Reston, Virginia


Job Description:

Leidos is a Fortune 500™ company aimed at embracing and solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Through science and technology, Leidos makes the world safer, healthier and more efficient. (

Our Civil Group ( offers an array of exciting career opportunities for the best IT, energy, logistics and engineering professionals. Driven by our talented workforce, the Integrated Missions Operation builds trust through an array of energy-related IT, environmental science and engineering solutions to meet our customers’ needs.

Key Capabilities:

+ Large Infrastructure

+ Mission Support

+ Digital Modernization (

+ Command & Control

+ Mission Applications

+ Environmental Science (

+ Nuclear Security

+ Engineering Services

Job Description

Leidos is currently seeking a Proposal Manager to join our team. In this role you will support Federal pursuits (DoD and Federal Civilian) within the Civil Business Line. This position reports to the Integrated Missions Operation (IMO) Proposal Director, supports capture activities, and provides proposal management and support on competitive proposal and Task Order (TO) bids for the IMO group. The successful candidate will have experience with proposal planning, development, and execution; capture activity support and team coordination; preparing and coordinating reviews; and analyzing RFPs.

Additional requirements include tasks related to the Leidos Win Plan; leading proposal teams; managing all proposal activities (outlines, schedules, compliance, reviews, documents, etc.); and preparing support artifacts (data, resumes, project descriptions, etc.). The successful candidate will be responsible for assessing and ensuring compelling, complete, and compliant proposal responses that reflect win strategies and align to evaluation factors.

The position location is flexible including the possibility of Remote/WFH. However, there will be incidences when travel to a Proposal Center or other location is required.

Primary Responsibilities

+ Lead, manage and/or support development of written proposals, orals preparations, and presentations from Pre-Proposal through Post-Proposal phases, as assigned by the IMO Proposal Director.

+ Manage multiple proposal tasks with, sometimes, rapid turnaround deadlines.

+ Interpret technical, experience, past performance, personnel, management and/or other requirements of DoD and FedCiv solicitations (e.g., SF330, RFP, Pre-solicitation, RFI, Sources Sought, EN, Shortlist, Orals, etc.).

+ Develop compliance matrices and arrange for, or conduct, compliance reviews.

+ Oversee and/or produce schedules, outlines, contact lists, agendas, annotated mock-ups/strawman, proposal kickoffs and reviews, technical solution sessions, and other proposal-related documents, tasks, and meetings.

+ Experience incorporating incorporate win strategy/themes, benefits, messaging, differentiators, and/or solutions into proposal document(s).

+ Develop and/or refine existing artifacts, including project descriptions and resumes, for proposals.

+ Coordinate with Graphics Team to develop and monitor progress of artwork and graphics for proposals and presentations.

+ Maintain proactive communication with proposal, capture, and business unit leadership to ensure smooth proposal processes and secure necessary resources for successful proposal development and submission.

+ Collaborate with, and support, other efforts by capture, business development, proposal, and subject matter experts and teams, as needed.

+ Support other Proposal Operations activities (e.g., content and database updates, SharePoint library management, etc.), as needed.

Basic Qualifications

+ Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of proposal management and related experience.

+ 2+ years of experience leading Federal IDIQ, IDC, MATOC, SATOC, task order, and/or stand-alone contract proposals, including SF330s, ranging from $50M to $200M.

+ Experienced in writing and/or editing for proposals and/or other technical documents using AP, APA, Chicago, and other style manuals.

+ Strong spelling, organizational, time management, prioritization, communication, and decision-making skills; attention to detail.

+ Ability to meet deadlines, sometimes with short turnaround times, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

+ Ability to work occasional nights, weekends, and/or holidays to meet proposal deadlines.

+ Ability to work well independently and in teams, whether in-person or geographically dispersed, virtual teams.

+ Intermediate-level expertise using MS 365 and other applications, including Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, SharePoint, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and Excel.

+ Experience working with CRM systems.

+ Ability to remain tactful, calm, positive, and constructive, within a dynamic environment consisting of diverse personalities, while operating within strict deadlines and, sometimes, stressful situations.

Preferred Qualifications

+ Experience managing proposals for Federal Enterprise-level IT/Cybersecurity pursuits.

+ Experience managing proposals for Federal IT/Engineering/Operations pursuits.

+ Experience participating in Black Hat and/or SWOT sessions

+ Experience developing win themes, benefit statements, discriminators, and key messaging.

+ Skilled in developing original copy, editing, and rewriting for clarity, incorporating win messages, and “one voice” narratives, within technical documents and proposals.

+ Advanced-level expertise using MS 365 and other applications, including Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, SharePoint, and Adobe Acrobat Pro.

Pay Range:Pay Range $52,650.00 - $81,000.00 - $109,350.00

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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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