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Bid Manager – Manchester – Highways

The Client

Specialising in Real Estate & Infrastructure, this client is one of the UK’s largest multifaceted consultancies, delivering property and infrastructure projects on a local, national and international scale. They have over 4,000 employees at 50 offices in the UK and internationally, offering a vast range of professional and technical expertise across an unrivalled number of services. The breadth and depth of their experience ensures that they are able to add value to any project, regardless of its size, complexity or sector.

Doing much more than simply delivering projects; they design, manage and partner. Focusing on building strategic relationships with clients – delivering a comprehensive service across their portfolio and optimising the benefits of continuous improvement in design quality, efficiency, cost reduction and knowledge retention. Supporting them at all stages of a project or programme and having understanding of the key risks and challenges means that direct effort is applied where it is most needed.

The Role

The successful candidate will focus on supporting the Highways Engineering Business Unit in managing low to moderate complexity, often multi-disciplinary bids from qualification to contract award. They will be responsible for proposal planning, managing proposal development, organising reviews and approvals of the proposed offer and content, ensuring timely delivery of the proposal, and engaging with internal stakeholders. Ensuring the clients’ offers are compliant and responsive.
A key part of the role will be effective liaison with Opportunity Managers, subject matter experts, and other bid team members/ Being involved from pre-qualification stage through to contract.

Duties of the role

” Supporting Opportunity Managers prepare Proposal Plans in advance of bidding.
” Support the formation of appropriate “virtual” team. Ensuring that the right people, with the right skills, are secured for the right roles within the bid.
” Managing low to moderate complexity bids or proposal opportunities from qualification to contract award in line with good practice and company governance requirements.
” Managing bid communications (requests for clarifications, etc) with the client team and incorporation into bids
” Organising and chairing progress reviews.
” Co-ordinating and securing the bid reviewers and implementing a review programme.
” Proposing the effective use of graphics, visualisations, images, references and case study material.
” Lead and contribute to the production of bid approval (governance) documents.

What we’re looking for:
” Good working knowledge and experience of independently managing low to moderate complexity bids, adapting your approach to meet the complexity of the bid.
” Requirements management, i.e. capturing the client’s needs to develop a schedule of requirements.
” Planning, i.e. the ability to define the fundamental requirements of a bid, e.g. its scope, deliverables, timescales, resource requirements and budget.
” Scheduling, i.e. the ability to develop, produce and maintain schedules of activities that consider dependencies, resource requirements and constraints to realise the efficient delivery of a bid.
” Resource management, i.e. the ability to identify, profile and secure the resources required to deliver a bid.

For more information, please contact Doug Smith of Vertical Recruitment on 0161 669 4716 or email doug . smith @ vertical – recruitment . Co. uk

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