Robert Greenhut

Freelance Proposal Writer & Technical Writer

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Location:Newburgh, New York, United States
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Robert W. Greenhut
Post Office Box 55
Jeffersonville, New York 12748
845.807.7236
E-mail: bobbyg1@hotmail.com
Proposal Manager/Writer Capabilities:
• Assemble and review the efforts of an appropriate team of partners, consultants, subcontractors, writers, editors, illustrators, proofreaders, and quality control and print reproduction personnel.
• Prepare proposal development schedules, identify the personnel needed, delegate responsibilities, and be responsible for delivering high-quality proposals.
• Manage and maintain templates, boilerplates, and all relevant documentation.
• Manage company reviews of proposal input.
• Maintain configuration management of all proposal content.
• Write/edit proposal for readability, consistency, and appropriate tone.
• Ensure proposal deadline(s) are met by establishing and enforcing proposal schedule for information gathering, writing, review, and approval.
• Guide proposal team writers and financial data contributors in preparing the technical and cost components of the proposal, including understanding of the task, plan, past performance and personnel requirements.
• Review proposal draft and final versions for responsiveness to RFP, compliance, thoroughness, accuracy, staffing, financial considerations, quality and effective design and layout.
• Develop compliance matrices and guarantee proposal compliance.
• Occasionally attend bidder's conferences and site visits.
• After proposal submission, leads "proposal lessons learned" staff meeting.
• Have a working knowledge of the current Federal Acquisition Regulations and all its subsidiaries (DFAR/AFAR/GFAR etc.) and the ability to read and interpret Government Synopsis, Request for Proposals (RFP), and Request for Quotes (RFQ), and Solicitations.
• Write, edit, and compile technical content using a variety of sources including FAR sections L and M and appropriate forms (SF254, 255, and 330).
• Have superior communication and facilitation skills, with the ability to manage a large, diverse team of technical and management personnel.
Experience:
Independent Consultant (2011-Present)
Business: Proposals, Technical Documentation, Marketing
Web Site: Under construction
Industries Served: Construction management, manufacturing, health and safety
Position: Technical/Proposal Writer
Provided independent technical document preparation and proposal development services for the following industries:
• Construction and Construction Management: provided responses to Federal and Municipal Government RFPs, RFIs, SOQs, etc. This included construction and construction management opportunities. Completed appropriate forms (SF254, 255, and 330).
• Manufacturing: prepared technical manuals for electric vehicle charging stations.
• Marketing: provide sales literature, presentation material and Statements of Qualifications for government contractors.
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics (2008 – 2011) Flanders, New Jersey
Business: Medical Device Manufacturer
Web Site: http://www.usa.siemens.com/entry/en/
Industries Served: Healthcare
Position: Senior Technical Writer
• Write or update both hardware and software (windows-based and proprietary) technical manuals for immunoassay instruments.
• Write service and customer bulletins and change notices.
• Write or update assay additions/changes.
• Non-conformance, corrective action/preventative action (CAPA) and root cause investigation (RCI) documentation.
• Maintain and update the service guide onboard the instrument.
• Attend ECN and product upgrade meetings.
• Drafting and updating reagent instructions for use, ensuring that all documentation meets regulatory requirements.
• Managing review processes, implementing reviewer’s comments, and finalizing documentation for release.
Safeguards Technology LLC (2007 – 2008) Hackensack, New Jersey
Business: Critical Asset Security
Web Site: http://www.safeguards.com/ (no longer in business)
Industries Served: Government, Military and Private Sector
Position: Technical Writer/Proposal Developer
• Write and/or edit corporate communications such as Technical Manuals, Proposals, Catalogs, Marketing Material, Past Performance Cases, and Personnel Resumes.
• Complete appropriate forms (SF254, 255, and 330).
• Recruit/work with various project subcontractors during the proposal development process.
• Re-write/edit foreign language-to-English technical documents.
• Update material on company website.
Odyssey Systems (2007) Work From Home
Business: Information Services
Web Site: http://www.odysseyconsult.com
Industries Served: Government, Military and Private Sector
Position: Senior Technical/Proposal Writer (contract)
• Wrote, edited, and compiled technical content using a variety of sources including FAR sections L and M and appropriate forms (SF254, 255, and 330).
• Strove to understand subject matter and be able to transform multiple inputs from subject matter experts and turn them into simple, understandable text.
• Established the Odyssey Style Guide to be used as a standard for all company proposals.
• Reviewed published materials and recommended revisions or changes in scope, format, content, and methods of reproduction and binding.
• Worked with marketing department to create brochures, newsletters, and flyers, as appropriate.
• Assisted in coordinating Bid Development department activities such as production of documents, scheduled meetings, prepared agendas, and maintained files
• Focal point for “chasing” resumes, past performance etc.
IHS Engineering (2006) Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey
Business: Engineering / Technical Documentation / Information Services
Web Site: http://www.ihs.com/
Industries Served: Government, Military and Private Sector
Position: Senior Technical Writer (contract)
As a Senior Technical Writer assigned to the Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey, I had been tasked by IHS (on a contract basis) to:
• Research and compile technical documentation for weapons and munitions either under development or being revised by the Army.
• Functions covered include operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance for both field and depot levels in CD and paper-based formats. (MIL-STD-40051B)
• Some IETM exposure.
