Proposal Manager / Technical Writer

For more than 45 years, TCI has been a market leader in the development of innovative, high-performance communications, spectrum monitoring and communications intelligence systems. TCI’s diverse experience delivers proven solutions for regulatory compliance, monitoring and security, and communications intelligence applications. With advanced spectrum mapping and analytics, data recording capabilities and precision geolocation technology, TCI systems provide vital data for government and military agencies in more than 100 countries worldwide.

Job Summary

TCI International, Inc. (TCI) is looking for a Proposal Writer/ Proposal Manager to support unprecedented growth throughout our organization.  Looking for a creative, strategic and well organized candidate that can manage multiple projects and changing priorities in a fun and dynamic work environment.

The successful candidate will write and edit proposals in response to international and domestic solicitations (RFP/T’s, RFI’s and RFQ’s). Working with an internal team of Subject Matter Experts and Capture Manager’s, Solicitations are analyzed to determine requirements, development of a proposal plan is created and through a collaborative and autonomous proposal process, a responsive, compliant and winning proposal is executed. Strong organizational skills are a must, as well as the ability to work with diverse teams both managerial and technical.  Job is fast-paced, interesting and collaborative.

In addition to our daily proposal response output, our proposal library narrative is critical to our organization. The Proposal Writer/Manager will contribute content to the knowledge management database regularly, and contribute to marketing projects as well when required.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Parse and analyze new solicitations, create a proposal plan that aligns with the company proposal process
  • Provide writing and editing support and/or lead RFP/RFI/RFQ’s
  • Maintains and contributes to the proposal library to ensure latest product and service content is available for reuse
  • Edits proposals for spelling, typographical and grammatical errors; proper syntax; as well as readability, consistency and comprehension
  • Maintains past performance database, maps of Customers, reference letters, reports and project log database
  • Significant contributor to the development and continuous improvement of the proposal creation process in collaboration with other internal colleagues
  • Process quotations through CPQ


  • Three to six years of related work experience in proposal development and writing
  • Comfortable leading diverse groups, excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to manage time, deadlines, taking initiative and problem solving
  • Expert Microsoft Word user, skillfully formats documents with extreme attention to detail and compliance. Understands style sheet creation and desktop publishing.
  • Readily grasp product offerings and sales strategies for proposal and quote writing
  • Assists with business development efforts to include opportunity research and tracking worldwide
  • Demonstrated excellent writing skills
  • Ability to surge work schedule to meet proposal schedule demands
  • Demonstrated expert knowledge and application of proposal industry principles, process, concepts and practices throughout the proposal development lifecycle
  • Applies communication and interviewing skills to gather needed information from internal and external personnel to support writing activity
  • Develops and implements process improvements to advance proposal productivity and quality

Desired Skills

  • Prior experience in the defense industry desired, USG and International experience helpful
  • Intermediate Level Microsoft Excel Skill Level
  • Experience developing quotations, finance background
  • Led all aspects of proposal management for USG and International bids
  • Research/identification of key opportunities
  • Proposal or quoting experience with RF technology a plus.
  • Experience with CPQ or other product configurator software
  • Ability to understand requirements, and influence proposal content to produce winning and compliant bids

We recognize that attracting the best talent is key to our strategy and success as a company. As a result, we aim for flexibility in structuring competitive compensation offers to ensure we are able to attract the best candidates. As required by law in this state, the quoted salary range for this position is $100,000- $140,000 and represents our good faith estimate as to what our ideal candidates are likely to expect.   We tailor our offers within the range based on organizational needs, internal equity, market data, geographic zone, and the selected candidate’s experience, education, industry knowledge, location, technical and communication skills, and other factors that may prove relevant during the selection process.  At SPX, it is not common for individuals to be hired at the higher end of the range, and compensation decisions depend on a variety of factors.  This position is eligible to participate in a discretionary bonus, subject to the rules governing the plan.  SPX offers a variety of benefits, including health benefits, 401K retirement with a company match, and flexible time off.   More information about our benefits can be found on the “Rewards and Benefits” section of our career page.  

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About SPX

SPX is a diversified, global supplier of infrastructure equipment with scalable growth platforms in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), detection and measurement, and engineered solutions. With operations in 17 countries and approximately $1.4 billion in annual revenue, we offer a wide array of highly engineered products with strong brands.

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