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Senior bid writer

Job Profile

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

One of the largest employee-owned companies in the world, Mott MacDonald is a multisector consultancy providing engineering, management, and development services on projects in 150 countries. With over 16,000 of the best people working on a diverse range of challenges, we’re helping our clients deliver sustainable infrastructure and development solutions. We currently have a vacancy for an experienced Bid Writer to join our Integrated Transport division in either of our London, Birmingham or Manchester offices.

The Senior Bid Writer will be responsible for preparing winning bids. Skills include managing and driving the production of winning bids, developing winning strategies, formulating winning responses, managing and planning the bid process, liaising with bid and technical teams, writing and producing winning bids, reviewing quality of responses, identifying best practice, interpreting feedback for continual improvement.

Job Description

Responsibilities will involve the following:
  • Preparing and managing the production of bids
  • Driving, leading and assisting in the production of best in class bid quality answers that meet the quality and scoring criteria
  • Identifying and driving delivery of technical and administrative support required where necessary
  • Assisting with the development of bidding strategy and delivery processes based on continual improvement including capturing of benefits, added value and innovation
  • Facilitate communication during and after bids are submitted both internally and externally
  • Compliance with Group and Unit directives and governance within delegated authorities
  • Compliance with group systems and the Quality, Environmental and Safety system
  • Delivery of bids within budget
  • Ensuring feedback is understood and implemented. Sharing best practice across the MM group to enhance quality submissions.
  • To carry out relevant research and liaise with appropriate departments and specialists to obtain relevant information/details to allow written solutions to be developed and considered
  • To be at the forefront of industry developments and client drivers to align bid responses with client/project strategic goals
  • Develop a knowledge bank of bid material, evidence and responses to facilitate strategic development of quality responses
  • Will act as a champion of and acts credibly in accordance with the organisation’s values (PRIDE)

Candidate Specification

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following:
  • Degree standard education
  • Evidential experience of developing and writing winning proposals.
  • Experience in bid preparation / bid management
  • Experience in using planning software / bid planning
  • potential clients, with a particular focus on sharing best practice with colleagues
  • Excellent presentation (inc reviews, storyboarding) and communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate a flexible approach to work which may involve flexible working hours
  • Demonstrable experience of collaborative behaviours
  • Technically and commercially aware able to coach/mentor on all bid delivery and to solve problems
  • Proactive and self- motivated – needs to ‘own bids’ totally
  • Effective time management – efficient and adding value to bids
  • Ability to prioritise and able to work under pressure
  • Ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with colleagues and
  • Excellent report and bid/proposal writing skills- with a specific focus on attention to detail
  • Ability and experience of bid management and response processes, such as Shipley

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