Leidos is growing! Join us as we add to our industry best Proposal Operations Team!
Our team is looking for a Sr. Staff Proposal Writer with experience in traditional U.S. Government, FEDSIM, and commercial proposals.
This position is within the Strategy & Business Development’s Capture Operations & Excellence Group, which supports Leidos' largest, most strategic bids across the enterprise. As such, this is an exciting role for those that want to make an immediate impact and be recognized for their contributions to our organization. This role is to support competitive proposal bids as a Proposal Writer, working directly with Capture Executives, Solution Architects, and Technical and Management Volume Leads to develop work products to meet solicitation requirements. Candidate will be responsible for leading and providing proposal expertise to all Lines of Business, to include Defense, Intelligence, Civil, and Health. The Proposal Writer should have a proven successful track record on large, complex bids.
Work with Solution Architects and Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) to document, write, and articulate solutions and corporate experience against proposal requirements.
Assignments will include, but are not limited to, leading written responses to technical, management, corporate experience, staffing rationale, and transition sections. Ability to understand RFP requirements and respond with compliant and compelling solutions.
Work as part of a collaborative team to clearly articulate solution and strategy, approach to performing the work, experience, win themes, and discriminators.
Apply communication and interviewing skills to gather needed information from internal and external personnel to support writing activities.
Write clear, compliant, compelling, persuasive, and articulate proposal sections; translate complex ideas into easily understandable text.
Develop and implement process improvements to help improve proposal quality.
Bachelor’s Degree with at least 8+ years of related experience, 4+ years of experience working as a proposal writer responding to Federal Government solicitations
Experience with Federal Government proposals, including FEDSIM proposals
Experience with traditional video, live orals, and / or demonstration proposals
Evidence of a successful track record of high quality, high scoring proposals
Demonstrated success writing and leading technical, management, transition, staffing, and/or corporate experience & past performance volumes for complex efforts
Excellent writing and communication skills
Excellent organizational and leadership skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Strong work ethic and desire to excel and keep growing over time
Candidate must have the ability to travel to support proposal efforts, primarily in the Washington Metro Area (WMA), as needed.
8+ years of experience working in a competitive proposal environment, 4+ years of experience as a writer responding to Federal Government solicitations
2+ years’ experience supporting FEDSIM proposals
Ability to coach and instruct others to facilitate consistency across multiple authors
Active Secret or Top-Secret clearance and eligibility for SCI
Local to the WMA
Pay Range:Pay Range $84,500.00 - $130,000.00 - $175,500.00
The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.
Leidos is a Fortune 500® innovation company rapidly addressing the world’s most vexing challenges in national security and health. The company's global workforce of 47,000 collaborates to create smarter technology solutions for customers in heavily regulated industries. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $15.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2023. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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