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Leidos Grant Writer in Honolulu, Hawaii


Job Description:

Leidos is seeking an experienced candidate to join our Hawai‘i Energy program team as a grant writer who will identify, write, and manage grants from third-party funding sources. This additional funding will help customers throughout Hawaiʻi, who lack the upfront capital to implement energy efficiency measures that save energy and save money that, in turn, save the environment. Even relatively modest efficiency measures can be prohibitively expensive for small businesses and organizations. Providing a combination of Hawaiʻi Energy’s financial rebates with additional grant funding can greatly help finance these improvements, maximizing the breadth of efficiency measures and the potential to make these projects a reality.


  • Build relationships with funders

  • Identify and rank funding sources that support energy efficiency projects for public and private sector customers (e.g., businesses and other for-profit and non-profit entities) who lack the upfront capital to fully fund energy efficiency implementation. Sources may include family foundations bank and credit union foundations, local/state/federal grant opportunities, loan and microloan agencies, crowdsourcing opportunities (e.g., Kickstarter, IndieGogo, Kiva, Slow Money, etc.)

  • Understand focus areas for grantors, develop relationship with grantor’s program manager Catalog grant sources, deadlines, requirements, etc. and create a schedule of rolling deadlines

  • Work with program team to identify, recruit and engage potential customers to work with potential grant sources.

  • Establish matching criteria and process to match customers to appropriate grant sources. Customers may be derived from existing Hawaii Energy offerings, including:

  • Energy Relief Grant (ERG)

  • Hawaiʻi Energy Incentive Plus


  • Strategic Energy Management (SEM)

  • Community Based Energy Efficiency (CBEE)

  • Prepare written proposals by working with program staff and customers to determine financial need, gather and format information to grant requirements, ensure compliance with funding requirements, and obtain program and customer approvals, as needed.

  • Meet proposal deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, approval, and transmittal.

  • Submit, administer and manage/monitor/track grants for customers seeking funding for energy efficiency projects, including all reporting requirements

  • Occasional travel to neighbor islands and working on weekends at public events may be required.

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Education, skills and experience requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in grant writing, prospect research, and grant management or general fundraising experience; or a minimum of 3 years comparable and transferable skills acquired in a professional setting

  • Detail-oriented

  • Customer-oriented

  • Presenting and interacting with public

  • Possess a high degree of initiative

  • Have a passion for Hawai‘i Energy’s mission

About Hawai‘i Energy

Hawai‘i Energy helps educate island families and businesses about the many and lasting benefits of energy efficiency and conservation. Hawai‘i Energy encourages and rewards smart energy decisions which will allow our state to reach 100% clean energy faster and cheaper. To date, we have saved the people of Hawai‘i more than a billion dollars off their energy bills. Hawai‘i Energy is a ratepayer-funded energy program under contract with the Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission. Join our team in driving energy initiatives that have immediate and local impact, and leave a legacy of sustainability for generations to come.

Pay Range:Pay Range $48,750.00 - $75,000.00 - $101,250.00

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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.