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Bid Manager (Tendering/Proposals)

  • Location: Sunderland
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 19 days ago

  • Sector: Oil, Gas and Petrochemical
  • Contact: Shaun Lamb
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0141 226 8156
  • Start Date: 2022-06-13
  • Expiry Date: 27 June 2022
  • Job Ref: 1041509S
NRL’s engineering client based in Sunderland is looking to recruit a Bid Manager (Proposals/Tendering) to support their nuclear business, on a permanent staff basis.

About the role:
  • Develop effective relationships with internal stakeholders
  • Be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Have the confidence to influence / persuade stakeholders to adopt particular ways of working.
  • Be prepared to challenge, manage resistance positively.
  • Promote a culture of sharing knowledge, insights and learning.
  • As a minimum, the bid manager will be the ‘hub’ that links all the moving parts of a bid, managing and motivating the bid team to achieve milestones within the bid programme.
  • Ensure the bid governance process is followed
  • Using Microsoft Teams as the primary bid management platform for collaboration and efficiency
  • Review all client documents prior to a bid kick off meeting
  • Understand clients’ requirements for submission – creating and harvesting relationships to ensure successful engagement
  • Plan and manage a bid from the outset to closure, being fully engaged with every element
  • You will lead and facilitate efficient communication and collaboration to produce the deliverables within agreed timescales
  • Identify and manage resources during the bidding process
  • Take the lead on the production of all submission documents including commercial Proposal, costing sheets, cash flow, risk register to name but a few
  • Be a competent bid writer able to create, re-write or polish bid content. This includes being able to identify when responses do not meet client requirements and supporting the author to improve ahead of review
  • Oversee the overall progress of bids, initiating corrective action if required to ensure the bid is submitted on time
  • Drive continuous improvement by harvesting model answers for storage on our bid knowledge hub, conducting Lessons Learned sessions and influencing bidding behaviours by sharing best practice and coaching colleagues
What you will need?

  • 3+ years demonstrable project / bid management experience (preferably in a similar environment)
  • Excellent communicator
  • Good attention to detail
  • Thrives in a busy environment
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Ability to motivate the bid team
  • Can demonstrate effective bid writing skills
What’s in it for you?
  • Join a market leading business
  • Attractive salary and benefits package.