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Job Ref:  IC01120
Employer:  Interserve
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Alfreton
Post Code:  DE55
23/10/2016 00:06
Hourly Rate Bands N/A Salaried/Hourly-Paid Salaried

Job purpose
We are looking for a technically minded bid writer to work within the Infrastructure division of Interserve Construction. We are expanding our successful Derbyshire based proposals team, to continue our strong track record in work winning for opportunities across the country. This office is Infrastructure's hub, where the majority of our wider work winning team is based (circa 85 staff).
We have a well-balanced proposals team of technical and non-technical writers who work closely together in a friendly, supportive and performance driven environment.
The successful candidate will be able to work independently or as part of a bid team to develop written tender submissions for projects and framework submissions in the highways, power, water, waste, aviation, flood defence and marine sectors.
The successful candidate must be able to write clear, high quality, accurate and well-structured responses, review and understand client objectives and work effectively with our team of Estimators, Planners, Bid Managers and operational support.
The role offers progression opportunities, including line management and support with professional development and other relevant qualifications .

  • Review and understand client tender documentation, developing and providing tender briefing summaries;
  • Lead storyboarding sessions and identify USPs and CVPs;
  • Independently produce high quality and well-structured client focused submissions for PQQs, tenders and frameworks;
  • Independently develop methodologies, risk controls and value engineering etc, working with technical support when required;
  • Write Case Studies and Project Reports ;
  • Proof read and edit the work of others;
  • Research and collate information for use as evidence;
  • Attend and actively contribute to tender meetings, taking a leading role where appropriate;
  • Attend client meetings / interviews and lead where appropriate;
  • Oversee submission of tenders from receipt to upload;
  • Independent analysis and assessment of client feedback;
  • Update and develop the knowledge management database;
  • Independently attend site visits for tenders & to obtain evidence.

Knowledge skills & experience
  • Degree level standard or equivalent;
  • Professional qualification preferable;
  • Experience working in proposals and experience in engineering or construction related roles preferable;
  • Bid writing and management training;
  • Writing, editing and proof reading submissions, including working on major tenders and framework submissions;
  • Working on multiple concurrent tenders and managing own workload to ensure deadlines are achieved;
  • Actively participating in and leading tender meetings.

  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of the bid process, from the pre-tender stage, through tendering and into construction;
  • Strong writing skills and ability to independently develop and structure clear and persuasive submissions
  • Strong editing and proof reading skills;
  • Competent using Microsoft Office, including MS Word, MS Excel and MS Powerpoint, as well as Adobe Acrobat;
  • Excellent planning, time management and organisational skills;
  • Sound technical (construction) knowledge;
  • Able to analyse and organise large amounts of information;
  • Able to contribute to and take a leading role in tender meetings;
  • Ability to communicate with a wide range of people at all levels, including clients, both verbally and in writing;
  • Able to independently manage tenders through the bid process.

About the company
Interserve's vision is to redefine the future for people and places. We are one of the world's foremost support services and construction companies, operating in the public and private sectors in the UK and internationally. We offer advice, design, construction, equipment and facilities management services for society's infrastructure. Interserve is based in the UK and is listed in the FTSE 250 index. We have gross revenue of £3.3 billion and a workforce of over 80,000 people worldwide.

We are an Investors in Diversity accredited Company & committed to equal opportunities for all.

We are looking for an experienced Proposals Engineer to work from our office in Alfreton. This role is offered on a full time, permanent basis. In return we are offering a competitive salary, plus company car/allowance, flexible benefits, 24 days annual leave entitlement, share plans, company pension and private medical insurance.

Due to the nature of the work for this role the successful candidate will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure through the Disclosure & Barring Service. Further information on the Disclosure process can be found at NA .
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