​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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If you are looking for a new opportunity, please get in touch with our specialist recruiters to discuss your situation in more detail. Alternatively you can search all of our current live jobs across the Construction, Civils, Rail, Power and Telecoms sectors.

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​Derby is a city situated in the county of Derbyshire. Derby was granted city status in 1977 and as of the 2011 census had an estimated population of 248,700. Derby has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Infinity Park - Manufacturing Research Centre

Costing in the region of £15million this project will see a world-beating advanced manufacturing research centre built in Derby, which will help companies develop new techniques and processes to win work within the nuclear sector.

Future High Streets Fund

This regeneration scheme will see improvements to Derby city centre, including refurbishment of the Market Hall and better and more visual use of signage, ornamentation and street furniture, which will help offer visitors a better experience. The scheme is estimated to cost £15million.

Improving travel and connectivity in and outside of Derby

This £161 project, which will be divided between Derby and Nottingham will see an improvement to travel in and out of Derby and the creation of hundreds of additional jobs.

Looking for a new construction job?

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