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Job Information

AECOM Bid Coordinator in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Job Summary

Environment & Ground Engineering’s Work Winning team supports a range of regional and national bids across both established and emerging markets. The team is currently expanding and being re-organised to ensure it has the capacity and skills to support work-winning activities in the next financial year.

We are looking for a resourceful Bid Coordinator who has some experience of bidding work to join our growing team. Our ideal candidate will be a self-starter with an eye for detail and a desire to progress.

You will generally support the Principal Bid Manager leading the bid, having read and understood the client requirements. You will devise draft bid programmes, coordinate inputs from subject matter experts and track progress against tasks and individuals for reporting to the Principal Bid Manager.

You will work collaboratively with technical and operational colleagues and leaders, as well as work winners in other parts of the company. Your role will cover the full procurement lifecycle, including expressions of interest (EOIs), prequalification questionnaires (PQQs) and proposals.

You should be capable of successfully leading tasks such as completing EOI and PQQ forms. As well as supporting bids, your role requires proactive engagement in ad hoc tasks around general bidding best practice, including but not limited to: driving bid knowledge management through the breakdown of bids into a bid library; collaboration with the knowledge team to log model responses and useful information; collaboration with graphic designers to support requirements for simple graphics; and supporting the leadership team to develop processes, tools and guides around bidding.

About you

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

About us

Environment & Ground Engineering teams solve complex environmental challenges from a project's inception, planning and design, right through to asset development, operations optimisation, restoration and re-use. We provide clients with a single source for their environmental needs through our expertise, leading-edge technology and best practices together with our understanding of local cultures, regulatory practices and emerging global trends.

Job responsibilities

  • Review requests for proposal (RFP) and other related documents

  • Support in gathering proposal information to create winning responses

  • Review existing content where relevant and provide the Bid Manager with relevant information

  • Prepare templates, CVs, case studies and occasionally storyboards; chase content contributors as required

  • Coordinate the preparation of identified expression of interests, pre-qualification questionnaires and proposals

  • Ensure a winning, compliant, error-free document arrives with the client in the correct format, meeting the deadline

  • Break down submitted bids for a library of pre-written proposal content, where required

  • Assist in the preparation of presentations for specific pursuits

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

Supports the team in ad hoc activities to develop our bidding excellence

Proactively identifies improvement areas in our activities and shares these with the Principal Bid Managers, working to resolve and improve issues as directed

Minimum Requirements

  • Some experience of bidding, possibly as a graduate or from within AECOM’s technical or operational teams

  • Keen eye for detail and ability to multi-skill

  • Interest in strategic business development and its application

  • Appetite to influence colleagues and champion rigour in our work-winning processes

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred Qualifications

Degree-level qualification or work experience that demonstrates an interest in bidding and ability to learn and progress

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 Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 250518BR

Virtual: 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.