AECOM Bid Manager in Birmingham, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - West Midlands, Birmingham

Job Summary

AECOM‘s ‘Bid Studio’ in Birmingham serves the major bids team. As a centre of excellence, the team manages the region’s largest and most strategic bids across both established and emerging markets.

The team will lead and support major bids, manage and respond to the prospect pipeline, produce PQQ and tender submissions, as well as provide training and assistance to all sectors within the UK and, on occasion, in the wider EMIA region.

To support our growth plans, we are recruiting a Bid Manager to be based in either our Birmingham or Belfast offices. This person will lead the bid, developing requirements from client intelligence and issued bid documents. He/she will be charged with devising a bid programme, agreeing key deliverables, managing inputs from Subject Matter Experts and driving progress through to successful submission.

The Bid Managers will work collaboratively with technical leads, members of the End Market teams, Bid Studio writers, graphic designers and the Bid Studio leadership team.

The Bid Manager will drive 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.

Minimum Requirements

To be successful in this role we're looking for the following;

  • A strong communicator 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

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office packages including email and document management software

  • 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

  • APMP Foundation level accredited

  • Sets budgets for bid support

  • Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign

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.


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 Geography OH

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 198748BR

Clearance Required No

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.