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Bid Writer

About the Role

Dalkia Engineering have a position available for a Bid Writer to join our central services team.

As Bid Writer, you will manage and produce PQQ/RFI and ITT/RFQ responses, including writing bespoke content and editing existing responses to suit each tender. Ideally office / home hybrid position, working in the office minimum 2 days per week.

The role will be remote based and the successful postholder can work from our Solihull or Manchester office.

Key Accountabilities

  • Produce bid-winning submissions in line with client-driven timescales
  • Sell the skills of the business through engaging copy, information and graphics
  • Develop the Bid Library through the constant refinement, improvement and production of content
  • Control brand integrity and support the correct use of templates within the business unit
  • Allocate, manage, support and edit input from other team members
  • Support the Bid Coordinator to develop their skills
  • Review and extract deliverables from tender documents, allocate responsibilities to bid team members (and others, if necessary) as part of the Bid Launch; manage others’ timely and appropriate input
  • Work with the bid team to develop a win theme and reflect this in the submission
  • Take responsibility for bid production to a submission-ready state, ensuring that all submitted materials meet company brand guidelines
  • Produce presentations (mostly Powerpoint) for post-tender interview
  • Support and contribute to the Go / No Go and other governance processes
  • Support the Bid Lead, and to take on that role on occasions, where appropriate
  • Assist the Bid Coordinator to write copy for project profiles, staff CVs and other library material

Key Skills

  • Understanding of the construction industry tender process
  • Experience in construction sector bid writing
  • Demonstrably strong writing skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload when constrained by tight deadlines; calm under pressure
  • Confidence to delegate and communicate effectively with all departments
  • Ability to project manage a number of bids in an organised and controlled manner
  • A flexible approach with a problem-solving, creative mindset
  • Experienced user of MS Office software, particularly Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Experience of Adobe InDesign (Desirable)
  • Experience of MS Project (Desirable)
  • Background in the mechanical & electrical services industry (Desirable)
  • Knowledge of M&E market drivers and our competition (Desirable)

In return for your proven skills and experience, you’ll be joining a supportive team that’s empowered to express ideas and make improvements. Happy employees are important to us and, as well as through interesting and challenging work, we champion wellbeing through volunteer days, employer funded private healthcare and a holiday purchase scheme – you’ll even enjoy a day off for your birthday.

Location
Birmingham, Manchester
Date of issue
February 29, 2024
Business Unit
Dalkia Engineering
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