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Proposal Writer Team Lead

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Job ID: 200977
Location: FLEXWORK, VA, United States
Date Posted: Aug 26, 2020
Category: Business Development
Subcategory: Proposal
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: Yes

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Job Description


General Overview: Are you driven to excel as a proposal writer, motivated to produce high-scoring content, and experienced with leading other writers? If so, join the SAIC Proposal Development Center of Excellence. SAIC offers the opportunity to win more as part of a collaborative team dedicated to high-quality proposal writing. SAIC proposal writers work across technical capabilities and program teams, build strong relationships, support diverse customer needs, and advance their careers beyond the industry standard.

Position Description: The Proposal Writer Team Lead manages a team of writers to help deliver consistently high performance across the team. The Proposal Writer Team Lead also collaborates with SAIC experts and team members to develop compliant, compelling proposals in response to Federal Government solicitations.

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


·       Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, History, Political Science, or related field

·       15+ total years of professional experience, 13+ 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





Desired Qualifications:


  • TS/SCI, Top Secret, or Secret clearance
  • Experience as a team lead or manager of a small team


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom. For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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