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Bid Manager- Rail

  • Salary: £55k - 70k per year + Car / Allowance & Package
  • Location: Leeds
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: PR/044938
  • Date posted: 12/02/2021
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Job description

Job Title:
Bid Manager

Location:
Leeds / Remote

Salary / Benefits:
GBP55,000 - GBP70,000 plus;

Pension, Death in Service, Car Allowance & 25 Days Holiday +BH's

Start Date:
ASAP

Company Information:

Working for a highly successful civil engineering contractor specialising in railway engineering who are a primary contractor for Network Rail delivering a diverse range of projects from earthworks and embankment stabilisation schemes to major structural projects such as footbridge replacements and bridge refurbishments.

Skills and experience required:

  • Similar experience working within a contracting environment for at least 10 years (rail experience is essential)
  • Knowledge and experience of commercial activities within a large / national organisation
  • Ability to work on own initiative and unsupervised
  • Evidence of work winning achievements
  • Working knowledge with industry recognised computer software
  • HNC in Engineering discipline
  • Competent with MS Office - Essential

Role Information


As a Bid Manager you will be responsible for the overall tendering for a portfolio of works, multiple projects or individual schemes. This will include attending all internal and external commercial meetings relevant for these projects and schemes.

You will supply relevant commercial information and reports to the Commercial Manager / Director for review at specified intervals, including managing and producing formal reports for inclusion in the quarterly commercial board report.

The Bid Manager will be required to develop client relationships, maintain and establish regular contact with the client.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Manage, train and provide support to the estimating team, carry out regular job chats, PDR's and help develop staff through PDP's
  • Ensure all tender correspondence is recorded and logged
  • Review contents of tender documentation and provide feasibility advice
  • Co-ordinate the tender preparation documents submitted by other departments, ensuring that they adequately address the client's requirements
  • Ensure 'estimates for work' take adequate account of applicable legislation and recognised industry standards on health, safety, quality and environment
  • Prepare all necessary information on the technical and commercial aspects for submission. Identify potential opportunity / risk and evaluate options
  • Prepare bills of quantities / schedule of rates for tender applications and first principle estimates
  • Prepare and submit tender queries / clarifications
  • Prepare and submit subcontract enquiries in line with company processes
  • Review subcontract tender submissions for compliance and inclusion into the estimate
  • Monitor contract compliance against statutory requirements
  • Prepare tender programme & methodology in conjunction with delivery teams
  • Prepare and submit tender cash flow forecasting as required
  • Review tender feedback to increase our success rates


Navartis Ltd is a specialist recruitment company supplying highly skilled technical and management professionals within the global Transportation, Civil Engineering & Utility industries, if you are seeking a new position our recruitment team can locate the opportunity to suit your needs.

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