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Bid Project Manager

Job Title: Bid Project Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £10400 - £93600
Reference: CON01230
Job Published: February 26, 2021 11:55

Job Description

Job Description

Due to a strong future pipeline of work we are expanding our Bid team and recruiting a Bid Project Manager to lead the second stage bid process. At Willmott Dixon our goal is to serve and astonish our customers, by listening and supporting our customers needs which is crucial to pre-construction and the bid process to ensure success of winning bids and projects. You can be based from one of our three offices in our London & South construction business, with regional offices in Weybridge, Gatwick and Dartford, and lead the wider bid team on successful bids and tenders across the region.

Reporting to a Preconstruction Manager, the successful candidate will demonstrate true leadership and manage both internal and external resources to deliver successful bid submissions, on time, within budget and to the highest quality, ensuring our customers' expectations are met and, wherever possible, exceeded.

With a proven track record of successful projects, you will be responsible for leading single and two-stage tenders for projects ranging in value from £5m to £45m across a range of sectors, including Residential, Education, Leisure, Commercial, Blue Light and Health. At Willmott Dixon we operate through several frameworks, allowing for a greater probability of seeing your hard work come to life.

As a Bid Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Motivating and leading a bid team that includes both internal (estimators, design professionals, MEP professionals and planners) and often external (supply chain and consultants) resource

  • Coordinating inception workshops with our customers and use your proven listening skills to ensure we truly understand our customers 'Why', gaining vital information that will enable your bid team to go the extra mile

  • Managing the customers' expectations through informal and formal 'health checks', adopting a professional and considerate approach to maintain good working relations

  • Developing and incorporating project strategies in order to achieve the company's sustainability objectives

  • Ensuring regular monitoring and reporting on progress, managing potential risks and opportunities, and instigating pre-emptive and corrective actions as required

  • Maintaining continuous professional development of yourself and your team to ensure appropriate technical awareness, implementing best practice and driving continuous improvement

  • Maintaining a 'one team' approach throughout to create a seamless transition from preconstruction to operations

Candidate Description

  • A proven track record of the successful planning and delivery of bids and tenders

  • Good technical knowledge across the construction process with strong commercial acumen

  • Accurate interpretation of contract documents, programmes, drawings and technical specifications

  • The ability to lead and motivate teams that include both internal and external resource, with diverse technical input

  • Outstanding customer and stakeholder service and management

  • Having previously worked in a technical construction role, such as operations, planning, commercial, design, MEP or estimating

  • Experience using Microsoft suite of Office programmes, inc. Excel, Word, Outlook and Project, as well as Asta Powerproject planning software

  • Valid driving licence (Desirable)

  • Relevant degree

  • Professional membership, e.g. MCIOB, RIBA, RICS etc.

Employer Description

At Willmott Dixon we provide an inclusive and flexible working environment for people to thrive in and we are happy to support agile working wherever possible., With over 160 years of rich history, Willmott Dixon's purpose is beyond profit; delivering brilliant buildings, transforming lives, strengthening communities and enhancing the environment so our world is fit for future generations. Ensuring that we add lasting value to the neighbourhoods we work in; our values, people, innovation, partnerships and focus on sustainability has allowed us to build a successful and solid privately owned business where our people can thrive within.

Construction is changing and we are at the forefront of that change. Pioneering new ways to build, innovating the way construction is viewed and establishing ourselves as one of the top employers in any industry. It truly is an amazing company in one of the most exciting industries with a vast array of professional career paths.

Adding to that our numerous people awards, we understand everyone has a unique potential and ability to make a difference and succeed; if you want your skills developed and talent recognised, why not join our business!