Bid Writer (Non-Technical)
£30k - £55k + Benefits

Bid Writer

Ref: 399| Posted: 17th Jun 2024

Bid Writer -  Construction / Buildings - Great Opportunity for Good Work / Life Balance. 

Location: Guildford & Remote working 



Opportunity to join one of the UK's most successful Tier 1 building main contractors working on a range of public and private sector building projects.

They are bidding for interesting multi-million pound construction projects (Schools, Hospitals, Offices, Hotels & PRS). (Also open to consider candidates transferring experience over from other sectors such as Civil Engineering or Power).

Excellent opportunity for work life balance as in addition to flexible working it also includes a really good holiday allowance (28 days + banks + option to buy more days).



Role will be split between their office in Guildford and remote (home working).


Role Overview:

The Bid Writer is tasked with the creation of effective yet imaginative responses to pre-qualification and tender questionnaires; working with other stakeholders from around the division to acquire pertinent information and data. The Bid Writer will promote the business, through high quality written submissions.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Write high-quality winning proposal documents, to including producing, coordinating and editing written content
  • Manage the submissions process where required
  • Contribute to the bid team at key stages of individual tender projects, gathering technical information from internal departments to compile and ensure a high-quality bespoke solution is offered to the client
  • Actively participate in story boarding and development of strategic themes
  • Ensure all proposals are prepared in line with tender programme requirements
  • Ensure submissions are produced are to the highest quality and aligned with company bid management standards
  • Be responsible for proofreading material and providing technical and commercial writing skills
  • Assist with development of bespoke proposals, best practice information, technique guides, template answers and style sheets
  • Build and develop relationships with key business sector teams       
  • Produce high-quality documents and submissions in line with identified deadlines
  • Analysis and review of previous submissions and document learning for implementation in future bids
  • Produce promotional/marketing materials and award submissions
  • Manage the submission content as part of the wider bid process
  • Assemble and shape construction information into compelling submissions
  • Write and edit pre-qualification documents
  • Write and edit capability statements and expression of interest documents
  • Liaise with the wider Pre-construction team for technical content
  • Create and edit presentations
  • Capture and collate evidence to support submissions



To be considered for this Bid Writer vacancy you will likely have the following attributes:

- You Strive for High Quality and take pride in your work.
- Previous employment as a Bid Writer, Bid Manager, Proposals Manager, Proposals Engineer, Submissions Manager, Tender Writer, Bid Author or Bid Coordinator.
- Ideally Previous Main Contractor employment, alternatively candidates with previous employer with Subcontractors and Consultancies will also be considered.

- Ideally previously work on Building or Civils sector projects.

- Preferably degree qualified in a subject with a high focus on creating high quality written work

 -Writing, editing and proof reading submissions, including working on major tenders and framework submissions

-Working on multiple concurrent tenders and managing own workload to ensure deadlines are achieved

- Exceptional writing, editing, and copy-writing skills

- Excellent English language (vocabulary), grammar and communication skills

- Adaptable to deal with changing project requirements and deadlines

- Familiarity with Microsoft and other desktop publishing software packages




The successful Bid Writer will receive:

*£30,000 - £55,000 Basic (Dependent on experience)
*Plus company car or Car Allowance (Includes Electric Car options)

*28 days holiday + banks + options to buy more days.

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

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