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Bid Manager

Job Title: Bid Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Lockington
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 125
Job Published: August 13, 2018 11:13

Job Description

We have a new position for a Bid Manager to manage the project bid process to ensure that a considered and co-ordinated bid can be presented for adjudication; as well as then manage the second stage of the bid.


Wates Construction is a UK-wide contractor specialising in maximising value for customers in the public and private sector, with an uncompromising focus on safety and quality.


We have a proven track record in all our core markets: commercial and mixed use developments, education and student accommodation, heritage, local authority frameworks, inner-city residential, senior living, industrial and research, we’re also experts in sustainability and ensuring we create a better tomorrow.


Key accountabilities of this role will include:


Lead in new bids from concept through to fruition ensuring our offers are clearly articulated, cost estimate is adjudicated and signed off and final submissions are reviewed
Produce a bid strategy and brief tender team
Ensure correct selection of subcontractors and suppliers for key packages and organise distribution of tender documents/amendments for appropriate parties.
Develop presentations to potential clients using graphic design skills and utilise external graphic designers and printers
Responsibility for the quality of all aspects of the bid, including written documentation and presentations, ensuring that written work is clear, concise and compelling.
Ensure that final tender information is entered on Salesforce and attend hand-over meeting briefing the team on tender bids

We are looking for an experienced Bid Manager within the construction industry with strong knowledge of the whole bid process, having successfully managed bids from start to finish.


To be successful in this role you will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be highly organised and have good team management skills.


A bit about us:


Wates is one of the largest and most successful family-owned private construction, development and property services companies in the UK.


As a progressive and rewarding business we offer our people the opportunity to grow their careers whilst working together to deliver the promises we make to our customers.


Our company values of integrity, intelligence, performance, teamwork and respect for people, communities and the environment run through our business at every level and are at the heart of everything we do.


Wates Group are a responsible and inclusive employer and are proud to have been recognised for this through accolades including The Queen’s Award for Sustainability, C2E (Committed to Equality) and Investors in People (Gold).


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