​What is a Bid Writer?

A Bid Writer is responsible for creating and overseeing bids. Bids are a detailed and costed proposal used to help win contracts for construction projects. Most bid managers work within the built environment sector, but they can work in any industry in which work is contracted out. Typical employers of Bid Managers include, construction and engineering contractors and subcontractors.

Key skills to be successful as a Bid Writer will include:

 

  • Identifying opportunities on which to submit bids

  • Planning a successful strategy for winning a bid

  • Researching, writing and/or checking proposals

  • Negotiating with specialist suppliers and/or subcontractors

What are the typical daily duties for a Bid Writer?

From employer to employer the job description of a Bid Writer can vary, however typical duties and activities undertaken include:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Creative and innovative thinking

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Relationship-building

  • Influencing skills

  • Commercially aware

How can we help with your Bid Writer job search?

For over 15 years we have specialised in securing contract and permanent opportunities for Bid Writer professionals across the Construction, Civils, Rail, Power and Telecoms sectors.

Working globally with the largest contractors, consultancies, along with many infrastructure owners and operators, we are ideally positioned to work with talented Bid Writers and secure the market's leading Bid Writer opportunities.

With a reputation for being experts in the sectors that we operate, we are also renowned for consistently delivering the right opportunities to our candidates, working proactively in order to give our candidates the edge in a competitive marketplace.

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​Barrie is a city situated in Toronto, Canada, which sits on the shores of Kempenfelt Bay. As of the census in 2016 the population was recorded at 141,434 and covers an area of approximately 38 square miles. Barrie has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Morrow Road reconstruction

Construction work on this $3.6m tender began in summer 2018 and included storm culvert, sewer and water main replacements and road surface improvements. The bulk of construction is done, though some utility work is planned over the duration of the winter. Surface asphalt will be added in late spring or early summer.

Duckworth Street reconstruction

This is the first of two phases in the reconstruction of Duckworth. The $2.7m tender on the first phase runs from St. Vincent Street to Melrose Avenue. Work was initially scheduled to begin this year, but the project was advanced due to poor road condition.

A new water main and sanitary and storm sewers, sidewalks and curbs are included in the work.

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