Bid Manager

Location Abergavenny
Discipline: Highways, Rail , Civil Engineering
Salary: £70000 to £90000
Contact name: Luke Norton

Contact email:
Job ref: 470837
Published: about 1 month ago
Startdate: ASAP
HSQ Recruitment are working with well-established and respected civil engineering and rail company with a rich history, poised for continued growth and success. We have a unique opportunity for a talented Bid Manager to join a dynamic and successful Pre-Construction Team based in their Head Office. This hybrid role will allow for a flexible work schedule, with three days at the office and two days remote.
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We are looking for a Bid Manager with a passion for success and a drive to continuously improve. You should have bid management and writing experience, ideally in the highways, rail, or civil engineering industries. As a key member of the Pre-Construction Team, you'll bring creative ideas and a high standard of work to our bids. Collaboration and a team-oriented approach are a must, as is a competitive spirit and a passion for delivering market-leading proposals.
The ideal candidate will be tasked with guiding and coordinating the entire bidding process for capital projects and major frameworks up to £100M, guaranteeing that the proposals are of superior quality and aligned with the companies core values and business objectives. A proven track record in tendering projects within the £50M-£100M range is mandatory.
  • Efficiently manage the bid process in accordance with the Tender Process, while ensuring compliance with corporate governance and maximizing success opportunities for both the contractor and the customers
  • Develop and agree on a bid strategy that meets client requirements and aligns with the business strategy to secure sustainable and profitable contracts
  • Lead and prepare pre-qualification and quality submissions, while managing and collaborating with the estimating team and design partners
  • Present Tender Settlement meetings for multiple and large bids, and obtain feedback to continuously improve submissions
  • Create high-quality presentations for marketing, pre-qualification, and tender purposes and assist with public relations, advertising programs, and market research activities
  • Represent the company with clients, the public, and the wider construction industry, and work with internal business units and external companies to deliver market-leading proposals
Ideal Candidate:
  • Has previous bid management and writing experience in the highways/rail/civil engineering industry
  • Can lead a tender team and work independently, with creativity and a commitment to high standards
  • Has excellent team building, communication, and problem-solving skills and is financially astute
  • Has design management knowledge, a good understanding of tender requirements, and experience in leading a team of contributors to quality submissions
  • Has excellent IT skills and a customer-centric approach, with the ability to identify opportunities within bids
  • Has a strong understanding of construction industry terminology and delivery methods, as well as contract awareness
  • Can work efficiently under tight deadlines and is committed to continuous improvement
  • Education/Certification Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent with 6 to 10 years of civil engineering experience, or 10 years+ of experience without a degree
  • Professional qualification such as IEng/CEng MICE/APM is desirable.
Please email me a copy of your CV to: or for more information please call me on 07947 036981