Bid Manager

28 Oct 2021
17 Nov 2021
Full Time
Contract Type

The Role

Here at Amey we have an opportunity for a Bid Manager to join the Bidding team in the Consulting Division.

The Bids will vary in duration and size typically between £100k to £10m, from 2 weeks to 12, and cover a range of Consulting sectors, including: rail design, highways, aviation and data driven solutions. You will typically work on up to 10 bids per year and support on others, as required.

Ideally you will have at least 3-5 years experience successful bidding experience in public and private sector bids.

We offer a modern approach to work/life balance, with flexible working arrangements to suit you and opportunities to work both remotely and in an office environment as appropriate throughout the bid lifecycle. Amey offices are located around the country.

What will the role involve?

  • Lead the bid process for individual bids.
  • Develop the bid strategy with individual Business or Account Directors.
  • Manage the bid programme ensuring that all activities are progressed on time to meet the submission date.
  • Lead and manage the development of high quality written and costed bid deliverables in line with the agreed bid strategy.
  • Facilitate the development of the operational solution together with the commercial and pricing strategy to ensure and maintain continual improvement and competitive advantage.
  • Set up and manage communication and document protocols for each bid.
  • Maintain client liaison ensuring effective dialogue and prompt response to clarifications.
  • Prepare papers for internal approval in line with Amey governance.
  • Prepare and manage the bid budget.
  • Drive the risk and opportunities process.
  • Keep bidding tools, such as the Amey Bid Pipeline database, up-to-date and contribute to bid reports as required

What are we looking for?

  • Experience of the bid process in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge and understanding of public (and private) sector bid requirements.
  • Experience of keeping track of multiple, complex, time-phased activities.
  • Excellent time management and prioritization.
  • Understanding of commercial requirements, including cost planning, estimating and balancing risk with reward.
  • Strong project management and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Able to embrace change and drive continual improvement.
  • Desire to see job through from start to finish

About Amey

We're all originals here and our individuality is an asset. We have unique backgrounds and personalities, which means we all bring different ideas to the table. But we do have one thing in common: we all take personal pride in our public service. With every drop of water and spark of electricity we supply, with every bolt we tighten and with every guiding golden nugget of advice, we better manage the services that we all use and rely on every day, ensuring every household in Britain benefits from our work.

Amey is one of the top five support services suppliers in the UK. We employ 16,000 people, have a turnover of £2.1bn and a strong forward order-book. Every household in Britain benefits from the work we do. We maintain the UK's road and rail infrastructure, keep schools safe and clean, manage the UK's defence estate, safely escort prisoners and keep prisons and courts secure. We also collect and process waste, as well as deliver utilities services. All of this is underpinned by our leading consulting capabilities which uses engineering design and data analytics to better manage the services we all use and rely on.

As one of us, you can really be you because your individuality is an asset. You're surrounded by a team of people who want you to grow and embrace new challenges. People who care about your job satisfaction as well as your wellbeing. There'll be experiences as original as you are, in a career that can feel like many rolled into one. You'll be stretched but always supported. Whether it's working on the biggest bridge in the country, learning to get to grips with the latest technology, or just working with a great group of people every day, you'll find what gets you out of bed in the morning at Amey.

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