Job Description

Reference # : 18-00355Title : *Technical Writer III
Location : Elk Grove Village, IL
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : Start Date / End Date : 02/26/2018 / 12/31/2018
Technical Writer Job Duties
? Create clear, organized external and internal documents for stakeholders.
? Develop standards and protocols with team members for project documentation.
? Maintain stylistic, notational, and organizational standards to unify communications.
? Develop user-facing tutorials and documentation to improve the customer experience.
? Edit existing content to conform to relevant standards and maximize clarity.
? Plan future content in collaboration with management to maintain consistency and high-quality for future documentation

? Advanced writing ability is a core competency for technical writers. This includes much more than just understanding language and grammar.
? It entails knowing how to use documentation to convey complex concepts with clarity and ease to specific audiences. Their primary language may not be English, or they may be unfamiliar with key background concepts or short on time.
? A technical writer has to know precisely what his or her readers need and what background they have

? The candidate will coordinate, write, track progress, edit, and package a variety of technical documents for proposal responses to our customers within the Transmission and Substation Services Department market focus.
? The right candidate will facilitate the proposal process, interacting with project management, operations' staff and technical subject matter experts to interpret RFPs and analyse the proposal's requirements to determine the best value approach and write-ups necessary to ensure a compliant response while positioning the company for a positive evaluation.
? Interact with engineers, sales managers and executives to establish technical specifications and to determine subject material to be developed for inclusion into RFP responses.
? Create new web content and customer press releases.
? Organize material and complete writing assignment according to RFP requirements regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology.
? Edit, standardize, make changes or write up draft and finalized materials prepared by other writers.

? Ability to take "bullet points " from others and then write up RFP responses.
? Support the development of the Executive Summary within RFP's.
? Maintain historical records and files of work and revisions for future proposal efforts.
? Ability to coordinate, write, edit, and finalize proposals with little supervision.
? Manage and coordinate with proposal team leader to meet required RFP completion dates.
? Complete additional writing project assignments as directed by management.

? Bachelor's Degree required in English, Journalism, Communications or a related field.
? Ability to successfully interface with a diverse team - from Operations personnel up and including executives to ensure completion of required assignments.
? Proposal coordination experience in facilitating people, gathering information, managing proposal assignments of third party writers and packaging written or electronic proposal submissions.
? Knowledge of Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, Power Point, Adobe and publishing software.
? Ability to work with little supervision.
? Strong organizational skills to meet tight deadlines.
? Action oriented with strong analytical skills.

? Technical Proposal Management experience.
? Familiarity with IT services and network design
? Action Oriented while learning on the fly.
? Demonstrated Organizational Agility and Political Savvy.
? Able to think outside the box

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