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Bid Writer

Bid Writer (ABSBID1A) Chorley, England

Salary: GBP40000 - GBP50000 per annum


our client are a leading utilities and infrastructure business who are going through an exciting period of investment and growth. They are looking for a Bid Writer to add to their team.


As Bid Writer, you will work as an integral part of the Business Development and Bid team, contributing to multiple bids within a variety of sectors, maintaining superb communication both verbally and in writing. You will be a key point of contact internally, liaising with multiple departments to manage and coordinate internal responses for PQQs, bids, presentations, case studies and other BD support materials. Copy checking/proof reading others’ work will also be required.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Gaining a full understanding of bid requirements and briefing colleagues.
  • Coordinating the bid schedule and ensuring contributors meet internal deadlines.
  • Writing / preparation of proposals, pre-qualification documents using approved templates.
  • Coordination of technical and administrative elements of bid preparation.
  • Writing / editing standard response sections and questionnaires.
  • Collating, reviewing and managing technical input from subject matter experts.
  • Formatting and proof-reading of final bid documents.
  • Ensuring win themes are clearly communicated in the proposal documents.
  • Managing online portals.
  • Updating the CRM database.
  • Assisting in preparation of reports on proposal activity.
  • General administration as required.
  • Monitoring contract execution performance and feeding back on lessons learned to improve tender production and risk assessment processes.
  • Contributing to the continuous improvement of templates, standard materials and marketing information.
  • Supporting the development and maintenance of marketing and business development activities as required.

About you

Qualifications/ skills/ experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Media Studies, Journalism, Business Studies, similar discipline or equivalent.
  • Demonstrable capability in producing winning bids, preferably within a construction or industrial environment.
  • Understanding of public & utilities procurement regulations and practices is essential.
  • Experience of the UK utilities (power and water) markets would be beneficial.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Strong literacy and grammatical skills.
  • High level of computer literacy in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint & SharePoint.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines, with several projects running concurrently.
  • Proactive nature, able to work on your own initiative.
  • Creative flair and the ability to create professional and visually appealing documents.
  • Enthusiasm, a strong team ethic and willingness to be flexible and help out team members when required.
  • Ability to build strong, influential relationships within the business at all levels.