Reston, Virginia


Job Description:

Leidos is growing! Join us as we build out our FEDSIM Practice!

Our team is looking for qualified proposal writers with FEDSIM experience including proposal professionals with experience in some or all of FEDSIM staffing plans, staffing rationale, KPQMs, script writing, technical/management volumes, and slide development to help lead Leidos through the next phase of our growth.

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 FEDSIM proposal bids as a FEDSIM Proposal Writer, works directly with the Capture Executive, Solution Architect, and Technical Volume Lead to develop work products to meet the technical solution. Candidate will be responsible for leading and providing proposal expertise to all Lines of Business, to include Defense, Intelligence, Civil, and Health. The FEDSIM Proposal Writer should have a proven successful track record on large, complex bids. Primary Responsibilities:

+ Assignments will include, but are not limited to writing and leading FEDSIM staffing plans, staffing rationale, Key Personnel Qualification Matrices (KPQMs), scripts, technical/management volumes, and slide development

+ Provides 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.

+ 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 with at least 12+ years of related experience, 6+ years of experience working as a proposal writer responding to Federal Government solicitations

+ Experience with FEDSIM proposals

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

+ Evidence of a successful track record of high quality, high scoring proposals

+ Demonstrated success writing and leading technical, management, staffing, resume, and/or past performance volumes for complex efforts

+ Excellent writing 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 DC metro, as needed.

Desired Qualifications:

+ 10+ years of experience working as a proposal writer responding to Federal Government solicitations

+ 2+ years’ experience supporting FEDSIM proposals

+ Ability to coach and instruct others to facilitate consistency across multiple authors

+ Active Secret or Top Secret clearance and eligibility for SCI


Pay Range:


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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.

Reston, Virginia

At Leidos, quality performance means two things:

  1. Satisfying our customers by delivering the products and services they need on time and in budget.
  2. Continuously improving our processes so that our work meets requirements and is done right the first time.

Our proprietary EngineeringEdge® solution gives us a consistent, company-wide approach to planning, designing, developing, and delivering solutions that achieve our customers’ goals. Comprehensive and customizable, EngineeringEdge is based on industry standards and best practices from:

  • CMMI®, the CMMI Institute.
  • Project Management, the Project Management Institute.
  • the International Organization for Standardization (ISO®).
  • the International Council on Systems Engineering/INCOSE Corporation.
  • Electronic Industries Alliance.
  • Our four decades experience on a wide range of programs.

Many Leidos organizations have been able to earn coveted CMMI maturity level 3 and higher, as well as ISO 9001 organizational designations.

In addition, we have our own high standards for ethics and performance.
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What does this mean to our clients? High quality products and services, developed in an environment committed to continuously improving processes and uncompromising ethics.

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