Technical Writer/Proposal Coordinator

Location: Knoxville, TN

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

Helping our clients achieve their goals starts with attracting and obtaining top talent! We look for highly innovative and bright individuals, give them the tools they need, the give them the freedom to do what they do best. We empower our employees to make the best of their opportunities in a rewarding and challenging environment.

We have a passion for excellence. Our employees thrive on making a difference and generating results for our clients in a flexible environment that offers support and camaraderie. No matter where you are located throughout the globe, DPRA offers vast learning opportunities and a flexible work style to help our staff manage responsibilities and add balance to their lives.

Along with a flexible workplace, DPRA offers a Total Rewards program that provides its employees with not only a competitive salary, but also covers a wide variety of benefits and programs. If you are looking for a challenging position in an innovative company, then this is the position for you!

Currently, DPRA is searching for a Technical Writer/Proposal Coordinator in our Knoxville, Tennessee location. This full-time position will provide assistance in coordinating and/or writing proposals in response to RFPs and requires skills in working with subject matter experts to capture technical solutions.  

Job Duties:

  • Researches and gathers technical information for use in proposal development activities. Applies winning proposal concepts, practices, procedures along with solid writing methodologies to incorporate information and themes into assigned proposals

  • Assists in planning and time sequencing of activities to support proposal development and  submission and organizes, prepares and ensures delivery of finished products to acquisition authorities

  • Interviews project managers and task leads, programmers, engineers, developers, and other technical personnel to collect technical and engineering methodology information, and incorporates the information into proposal technical approaches

  • Leads/writes corporate experience and past performance sections, interfacing with project managers and contract administrators on contract specifics. Uses search tools to identify relevant contracts in terms of scope.  Leads/writes sections within the technical approach on topics such as network administration, software development, system engineering, end user support, help desk operations, and application development.

  • Leads/writes sections within the management plan on topics such staffing, recruiting, transition, reporting, quality management, risk, and key personnel

  • Works with Solution Architects to write technical, management, and phase-in solutions

  • Reads and interprets solicitation to identify critical items required for a compliant response and collaborates with graphics professionals to conceptualize graphics concepts in support of proposal efforts

  • Supports the development of technical and management white papers, case studies, and requests for information (RFI)

Required Qualifications:

  • Energy, excitement and a desire to help us continue to grow!
  • Bachelors degree in related field
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written English language communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word including the use of styles and formatting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Related experience in writing and editing in the Federal Market; preferably in the proposal environment
  • Experience writing technical approaches for use within a scientific research environment
  • Ability to articulate complex concepts and processes in writing and to effectively research subject matter
  • Experience working in collaborative environments; ability to work well under tight deadlines and effectively interact with a wide range of personnel


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