Bid / Proposals Manager (Non-Technical)
Competitive basic + benefits

Bid Manager

Ref: 540| Posted: 17th Apr 2024

Bid Manager – Construction / Civil Engineering – Derbyshire + remote working

Ideal opportunity for an already experienced Bid Manager or a Bid Writer looking to step up to Bid Manager.

Opportunity to join a reputable and longstanding building & civils main contractor, with a very stable and growing forward order book across a variety of sectors.

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 client a very stable civil engineering contractor.

You will manage the bid team to tight deadlines to ensure the right Quality responses and commercial offers are brought together into a winning proposal.  

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 / bid writer
  • Consolidating final submissions and uploading onto client portals
  • Preparing presentations and attending interviews



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

  • Previous employment history working for a Building or Civil Engineering main contractor, sub contractor or consultancy.
  • 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
  • Effective communicator, both written and verbal
  • Enthusiasm and the desire to win
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Teams/Office incl. Word, Excel & PowerPoint


The successful Bid Manager will receive:

-Competitive Basic 
-Plus company benefits  

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

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