Bid Manager/Writer

SDC are keen to speak with Bid professionals who would like to be part of our growing marketing team.

Working closely with the proposals and bid teams, you will be required to coordinate work-winning PQQs and tenders. The successful candidate will re-write, proof-read and sub-edit content to a high standard and take responsibility for the timely production of proposal documents. Working with internal and external teams to produce first class written submissions, this will include writing sections from scratch or improving narrative provided by others.

It is important that the bid writer is able to identify the needs and values of the Client so that these can be addressed in submissions, balanced at all times with the Company strategy in order to ensure the successful delivery of PQQs and tenders.

The successful candidate will also produce a quality and aesthetically workable document for electronic issue, executing excel presentation and Microsoft PowerPoint skills.


  • Working with bid teams to identify project objectives

  • Develop and manage a network of subject matter experts

  • Producing persuasive written material

  • Re-write / edit proposal responses from a variety of stakeholders

  • Meeting with and interviewing key stakeholders regarding content for the proposals

  • Researching and writing technical content for the proposals

  • Assisting with the preparation of presentations and other documents

  • Researching and creating news stories for projects / individuals

  • Keeping up to date library of model answers

  • Apply Client feedback to future responses and drive continuous improvement

Experience and Qualifications

A degree in English / Journalism or Creative related subject is desirable. However, experience and expertise of bid writing within the construction sector would be of equal merit.

Essential Skills

  • Ability to coordinate with colleagues and work to deadlines

  • Excellent PowerPoint skills


  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to juggle workload and deliver multiple priorities within demanding timescales

  • Ability to continually improve the quality of work sent out by the company

  • Excellent literacy and presentation skills


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