9 months ago
Business Line Support/Cross Services
Position Title Assistant Bid Manager
United Kingdom - West Midlands
AECOM's Bid Studio in Birmingham are recruiting for an Assistant Bid Manager.
Within the role the successful individual will support the Bid Manager leading the bid, developing requirements from client intelligence and issued bid documents. He/she will devise a bid programme, agree key deliverables, manage inputs from Subject Matter Experts and work with the team to drive progress through to successful submission.
The Assistant Bid Manager will work collaboratively with technical and operational colleagues, Bid Studio writers, graphic designers and the Bid Studio leadership team. The role will cover the full procurement lifecycle including EOIs, PQQs and proposals. The successful candidate will be proactive, collaborative, efficient and eager to develop professionally, noting the requirement to take a lead on occasion to prepare winning submissions.
The successful candidate will have worked in a challenging and dynamic environment, working to tight timescales and will have experience in coordinating major tenders from prequalification to proposal stages. They will have experience in working as part of a team supporting the production of tender responses, collating market intelligence and in the preparation of supporting information such as project data sheets and CVs. The role would suit a self-motivated individual looking to advance their career in a dynamic team.
The Assistant Bid Manager will support the bid team in all steps from capture management and win strategy development, through the prequalification questionnaire (PQQ) / Expression of Interest (EOI) and proposal submission to interview / presentation preparation and debrief sessions. The Assistant Bid Manager works closely with the Bid Manager to provide consistency through the process and should have a level of capability which enables them to work independently and proactively if the Bid Manager is unavailable.
Further Job Duties Include:
Review RFPs and other related documents and support in gathering proposal information including a list of questions, information and material required to create the response
Review existing content where relevant and implement the response structure
Prepare storyboards and content plans and chase content contributors as required
Write sections of the proposal and read, review, edit and finalise proposal responses from a variety of writers to ensure persuasive writing, consistency, professional standards and completion to RFP/ITT requirements
Coordinate the preparation of identified expression of interests, prequalification questionnaires and proposals
Provide support 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
Provide editing and maintenance support for a repository of pre-written proposal content, where required
Supports colleagues in activities to develop their bidding excellence
To be successful in this role we would like to hear from candidates with the following:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills along with experience of coordinating multi-disciplinary proposals of a high strategic value
An eye for detail, not accepting second best and taking personal pride and responsibility for all aspects within their control
Outstanding proposal writing skills and solid, basic graphic design skills; the ability to turn 'raw information' into well-articulated proposal content
A sound working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint and Adobe InDesign
A flexible approach to supporting bids and business development activities across the UK & Ireland
The ability to work collaboratively and build credibility with senior colleagues and provide critique of others' work while maintaining positive relationships
The ability to work collaboratively with internal clients and to chase others for contributions as needed
A methodical approach to assisting in the administration and production of bids
The ability to work positively under pressure and deliver quality output to deadlines
The drive to improve and adhere to processes / systems and the motivation to contribute to and support bid teams
An experienced and efficient multi-tasker
* Relevant experience in the coordination and development of winning bids, preferably in the engineering, architecture, consulting environment
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.
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Job Category Cost Management and Consulting Services
Country United Kingdom
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 174860BR