Pre-Contract Author

West Midlands

Morgan Sindall Infrastructure
Vacancy title
Pre-Contract Author
Business Development, Pre-construction
Contract type
Full time permanent
West Midlands
Rugby / Hybrid

Pre-Contract Author

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 Pre-Contract Author will be responsible for supporting and developing high scoring proposals. This will include a combination of analytical research, answer planning, bid writing, editing, reviewing and proof reading. The Pre-Contract Author will work as part of a wider bid team, working closely with bid managers, estimators, planners, operational support, and other members of the proposals team to:

  • Develop persuasive and engaging responses that exceed Client expectations and incorporate tangible benefits, commitments and relevant evidence
  • Ensure the winning strategy is embedded in the proposal, addressing client ‘hot buttons’ and incorporating clear win themes throughout.
  • Ensure Client questions and marking criteria are fully understood and addressed with relevant information.
  • Engage and provide constructive challenge during answer planning and the review process.

The Pre-Contract Author will demonstrate a proactive, flexible and agile approach, with the ability to work in high-pressure environments, managing multiple proposals and / or commitments simultaneously to meet deadlines. Success will be measured on the creation of high-quality winning responses that set Morgan Sindall Infrastructure apart from others in the industry, whilst also exceeding Client expectations. The role can involve adaptable working but with a minimum of 2 days per week at the Rugby office (working pattern to be agreed with line management). Any exceptions to this will need to be agreed with the Business Development Director.

In addition, the Pre-Contract Author may need to:

  • Co-locate in other offices to support key bids
  • Attend in-person meetings or site visits to suit business needs - this will be agreed with line management


  • Diploma or degree qualified
  • Bid writing training, such as Shipley or the Winning Bids Masterclass
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Previous successful bid writing experience in a similar infrastructure environment
  • Experience managing a range of stakeholders
  • Experience using knowledge management systems


  • Professional proposals qualification, such as APMP
  • Knowledge of construction industry practices and standards

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.




Positive about women into construction    Investors in People