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Senior Bid Writer

Posted: 11 Nov 2020 Closes: 11 Dec 2020
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom Competitive
Permanent & Full-time 1058423324

Our infrastructure services team delivers projects that maintain and enhance the built environment. Part of that is our work to operate, maintain and improve large parts of the UK road network. Whether you're involved in frontline operational work, design, project management or office-based services, every day you'll be helping to improve the lives of millions of people.

To build on our success we are now looking for a Senior Bid Writer to submit customer-centric PQQs, tenders and related documents that achieve high quality scores for bids within highways, rail and other civil engineering sectors.

This is a key role where you will enable bid teams to respond to customers' needs by clearly answering questions and communicating benefits which enable Skanska to secure work and achieve its business needs whilst ensuring a successful outcome for our client(s).

You Will:

  • Manage and drive excellence across a team of direct reports and/or freelancers, providing coaching, advice and feedback.
  • Facilitate win themes, storyboarding, answer planning and writing workshops. Deliver question analysis and response plans, considering quality scoring criteria, client requirements and preferences of the target audience. Conduct research, interview contributors and gather information from a wide range of sources
  • Work with subject matter experts, other bid writers and graphic designers to develop drafts into customer-focussed responses that are clear, well-structured and highly-polished, while ensuring consistency with brand and alignment with customer terminology
  • Contribute to review meetings and consider review comments from review team to enhance PQQs and quality bid content. Contribute to post-tender reviews and lessons learnt meetings, as well as sharing debrief information to avoid any mistakes are repeated.

We're Looking For:

  • Significant bidding experience within construction.
  • Experience in a writing capacity, delivering high-quality narrative to tight deadlines
  • Proven ability to structure information, articulate bid strategies, identify win themes etc.
  • Demonstrable people/team leading/ management experience
  • Knowledge and experience within highways infrastructure highly desirable.
  • Degree-level education (desirable)

We welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need. Anyone who applies for a role can ask about flexibility at interview. In return, we will explore what is possible for the role.

This is an advert for our Job vacancy, and therefore may not be inclusive of all assigned duties, responsibilities, or aspects of the role described, and may be amended at any time at the sole discretion of Skanska.

For more information or if you would like a confidential discussion please contact me directly on

Additional Information
  • Location: Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • About Skanska: We thrive through embracing differences, whether they be social backgrounds, ethnicity, disability, gender, age, religion, sexuality and any other protected characteristic, we know that diversity opens a rich potential for new ways of thinking, helping us to build successful and winning teams. We call it Naturally Skanska.Make your next career move with us.

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