AECOM Bid Manager in Leeds, United Kingdom
United Kingdom - West Yorkshire, Leeds
Alternate Locations UK - Croydon, UK - London, UK - St. Albans
As the Bid Manager for the E&GE Business Line, you will manage the bid process for Expressions of Interest Statements of Qualifications and Capability Statements-Pre Qualification Questionnaires, Tenders and Fee Proposals.
Working closely with others in the bid team under direction of the Lead Bid Manager, you will lead on bids and improve the quality, by ensuring that the responses are compliant and compelling and hit all of the criteria specified by the client and that the CVs put forward are appropriate and in line with bid requirements.
You will ensure a streamlined process for efficient communication and collaboration of the bidding and technical teams to produce the deliverables within the timescales agreed.
You will be responsible for devising a bid programme, agreeing key deliverables, managing inputs from Subject Matter Experts and driving progress through to successful submission. You will work collaboratively with E&GE technical leads, members of the End Market teams and the Business Unit Director for the Business Unit that you have been assigned to.
As the Bid Manager, you will be involved in all steps from capture management and win strategy development, through the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and proposal submission to interview/presentation preparation and debrief sessions. You will provide consistency through the entire process, responsible for sharing lessons learnt and driving continuous improvement in our process and bidding efforts.
Develop the requirements for each bid in a clear and easy-to-understand way
Manage and maintain version control for bid documents and issue 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
Promote the use of AECOM’s bid processes and tools
The development, preparation and production of winning bids, proposals and submission documents, often managing multiple bids at any one time
Assisting in the preparation of major bids and proposals particularly with regard to content collation, graphics preparation, print production and delivery/dispatch
Liaising with colleagues across the UK, EMIA and globally for cross country and/or cross discipline bids
Ensuring all bid governance procedures (Go/No-Go, legal and commercial review, tender boards, etc.) are completed
Ensuring all stages of the bid management process (planning, preparation, reviewing, refining and finishing) are completed
Planning and leading bid development workshops for the creation of win themes, messaging, programme outlines, answer-planning and story-boarding
Providing and/or obtaining creative writing input to bids and maintaining overall control of editorial content, including liaison with project teams as necessary to develop engaging and compelling client-facing messages
Managing submissions via client e-procurement sites including downloading enquiry documents, checking for clarifications and uploading queries as well as the final submission
The continuous improvement and raising of proposal document standards in terms of visual image, style and content
The preparation of presentations (including general, sector and project specific), placemats and interview packs for post tender interviews
Prepare and share client information (understand the clients requirements/needs)
Information Management – Proposals
Normal duties will include:
To ensure best-in-class and exemplar proposals and proposals information is identified and captured to our central repository systems
To help maintain effective control over the quality and accuracy of FAQs and bid-related Q&As
To help maintain effective control over the detail, quality and validity of all policies, procedures and certificates as aligned to proposals
To help with the capture, uploading and updating of project data and the creation of new project case study sheets as required. This will include identifying, obtaining, selecting and/or creating suitable high quality graphics and imagery
To support the Business Unit Directors with additional Business Development tasks (CV enhancement, PowerPoint Presentations etc.)
Bid writing skills
Strong understanding of the work the Business undertakes
Demonstrable experience managing bids, and overseeing bid delivery.
Demonstrates creativity, foresight and mature judgment in responding to bids and proposals.
Ability to leverage relationships within the bidding and technical teams to positively impact the bids you are working on.
Good interpersonal skills including relationship building and communication at all levels and work collaboratively across the business; listening to other points of view while still being persuasive.
Typically degree qualified
Experience in Environmental consultancy
APMP Foundation Certification
Experience of working with 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
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 Marketing
Business Line Environment
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United Kingdom
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 207035BR
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.