Bid Manager - Water / Civils / Construction

Water & Utilities
  • UK, London
  • Permanent
  • Full time
  • from £55,000 to £75,000 per year
My client is a main contractor that works in the water & utilities sectors and they are currently looking for a Bid Manager from a similar background for their operations in South London. As a Bid Manager, you will plan and manage the bid response process and deliver submission documents in line with the...
  • Posted
  • Deadline: 24.04.2024

Managing consultant

Julian Taylor

Quote ref: 4907/26657

Quote ref: 4907/26657

Job description

My client is a main contractor that works in the water & utilities sectors and they are currently looking for a Bid Manager from a similar background for their operations in South London.  

As a Bid Manager, you will plan and manage the bid response process and deliver submission documents in line with the requirements of each tender and in keeping with the bid budget and the Browne brand. You will be enthusiastic, passionate and ambitious and able to quickly encapsulate their company culture in the submission documents that you prepare. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years' experience in a bid team environment and will be able to demonstrate the successful management of bids ranging in construction value from £5m to £20m.  

 

Role summary:  

- Coordinate the overall bid submission process, ensuring they are on time and at the highest possible standard.  

- Full co-ordination and leadership of the bid team including the development of responsibility matrix for all bids.  

- Timely manage, plan and co-ordinate bid responses for all submissions including reviewing bid text. Contribute to and prepare drafts of text for the submission as required.  

- Produce and agree the bid programme identifying key dates for the submission of information, review dates, deadlines and production of bid, whilst assuming a full understanding of the bid deliverables.  

- Monitor the receipt of information received against the responsibility matrix, ensuring information is received on time.  

- Organising the review of submissions against Client’s requirements.  

- Manage the bid financial elements ensuring that is fully detailed and agreed.  

- Providing internal feedback on team responses, working together to ensure a submission of the highest standard is achieved.  

- Manage any pre-construction design requirements for the tender and manage design; Propose alternative design solutions if required and maintain a knowledge of alternative technical solutions.  

- Arrange, attend and chair bid team meetings, to issue updates, clarifications and share best practice.  

- Review successful and unsuccessful submissions, feedback and lessons learnt to promote continuous improvement. Provide relevant feedback to Senior Management and other stakeholders as required.  

- Carry out any other duties appropriate to this post

Requirements

Personal Attributes:  

- Strong business acumen and a proven track record of success  

- Team player and leader  

- Technical writing skills, displaying creative flair in submissions  

- Excellent attention to detail and meticulous planning and organizational skills  

- Good IT and numerical skills  

- Commercial awareness  

- Able to work to tight deadlines in high pressured situations  

- A strong command of spoken and written English  

- Good communication skills (verbal and written) and able to engage with all stakeholders at all levels  

- Self-motivated. Capable of working under minimal supervision and on own initiative.  

- An excellent professional demeanour.  

- Flexible approach to working hours  

 

Experience Required:  

- Sound knowledge of construction management or civil engineering with 5 to 10 years’ experience at managerial level on a wide range of major construction projects.  

- Be able to demonstrate the successful management of bids ranging in construction value from £5m to £20m.  

- Passionate about construction, with good career continuity.  

- Commercially aware with a great knowledge of construction and engineering within the UK.  

- Strong knowledge of construction methods and technology.  

- Financial Awareness with experience managing construction related budgets and key performance indicators.  

- Proven track record managing people, logistics, suppliers, sub-contractors, quality, environment and health and safety in a busy and demanding working environment.  

- Good knowledge in Microsoft Office (Excel, Project, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook) and database software.  

 

Essential Qualifications:  

- Educated to degree level in Civil Engineering or Construction Management or equivalent qualification. Candidates without this level of education may be considered if they can demonstrate suitable work experience.  

- Full Driving License.  

 

Desirable Qualifications:  

- Professional Qualification such as MICE, MCIOB, MRICS, RIBA or APMP

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