Bid / Proposals Manager (Non-Technical)
£45k - £65k + Benefits

Bid Manager

Ref: 496| Posted: 10th May 2024

Bid Manager – Construction / Civil Engineering – Flexible location + Remote working.

Opportunity to join one of the UK's most successful Tier 1 building & civils main contractors, with a very stable and fast growing forward order book.


Flexible to be based at any of the company’s network of UK offices (Birmingham, Derby, Wigan, Leeds, Newcastle, London or South Wales)

Role will be a mix of office and remote working.



Opportunity has arisen for a Bid Manager to play a key work winning role for our clients National and Strategic Accounts (NaSA) team.

A key function of the NaSA team is to bid and win both national and strategic regional construction Framework tenders. Such Frameworks can have potential values of £2bn and run for 4 years. Working with a team of commercial, technical, operational experts, as well as external advisers, you will manage the bid process for Framework bids from pre-bid planning, through to contract award and mobilisation.

You will manage bid teams to tight deadlines to ensure the right Quality responses and commercial offers are brought together into a winning proposal. On successful Frameworks, the Bid Manager may also be required to support local operational teams to go on to win subsequent mini competitions to secure individual projects.

The successful candidate will have the enthusiasm and drive to look beyond the obvious. You should be a self-motivated individual - not afraid of a challenge, be results driven and have an innovative, entrepreneurial approach to solution finding to seek out the winning edge. You will be guided by a strong, well established senior team that is committed to your professional development in a supporting, friendly and diverse working environment.


  • Appraisal of client procurement documentation
  • Organising bid strategy and bid preparation meetings
  • Developing Bid Plans, including resource co-ordination and bid programmes
  • Leading the bid management process to organise the production of Quality responses that score full marks
  • Writing Quality responses and case studies
  • Considering alternative bid proposals to obtain a competitive edge
  • Supervising graphic designer and/or bid co-ordinator
  • Consolidating final submissions and uploading onto client portals
  • Preparing presentations and attending interviews
  • Maintaining Framework records on Salesforce
  • Reviewing market for new Framework opportunities
  • Maintaining the Framework Forward Look and Bid Library



To be considered for this Bid Manager role you must meet the following criteria:

  • Broad knowledge of public sector procurement processes for construction design and build
  • Customer focus, understanding customer needs and then translating those needs into winning bids
  • Proven ability to manage a bid team, working flexibly and to tight deadlines
  • Ability to think innovatively to contribute new ideas
  • Ability to both author and edit Quality response narrative for bid submissions
  • Good knowledge of Framework management processes and construction methodology along with commercial appreciation
  • Effective communicator, both written and verbal
  • Enthusiasm and the desire to win
  • Knowledge of Customer Relationship Management tools e.g. Salesforce
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Teams/Office incl. Word, Excel & PowerPoint


The successful Bid Manager will receive:

-£45,000 - £65,000 Basic 
-Car / Allowance 

To be considered for this vacancy or to find out more information please apply now.

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