​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

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​Newcastle is the most populous city in the North East and the 8th most populous city in the United Kingdom, with an estimated population of 302,820 as of 2019. Situated on the River Tyne, Newcastle covers an area of 44 square miles. Cork has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Quayside Arena

Now approved this £260m complex will include a 12,500-capacity arena, a conference and exhibition centre, and a somewhat maligned 13-storey hotel, as well as bringing in as many as 400,000 new visitors a year.

Quayside West

This huge £250m project is due up before the council’s planning committee for potential approval and could see more than 1,000 homes, a handful of shops, and a hotel.

Looking for a new construction job?

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