Technical Proposal Solutions Writer - Remote

Herndon, VA
Work Type: Remote
  • Job Category: Sales, Business Development & Related
  • Travel: Yes, 25% of the time
  • Clearance: Not Applicable
  • Req ID: 2024-8146


Job Summary:

Akima is looking for a Technical Proposal Solutions Writer who will provide superior technical and proposal writing services to the Akima Business Winning Team. The candidate will join the Proposal Center of Excellence and work directly with business development, capture, and proposal professionals to deliver technical responses to government-issued solicitations, including requests for proposal (RFPs), requests for quotation (RFQs), and requests for information (RFIs). This position is an outstanding opportunity to generate winning proposals for a rapidly growing and esteemed provider of professional services to the Department of Defense (DoD), and other federal agencies.

The role of the Technical Proposal Solutions Writer is to develop high quality, technically accurate, and compelling content for proposals, white papers, and other documentation related to program and project management, information management/information technology (IM/IT), health IT, facility maintenance/management, logistics, protective services, equipment maintenance, subject matter expertise (SME), and other professional support services.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Gathers information required to develop technically compliant responses through independent research and by conducting interviews with technical and management SMEs, program leaders, and proposed key personnel.

  • Translates complex information gathered into clear, concise, and persuasive content.

  • Leads written response efforts by developing win themes and writing strategies based on solicitation requirements and performance work statement (PWS) tasks.

  • Participates in color team reviews by providing valuable feedback to peer contributors and by implementing peer feedback for assigned sections.

  • Assists with preparing infographics, flowcharts, and other visual elements.

  • Compiles, organizes, and maintains boilerplate content, such as executive summaries, capabilities statements, past performance references, program management plans, quality control plans, staffing and transition plans, graphics, tables, and charts.

  • Participate in capture and proposal strategy reviews and solution sessions.

  • Provides oversight and guidance regarding proposal compliance and quality.

  • Identifies gaps and risks to solicitations/responses and work with team members and leadership to resolve them.

  • Assists with developing and maintaining standard operating procedures (SOPs) and other standard documentation related to proposal development.

  • Assists the capture manager with solution development and other capture support activities prior to solicitation release, as needed.

  • Writes and edits content for marketing materials, such as the corporate website, capability briefings, and capability statements.

  • Assists the Akima Quality Assurance team with writing and editing quality management documentation and SOPs, as needed.

  • Assists with other administrative duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in technical writing, information systems, engineering, life sciences, computer science, or similar discipline.

  • 7+ years of federal government experience

  • 4+ years of technical writing and/or proposal writing experience is required. 2+ years of experience writing complex, highly technical proposals for government-issued solicitations is strongly preferred. Experience creating proposal graphics is desired.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with fine attention to detail.

  • Strong personal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical personnel, including project team members, management, and SMEs.

  • Strong time management and organization skills with the ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines.

  • Ability to absorb, capture, and translate varied information of a technical nature.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of work-related information and materials.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat

  • NOTE: Candidates will be required to complete an in-house writing exercise or provide a writing sample as part of the evaluation process.

Job: Sales, Business Development & Related

Travel: Yes, 25% of the time

Organization: Akima

Clearance: Not Applicable

Work Type: Remote

Remote: Yes

ReqID: 2024-8146