Bid Manager

South East England

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Morgan Sindall Construction
Vacancy title
Bid Manager
Contract type
Full time permanent
South East England

Bid Manager

Location: Southern Home Counties

Talented people are the key to our success

About us:

Would you like to work for a progressive and ambitious company which is also one of the most successful within the UK construction and infrastructure industry? 

Morgan Sindall provides national construction and infrastructure services to private and public sector customers across a comprehensive range of markets. We aim to create great results for our customers, partners and ourselves.


We are currently recruiting for a talented, motivated and ambitious Bid Manager to join our newly formed pre-construction team based in Brighton.

We are looking for people who share our passion for the project at hand whilst also being able to work within a fun and hardworking team environment.

Experience of working on residential, educational, healthcare and leisure schemes between £5 and £20 million is an advantage. Someone that can take control of a project throughout the pre-construction stages having ownership of all processes and disciplines allocated to that project to successfully bring it to site.

As an experienced Bid Manager, you will be responsible for managing the project stakeholders throughout the pre-construction stages, ensuring achievement of the bid deliverables. Also, you will be responsible for preparing and submitting winning bids to existing or prospective customers, ensuring the best possible chance of success.

We can potentially consider certain types of flexible working in this role for the right candidate, subject to meeting business needs.

We are currently working on large and exciting projects such as the following:


  • Plan and manage all aspects of bids providing subject matter expertise where required
  • Ensure effective and inspirational bid management and leadership is provided on all tenders, and personally manage larger tender opportunities
  • Understand and interact with the overall Morgan Sindall business, to allow projection of benefits to customers through our proposals
  • Establish winning strategies and writing plans for quality led bids and participates in red reviews of prequalification documents and tenders
  • Give support and assistance to other bid team members as required, to ensure bid management provides an effective and value adding function throughout the business
  • Coordinate the production of bids and proposals, producing a costed bid plan and gain all relevant authorisations
  • Identify the skills and capabilities required to submit the bid and subsequently fulfil the contract, from in-house or from third parties
  • Record, analyse and manage issues, risks, changes and dependencies during the bid
  • Develop and manage bid/proposal plans, outlines and schedules
  • Guide bid team writers in preparing the technical and cost components of the proposal, including understanding of the task, plan, past performance and personnel
  • Train staff, outside of bid team, in the bid management process to increase the ability of the organisation to produce bids
  • Review proposal, draft and final versions for responsiveness, thoroughness, accuracy, staffing, financial considerations, quality and effective design and layout
  • Create corporate concepts and boilerplate content for use in future proposals
  • Ensure Morgan Sindall work winning processes are effectively and consistently implemented and recommend improvements where appropriate
  • Produce and assess tender documentation to Morgan Sindall standards
  • Develop individual tender strategy and continuously monitor
  • Apply Morgan Sindall health and safety standards and procedures
  • Upkeep working knowledge of estimating software and ensure upgrades are implemented
  • Operate within the Morgan Sindall estimating procedures and best practice
  • Ensure risk register is applied and monitored
  • Influence and support team members to innovate and achieve optimum solutions

Morgan Sindall is an equal opportunities employer and has been accredited with the Positive About Disabled People ‘Two Ticks’ accreditation.  We are also an Investors in People company.

Morgan Sindall is unable to employ anyone who does not have the legal right to live and work in the UK.

In the recruitment process all applicants are required to provide the necessary right to work information and documentation.

Morgan Sindall has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. 

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