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Bid Manager

Location: Orpington Salary: Excellent salary & package

Our client is an established main contractor – based in Kent and turning over c£60m across a mixed bag of project sectors including residential, education, commercial, leisure, heritage etc


Due to this continued growth we are looking for a Bid Manager to join our team.

Reporting to the Pre-Construction Manager and working alongside the Business Development team, you will be responsible for the management of the bid process within a construction contracting environment with a focus on delivering consistency and driving continuous improvement.

Your duties will include but are not limited to the following:


Main duties

• Management and completion of Framework submissions

• Expressions of Interest (EOI)

• Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQs)

• Invitation to Tender (ITT) documentation Bid strategy

• Appraisal of documentation to determine viability of returning compliant bids

• Undertake detailed Client, project and stakeholder research

• Facilitate workshops with team to develop strategy and share knowledge

• Provide guidance and develop plans to ensure the strategy is embedded in the tender submission

• Ability to explore alternative cost options and Value Engineering opportunities

• Risk management, identify and create initial due diligence/risk register

• Maintain a library of current & accurate corporate information for inclusion in submissions

• Management of the bid writing function Managing the tender process

• Ensure compliance with the Client bid process

• Review all tender documents to understand client requirements and required deliverables

• Chair pre-start meeting - allocate owners and set deadlines for content

• Monitor and report on progress

• Facilitate and attend all internal and external meetings as required

• Management of Client and consultant communications, including dissemination to the team and management of appropriate actions

• Managing support from internal and external bid team, including the design team, BIM manager, programmers, Health and Safety team


Content generation

 • Answer bid responses whilst building in the bid strategy

• Write and develop all non-technical content, H&S, quality, CVs, experience

• Support on technical content where required - understand and resolve complex technical, strategic and business issues – consulting with all bid team members as required

 Proofread all submission content – ensure compliant and aligned to Client requirements and bid strategy

• Write summaries and forewords where required Mid tender reviews and post tender interviews • Review progress of tender strategy with all bid team members

 • Establish and manage post tender strategy

• Arrange rehearsal sessions and coach team

 • Develop content that clearly responds to the agenda


Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:

 • Strong communication skills with an excellent command of written and spoken English

 • The ability to communicate about complex, technical concepts in easy-tounderstand ways and convey ideas graphically

• Cognisance of current construction working practices and MMC

 • Excellent research skills that enable the gathering of information critical to developing a competitive offer

• Management of multiple proposals with a high level of attention to timescales for delivery

 • Highly IT literate and good presentation skills

 • Familiarity with recognised publishing software will be advantageous.

 • Excellent planning and organizational skills, with a focus on quality

To consistently deliver a recruitment service that's of an exceptional standard and guided by values of performance, trust, transparency and respect.
To work in partnership and thoroughly understand the needs and preferences of both our clients and candidates.
Collaborative, passionate, reliable and adaptable - we do not promise what we cannot deliver.