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Sunday, June 01, 2008

Cooper Power Systems - Proposal/Technical Writer

Cooper Industries, Ltd. is a global manufacturer, with 2007 revenues of $5.9 billion, approximately 87 percent of which are from electrical products. Incorporated in Bermuda with administrative headquarters in Houston, Cooper employs approximately 31,000 people and operates eight divisions: Cooper B-Line, Cooper Bussmann, Cooper Crouse-Hinds, Cooper Lighting, Cooper Safety, Cooper Power Systems, Cooper Wiring Devices and Cooper Tools Group. Cooper Connection provides a common marketing and selling platform for Cooper's sales to electrical distributors.

Cooper Power Systems is the leading provider of electrical distribution solutions that deliver power to communities and industries worldwide. Our automation and integration products protect, connect, and improve the entire power system for better safety and more reliable energy delivery every day. Cooper Power Systems focuses on innovative, reliable electrical distribution solutions for medium- and high-voltage applications. Our products are engineered for substations, overhead, underground, and in-plant medium voltage distribution systems. Through our developments in automation and integration systems, our customers are able to improve system performance and meet the growing demands for electrical distribution.

Cannon, acquired by Cooper in August 2006, provides systems used by many of the country’s largest utilities to manage peak load, improve system power factor and improve substation reliability. Cannon’s systems combine a revenue metering data model with fast, ubiquitous broadcast communications and real-time scanning and alarming. Cannon Technologies has field proven success in Demand Response, Distribution Automation and Energy Information. This position is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The Proposal/Technical Writer will prepare proposals that feature customized software/hardware/system solutions for electric utilities along with the supporting technical specifications and presentations. The Proposal/Technical Writer will work closely with the Marketing team’s manager who manages the support for sales/proposals/projects – ensuring consistent solution/market messages/strategies and quality control on all documentation delivered to existing or potential clients.

  • Writing technical proposals and related business development documentation, meeting specific pre-determined deadlines.
  • Utilizing solution area proposal templates
  • Creating graphics (images, charts, diagrams) to illustrate concepts in proposals
  • Providing quality assurance for formatting content, spelling, punctuation, grammar, branding
  • Managing production, distribution, shipping/delivery, and archiving of documents
  • Assist in writing content for brochures, sell sheets, technical notes and other related collateral
  • Responsible for special projects as assigned, based on knowledge and skill level
  • Attend weekly proposal/project meetings.

    Expected deliverables will include, but will not be limited to, the following document examples:
  • Request for a Proposal (RFP)
  • Request for a Quote (RFQ)
  • Request for Information (RFI)
  • Environnemental Assessment Worksheet (EAW)
  • Demand Response Demographic Assessment
  • Product Brochure
  • Product Bulletin
  • Product Sheets
  • Product Presentations
  • Results
    Quality-assured documents prepared/created in accordance to Cooper/alliance branding and Chicago Manual of Style communication and punctuation guidelines. Results are measured by adherence to quality assurance guidelines, effective/timely customer management communications and project management.

    This position provides an entry point into a successful and growing career with Cooper Power Systems with potential opportunities for future career growth.

    Stephen B. Weinstein
    Marketing Communications Manager
    Cooper Power Systems
    1045 Hickory Street
    Pewaukee, WI 53072