Proposal Writer with experience in traditional U.S. Government and FEDSIM 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.
Support proposals as an Orals Coach, Script Writer, and review team member
Orals Coach - work with key personnel and other presenters to prepare them for video or live oral proposal presentations. Teach presentation techniques to help presenters clearly, succinctly, and compliantly brief their material.
Script Writer - Work with Solution Architects, Subject Matter Experts (SME’s), and Key Personnel to write scripts for oral proposal presentations, both video and live, that accurately articulate our approach and solutions.
Proposal Review Team Member – Participate in color team reviews to offer insight and feedback on proposal content to include compliance and messaging.
Work as part of a collaborative team to our presenters clearly articulate solution and strategy, approach to performing the work, experience, win themes, and discriminators during their video or in-person presentation.
Apply communication and interviewing skills to gather needed information from internal and external personnel to support script writing activities.
Write clear, compliant, compelling, persuasive, and articulate scripts for oral proposal presenters.
Bachelor’s Degree with at least 15+ years of related experience, 5+ years of experience working as a proposal writer responding to U.S. Federal Government solicitations
Experience with U.S. 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
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
Pay Range - -
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.
Backup child care
Unconscious bias training
Remote work policy
Part time policy
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, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 40,000 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.