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Job Description:

Leidos is looking for an experienced, cleared, Proposal Writer to join our team in Reston, VA. Partial telework is available, but the ideal candidate is local to the National Capital region and is able to go into the office as needed.

General Overview: Are you driven to excel as a proposal writer and motivated to produce high-scoring content? If so, join the Leidos Corporate Proposal Center, a fast-paced and highly talent team that is focused on winning new business for the company. Leidos proposal writers work across technical capabilities and program teams, build strong relationships, support diverse customer needs, and advance their capabilities beyond the industry standard.

Position Description: The Proposal Writer collaborates with Leidos experts and team members to develop compliant, responsive, and compelling proposals in response to Federal Government solicitations. The ideal candidate will have experience working management, staffing, past performance, and corporate experience volumes, which includes qualifying opportunities to align with solicitation requirements and hold a TS/SCI clearance.

Description of Duties:

  • Writes technical, management, resume, and/or past performance sections.
  • May serve as volume lead for multiple sections and provide direction and oversight to supporting writers.
  • Works as part of a collaborative team to clearly articulate solution and strategy, approach to performing the work, experience, win themes, and discriminators.
  • Checks and verifies compliance of developed sections and for sections under purview as volume lead.
  • Applies communication and interviewing skills to gather needed information from internal and external personnel to support writing activities.
  • Writes clear, persuasive, and articulate proposal sections; translates complex ideas into easily understandable text.
  • Develops and implements process improvements to help improve proposal quality.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, History, Political Science, or related field or additional years of experience in lieu of a degree.
  • 8+ total years of professional experience, 6+ years with master’s
  • 3+ years of experience working as a proposal writer responding to Federal Government solicitations
  • Demonstrated success writing and leading technical, management, resume, and/or past performance volumes for complex efforts
  • Demonstrated success serving as volume lead for complex proposal efforts
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Strong work ethic and desire to excel and keep growing over time
  • Active Secret clearance and be able to obtain a TS/SCI, if required

Desired Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience working as a proposal writer responding to Federal Government solicitations
  • Ability to coach and instruct others to facilitate consistency across multiple authors
  • FEDSIM proposal response development experience
  • Active TS clearance and eligibility for SCI