AECOM Bid Manager - Flexible Locations in Manchester, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Greater Manchester, Manchester

Job Summary

In this role you will be responsible for leading the bid, developing requirements from client intelligence and issued bid documents. You will be charged with devising a bid programme, agreeing key deliverables, managing inputs from Subject Matter Experts and driving progress through to successful submission. As the Bid Manager you will work collaboratively with technical leads, members of the End Market teams and the Bid Studio team.

Job Duties:

  • Manage and motivate bid teams to produce winning bids

  • Promote a culture of success and drive a winning strategy

  • Liaise with Capture Managers to understand client’s explicit needs for each opportunity

  • Lead an effective bid team, identify and brief contributors from across the business and manage, motivate and support them throughout the programme

  • Facilitate workshops/planning meetings including working with key proposal contributors to establish a clear win strategy and develop storyboard content

  • Work closely with operational, commercial and financial staff to produce commercially sound, risk managed financial submissions

  • Manage the compliance and overseeing reviews of the quality and commercial content

  • Gather essential client information from the Strategy & Growth team. Driving the process to research the client’s aspirations and sharing this knowledge and intelligence with the team.

  • Promote the use of AECOM’s work winning processes and tools

  • Identify bid training requirements for team members

  • Develop the requirements for each bid in a clear and easy-to-understand way

  • Prepare and manage the bid budget

  • Manage and maintain version control for bid documents and issuing them to the appropriate functions for response/review/signature in line with the bid programme

  • Instil a culture where others share knowledge, insights and learning

  • Support maintenance of bid collateral, capturing of bid costs, collection of internal and external bid feedback and sharing of best practice and lessons learned to promote continuous improvement of process and tools

  • Support the Roads Work Winning Director to drive professionalism and efficiency in the bid process.

  • Engage with key people within the business and build-up a network of contacts

  • Promote the development of (a) people and (b) the behaviour and culture necessary to win, including supporting junior colleagues to develop their bidding skills

  • Train teams to prepare for client interviews and presentations

Minimum Requirements

For this role you must have the following experience:

  • Previous experience in a Bid Managers post

  • Experience in an engineering bidding field ideally consultancy however construction would also be considered

  • Confident and knowledgeable in bid management processes

You will also be expected to be:

  • Experienced in preparing and managing bids and pre-qualification submissions, preferably in the highways sector.

  • Experienced in managing, leading and motivating bid teams

  • Literate and articulate

  • A clear and innovative thinker with the ability to plan ahead

  • Have a ‘can-do’ attitude with a flexible approach

  • Able to work to tight deadlines under pressure

  • A consummate communicator

  • Excellent project management skills

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor Degree preferred but not essential

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Business Development

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 197419BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.