Bid Manager

Undisclosed Company
Up to £55000 per annum + + benefits
Closing date
19 Aug 2022

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Job Title: Bid Manager

Location: Bristol/Devonport

Compensation: Up to 55k depending on experience + benefits

Role Type: Full time

Job ID: 42971

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and driven individual to become our new Bid Manager supporting on the co-ordination of all Bid / Business winning activities.

The Support Value Stream is a business unit within the Marine Sector of Babcock International Group. Working on a range of exciting design, manufacture and support projects, Support works with a number of key clients domestically and internationally. We're based at a number of sites in the UK and, increasingly, overseas. The business continues to win new work and grow at a significant pace, as a result we are recruiting for talented, enthusiastic, and driven people.

The difference our new Bid Manager will make

Using your experience, you will be managing the development and production of winning bids which are submitted on time, to budget and at the required quality level. You will identify, brief, and provide direction to the multi-disciplined bid team. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring the Marine and Technology Business Winning process is observed
  • Facilitating pre-bid phase / development work and generating bid schedule milestones
  • Monitoring bid progress to critical milestones and agreed bid budget.
  • Complying with the governance and gated process in a timely fashion to allow for sufficient review and sanction prior to bid submission
  • Liaising with the Opportunity Owner and wider business to ensure all required Gate approvals gained are met
  • Management and development of the Bid Co-ordinator

Who we're looking for

  • You will have demonstrable experience in tendering and in the Shipley bidding process (or similar).
  • Experience in leading large proposals and ideally within the Defence industry or other heavily regulated environment
  • Experience of project management and / or an understanding of project management principles
  • Leadership and people management experience

Skills & attributes

  • Computer literacy, with a comprehensive working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Project, Excel, Visio, and PowerPoint is essential for this role
  • Flexible and open to changing priorities, with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and within compressed timeframes
  • Creative, with a proven ability to take an initiative from concept, through development and into implementation
  • Great commercial acumen
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills within a dynamic team environment
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement skills

Education and Qualifications

  • Ideally you will be degree qualified or have equivalent experience
  • Project Management Qualifications
  • APMP (desirable)

What else do I need to know?

  • All applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK and be subject to satisfactory security clearance which includes 3 years reference checks. Verification of any qualifications/passport/licences must be shown at interview stage.
  • We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview

About Babcock

For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability, and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure, and specialist training.

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Application Guidance

We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strive to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.

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