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Bid Manager – Contractor

Location Bedfordshire
Job type Permanent
Posted 14th February 2020

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Bid Manager

An opportunity for a Bid Manager to join a highly regarded, chartered main contractor in the Bedfordshire area

Our client has an established client base and can offer you the chance to work across a wide range of sectors including education, leisure, commercial, industrial, automotive and pharmaceutical.

You will be working with an established, successful team.Staff retention is excellent throughout the company and you will feel the benefits of working with a skilled, professional and experienced team

The role  Bid Manager

Working closely with the bid teams, you will be required to manage and contribute content to the production of work winning Pre-Qualification Questionnaires, Tender Submissions and Interview Presentations.

The successful candidate will re-write, proof-read and sub-edit content to a high standard and take responsibility for the timely production of proposal documents. Working with internal and external teams to produce first class written submissions, this will include writing sections from scratch or improving narrative provided by others.

It is important that the Bid Manager is able to identify the needs and values of the Client so that these can be addressed in submissions, balanced at all times with the Company strategy in order to ensure the successful delivery of PQQs, Tenders and Interviews.


  • Working with bid teams to identify project objectives
  • Attend tender launch meetings, prepare, distribute and monitor agreed action plans.
  • Producing persuasive written material
  • Re-write / edit proposal responses from a variety of stakeholders
  • Meeting with and interviewing key stakeholders regarding content for the proposals
  • Researching and writing technical content for the proposals
  • Assisting with the preparation of presentations and other documents
  • Researching and creating news stories for projects / individuals
  • Keeping up to date library of model answers
  • Apply Client feedback to future responses and drive continuous improvement

Experience and Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience and expertise of bid writing / management within the construction sector
  • A degree in literacy-based subject is desirable.

Essential Skills

  • Ability to coordinate with colleagues and manage workload to deliver multiple priorities within demanding timescales.
  • Excellent literacy and presentation skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven IT and desktop publishing skills
  • Knowledge of PowerPoint is essential
  • Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite is desirable but not essential
  • Ability to continually improve the quality of work sent out by the Company


Competitive salary

Private health care

Profit share


25 days holiday

Competitive pension scheme

Working for an established and expanding contractor

Opportunity for career progression

Working hours 8-5

Please apply by sending your CV or if you’d like to discuss the role in more detail please call me for a confidential chat

Bid Manager / Bid Management / Construction / Bedfordshire / Hertfordshire / Cambridgeshire

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