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Job #: R-00128801
Location: Remote, GB
Category: Business Development
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 75%
Clearance Required: UK - SC

Description

Bid Writer

We’re ready for you to unleash your potential!

The Role:

Do you enjoy writing and have experience in producing and editing content? Do you want to have an immediate impact and be part of an experienced and inclusive team who will support your continued growth?

As we plan for future growth in our UK Business Development team we have created a position for a Bid Writer to join us.

What will I be doing?

  • Review current content on the Proposal Information Centre, work with SMEs to improve quality of content.
  • Review existing bid content where there may be security sensitivities and applicably sanitise so it can be re-used
  • Support bid managers in the development of the proposal structure and lead content planning sessions to proactively develop compelling bid content that answers our client’s exam question.
  • Interview technical team members to gain a sufficient understanding of a specific topic/project to write a first-draft response
  • Coach SMEs in writing best practice
  • Support proposal workshops i.e. bid kick off’s, storyboard workshops, colour review workshops
  • Review proposal questions and identify where we have existing content in the Proposal Information Centre that can be tailored to answer the latest bids
  • Lead the setting up of templates and storyboards
  • Assist in the weaving of win themes and client hot buttons into the bid responses
  • Development of PQQ responses
  • Be a champion for the bid hub around the company, responding to bid related queries and advising ‘local’ bid leads on bidding best practice.

What does Leidos need from me?

  • This role will suit somebody who is keen to make an immediate impact, can work with a range of stakeholders at varying levels and is used to working to tight deadlines
  • You must have a real focus for attention to detail
  • Experience in producing and editing content within a complex environment.
  • A degree in English and/or experience as a journalist/professional writer is desirable but not necessarily essential

Development Opportunities:

  • Opportunity for continued career progression in either a bid manager or capture manager role
  • Be part of an experienced and inclusive team who will support and foster your continued growth
  • Training on the Leidos WinPlan and proposal best practices
  • Opportunity for APMP membership and certification

Clearance Requirements:

Clearance to Start:    BPSS
Clearance for Role:    SC

What we do for you:
At Leidos we are PASSIONATE about customer success, UNITED as a team and INSPIRED to make a difference. We offer meaningful and engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals, all while nurturing a healthy work-life balance.


We provide an employment package that attracts, develops and retains only the best in talent. Our reward scheme includes:
•    Contributory Pension Scheme
•    Private Medical Insurance
•    33 days Annual Leave (including public and privilege holidays)
•    Access to Flexible benefits (including life assurance, health schemes, gym memberships, annual buy and sell holidays and a cycle to work scheme)

•    Dynamic Working 

Commitment to Diversity:

We welcome applications from every part of the community and are committed to a truly diverse and inclusive culture.  We foster a sense of belonging, welcoming all perspectives and contributions, and providing equal access to opportunities and resources for everyone.  If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know, and we will respond in a way that best fits your needs.

Who We Are:

Leidos UK & EUROPE – we work to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient through technology, engineering and science.

Leidos is a growing company delivering innovative technology and solutions focused on safeguarding critical capabilities and transformation in frontline services, our work in the United Kingdom includes addressing some of the most complex problems in defence, healthcare, government, safety and security, and transportation.

What Makes Us Different:

Purpose: you can use your passion and abilities at Leidos to keep the people you care about safe. We are at the forefront of machine learning, AI, cyber security and solutions. Using your skills in the technology frontline by helping to build a safer world.  You can inspire change.

Collaboration: having flexibility to do your job is one of our core benefits, enabling you to become part of our extraordinary team.  We have been empowering our people to work flexibly for years.  Whether you work from home, the office or on customer sites, we will give you the digital tools and the flexibility to work smarter and align your needs and ours.          

People: Leidos empowers people from every background to be themselves and gives you the tools to learn new skills by enabling growth whilst developing. We believe that extraordinary people need opportunities to grow, to be inspired and to inspire others. At Leidos, we invest in technical academies, career rotations and a career development plans that enhance your future.

Original Posting Date:

2024-02-12

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:

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.

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Original Posting Date:

02/12/2024

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.

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