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Senior Bid Manager

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Senior Bid Manager
London/Home Counties
Contract type:
Full time permanent
Applications close:
12 December 2022
Pre-construction, Business Development
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Senior Bid Manager (Southern Home Counties Business)

Location: Brighton
Office Based, with flexibility for occasional remote working

We are looking for an experienced and talented Senior Bid Manager to be responsible for managing the project stakeholders throughout the pre-construction stages, ensuring achievement of the bid deliverables. Also, you will be responsible for preparing and submitting winning bids to existing or prospective customers, ensuring the best possible chance of success within the Southern Home Counties Business. This position is Office Based, with flexibility for occasional remote working

About Morgan Sindall
Morgan Sindall Construction is an Investors in People Platinum employer providing national construction services to private and public sector customers across a range of markets. Together, we create great results for our customers, partners and people. We are one of the UK’S most successful Tier 1 contractors. As a progressive and ambitious company, our employees benefit from a safe and rewarding working environment. 

About the role:

You will be working within our Construction London & Home Counties business, where you will:

Plan and manage all aspects of bids providing subject matter expertise where required


Ensure effective and inspirational bid management and leadership is provided on all tenders, and personally manage larger tender opportunities


Understand and interact with the overall Morgan Sindall business, to allow projection of benefits to customers through our proposals


Establish winning strategies and writing plans for quality led bids and participates in red reviews of prequalification documents and tenders


Give support and assistance to other bid team members as required, to ensure bid management provides an effective and value adding function throughout the business


Coordinate the production of bids and proposals, producing a costed bid plan and gain all relevant authorisations


Identify the skills and capabilities required to submit the bid and subsequently fulfil the contract, from in-house or from third parties


Record, analyse and manage issues, risks, changes and dependencies during the bid


Develop and manage bid/proposal plans, outlines and schedules



Guide bid team writers in preparing the technical and cost components of the proposal, including understanding of the task, plan, past performance and personnel


Train staff, outside of bid team, in the bid management process to increase the ability of the organisation to produce bids


Review proposal, draft and final versions for responsiveness, thoroughness, accuracy, staffing, financial considerations, quality and effective design and layout


Create corporate concepts and boilerplate content for use in future proposals

Ensure Morgan Sindall work winning processes are effectively and consistently implemented and recommend improvements where appropriate


Produce and assess tender documentation to Morgan Sindall standards


Develop individual tender strategy and continuously monitor


Apply Morgan Sindall health and safety standards and procedures


Upkeep working knowledge of estimating software and ensure upgrades are implemented


Operate within the Morgan Sindall estimating procedures and best practice


Ensure risk register is applied and monitored

Influence and support team members to innovate and achieve optimum solutions

Ideally you will have:

Experience within Pre-Construction/ Bid Management

Significant experience in the main contracting market with experience of working on Residential schemes between £10 and £40 million.

What are we looking for?

As an experienced Senior Bid Manager, you will have a good understanding of construction techniques and educated to degree level and the ability to write clearly and concisely in English.

To thrive in our business, you should share our passion for the project at hand and enjoy working in an inclusive and hardworking team environment. At Morgan Sindall Construction our employees work collectively, encouraging and challenging each other to succeed. Across our business we treat everyone equally and have developed a community where voices are heard, and respected.

What can we offer you?

Working in our Southern Home Counties, you will be part of a growing and dynamic team of people who are passionate about what they do and enjoy the challenge and pace of work in a hardworking and fun construction environment. No day will be the same and we challenge each other to deliver what’s right for our customers.

Our culture is so important to us and defines the way we go about our business. We are inclusive, supportive and team focused and take pride in the longstanding and committed relationships we have with our supply chain partners.

Our culture places a huge amount of trust in our team – we all know what is expected of us and we are committed to delivering as individuals and as a team.

We are Morgan Sindall Construction London and Home Counties Region

Our people in London and Home Counties are encouraged and rewarded to work as a team to achieve our Perfect Delivery philosophy. The success of this strategy to: find – win – deliver – repeat has yielded a healthy forward order book, enabling us to focus on strengthening our long-term work winning capability in our primary sectors of: education, public sector frameworks, civic buildings, leisure, investment linked opportunities and healthcare.

Our commitment to our people is as strong as the commitment to our clients. At Morgan Sindall Construction we recognise that our employees play a vital role in helping us achieve our goals. As a result, the company develops and promotes these employees who share their same sense of dedication. Our strength is our people whose skills, knowledge and integrity keep us at the forefront of our industry.

If you are interested in furthering your career in an inclusive and supportive environment, apply to us today.

Equality Statement

Morgan Sindall Construction seeks to recruit the best person for each of our roles, based on merit alone and free from bias. We’re committed to treating all our job applicants fairly and with respect, irrespective of their background, disability, or any other protected characteristic.

We recruit individuals who embody our core values of professionalism, expertise and trust which has given us a fantastic variety of people and cultures across our organisation.

We celebrate our diverse teams who make Morgan Sindall Construction the inclusive, collaborative and rewarding place it is to work. We hire the best in the industry, provide them the support to achieve their goals and challenge them to make a real impact on our business. If you want to join an organisation that truly sees and harnesses what makes you unique, apply to us today.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Our aim is to create a workplace built on acceptance, respect, and inclusion, where everyone feels that they belong and can make a meaningful contribution. We encourage applicants regardless of religion, ethnicity, nationality, disability status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family, or parental status. Morgan Sindall Construction is an equal opportunities employer and has been accredited with the Positive About Disabled People ‘Two Ticks’ accreditation.  We are also an Investors in People company.

Morgan Sindall is unable to employ anyone who does not have the legal right to live and work in the UK. In the recruitment process all applicants are required to provide the necessary right to work information and documentation. Our recruitment process should be accessible to all. If you need any assistance or accommodation during the recruitment process, please email. [email protected]


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