Bid Manager - Rail

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Date Posted:
21 September 2017
£45,000 to £55,000
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Job Description

Founded in nearly fifty years ago and still privately owned, this company is one of the leading civil engineering and construction contractors operating in Wales, the English boarder counties and the West of England. Due to increased work load and a large tender pipeline, a Bid Manager to join their work winning team based at their head office in Abergavenny.

The Bid Manager will focus on a key business sector, rail, leading a diverse range of tenders for clients including Network Rail and the Welsh Government. The Bid Manager will have an integral part in contributing to the strategy to further solidify their name as the go to' main contractor in Wales; and as they look to increase their annual turnover of circa 130 million.

You will report to the Business Development Director and responsibilities include:

  • producing Company marketing literature (Project Sheets, Brochures etc.);
  • managing, writing and preparing pre-qualification submissions;
  • managing Tender Submissions;
  • writing and producing Tender Quality Submissions (Quality question responses, technical responses, Tender Stage Method Statements etc.);
  • managing multi-disciplinary teams;
  • producing and delivering high quality presentations for marketing, prequalification and tender purposes;
  • assisting with public relations, advertising programs, corporate identity development and implementation, special events and market research activities;
  • Liaison with estimating team during tender (but not responsible for actual pricing of tenders);
  • obtaining feedback on tender submissions and implement improvements;
  • representing the company with clients, the public and the wider construction industry.

The Bid Manager will have a high standard of writing for Technical Submissions with excellent grammar and language skills. They will perform well in a team environment with excellent organisational skills, the ability to prioritise and ability to work to strict deadlines. Due to the nature of the business, an in depth understanding of civil engineering and construction industry terminology and delivery methods is required.

You will either have a proven and successful track record of winning work in the rail sector or may be a civil engineer with a keen interest in work winning, who is looking to change career direction into a bidding role.

Candidates will ideally have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent, with ideally over four years of civil engineering industry experience. Candidates without a degree, ideally over six years civil engineering industry experience. Any other relevant experience may also be taken into consideration.

In return you will receive a salary of up to 65,000 per annum and a full benefits package including car allowance and stakeholder pension.

Apply for this position below or alternatively for further information please contact Elliot Fry on 0208 892 0115 or email .

If you are seeking a career move but this position is not right for you please browse the other vacancies on our website. We are specialists in Bids/Business Development and Marketing Recruitment and have a range of posts available. We also welcome speculative applications.

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