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Job Ref:  TWMA-UKDY00954113
Employer:  Bombardier Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Derby
Post Code:  DE1
17/10/2016 22:03
Head of Bids (Engineering) UK
Date: October 17, 2016
Derby, ENG, GB
Company: Bombardier

Head of Bids (Engineering) UK


We are Bombardier

Get on board; we can drive you further in your career!

Bombardier Transportation is the number one provider of rail solutions in the world. Our business holds the number one global market position in eight of the ten markets we service. Our product portfolio includes a full range of passenger rail vehicles and we manufacture locomotives, bogies, propulsion and rail control solutions. We design, build and service some of the most intelligent and beautiful rail solutions in the world, our products are safe, healthy for people and help preserve the world's natural environment.

At Bombardier, 70,000 employees in 60 countries work together to evolve mobility worldwide - one good idea at a time. If you have a good idea, we'll provide the environment where it will thrive and grow into a great product or customer experience. Your ideas are our fuel.
These are exciting times at Bombardier Transportation and in line with our commitment to become an HR World Class organisation, we seek individuals who share our vision.

As Head of Bids, you will be responsible for leading significant engineering bids as part of a complete bid, contract values could be upwards of £1billion, you will be able to compare and contrast against competitors and shape our offering to manage any threats.

You will be required to lead, manage and control all engineering-related activities in bids to deliver a competitive technical solution that will be able to be delivered to quality, cost and schedule in the project. The bids themselves will need to deliver against requirements, budget and schedule, ensuring best practices are applied on all bids and transferred to new projects.

Ultimately, you will be the main Engineering Interface with the customer.

Your Experience and Qualifications:
  • A Leader, demonstrating gravitas, credibility, drive for results, able to galvanise teams
  • Part of any core bid team, responsible for managing resource, managing the Bid Team including project engineering and other sub functions transversely across engineering
  • Bid budget, Blue book governance, risk and opportunity
  • Possess the 'art of tendering'
  • Commercially astute - will understand the need to be competitive
  • Good product awareness - knowledge of product families and platforms (re-using solutions)
  • Able to present the technical offering to the customer
  • Vast experience of handling large, complex projects
  • Great stakeholder management skills, experience of managing complex relationships across sizeable bids with TOCs and franchises (multiple operators)
  • Multi-functional inputs - interfacing with large groups
  • A good mix of technical and business complexity
Why Work for Us?

Everywhere we operate, we reward effort and initiative.
You are encouraged to ask questions and empowered to make decisions.
As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to create a stimulating and open workplace which fosters teamwork, fairness, respect and diversity.

We are helping create a better world.

ECO4 - the formula for energy-saving performance.
By making a difference today, we are helping create a better world for future generations. Having pioneered the philosophy of "The Climate is Right for Trains", we demonstrate this rationale by offering vehicles with practically zero emissions that are almost fully recyclable energy.

Bombardier Transportation is an Equal Opportunity Employer Dedicated to Affirmative Action and Workforce Diversity.

Competitive salary offered.
Closing date: October 17, 2016
37 Hours/Week
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