AECOM Bid Manager (location flexible) in Chesterfield, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Derbyshire, Chesterfield

Job Summary

The successful candidate can be based from any of the following locations, Chesterfield, Birmingham, Leeds, St Albans, Croydon or Cardiff

AECOM are looking to recruit a Bid Manager who will lead major bids for its Water Ports and Power team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for devising a bid programme, agreeing key deliverables, managing inputs from Subject Matter Experts and driving progress through to successful submission. The Bid Manager will work collaboratively with technical leads, members of the End Market teams, writers, graphic designers and leadership team as well as manage bid coordinators.

Responsible for driving the bid through all stages, from capture management and win strategy development, through the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and proposal submission to interview/presentation preparation and debrief sessions. He/she will provide consistency through the entire process, responsible for sharing lessons learnt and driving continuous improvement in our process and bidding efforts.

Aside from supporting bids, the Bid Manager will take a lead on ensuring the success of WPP work winning activity. Additional responsibilities will include but not limited to: managing the WPP pipeline of opportunities, driving bid best practice through training and supporting the WPP work winning team to develop processes, tools and guides around bidding.

Job Duties:

  • Promote a culture of success and drive a winning bid strategy.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Instill a culture where others share knowledge, insights and learning.

  • Identify and share lessons learned as inputs to the continuous improvement of the bidding process and tools.

  • Train teams to prepare for client interviews and presentations.

The Bid Manager will work effectively in a challenging and dynamic environment, working to tight timescales and completing tasks on time and to the expected high standard. Their approach and behaviors will reflect a professional, experienced team with calm authority – building credibility and long-term relationships through their day-to-day actions. A keen eye for detail and the ability to multi-task are key. The Bid Manager will be a self-motivated, professional individual who is proactive, collaborative, and efficient.

Minimum Requirements

Relevant years of experience in the coordination and management of winning bids, preferably in the engineering, architecture, consulting environment

  • Strong communication skills with an excellent command of written and spoken English.

  • Able to evaluate, monitor and present ideas and data.

  • Analytical with solid organisational skills, scheduling and prioritising activities.

  • Welcomes and responds positively to change.

  • Practical, proactive and keen to show initiative.

  • Demonstrates calmness and unflappability under pressure.

  • Collaborative and inclusive personal style – able to build a network of internal contacts to share knowledge and best practice.

  • Strong problem-solving skills.

  • Able to lead a team, creating and sustaining inspiration, energy and focus.

  • Demonstrates flexibility and multi-tasking.

  • Comfortable and effective when working across all levels of an organisation, from apprentice through to Board level director.

  • Drives and contributes to key decisions.

  • Articulates process improvement and benefits to clients.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A working knowledge of Adobe InDesign (desired)

  • Foundation-level APMP certification (desired)

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

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Business Development

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 192285BR

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.