Join a team committed to a Mission!
We are in search of a Bid Writer to join our Business Development Team. This is a remote working opportunity.
Are you ready for your next career challenge?
At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams in the UK to address some of the most complex problems in defence, government, safety and security, and transportation. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.
If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!
What You’ll Be Doing:
- Review current content on the Proposal Information Centre, work with SMEs to improve quality of content
- Review existing bid content where there may be security sensitivities and applicably sanitise so it can be re-used
- Support bid managers in the development of the proposal structure and lead content planning sessions to proactively develop compelling bid content that answers our client’s exam question
- Interviewing technical team members to gain a sufficient understanding of a specific topic/project to write a first-draft response
- Coaching of SMEs in writing best practice
- Support proposal workshops i.e. bid kick off’s, storyboard workshops, colour review workshops
- Review proposal questions and identify where we have existing content in the Proposal Information Centre that can be tailored to answer the latest bids
- Lead the setting up of templates and storyboards
- Assist in the weaving of win themes and client hot buttons into the bid responses
- Development of PQQ responses
- Be a champion for the bid hub around the company, responding to bid related queries and advising ‘local’ bid leads on bidding best practice
What Does Leidos Need From Me?:
- This role will suit somebody who is keen to make an immediate impact, can work with a range of stakeholders at varying levels and is used to working to tight deadlines
- You must have a real focus for attention to detail
- Experience in producing and editing content within a complex environment.
- A degree in English and/or experience as a journalist/professional writer is desirable but not necessarily essential
- Opportunity for continued career progression in either a bid manager or capture manager role
- Be part of an experienced and inclusive team who will support and foster your continued growth
- Training on the Leidos WinPlan and proposal best practices
- Opportunity for APMP membership and certification
- Clearance to Start BPSS
- Clearance for Role SC
What do we do for you?:
At Leidos we are PASSIONATE about customer success, UNITED as a team and INSPIRED to make a difference. We offer meaningful and engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals, all while nurturing a healthy work-life balance.
We provide an employment package that attracts, develops and retains only the best in talent. Our reward scheme includes:
• Contributory Pension Scheme
• Private Medical Insurance
• 33 days Annual Leave (including public and privilege holidays)
• Access to Flexible benefits (including life assurance, health schemes, childcare vouchers and cycle to work scheme)
Commitment to Diversity:
We welcome applications from every part of the community and are committed to a truly diverse and inclusive culture. We foster a sense of belonging, welcoming all perspectives and contributions, and providing equal access to opportunities and resources for everyone.
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know, and we will respond in a way that best fits your needs.
Effective October 1, in order to enter Leidos facilities in the US and to attend Leidos business events outside our facilities, employees will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. Effective December 8, all Leidos employees must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) unless they are entitled to a legal accommodation. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC.
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information 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 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
Pay and Benefits
Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.
Securing Your Data
Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a Leidos.com email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to [email protected].
Commitment to Diversity
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.