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Bid Manager

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North West - Greater Manchester Permanent February 27th 2020 £60-£65k basic, competitive car allowance, 25 days holiday, matched pension contribution, healthcare and incentive scheme. APH/FP/2020/2702BM Pippa Holland

Bid Manager – Construction – North West

£60-£65k basic, competitive car allowance, 25 days holiday, matched pension contribution, healthcare and incentive scheme.

Working closely with all disciplines within the Bids and Tendering department and the wider business, to ensure delivery of high quality, consistent winning bids, and effectively mobilising these to the project delivery team.

The Bids and tendering function is a centralised in the office in Manchester and is responsible for the delivery of all bids for the successful business unit, ensuring appropriate levels of governance and accuracy is applied to a winning strategy. The Bid/Project Manager is a key member of this team, reporting directly to the Pre Construction Manager.


  • Management of the creation of winning tenders through full bid lifecycle from Bid/No-Bid through to customer negotiation and Contract Award, for bids ranging in value from £5m up to £50m
  • Definition and implementation of a winning bid strategy ensuring a breakdown of tender requirements and coordination of all technical, commercial and financial aspects of the estimation and proposal creation process (including pricing structures, subcontract partnerships etc.)
  • Preparation and coordination of compelling tender documentation ensuring high levels of consistency and quality, that adequately captures our offer, provides an accurate baseline for a future project, incorporates lessons learned, and mitigates company risks
  • Preparation of all review meeting materials and coordination of the close-out of all actions
  • Provision of leadership to the tender team and allocated business resources, influencing and negotiating with people at all levels, including providing progress reports to management
  • Involvement in pre and post bid submission negotiations with the client encompassing technical, financial and commercial considerations, acting as the client single point of contact in relation to the bid
  • Production and delivery of presentations (internal and external to the client) up to board level
  • Responsible for transferring knowledge from the tendering team to the Delivery team, verifying the tender and achieving scope stability and handover to Delivery
  • Accurate management of bid budgets, and ensuring company policies and procedures (including quality assurance) are suitably followed, striking the right balance between governance and cost efficiency
  • Implement improvement in company processes and standards in relation to bid management and the wider functional areas
  • Able to manage the delivery of bids through corporate procedures
  • Bid management experience for a construction project based business, in a regulated industry, with experience leading bids
  • Possess a good understanding of the way in which construction projects are managed and delivered in order to influence, monitor and challenge every aspect of the bid i.e. finance, engineering, planning, delivery and commercial inputs
  • Commercially astute, and able to structure a bid to present the offer in the best light
  • Possesses sufficient management experience and stature to operate at the same level as project managers and senior business managers, in order to provide appropriate leadership to tender teams and manage negotiations with the client as appropriate
  • Ability to influence and negotiate with people at all levels within the business and customer organisation’s, whilst fostering strong working relationships
  • A pro-active high achiever with high energy levels, who is used to working under pressure and to tight/challenging deadlines
  • Degree qualified (or equivalent) in a business or technically related discipline
  • Previously, or currently, occupying the position of Bid Manager, Project Manager or Commercial Manager in a construction based business

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