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Staff Proposal Writer


Grant Proposal Writer


Reston, Virginia, United States


Leidos is growing! Join us as we add to our industry best Proposal Operations Team!

Our team is looking for a 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.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • 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, resumes, 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.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with at least 8 total years of professional experience or 6 years with a master’s degree.

  • 5 years of experience working as a proposal writer responding to Federal Government solicitations.

  • 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.

  • Due to nature of the role, U.S. citizenship is required.

  • The position is primarily onsite in our Reston, VA headquarters with potential to telework up to 25% between live proposals. The expectation is to be onsite during proposal efforts. Support to the capture and proposal team may be required in various locations around the Washington Metro Area during the proposal effort.

Desired Qualifications:

  • 8 years of experience working in a competitive proposal environment, 5 years of experience as a writer responding to Federal Government solicitations, and 2 years supporting FEDSIM captures.

  • Experience with Federal Government proposals, including FEDSIM proposals.

  • Experience with traditional video, live orals, and / or demonstration proposals.

  • Ability to coach and instruct others to facilitate consistency across multiple authors.

  • Active Secret or Top-Secret clearance and eligibility for SCI.


Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $101,400.00 - $183,300.00

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.