Bid Manager - Building (Guildford)

Galliford Try
Surrey, United Kingdom
07 Mar 2018
05 May 2018
Bid Manager
Note for Recruitment Agencies:
We prefer to hire directly, but we do have an approved supplier list for when we'd like a helping hand. We'll be in touch if we need you.

Role Overview:
We have a requirement for an experienced Bid Manager to work as part of our Building Southern Business Unit in Guildford. They will be responsible for leading the successful preparation and development of bids, as part of this division, targeting success within Regional Frameworks and key project opportunities.

The Bid Manager will promote the Galliford Try business, seeking out and advancing business development opportunities to drive revenue into the Building Division.

Key Responsibilities:
Bid Management

  • Coordinate the overall bid submission process;
  • Develop a bid win strategy to maximise chances of winning the project at commercial sustainable rates;
  • Development of submissions in line with the bid requirement including drafting and reviewing bid text;
  • Agreement and management of the bid budget;
  • Bid financial element fully detailed and agreed;
  • Full coordination and leadership of the bid team;
  • The submission of bids on time and to the required quality;
  • Detailed assessment of the bid deliverables;
  • Production of bid submission matrices identifying individual responsibilities for every section;
  • Produce and agree the bid programme identifying key dates for the submission of information, review dates, deadlines and production of the bid;
  • Coordinate the formatting of the document with the submission team;
  • Monitor receipt of information from authors against the submission matrix and ensure information is received on time;
  • Collate feedback from bid reviews and distribute to authors;
  • Arrange, attend and chair bid team meetings, preparing meeting agendas, issuing updates and clarifications to the bid team;
  • Maintain a register of the bid clarifications issued and received;
  • Complete and update the bid pursuit plan; and
  • Contribute to the drafting of text for the submission.

Design Management

  • Manage pre-construction design requirements for the tender and manage design;
  • Develop alternative design solutions; and
  • Maintain a knowledge of alternative technical solutions with a view to being able to resolve tender solutions with innovative solutions.

Business development

  • Potential Clients identified and action plan in place for developing links with others;
  • Feedback contacts and meetings to the Directors;
  • Feedback specific opportunities to the Directors;
  • Review and monitor performance against targets;
  • Maintain topical knowledge of the requirements of the marketplace and maintain up to date resource for practical presentation; and
  • Research and investigation of potential opportunities and networking.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Degree level or equivalent;
  • Willingness and ability to travel as role requires
  • Proven success in winning bids/tenders, ideally from within the Construction industry;
  • Well-developed analytical, oral and presentation/communication skills;
  • Gravitas and profile to lead diverse bid teams and able to demonstrate the ability to influence;
  • Ability to provide bid review skills across a wide variety of sectors and clients;
  • High quality presentational skills and ability to present to a varied audience including clients, design team supply chain and internally;
  • Track record of successfully managing multiple bids;
  • Contribute to case study and project review sheets; and
  • Highly organised and methodical approach to bid activity.

In Return:
We offer an opportunity to work on some of the UKs most exciting construction projects, in a fast-paced environment where each day brings new challenges. We also offer a competitive salary and benefits package and we will always consider flexible working hours and arrangements.

With an ambitious strategy, we're poised for further growth and success, so if you're committed, talented and enthusiastic, Galliford Try is the right place for you.

About us:
We are one of the UK's leading housebuilding and construction groups. For 100 years, Galliford Try has helped to shape the world around us and today we are at the forefront of the construction industry with approximately 5,550 employees working on a huge range of housebuilding and construction projects. As a FTSE 250 listed UK business, our focus is on delivering first class business solutions and building long-term relationships with our customers, employees, supply chain and communities we work in. Our involvement in some of the UK's most high profile and innovative projects ensures our employees benefit from unrivalled opportunities and career progression.

Construction Division:
As a major UK contractor our Construction Division has a diversified workload in the public, regulated and private sectors. The Division boasts a strong reputation for providing whole-life solutions, high standards of project delivery, and an ability to innovate. It predominately operates under either the Galliford Try or the Morrison Construction brands, and is organised into five key segments: Building, Infrastructure, Facilities Management, Investments and Integrated Solutions.

The Building Division works across health, education, defense and commercial markets, with a well-balanced spread of both public and private sector clients. Our extensive experience and expertise in building projects enables us to understand our clients' construction needs and deliver solutions that surpass their expectations.

Galliford Try is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community

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