Technical Proposal Writer

Remote, Remote
Full Time
Posted on: October 14, 2022

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Able to obtain Public TrustCognosante is on a mission to transform our country’s healthcare and national security systems. With our health and security-focused solutions, we help public sector organizations achieve the important task of providing the best possible public services to American Citizens. From Enterprise IT, Data Science, and Security Services, to full-scale Consumer Engagement and Interoperability solutions, we are moving government services forward with transformation and innovation. Learn how we are making a difference in people’s lives today!

Job Description

The Technical Proposal Writer plans, develops, and delivers written communication to support business proposals, presentations, and related qualifications. The position works closely with our Solutions and Business Development Teams to develop and generate persuasive text and develop illustration or explanatory tables to unique or challenging Request for Proposal (RFP) requirements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Interview SME’s and Solutions architects to develop a deep understanding of the technical solution and write persuasive, compliant and compelling proposal narratives
  • Collaborate with other members of the Bids & Proposals team to ensure timely and compliant production and submission of proposals. This includes leading the digital page-turn review of the final proposal prior to production by the Production team
  • Become well acquainted with the elements and features of complex proposals for state and federal contracts and be a strong voice in how to best position company for those opportunities
  • Interpret technical and functional business requirements to answer qualifying questions
  • Analyze RFP requirements, assemble an appropriate response team, allocate team resources, delegating responsibilities to ensure that the response is submitted by the deadline
  • Edits proposal language to ensure incorporation of strategic themes as well as compliance with proposal requirements and RFP requirements
  • Creates original text and coordinate illustrations, explanatory tables and/or graphics.
  • Utilizes proposal database and previous bids to provide compliant proposal responses
  • Meets with sales staff, Solutions team and SMEs to review RFP and determine requirements to develop compliant, customized proposals
  • Develop, revise, and maintain content to build custom and compliant sales proposals which include responses to RFPs/RFIs/RFQs and proactive sales proposals
  • Ability to conduct interviews and information gathering sessions with various technical subject matter experts and convert data to proposal quality technical response approaches in an iterative manner.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, Communications, Business Management, or equivalent work experience
  • An outstanding communicator, gifted in the art of “selling through writing”—passionate about the written word and highly capable of crafting compelling sales proposals
  • Ability to understand complex technical solutions and communicate it through the proposal in a non-technical way
  • Strong written and oral communication and attention to detail
  • Experience in writing and managing RFPs and pursuit processes
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Experience with a proposal software tool

Candidates that do not meet the required qualifications will not be considered.

Cognosante will not provide sponsorship for employment-based immigration benefits for this position.

Cognosante requires all employees regardess of position, work location or telework status to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless prohibited by federal, state, or local laws. Cognosante will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to disability or a sincerely held religious belief or otherwise in accordance with any federal, state, or local laws.

Like many other growing companies, Cognosante has been targeted by scammers attempting to make fraudulent job offers to potential candidates. Communication from Cognosante recruiting will only be sent with an official corporate domain email (e.g., or and not a commercial domain e-mail (e.g., or We will never request payment from you, nor will we send payment to you, prior to your start date. If you have been asked to send or receive any payment, or if you have any doubt about whether you have been contacted by a Cognosante employee, please contact us at Thank you.

Cognosante is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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