Senior Bid Manager

Location Battersea
Discipline: The Built Environment
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Alex Brookes

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Published: 29 days ago

Senior Bid Manager - Foster + Partners.

​Foster + Partners, the award winning, multidisciplinary consultancy, are looking for an experienced, Senior Bid Manager to join their talented Bid team to be based in Battersea, South West London. As a senior member of the bid team, the role involves working under the direction of partners to write and produce bid documents, proposals, and presentation material to help the practice win new work. You will help evaluate potential projects in order to advise on decisions to tender for work, lead kick off and strategy sessions, and mentor and develop the bid team. You will have excellent skills in brief analysis, writing and communication, and a can-do-attitude, able to support other departments in a fast-paced, creative environment.

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Contribute to Go/No Go bid analysis and decision making

  • Intelligent analysis of brief documents, including assessing scoring criteria and flagging potential issues/key factors

  • Managing and coordinating the bid process and bid team

  • Lead key, high-value or complex bids

  • Work with the project teams to develop win strategies/themes and structure responses

  • Coach and coordinate internal senior architect and engineer teams, project managers and communication team members to produce compelling material for bid documents, OJEU responses, RFPs, RFQs and tenders etc.

Experience required:

  • Previous experience in a Senior Bid Manager position

  • Able to demonstrate ability to undertake the above responsibilities

  • Experience preparing bid documents and excellent knowledge of bid process best practice and strategy development

  • Experience managing a team

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills – articulate and diplomatic manner and ability to persuade people to see their views

  • Able to build good relationships at all levels, internally and externally

  • Able to ensure that discretion is exercised when dealing with sensitive information and that appropriate confidentiality is always maintained

We are looking for someone to be able to start as soon as possible.

If you are interested in the position and have a short notice period or are immediately available, please apply with an up to date CV.