AECOM Apprentice Bid Coordinator - St. Albans, UK in St. Albans, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Hertfordshire, St. Albans

Job Summary

This is a permanent full-time Apprentice role, ideally suited to school leavers.

AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM had revenue of approximately $18.2 billion during fiscal year 2017. See how we deliver what others can only imagine at and @AECOM.

Our Roads team is currently looking to recruit a Bid Coordination and Marketing Apprentice to support the Bid Team within our St Albans office.

This is a wonderful opportunity for a student to receive on-the-job training, within a multi-national, dynamic and fast moving corporate environment, whilst continuing part time studies (approx. one day per week, depending on the provider) at a recognised college in order to hone academic skills (ensuring real opportunities for personal growth and career progression). Successful applicants will continually develop their bid coordination and marketing skills whilst being allocated a senior member of the bid team who will provide mentoring during the development period (typically over three years). Your study will be funded – whilst you earn an income as a permanent employee of AECOM.

Our Apprenticeship and Trainee positions are open to school leavers and those seeking a career change. If you have completed a degree within this discipline please apply to our 2018-9 Graduate opportunities.

The is an immediate fill role with a view to enrolling on the identified course Sept 2018

Applicants must be willing to progress their career by undertaking a day release course at a Further Education college to study a relevant marketing qualification (likely to be a BTEC level 3 Business and Marketing at a local college) where the opportunity may exist to obtain professional membership of a relevant Institution.

Starting as a Bid Coordination and Marketing Apprentice you will be assisting internal customers with bidding and marketing related issues, you will gain knowledge, skills and expertise. This permanent role will report to the Bid Manager / Graphic Design Team Leader and may require some travel in the future to support other offices within the region.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Receive all tender alerts relevant to the E&GE business and distribute such alerts to the relevant technical teams;

  • Review and update our current tender portal registration list;

  • Download all tender documents as and when required;

  • Assist in the preparation of Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQ's), bids and tender submissions;

  • Formatting of tenders and CVs to ensure quality and consistency;

  • Assist Lead Bid Manager in keeping the workload spreadsheet up to date;

  • Creates Project Descriptions Sheets after project completion;

  • Takes responsibility to deliver commitments;

  • Ensure that all bid filing (electronic and hard copy) follows a consistent and clear format;

  • Document control of collateral and bid material (hard copies and e-versions)

  • Assists in producing winning proposals, presentations and qualification materials in response to client solicitations;

  • Updates the E&GE company Information and model answers folder;

  • Ad hoc requests as and when

Minimum Requirements

No previous work experience is necessary but the position is ideally suited to recent school/college leavers who meet the following requirements:

  • At least 3 GCSE grade C + in English, Maths and ICT

  • Solid written and verbal communication skills

  • An organised and systematic approach to problem solving;

  • Strong attention to detail - taking personal pride and responsibility for all aspects within their control;

  • Understands the importance of client focus;

  • Motivated to achieve a career in bidding and marketing;

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and PowerPoint;

  • Knowledge of InDesign, Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop would be a plus;

  • Ability to work in a team and meet deadlines;

  • Good time management - Ability to multi-task in fast paced environment

Our trainee programme is suited to school and college leavers who show commitment, aptitude and enthusiasm in science, engineering and technology. AECOM provides the opportunity to develop professionally whilst working within a positive environment, where learning and development is actively promoted and supported.

Please state why a career at AECOM in this area appeals to you in your cover letter.

Preferred Qualifications


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.

Job Category Vacation Student / Internship / Graduate

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 193275BR

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.