Bid Manager

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Job description

Our client a Tier 1 construction company have a current permanent opportunity for a Bid Manager to join their growing team.

Our client based in Warrington is one of the largest family-owned construction, infrastructure and support services businesses in the UK. For over 50 years their sustainable growth has enabled them to invest in their business, the future of people and communities, and to deliver on major construction projects, housing schemes and facilities management for customers nationally. Ultimately, our approach is about making progress safely towards a sustainable future.

Our client works with public and private sector customers throughout the UK. Their diverse portfolio reflects the expertise and capabilities that allow them to bring projects of all sizes to life, working across sectors including commercial, education, leisure, healthcare, hospitality, PRS and student accommodation.

Our client is proud to be the Construction News Awards Contractor of the Year 2019 (turnover over £500m), testament to the calibre of their team and the work they do for their customers and in their communities.

As Bid Manager reporting into the Head of Preconstruction you'll be responsible for bid management of projects from inception stage through to tender submission and contract award ensuring that the company is appropriately represented and opportunities are maximised.

Assisting and co-ordinating all other functions at appropriate stages of bid and pre-construction development. Ensure that the management of bids, from early design stages through to site commencement, is progressed in line with the tender programme in accordance with procedure

  • Prepare comprehensive handover documentation of successful tenders from the pre-construction to operational teams and assist in the early integration where necessary
  • Any other duties which may be allocated to you from time to time

As Bid Manager you'll work in 4 key areas::


  • Ensure the business complies with legislative requirements as part of the Regulations during pre-construction activities
  • Assess significant H&S risks as part of the overall risk management approach


  • Suggest improvements to company systems so that they address the continuing business needs.
  • Continually develop relationships with consultants, clients & supply chain.

Supply Chain

  • Ensure that the supply chain is considered to satisfy the requirements of the projects
  • Support the commercial and contractual aspects of the supply chain tenders and offers

Production & Commercial

  • Manage the pre-construction activities for projects
  • Prepare tender price and submission documents for bids
  • Co-ordinate costs for projects at feasibility stage
  • Produce pre-construction information and settlement reports as required
  • Monitor and manage tender correspondence/documents/drawings in conjunction with others
  • Understand construction programmes and their implications
  • Identify and manage risks and opportunities associated with tenders
  • Identify value engineering to maximise commercial returns to the business
  • Attend external and internal meetings and interviews
  • Provide advice to external and internal teams
  • Manage the production of tender deliverables

Who we're looking for:

People are at the heart of everything our client does. To fit right into the team, you'll be committed to understanding the needs of their customers and show positive determination, working collaboratively towards their shared goals; get the best from teams and individuals, be confident in your decisions, calm and quick to adjust to unexpected challenges; and help them to make progress towards the best, most sustainable future, for ourselves and our communities.

What are we looking for?

  • Complimentary relevant industrial experience with a construction related academic qualification
  • IT literate and numerate
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • High attention to detail
  • Able to identify and assess risk and develop winning strategies for projects
  • Sound knowledge of bidding strategies & techniques
  • Full driving licence
  • The post will be subject to health surveillance

What's in it for me

Our client looks after their people just as much as they look after their clients. On top of a competitive salary and pension, you'll be able to make the most of a great benefits package, and local team based rewards depending on your role and where you're based.

Our client is an equal opportunity employer. They welcome diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual's skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.

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