Senior Bid Writer


Are you a Bid Writer holding min 3 years' bid writing experience? Are you looking to join a supportive and friendly team within a business that has a truly collaborative culture and selective approach to bidding? If you answered 'yes' then you might be interested in this opportunity!

Job title: Senior Bid Writer/ Co-ordinator (job title flexible depending on level of experience)

Location: Remote

Salary: Negotiable depending on experience, plus excellent benefits and support with career progression

  • Our client specialises in the design and delivery of bespoke MEP solutions throughout the UK and Ireland.
  • Due to organic growth, they are now looking for a Senior Bid Writer to help strategically target relevant future opportunities and engage with the relevant teams through the BID process to develop and submit a winning proposal through writing of a tender bid, co-ordination of the bid and successful, organised submission.
  • The tenders they are currently involved in typically range in value from £1 – £15 million pounds and have a delivery period of between 12 – 24 months.
  • Responsibilities of the role to include the introduction and implementation of all necessary bid procedures, governance, and processes.
  • You be working within a supportive and friendly team supported by a Bid Administrator (not a direct report but you will be delegating tasks, mentoring and guiding this person).
  • They have a great bid/ no bid review strategy in place and a policy of only going after bids that they are confident they can win which means they have a win rate of around 70%
  • Culture: I’d describe the culture of the business as supportive, friendly and collaborative and a great internal engagement policy which when dealing with internal stakeholders. The Hiring Manager is very friendly and passionate about empowering people.

Core Responsibilities of role:

• Integrate with sales and commercial team to assist in identification, evaluation and preparation of proposals for new opportunities.

• Source public procurement sites and tender portals to identify suitable opportunities; working with the sales team to agree bid/no bid decisions and support the creation of ‘win’ strategies.

• Management of new opportunities – including Expressions of Interest (EOIs), Requests for Information (RFIs), Invitations to Tender (ITTs) and pre-qualification questionnaires (PQQs)

• Managing concurrent bid deadlines.

• Lead storyboard sessions with commercial, design and sales team members and key stakeholders for current and future opportunities.

• Liaise with senior team to review and agree on how to format returns and set out timeline and appointed person for each task.

• Co-ordination of a bid submission, including writing bid returns and identifying and re-working existing pre-written content where relevant.

• Review and where necessary format and edit proposed responses from a variety of stakeholders, including, design, marketing, commercial and estimating teams to ensure responses are comprehensive and prepared in line with clients requirements.

• Where appropriate, attend site meetings for potential/new projects to help develop and streamline proposal in line with client’s requirements.

• Preparing & submitting pre-qualification questionnaires (PQQs).

• Preparing and submitting tender returns via procurement portals.

• Streamlining and formatting procurement data.

• Integrate with Project Managers to co-ordinate handover of new projects from Pre-construction stage and assist them as required throughout delivery period.

• Co-ordinating lessons learned meetings with key bid stakeholders.

• Assisting in the preparation of a bid library including case studies and other reference materials required to support the quality element of tender returns.

• Support, develop and mentor other members of the bid team as required.

Essential Criteria:

  • Ideally min 3-5 years’ Bid Writing/ Co-ordinating experience
  • Ideally experience within Construction or MEP although other related sectors are considered. Bidding for works within public sector is essential.
  • Computer literate with strong attention to detail.
  • Strong written English language skills and excellent communication skills.
  • Organised and structured approach to work with an ability to manage workloads.
  • Commercial awareness.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and Microsoft Word


  • Salary negotiable depending on experience
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Continued professional development and training
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Health cash plan
  • Free annual health checks during working hours
  • 30 days annual leave increasing inline with length of service
  • Social & Wellbeing Committee