides training for pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 167 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full-flight simulators and award-winning maintenance training at Learning Centers and training locations in the United States, Canada, France and the United Kingdom.

Purpose of Position

The Proposal Technical Writer is responsible for development of technical description documents to support new business and program change proposals.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Develop new technical content to describe proposed technical, management, and financial solutions to support proposal development.
  • Ability to interview Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and obtain technical information needed to write proposal documents
  • Understand and effectively develop proposal content that presents proposal solutions in a compliant, compelling and persuasive manner
  • Develop, write and edit material for proposals, RFIs, briefs, executive summaries, reports, presentations, contract deliverables and related technical and administrative publications
  • Maintain quality results by using templates, following proposal-writing standards including readability, consistency and tone
  • Read and analyze the RFP and ensure compliance of written response documentation
  • Participate in kick-off meetings and proposal reviews
  • Ensure adherence to RFP specifications and timely delivery of proposal documentation
  • Win theme development
  • Incorporation of win themes and discriminators in proposal response
  • Create and maintain proposal supporting documentation database/re-use library
  • Create proposal and CDRL/SDRL templates.
  • Adhere to company processes and government regulations
  • Contribute to lessons learned and document and implement actions to improve overall process
  • Work with graphic artists to come up with representative graphics as needed
  • Incorporate graphics, figures, tables and text links in technical documents
  • Interfacing with proposal teams to collect and insert edited changes in a timely manner
  • Establishment and configuration management of proposal document control via an electronic filing system (i.e. SharePoint)
  • Monitors and maintains Configuration Management of proposals using SharePoint and/or a local network, providing quality assurance support as the proposal evolves through the internal processes
  • Ensuring availability of materials for proposal reviews
  • Interacts daily with functional departments (Programs, Engineering, Finance, Contracts, Purchasing, and Product Assurance) in support of all proposal development requirements
  • Research aviation training best practices and implement in proposal writing
  • Perform other incidental and related duties as required or assigned by Manager

Minimum Education

  • A Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Journalism or related field or four years combination of education, experience, and training, in addition to what is listed below, is desirable.

Minimum Experience

  • Five years of experience in persuasive technical proposal writing. Two years of experience in proposal development in government contracts and/or aviation training is desirable.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision and be attentive to details
  • Ability to communicate and work efficiently with remote employees
  • Ability to work constructively in a team environment
  • Ability to exercise initiative, good judgment and accuracy
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Advanced working knowledge and demonstrated work experience using Microsoft Office software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat
  • Desktop publishing experience a plus
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Project, Visio Graphics and other graphics tools

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met and/or encountered by an employee to successfully perform the 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 teammate is regularly required to sit, use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The teammate must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. The teammate must have close and distance vision and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

FlightSafety is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas