Senior Proposal Writer - Team Lead

  • SAIC, Inc
  • Chantilly, VA, USA
  • May 12, 2021

Job Description


SAIC has an opening for a Senior Proposal Writer/Team Lead for our Proposal Development Center, local to the DC Metro area. Remote work is available but candidate required to go into the office as needed.

SAIC offers the opportunity to win more as part of a collaborative team dedicated to high-quality proposal writing. The Senior Proposal Writer/Team Lead manages a team of writers to help deliver consistently high performance across the team. The Senior Proposal Writer/Team Lead also collaborates with SAIC experts and team members to develop compliant, compelling proposals in response to Federal Government solicitations. SAIC proposal writers work across technical capabilities and program teams, build strong relationships, and support diverse customer needs. 

Description of Duties: 
· Manages and leads a team of writers performing across proposals, providing administrative and performance management for team members
· Provides ad hoc training, coaching, and general guidance to team members on best practices for proposal quality and customer service
· Writes and leads technical, management, resume, and past performance sections and volumes
· Works as part of a collaborative team to clearly articulate the team’s 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 Experience/Skills/Attributes: 
· Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, History, Political Science, or related field
· 10+ total years of professional experience with bachelor's or 8+ years with master’s
· 6+ years of experience working as a proposal writer responding to Federal Government solicitations
· Demonstrated success writing and leading technical, management, resume, and/or past performance volumes for complex efforts
· Excellent writing skills
· Excellent organizational and leadership skills 
· Ability to coach and instruct others to facilitate consistency and quality
· Strong work ethic and desire to excel and keep growing over time
· Local to the DC Metro
Desired Experience/Skills/Attributes:
· Experience as a team lead or manager of a small team


Clearance Requirement: Secret required with ability to obtain a TS/SCI