Bid Manager

North London


  •  To actively manage and win tender opportunities
  •   To provide clear leadership and direction for all members of the bid team



  • Candidates can be based either in the London office or at the Swindon office, if based in LOndon must be prepared to commute when required to Swindon



  •    Drive and energise the bid team to achieve a successful outcome for each allocated tender. Following designated processes and best practice in place within organisation.
  •    Ensure that a coherent bid strategy in developed, working in conjunction with the Business Development Manager and Sector Director.
  •   Continually evaluate winning strategy and direct team and resources to focus on activities which will enhance chance of bid success
  •    Oversee and be involved with tender commercial strategy.
  •   Arrange all necessary internal meetings – Kick off / Settlement and others identified in work winning process. (use MS Outlook)
  •   Agree Bid Budget and monitor expenditure with Head of Management
  •    Manage tender programme.
  •   Ensure Company & Group governance and procedures are adhered to.
  •    Ensures production of CRC documentation for issue to Head of Bid Management.
  •   Produce actions and appoint individuals to complete relevant items arising from the meetings / minutes. Drive actions to completion.
  •   Undertake corporate approval process in conjunction with Work Winning Director.
  •    Communication link to Client / Employers Agent + when we speak and don’t speak with Third Parties.
  •    Keep senior management informed of development on tender and gain acceptance of key decision points.
  •    Issue Ops / Commercial / Temp Works / Specialist third party briefs Identify Estimator and Planner requirements where necessary.
  •    Communication management and interface with joint venture partners and key supply chain.
  •    Oversee designers Brief in conjunction with Technical Services.
  •    Manage designers where necessary to achieve optimum solutions.
  •    Involvement in appointment of specialist third parties.
  •    Participate in review of suppliers to receive tender enquiries.
  •    Manage Risk / Opportunity including commercial and ensure output to ARM risk software.
  •     Work with commercial manager to understand route map to deliver margin set within business plan.
  •    Decide what queries we raise (or do not raise) in line with the tender strategy
  •    Arrange and co-ordinate tender and post-tender meetings / interviews with the Client / Employers Agent.
  •    Ensure that the correct resources for the Quality Submission are in place and that timescales are met. (Deliverables tracker in place prior to kick off).
  •     Manage / take part in the review of the Quality Submission.
  •    Tender feedback and dissemination once the result is known.
  •    Handover to the project delivery team for successful tenders.
  •   Use and follow formal meeting agendas and save presentations as power-point slides onto corporate database..



  • Sound knowledge of the UK construction market
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation
  • Knowledge of Civil Engineering
  • Commercial awareness of different forms of contract
  • Strong presentation and Client communication skills