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Assistant Bid Writer

Job Title: Assistant Bid Writer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hitchin
Salary: Not Specified
Reference: CON01276
Job Published: March 01, 2021 11:54

Job Description

Job Description

Willmott Dixon are currently looking to recruit an Assistant Bid Writer to join our London & East construction business. Based in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, we deliver projects across multiple sectors within north London, the northern home counties and East Anglia.,

  • Coordinate the bid process and provide quality support to the Bid Team Leader.

  • Enhance the quality of bids.

  • Effectively coordinate bid team contributors input.

  • Provide creative ideas and initiatives into bids.

  • Assess bid requirements and assist the bid leader to shape the proposals.

  • Completion of high quality and accurate PQQs.

  • Coordinate and produce accurate, well presented bid documentation for tenders.

  • Prepare clear effective customer presentations.

  • Review pre-bid information and intelligence and gather more if necessary.

  • Further develop win strategy with bid lead and business development manager.

  • Understand and include customer-focused sales messages and share with bid authors.

  • Prepare feasibility documents with business development team.

  • Read PQQ documents and understand PQQ requirements.

  • Draft PQQ writing plan with business development manager and preconstruction manager support.

  • Brief support authors when applicable.

  • Issue PQQ responsibilities and deadlines.

  • Write bespoke PQQ responses.

  • Review and critique specialist authors' responses.

  • Rewrite authors' drafts.

  • Organise red review of PQQ.

  • Proof read colleagues' tender and marketing material.

  • Design bespoke bid documents in line with corporate guidance.

  • Organise printing, uploading and delivery of tender documents.

  • Research and write case study information to support bids and marketing team.

  • Research latest bid ideas and share internally.

  • Writing bespoke answers to customer questions.

  • Redrafting colleagues' written answers.

  • Use Desktop Publishing software to create bespoke bids.

  • Carry out research into customers and projects.

  • Research current projects and create case studies.

Candidate Description

Although not essential, the ideal candidate will be from a construction background and will have experience in proposals / PQQs / tenders and case studies. You should also have a working knowledge of InDesign and the procurement process. Bid writing experience would also be favourable. The successful candidate will be a self-starter and have a good team working ethic with an excellent eye for detail.,

  • Strong written language skills

  • Experience of using Microsoft Office

  • Organised and methodical

  • Relevant degree or equivalent qualification / work experience

    Desirable Criteria

  • Full membership of relevant professional body

  • Experience of writing bid submissions,

  • Is a team player

  • Is able to influence and inspire

  • Has a growth mindset

  • Has excellent listening skills

  • Is able to Problem solve

  • Is positive & proactive

  • Has excellent presentations skills both written and verbal

  • Is innovative/creative/open minded

  • Displays model behaviour that shows respect, helpfulness and co-operation

  • Reflects regularly on experiences and performances and constantly seeks to improve

  • Is personable, friendly, approachable, motivated and flexible

  • Has the ability to communicate with all levels of staff

  • Is people focused

  • Is driven/motivated

  • Is organised/detailed

Employer Description

Willmott Dixon is one of the largest privately owned Construction businesses in the UK. Our unique selling point is our people. We are passionate about people, with a real focus and drive around continuous development. We strongly believe that this passion has allowed us the success we have enjoyed in recent years. Above everything else you will be joining a values based business: our values are at the centre of every activity we undertake. Having the right talent, coupled with the right culture and values, ensures that we have a sustained future and a trusted brand in our respective markets.

Willmott Dixon has recently been awarded 5th place in the Sunday Times Best Companies Top 100 to work for and is the first major contractor and developer to win a Queen's Award for Enterprise in the category of sustainable development. We have also been recognised for outstanding investment in communities with a CommunityMark from Business in the Community and have recently achieved the Platinum Investors in People accreditation.