Bid Coordinator (FTC)

Location: Rowfant

Bid Coordinator – Rowfant

Fixed term contract 12 months


About Colas Ltd

Colas Ltd are a UK subsidiary of the global Colas Group, which operates in over 50 countries worldwide and employs over 55,000 people. We are specialists in highways construction and have been involved in large scale UK and international construction projects within the highways, airfields and marine sectors as well as offering highways maintenance services and manufacturing our own innovative surfacing products. We hold a ‘Gold Investor in People’ award for continuously developing and rewarding our employees, offering excellent career potential.

We are looking for a Bid Coordinator to join our preconstruction team which specialises in providing quality submissions for infrastructure contracts such as asset management and contracting for Highways England and Local Authorities.


About the Role

In this role you will be a key member of the bid team and assist in the company’s strategic growth objectives by the provision of high-quality submissions and implementing successful bid management processes.

As a member of the Bidding Team, you’ll work closely with bid team members for the completion and production of submissions. You’ll be the central administrative point of contact with the client for forwarding and receiving information as directed by the Senior Bid Manager/ Bid Manager and undertake expression of interests in opportunities and downloading documents.

You’ll record and maintain all bid opportunities on Microsoft Dynamics CRM database and create and maintain electronic document management and storage system such as SharePoint.

The role is currently remote, but the base is Rowfant, Crawley when we’re able to return to our offices.

As well as a highly competitive salary, Colas are also offering some great benefits with this role, which include:

  • Competitive pension contribution scheme
  • 25 days annual leave per annum + the option to buy or sell up to 5 days annual leave
  • Opportunity to study towards a professional qualification
  • Ongoing training, and personal professional development
  • Discounts on car leasing, holidays, cinema tickets, restaurants and much more through our online employee benefits portal


About you

Experience of working as a Bid Coordinator within the construction industry would be an advantage, but it’s not essential. More important is your attention to detail, your ability to manage the content and activities within our version of Microsoft Dynamics CRM, your ability to manage SharePoint sites and your experience of working via Microsoft Teams.

You should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, excellent organisational skills and the ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines. You should be willing to take responsibility and ownership of actions.

Experience in Visio, Excel, Adobe InDesign, MS Project would be an advantage. And you should be able to travel and work away from home as and when required.


Colas is fully committed to promoting equality and diversity and maintaining a culture of fairness, transparency and respect for all employees, clients, communities, suppliers, contractors and other stakeholders. Colas aims to be inclusive, meet diverse needs and promote awareness and ownership in the workplace and the communities in which we serve.


Colas values the strength and differences that a diverse workforce brings to the organisation and believes that by harnessing these differences, we will foster a productive environment where equity and mutual respect are intrinsic, where talents are being fully utilised and organisational goals are met.

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