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Assistant Proposals Manager

Willmott Dixon
Competitive + bonus + benefits
Closing date
5 May 2024

Job Details

The Role

An exciting new opportunity for a Proposals Manager / Bid Writer has been created at Willmott Dixon to join a dedicated team focused on winning and developing education projects for the Department for Education across England.

Building on our significant successes during 2022-23, we are seeking a candidate who can help in producing high impact, credible and customer centric PITT and ITT submissions. The position forms part of a tight-nit, creative, and fun team, who are eager to push the boundaries of what is possible alongside this like-minded customer, through the latest approaches to innovation, education, and sustainability. The team has a base within our Hitchin office, with the opportunity to work from our Central London office and home throughout the week.

This role come with an attractive rewards package, leading benefits and career development with one of the UKs leading construction companies, known for its industry leading sustainability strategy and award-winning diversity approach.

The Project

Bid Writer responsibilities include:

  • Enhance the quality of bids with clear, accessible written content.
  • Writing bespoke answers to customer questions
  • To communicate effectively and influence
  • Review and critique specialist authors' responses.
  • Writing and editing bid submissions into compelling and persuasive responses.
  • Ensuring the writing structure and words used in the proposal persuasively conveys the offer to the customer
  • Manage a varied workload with multiple conflicting deadlines.
  • Understand and include customer-focused sales messages and share with bid authors.
  • To identify risks and opportunities.
  • Manage multiple stakeholders across the Willmott Dixon business

Essential and Desirable Criteria


  • Significant experience in a Bid writer role in the construction industry
  • InDesign
  • Microsoft Office Suite


  • A Level/Degree English Literature
  • Background utilising excellent writing skills e.g. Communications, PR, Journalism
  • Schedule (Resource/Time) Management Platforms
  • Photoshop/Illustrator
  • APMP foundation

Additional Information

At Willmott Dixon we provide an inclusive and flexible working environment for people to thrive in and we are happy to support agile working wherever possible.

We are a proud member of the Disability Confident Scheme.

About Us

With over 170 years of rich history, Willmott Dixon's purpose is beyond profit; delivering brilliant buildings, transforming lives, strengthening communities and enhancing the environment so our world is fit for future generations. Ensuring that we add lasting value to the neighbourhoods we work in; our values, people, innovation, partnerships and focus on sustainability has allowed us to build a successful and solid privately owned business where our people can thrive.

Construction is changing and we are at the forefront of that change. Pioneering new ways to build, innovating the way construction is viewed and establishing ourselves as one of the top employers in any industry. It truly is an amazing company in one of the most exciting industries with a vast array of professional career paths. Adding to that our numerous people awards, we understand everyone has a unique potential and ability to make a difference and succeed; if you want your skills developed and talent recognised, why not join our business!

Willmott Dixon was awarded No 1 in the Best "Big" Companies (2022) to work for and already holds the Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2022. We are the first major contractor and developer to win a King's Award for Enterprise in the category of sustainable development.


Willmott Dixon is the 2nd largest capital works, regeneration and support services. We pride ourselves on our long history, and in being a sustainable company which respects and care for people in the wider environment.

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