Job Vacancy

Senior Bid Writer

Location: Rowfant

Main Activities

  • Support Bid Managers/Solution Leads as directed and produce well-structured written responses to Clients’ requirements and agreed company solutions.
  • Liaise and work closely with all members of the Asset Management team and other areas of the business in developing and completing written responses for bids.
  • Communicate with appropriate operational staff to obtain relevant information/details to allow written solutions to be developed and considered.
  • Provide appropriate inputs to prequalification and tender submissions as directed.
  • Re-work existing, pre-written content, where required.
  • Attend bid solutions meetings and reviews.
  • Provide support for the development and maintenance of internal bid processes as directed.
  • Challenge existing protocols and practices.
  • Post-bid, work with team to transform submission into content for potential re-use.
  • Carry out all duties and responsibilities in a manner that supports the Company Vision and Mission and Values.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Consider all issues and relevant information that is communicated when developing and completing written solutions.
  • Deliver written responses for prequalification and tender submissions against agreed deadlines, in accordance with deliverables, escalating issues as required.
  • Generate written responses that are completed to a high acceptable standard and are compliant, clear and customer focussed.
  • Provide inputs to the lessons learnt process from involvement with previous submissions.

Person Specification


  • Good standard and level of general education.


  • Proven experience of producing and editing written content for prequalification and tender submissions.
  • Experience of working in a team, participating in storyboarding sessions and key review meetings.
  • An understanding of operational and technical issues/considerations to allow the compilation of written solutions to support strategic bidding opportunities is desirable.
  • Knowledge of working within the highway and civil engineering sectors or related industries would be desirable.

Personal Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Able to work within an integrated team working environment.
  • Capability to research and interpret information.
  • IT competent.
  • Brilliant time management and organisational skills.
  • Flexible working attitude.
  • Industry knowledge.


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