Technical Writer - (QMS Plans and Processes)
Responsibilities/Qualification Position Description The QMS Plans and Processes Technical Writer is responsible for writing compliant and compelling proposal responses in response to commercial and US government solicitation requirements. The Technical Writer incorporates the proposal capture strategy, proposal lenses, customer hot buttons, and discriminators through assigned sections. This position requires that the Technical Writer work closely with the Capture Manager, Proposal Manager, Volume Lead, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), and functional departments as necessary (eg, Contracts/Subcontracts, Quality, Procurement) for proposal content. The Technical Writer follows the approved proposal processes, participates in reviews, maintains configuration control of assigned sections, and incorporates changes from all amendments and Q&As. The Technical Writer writes assigned sections in accordance with the proposal schedule, the compliance matrix/proposal outline, and within the allocated page count. The Technical Writer develops any necessary data calls to complete the assigned sections and works with the Proposal Manager and Proposal Coordinator to issue those data calls to subcontractors and/or functional groups. The Technical Writer attends daily standup progress reviews to provide status of section writing assignments and other proposal actions assigned. The Technical Writer ensures the assigned sections are compliant with all RFP and amendment requirements. Duties and Responsibilities Write assigned proposal sections in accordance with the proposal schedule, the compliance matrix/proposal outline, and within the allocated page countReview the RFP and assure clear understanding of all requirementsReview all amendments and Q&As for impact to assigned proposal sections and incorporate changes as necessaryHelp prepare the annotated outline for the assigned proposal sectionsHelp formulate graphics to support written contentWrite all assigned sections through approved proposal lensesIncorporate the win strategy/proposal lenses/discriminators through assigned sectionsWork with SME resources to augment proposal contentMaintain version control throughout RFP response lifecycle for assigned sectionsDevelop list of questions for submission to the Proposal Manager Review and adjudicate comments from reviewers Education and Experience BA degree (in professional writing or English literature desired) and 15 + years of direct Quality Management/Audit (certified in both ISO/CMMI desired) program experience in the areas of, but not limited to, Quality Management approaches, plans, CMMI/ISO process application, past performance and experience, staffing plans, and resumes, plus 2 years of continuous proposal writing experience. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities In-depth understanding of compliance with all sections of governmental RFPs, experience analyzing RFPs, creating annotated outlines, writing new material, editing written material, and producing high-quality proposals under tight deadlines Demonstrated experience in managing ISO 2001-2008and CMMI Quality Management Programs.Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential, along with attention to detail and accuracy Strong organizational and time management skillsExperience developing proposal responses that involve design of Quality Management System (QMS) processes and performance metric collection.Strong facilitation, communication, and presentation skills Highly developed word processing skills, especially with Microsoft Office products and working knowledge of graphics and desktop software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)Working knowledge of Privia, SharePoint or other proposal collaboration software Flexible and open to changing schedules and priorities and managing multiple tasks simultaneously within compressed timeframes Able and willing to work extended hours to meet dynamically changing needs and delivery schedules Diversity Statement Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply. Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information US Citizenship Required.