Bid Manager

West Midlands

Morgan Sindall Infrastructure
Vacancy title
Bid Manager
Business Development
Contract type
Full time permanent
West Midlands
Rugby / Hybrid

Bid Manager

Location: Rugby / Hybrid

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

Talented people are the key to our success

Would you like to work for an inclusive and collaborative company which is also one of the most successful within the UK infrastructure industry?


The Bid Manager will be responsible for planning and managing all aspects of the bid process to give Morgan Sindall Infrastructure the best possible chance of success. The Bid Manager will inspire and lead the bid team, working closely with estimators, planners, engineers, designers, the proposals team, operational support, designers, supply chain partners and other stakeholders as needed. Success will be measured on the creation of high-quality, winning bids, which set Morgan Sindall Infrastructure apart from others in the industry, whilst also exceeding client expectations. The role can involve adaptable working, with some travel expected to the Rugby office. Potential for co-location in other offices to support key bids, as agreed with line management. There may also be requirement to attend additional in-person meetings or site visits to suit business needs.

Ideally, this role would suit a tenacious, ambitious, and driven individual who embraces the challenge of working within a high-performing and supportive team. They should thrive under pressure and possess the ability to juggle multiple commitments with ease while also demonstrating the ability to take constructive feedback positively.


  • Plan and manage the end-to-end bid process
  • Carry out sector and Client research to identify industry best practice, Client ‘hot buttons’ and win themes for incorporation into the bid
  • Lead development of the win plan and win strategy
  • Coordinate and lead the governance process, ensuring appropriate approvals are in place
  • Ensure Morgan Sindall Infrastructure work winning processes are effectively and consistently implemented and audit bids against these processes
  • Develop a costed bid plan and monitor spend as the bid progresses
  • Develop and maintain a clear bid programme to enable accurate progress reporting
  • Allocate actions, resources and timescales for all bid activities to ensure that the bid is completed on time
  • Plan, arrange and lead bid meetings, such as win plan reviews, kick off meetings, progress meetings, risk workshops, design meetings and settlement meetings, maintaining accurate records and minutes
  • Plan and arrange meetings with external stakeholders, such as designers and supply chain partners
  • Record, analyse and manage issues, risks, opportunities and change throughout the bid
  • Provide inspiration, support and constructive challenge to other bid team members to enable everyone to perform at their best
  • Ensure that all Client requirements are understood and reflected within the bid
  • Actively contribute to the internal settlement and adjudication process
  • Review the written proposal for compliance, accuracy and suitability
  • Lead tender presentations, interviews and negotiations with Clients
  • Review feedback and lessons learned on both successful and unsuccessful submissions to promote continuous improvement
  • Lead internal post submission feedback reviews to drive improvement
  • Analyse and share learning from Client post tender feedback to drive improvement
  • Lead a handover with operations and effectively communicate the bid strategy and solutions
  • Using and updating the Dynamics 365 customer relationship management tool to manage the governance process and to update information on future opportunities

To be successful in this role, you will:


  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent
  • Bid management training, such as Shipley or the Winning Bids Masterclass
  • Able to produce governance packs that articulates clear messages, both written and orally
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Previous successful bid management experience in a similar infrastructure environment
  • Experience managing designers and the design process
  • Experience with stakeholder management
  • Excellent knowledge of construction industry practices and standards
  • Strong understanding of commercial aspects of bids, such as typical terms & conditions and procurement models


  • Chartered Engineer e.g. with the ICE or CIOB
  • Experience undertaking audits

What's in it for you?

Below is a selection of benefits that are available to you at Morgan Sindall Infrastructure.

  • Generous holiday entitlement with the option to buy five days
  • Flexible and adaptable working
  • Family friendly policies and work/life approach
  • Mentoring programmes and continuous learning support
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Recognition scheme and long service awards
  • Car scheme and Private Medical Insurance (if applicable to role)
  • Healthcare benefits

We also provide the option to participate in our share-save scheme; discounts including cycle to work and gym membership; a support and advice service for colleagues and their families, and more.

About the Highways Team:

The UK’s strategic and local road infrastructure is a vital asset for communities and businesses, supporting economic prosperity and social connectivity.

As a major tier 1 contractor and framework partner, we play a key role in providing multi-faceted engineering services to keep these vital arteries running, ensuring smoother, safer, less congested journeys for everyone.

Our teams work on complex, high-profile national motorways, trunk road schemes as well as local authority road networks to deliver comprehensive, integrated services including design and build. These infrastructure solutions are enhanced by our complementary tunnelling and bridge design and build capabilities.

Whether working on Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) schemes or construct only works, we always endeavour to share best practice and deliver progressive solutions by engaging as early as possible with our customers to maximise innovation, efficiency, and cost savings.

Driving improvement across our road network

  • Delivering projects to improve road journeys for millions of people every day
  • Providing improved and new access to areas for development and employment opportunities, promoting economic growth
  • Implementing hard shoulder running (HSR) and introducing smart motorway technology to give reduced vehicle emissions, increased journey time reliability and cost savings of around 40 per cent compared with conventional schemes. 


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.




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