WilsonMiller (2005-2006) Naples, Florida
Business: Design/Planning/Construction / Architecture
Web Site: http://www.wilsonmiller.com/
Industries Served: Private Sector and Government
Position: Senior Proposal Manager
• Managed the proposal preparation process from inception through delivery.
• Most proposals (although not all) were prepared in response to a formal RFP or similar document.
• Once the go/no go document has been issued, I had complete responsibility for proposal creation according to the assigned time line.
• Worked with architects, planners, landscape designers, etc. to develop a solution for the potential customer.
• Wrote original copy, collected data from previous proposals (data based information using a Deltek application).
• Prepared government forms (SF254, 255, and 330).
• Worked with graphic designers.
ConEdison Solutions (2005) White Plains, New York
Business: Energy Conservation
Web Site: http://www.conedsolutions.com/
Industries Served: Private Sector and Government
Position: Proposal Development Specialist (Proposal Writer)
In this position I was charged with:
• Developing proposals for both private industry and government agencies concerning energy conservation methods including equipment replacement/upgrade (chillers, air conditioning units, lighting, etc.) as either the contractor or as an instrument of a State/Federal electricity conservation program. (This involved dispensing electricity rebates.)
• Complete appropriate forms (SF254, 255, and 330).
Independent Consultant (2002-2005) Work From Home
Business: Proposals, Technical Documentation, Marketing
Web Site: Under construction
Industries Served: Commercial, municipal construction, manufacturing, aerospace
Position: Technical/Proposal Writer
Provided independent technical document preparation and proposal development services for the following industries:
• Construction: provided responses to private sector and municipal RFPs, RFIs, SOQs, etc. This included “brick and mortar” and construction management opportunities. Complete appropriate forms (SF254, 255, and 330).
• Manufacturing: prepared technical manuals for equipment, software and consumer goods.
• Marketing: provide sales literature and presentation material for private industry.
• Aerospace: operation manuals for a start-up commercial airline.
Sprint E|Solutions (1999-2002) Iselin, New Jersey
Business: Managed Services/E-Business/Professional Services / IT
Web Site: http://www.sprintesolutions.com/
Industries Served: E-Commerce, General IT, Professional Services
Position: Senior Proposal Writer
In this position I was charged with developing a contract winning proposal development process for both private industry and government agencies involving: Hosting Services, Sprint E|Solutions Data Centers, Commerce and Portal Solutions, Mobile Computing, Integrated Applications, Server Management, and Infrastructure Services / Collocation projects.
• Most enterprise solution proposals were based on the results obtained by the application of a Capability Maturity Model (CMM) created by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI).
• The proposal process involved developing procedures for the initiation of a proposal and the review procedures needed to issue the proposal.
• Facilitated “red” and “blue” teams populated with the appropriate SMEs.
• Developed a style guide for the use of the proposal group which was also used to guide non-proposal group personnel in the formation of simple proposals and general purpose documents.
• Chose the authoring software/hardware and production equipment.
• In addition to proposals, I was tasked with the writing of customer deliverables, capability documents (SOQs), customer assessments and SOWs (statements of work).
Westfalia Separator, Inc. (1989-1998) Northvale, New Jersey
Business: Equipment Manufacturer
Web Site: http://www.westfalia-separator.com
Industries Served: Marine, Power Generation, Biotechnology, Food and Beverage, Environmental
Position: Supervisor Technical Publications, Senior Technical Writer
• Prepared installation, operation, maintenance and technical manuals for: centrifuges, decanters, pump modules, de-sludgers and related machinery. This equipment was constructed to operate on either a stand-alone basis or as part of a skid mounted “turn key” solution utilizing pumps, heaters, solenoids, valves, etc. When built as a skid mounted unit, all functions were controlled/monitored (and documented) as a single assembly (usually through a PLC or similar controller).
• Documented all areas of user interest including: theory of operation, functional description, installation, service, maintenance, operation and troubleshooting.
• Ordered and incorporated vendor (OEM) documentation, as required.
• Worked with technical personnel in Germany.
• As Supervisor, I managed the documentation process, edited/approved all deliverables and expanded the role of Technical Publications into sales/marketing support and proposal generation.
• Wrote/edited several company newsletters.
• Supported our ISO 9001, TQM and Kaizen certification efforts with the appropriate documentation.
• Unofficial company photographer.
Education:
• Technical and Creative Writing (ongoing when possible)
• Business Communications: State University of New York (1994)
• Basic Construction Techniques: United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (1980)
• Photography: State University of New York (certificate) (1977)
• Airframe and Composite Repair: (Grumman, 1973-1978)
• Military Police Tactics: United States Air Force (1971)
• Automotive Technology: State University of New York (certificate) (1970)
Recent Seminars:
• Desktop Design
• Introduction to Total Quality Management
• Newsletter Design and Production
• Application of ISO 9000 Standards
• CorelDraw
• Understanding Electrical Ladder Diagrams
• FrameMaker
• Introduction to Telecommunications
• Introduction to SureTrak Project Manager
• Adobe PhotoShop I and II
• Export Controls: Commercial Products
Military Experience:
United States Air Force: Provided security for the Titan II ICBM weapons system.
Security Clearance:
• Previously held top secret level clearance (last active in 1990)
• Current Public Trust
Organization Membership:
• Society for Technical Communication
• Association of Proposal Management Professionals
Software Experience:
• FrameMaker
• Acrobat
• Pagemaker
• MSWord
• Visio
• Excel
• PowerPoint