Bid Manager Job Profile

Description & Responsibilities

As a Bid Manager, you will be responsible for developing, executing and managing successful bid strategies. Some of the typical responsibilities of a Bid Manager are to:

  • Identify and present new opportunities to company directors for bid approval
  • Manage pre-construction process for projects, ensuring all bids are progressed in accordance with bid management procedures
  • Manage the process to produce a net cost estimate for the proposed works
  • Manage bid teams and inputs from a variety of stakeholders to ensure a robust technical and commercial submission is issued to an industry leading standard
  • Report to the board on a weekly and monthly basis on workload and opportunities pipeline to assist in identifying any resource needs
  • Support the development of talent within the pre-construction team
  • Establish a clear and thorough understanding of the bid requirements, including the main deliverables and the client’s drivers for developing the project
  • Organise and lead bid kick-off meetings, briefing the team on the opportunity and bid strategy
  • Develop and maintain relationships with the client team, keeping close contact with key decision makers throughout the bid process
  • Work closely with the commercial manager and design manager to identify value engineering / design alternatives

Typical Salary

A Bid Manager’s salary can vary depending on your level of experience, the size of the projects you work on and your location. However, you may expect to earn somewhere between £30,000 and £45,000 per annum.

Required Skills & Experience

While specific candidate requirements may differ depending on the individual role, the nature of the business and the seniority of the position, to become a Bid Manager, many employers will require you to have achieved the following:

  • Degree or equivalent in a relevant commercial or construction subject
  • Experience of bid management from opportunity identification through to project delivery
  • Proven capability in bidding and winning projects
  • Ability to provide valuable input into opportunity qualification, win strategies, commercial discussions and solution design
  • In depth knowledge and awareness of industry best practices and initiatives
  • Sound commercial understanding and risk management skills

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