Bid Manager

  • Permanent
  • Cumbria
  • Applications have closed.

We are looking for a Bid Manager with a strong nuclear background to work on a permanent basis in either Preston or Cumbria.

Salary is c£45-55,000 per annum

* Ownership of assigned opportunities * Management & administration of the tender preparation process

* Bid preparation programme

* Production of the Tender document

* Submission of completed approved tender by due date

* Ensure that the Gated Process controls are carried out and documented

* Completion within tender budget

* Allocation of all contract deliverables to Tender team members

* Establishing the Tender data storage location file / directory

* Establishing the change control process

* Establishing the risks, exclusions & assumptions register

* Establishing the Lessons Learnt register

* Logging and maintaining information on EFACS

* Supporting other Bid Leads on Major opportunities when required.

* Mentoring and Coaching To receive from others:

* A clear understanding of the required scope of supply (from the Bid/No bid team)

* An initial estimate of the appropriate Target Cost which the tender should achieve (from the Bid/No bid team and reflecting a price that would be attractive to the customer)

* Technical support from essentially involved functions The tender preparation task will include:

* Agreeing Project execution strategy with nominated Team

* Establishing Work Breakdown structure (liaison with Engineering dept)

* Agreeing Make / Buy decisions (with Manufacturing team)

* Preparation of labour man-hour estimates (Manufacturing, Engineering, Admin & Projects)

* Preparation of project execution Commentaries (Manufacturing, Engineering, Test, Quality)

* Preparation of Project Programme with Budget / Resource allocations to tasks (Projects)

* Materials estimate through valid quotations from approved suppliers (Procurement)

* Assessment of risks and compilation of appropriate contingency

* Compilation of Final estimate (using agreed rates & overheads in the Cost estimate spreadsheet)

* Management of the risks, exclusions & assumptions register(liaison with Projects)

* Preparation of cashflow statement & graphs

* Completion of internal Team Review prior to approval

* Preparation of Bid Settlement Documentation for Internal & External Approval Process

* Receipt of final Tender Approval (through the formal Tender Approval Gate checklist)


* Project management of a team to control both tender cost programme (bid due date)

* Knowledge of tender preparation process

* Working knowledge of electronic data management – Excel, Word & Power Point

* Assertive and confident in managing and directing a diverse team of people/skills

* Liaison with key suppliers to ensure best value

* Delivery of internal Best Practice * Presentation skills to ensure submission of a compliant tender and an attractive tender document

* Knowledge of Mechanical &/or Electrical Engineering

* Commercial Acumen

* Negotiation Skills


* Degree, HNC or equivalent in an appropriate discipline.

* APMP Qualification.(Desirable)

* P6 and Project Management related qualifications would be a distinct advantage.

* Training will be provided in the job specific skills that are required.

* Full Driving License

If the Bid Manager nuclear role could be of interest to you, please call Rebecca at GPW Recruitment or press APPLY NOW!