Bid / Proposals Manager (Non-Technical)
West Yorkshire
£55k - £70k + Benefits

Senior Bid Manager

Ref: 363| Posted: 10th May 2024

Senior Bid Manager – Building – Construction - Leeds or Stockton on Tees to suit.

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


The Bid Manager will help in the sourcing of new opportunities, bidding for, securing and closing deals.  

This company operate across a wide range of construction sectors including Commercial, Education, Healthcare, Leisure, Multi Storey Residential and Defence.


Job Duties:

  • Ownership and accountability of the performance and deliverables of specific Bid Teams;
  • Contributing to continuous improvement through pre-construction with specific responsibility to lead development initiatives;
  • Assist Preconstruction Manager with the allocation / appropriate level of team resources to bids;
  • Contribute to bid evaluation and suitability of the tender for selection to bid;
  • Main “Point of Contact” with Client/Design Team on bids;
  • Lead strategically important/business critical individual project and framework bids;
  • Willingness to become expert and lead in specific sectors/topics;
  • Appraisal of ITT/RFP documentation to identify key risks and opportunities;
  • Organising and leading bid strategy meetings;
  • Support Bid Team throughout the tender process, including setting the tender Win Strategy;
  • Formulating bid programmes and assessing priorities between multiple bids;
  • Leading the bid management process;
  • Leading the development of bid response that exceeds our client’s expectations;
  • Preparing presentations and attending interviews;
  • Formulating and developing alternative proposals inc. value engineering and optioneering;
  • Input into the planning and programming and the development of construction methodologies;
  • Directly supervise a Graphic Designer and Bid Proposals Coordinator on individual bids;
  • Provide support and mentoring to other Bid Managers;
  • To be aware of business continuity processes via Line Manager.


Opportunity to be based out of this employers Yorkshire (Leeds) office or North East (Stockton on Tees) office to suit. Plus the addition of some remote / hybrid working.



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

*Degree and/or Professionally Qualified

*Previous work in a  bid manager // Preconstruction Manager / Preconstruction Design Manager / Work Winning role.
*If you have strong experience of Bid / Preconstruction from another related role such as Project Manager or Design Manager, transferring your experience over to a full time bid role will also be considered. 

*Previous main contractor employment 

*Previous building sector projects.


The successful Bid Manager will receive:

-£55,000 - £70,000 Basic 
-Car Allowance 

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

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