Senior Bid Writer

  •  London
  •   Market related £ / Year
  •   Full Time
  •   Permanent
  •   Job Reference BIDDRA

Senior Bid Writer

Location – London

Salary – £50-70,000 per annum (dependant on experience)

My client are a tier 1 contractor who are currently working on a number of major projects across the UK are looking for a Senior Bid Writer to join their team. This is an opportunity for someone to take a real step up in their career. 

The Senior Bid Writer is responsible for leading the development, editing and proofing of compliant, concise and compelling bid responses and tender submissions. The Senior Bid writer work with the tender team members to understand client’s requirements and expectations and develop the value proposition, articulating the win themes and solution narrative. This role requires someone who is highly literate with excellent writing skills and project management abilities. You will be comfortable in technical environment, leading deliverables workshops and meetings, working with multi-faceted teams and challenging subject matter experts (SMEs) and question owners to help solution and develop responses that meet tender requirements.

Senior Bid Writer accountabilities:

  • Collecting and maintaining project summaries and value add data collection from live projects and past submissions to support future written responses
  • Work with cross-functional teams to help devise the win strategy and ensure win themes and value propositions transcend the submission
  • Analyse client requirements, including compliance and evaluation criteria and produce answer plans to help maximise scores across all responses
  • Conduct research to gather relevant information and collateral to improve team knowledge and strengthen the response
  • Develop content, answer plans and responses through to final versions, helping solution and refine the overall approach/strategy/response to maximise scoring. This will include identifying and proposing value-added solutions that enhance a bid’s competitiveness
  • Proactively engage in the review process, apply quality control and assurance processes and incorporate feedback from the Bid Manager, question owner and/or SMEs within answer plans and responses
  • Work with graphics to develop any graphics required
  • Produce and finalise responses and relevant deliverables in line with the overall bid programme, ensuring deadlines are met and issues are communicated to the bid management team as early as possible
  • Provide regular updates and sitreps to the question owner and/or Bid Manager as required
  • Attend coordination meetings, updating daily leaderboards to notify the wider bid team of progress and response status
  • Collaborate with clients and bid team stakeholders to understand their needs, processes and procedures, ensuring our responses accurately their reflect ways of working 

Experience required for the Senior Bid Writer:

  •        The role will require proven Bid Writer experience in a senior role on the construction industry
  •        Knowledge of bid and tender processes across a range of tender values
  •        Excellent writing and editing skills, with an eye for detail
  •        Technical/engineering academic background
  •        Strong project management skills and ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
  •        APMP (Foundation or Practitioner level) will be valued
  •        Academic background (degree level) in English Language or equivalent
  •        Ability to research, digest, analyse and present material clearly and concisely;
  •        Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  •        Pro-active and pragmatic individual
  •        Proficient in MS word and collaborative tools (MS Teams, SharePoint etc)

If this is something of interest than please apply now and we will be in contract to discuss further. 

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