Bid Manager - Rail in Chippenham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

Bid Manager - Rail

Location: Remote Working

Start date: April 2021

Rate: £410 - 450 per day (Outside Ir35)

My client is planning ahead, looking for a Bid Manager to join their team in the upcoming months. The ideal candidate will come on board and become a key member of the Bids and Tendering department. Working closely with all disciplines within the team and the wider business, to ensure delivery of high quality, winning bids with a Customer Services element.

Bid Manager's Key Responsibilities:

  • Management of the creation of winning tenders (or parts thereof) through full bid lifecycle from Bid/No-Bid through to customer negotiation and Contract Award, including all review meeting materials and coordination of all resources and ensuring the completion of all actions, for bids with Customer Service elements valued up to £50m.
  • Implementation of winning bid strategies for Customer Services elements ensuring appropriate breakdown of tender requirements and coordination of all aspects of the estimation and proposal creation process (including pricing structures, subcontract partnerships etc.)
  • Preparation, review and coordination of compelling tender documentation ensuring high levels of consistency and quality, that adequately captures our offer, provides an accurate baseline for a future project, incorporates lessons learned, and mitigates company risks.
  • Involvement as requested in pre and post bid submission presentations and negotiations with the client encompassing technical, financial and commercial considerations of the Customer Services elements of the bids.
  • Responsible for handover and mobilisation of Customer Service elements to Delivery Team
  • Compliance to company policies and procedures (including quality assurance) as suitably followed, striking the right balance between governance and cost efficiency whilst adopting a continuous improvement culture.

Experiences:

  • Able to manage within time and budget, the delivery of multiple bids through corporate governance procedures, including parallel approval workstreams (e.g., financial, technical, commercial etc.) (essential)
  • Thorough understanding of our Customer Service offering and the derivation of estimates of Labour Effort required and materials costs as derived from Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) data (essential)
  • Commercially astute, and able to structure bid elements so as to present the offer in the best light whilst minimising risk to the business (essential)
  • Possesses management experience to operate at the same level as project managers and lead project engineers, in order to influence and provide appropriate leadership and direction to a matrix tender team, whilst fostering strong working relationships (essential)
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written with a strong customer focus, in order to be able to support complex negotiations with the client as appropriate (essential)
  • A pro-active high achiever with high energy levels, who is used to working under pressure and to tight/challenging deadlines, working away from the agreed 'base' office as required (essential)
  • Experience of working on complex, high profile customer and technical services contracts
  • Degree qualified (or equivalent) in a business or technically related discipline (essential)
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint (essential)
  • IEE or MIRSE preferable

If you feel like this is the right role for you than please apply now with your most up to date CV, we look forward to hearing from you.

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