Bid Writer in United Kingdom

Bid Writer

Location: Remote working with travel to various company offices when required

Salary: Dependent on experience

Sector: Rail, Highways, Infrastructure and Aviation

ROLE PURPOSE:

Ensuring highest the quality and consistency of all aspects of the bid submission, including PQQs/EOT/ ITTs and presentation content. Ensuring all bid documentation is clear, concise and compelling and delivered through a winning bid strategy.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Compile information and write bids across all divisions (Rail, Highways and Aviation)
  • Thorough understanding of work winning procedures and processes including reviews
  • Research capability to provide context and write tailored responses to clients and sectors ensuring latest thinking is reflected in the submission
  • Strong communication and interview skills to work with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to extract relevant information
  • Able to turn technical information into work winning responses that reflect the client's aims and objectives
  • Able to improve standard responses and write responses from scratch with input from SMEs
  • Proof-reading of submission documents
  • Critically review submission answers
  • Develop and assess responses against evaluation criteria
  • Develop a question breakdown and response structure and guide SMEs through a structured response template
  • Contribute to capture plans
  • Lead storyboarding and answer planning sessions
  • Ensure PQQ/ITT feedback is incorporated into subsequent submissions and shared
  • Work with the Bid Manager to identify SMEs and allocate actions for each aspect/question of the bid/PQQ
  • Hold the overall responsibility for the content of submissions
  • Contribute to bid strategy meetings and mid-bid review meetings identifying win themes, our strengths and appropriate evidence
  • Ensure bids and PQQs submission content is saved in appropriate pools on Workspace as the bid and review process progresses
  • Carry out interviews with SMEs to ascertain the added value, expertise and appropriateness of the content
  • Compile information and write answers to quality questions for tenders and PQQs aiming to score the highest allocated marks for each question
  • Take responsibility for submissions’ presentation and formatting ensuring that these comply with the submissions and Company guidelines
  • Hold ‘answer workshops’ to formulate answers and gather evidence
  • Review the technical submission in relation to English and grammar
  • Reinforce and ensure compliance to the internal Work Winning Process
  • Organise and set up review of the submission throughout various stages (Green, Amber, Red and Gold Reviews)
  • Hold internal lessons learnt meetings for both successful and unsuccessful submissions
  • Hold the overall responsibility for tender and PQQ quality of submissions
  • Liaise with the Bid Coordinator regarding the upload of the submissions and tender clarification requirements
  • Assist the Pre-Construction Manager with case studies, CVs, capability statements and award submissions, when required

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, BEHAVIOUR AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Excellent IT skills and knowledge of word, excel and PowerPoint
  • At least 3 years working on multi-million-pound construction submissions
  • Strong command of English language verbal and written (formal and informal)
  • Strong communications skills
  • Excellent formatting and proofreading documents skills
  • Exceptional organisational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Experience in producing project case studies, project capability statements and brochures
  • Desire for self-development and continuous self-improvement

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