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Job #: R-00111125
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Proposal
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 25%
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Health

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Leidos is currently seeking a Proposal Writer to join the Civilian Health Solutions (CHS) Business Development team. In this role you will work with small team of proposal professionals including Capture Managers, Solution Architects, Program Managers, and Technical SMES to craft compelling and compliant content for Federal Health customers. You will research and write proposal sections such as executive summary, technical volume, management volume, past performance, and cost. You will also support preparation for oral presentations with script writing, slide development, and ad-hoc assignments as needed.

To be successful, you must be able to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, with the ability to adjust to changing priorities while maintaining attention to detail.

The position is primarily onsite in our Reston, VA headquarters with flexibility to telework up to 25%. The expectation is for this position to be onsite during major proposal efforts. Support to the capture and proposal team may be required in various locations during the proposal effort around the D/M/V area.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with Solution Architects and Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) to understand all aspects of IT or service solutions and write, clear, compliant, and persuasive, proposal sections (technical approach, past performance, corporate experience, resumes, etc.)

  • Apply research and interviewing skills to gather needed information from internal and external personnel to support writing activities.

  • Work as part of a collaborative team to clearly articulate solution and strategy, approach to performing the work, win themes, and discriminators and translate complex ideas into easily understandable text

  • Effectively communicate with other proposal staff (e.g., editing, desktop publishing, production, graphics etc) to coordinate all areas of a proposal effort

  • Participate in color reviews and assist with addressing all actionable comments and recommendations from the review teams.

  • Facilitate the development of oral presentations with script writing and PowerPoint development.

Basic qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 4+ years of professional experience. Additional years of related experience (communications, proposal writing, technical writing, or presentation development) accepted in lieu of a degree.

  • Evidence of responsive, and persuasive writing

  • Attention to detail, ability to edit for consistency across multiple authors, and proficiency with proofreading for grammatical errors

  • Ability to conform to and proofread for consistency with style guides, templates, and requirements

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills within a professional environment

  • Excellent organizational and time management and task prioritization skills

  • Good judgement in decision-making

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Strong work ethic and desire to excel

  • Adherence to respect, decorum, professionalism, and teamwork at all times

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with FEDSIM proposals

  • Relevant experience in federal proposals

  • Experience supporting civilian health customers

  • Presentation or public speaking experience

    Pay Range:

    Pay Range $66,300.00 - $102,000.00 - $137,700.00

    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.


    About Leidos

    Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 45,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022.  For more information, visit

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