Bid Manager

  • Job Reference: 211233
  • Date Posted: 29 April 2021
  • Employer: Kier Ltd
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  • Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive + benefits
  • Sector: Construction, Real Estate & Property, Property & Construction
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Bid Manager

Location: Sheffield, Loughton or Cambridge based, with national travel

Business Area: Kier Places - Housing Maintenance

Contract: Permanent, full time

Make a difference with the Housing Maintenance Experts.

Kier Places & Housing Maintenance provide responsive repairs & planned maintenance, fire safety, compliance and refurbishment projects to housing and public sector clients in and around occupied properties. Coming together in this way will allow us to share best practice, resources and unlock more efficiency and value for clients. Our commitment to our clients has resulted in us being shortlisted for Contractor of the Year at the UK Housing Awards 2020.

This is an exciting moment in the ongoing evolution of our business and is part of a new, three-year business plan which brings all of our property management expertise together under a single brand for the first time. Over the next three-years we are targeting significant growth across our target markets within the housing maintenance and facilities management sectors.

To help realise our growth ambitions Kier Places are seeking a Bid Manager to join our national Bid Team. As a business, we have set ourselves challenging work winning targets and the successful candidate will be critical to achieving our success. We are looking for talented people with creativity and a passion for winning.

Key Responsibilities

As our Bid Manager, we will look to you to contribute to the planned and sustained business growth of Kier Housing Maintenance and Facilities Management through the production of client bespoke SQs/ITTs producing winning bid proposals; be responsible for preparing successful SQs/ITTs, taking ownership of the end to end bid process and implementation of all necessary bid procedures and processes; and be responsible for managing and writing bids concurrently, and therefore will need to be proactive and organised and work well under a time constrained environment with multiple stakeholders.

The Bid Manager will work closely with the Operations Team and functional specialists to develop new content, and the successful candidate will be working on local bids and strategic national opportunities. This will require you to attend Bid Handover meetings, brief delivery teams effectively; support teams to prepare for site visits and interviews; lead bid team at internal adjudication; chair Kick off meetings, solution development and mid bid meetings with internal stakeholders; and manage virtual bid teams and inputs from a variety of stakeholders, ensuring they are fully briefed and understand their responsibilities and the timescales.

What do we need from you?

Our ideal candidates will be used to working to demanding deadlines, and be resilient, strong team players with excellent communication skills. You will have an outstanding demonstrable track record in delivering first class proposals which exceed client requirements, within the Housing Maintenance or Facilities Management industry. Knowledge & experience regarding compliance with the Competition Act of 1998 is highly desirable.

This is a great opportunity to join a team where you will use all your skills and experience to really make a difference.

Leave your legacy as a Bid Manager today, be great in a company built on doing good.

What will you receive?

You can expect a competitive salary and an outstanding package that includes a company car or allowance, private healthcare, a matched pension scheme up to 7.5%, 26 days' annual leave + bank holidays (with the opportunity to buy or sell holiday), two employee Share Scheme options (Sharesave and Share Incentive Plan), together with additional valuable benefits such as:

  • One professional membership fee reimbursement
  • Free Life Assurance + option for extra self-cover or for your partner
  • Flexible and Agile working (dependent on your role)
  • Critical Illness, Dental, Personal Accident, and Travel Insurance options
  • Health care cash plan
  • 24/7 Virtual GP Service, Wellbeing, and Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to Kier Rewards, our exclusive Discount Shopping Site with deals available at over 800 retailers, including restaurants, travel providers, and supermarkets
  • Plus, many more benefits geared to your wellbeing
Pre-employment checks

It's worth remembering that if you are successful, we'll undertake the relevant / standard pre-employment checks after you have been offered a job. This includes taking up your references, verifying your right to work in the UK, verifying your driving licence (if applicable) and a health assessment.

Due to the nature of this role, you will also be required to complete a Basic Disclosure and Barring Service Check (applicants with criminal convictions will be treated on a case by case basis. We do not discriminate based on an applicant's criminal record or the details of any offences disclosed to us). Some roles may also be subject to further pre-employment checks.

Make the journey. Leave a legacy.

Being part of Kier means living our values of being Collaborative, Trusted and Focused. We all have the potential to shape our world, and it's through these values that we will leave a lasting legacy. Bring your talent and ambition to Kier and you will be given the scope and opportunity to invest in your own future, to build your expertise and contribute to a rich and diverse culture.

Kier is an inclusive employer.

Closing Date: 27th May 2021

Please note, interviews may take place before the closing date, and we reserve the right to close applications early.