1+ months
2018-06-202018-08-03

Bid Writer

Aecom
Birmingham, AL

Business Line Support/Cross Services

Position Title Bid Writer

United Kingdom - West Midlands

Birmingham

Job Summary

AECOMs Bid Studio manages the Companys largest and most strategic tender submissions across both established and emerging markets. Bringing together bid management, co-ordination, writing, visualisation and knowledge professionals and through a culture of collaboration and sharing - the Studio creates a focus for major pursuits and a centre for learning and excellence.

To support our growth plans, we are recruiting a Bid Writer to be based in our centrally-located Birmingham office. With experience of producing technically accurate, well written and excellently presented expressions of interest and tender submissions, this individual will share our enthusiasm and determination to be part of a winning team.

Whilst positioned as a writer, the expectation is that the individual will be involved throughout the full breadth of the work winning lifecycle. In addition to the writing phase they will also work with colleagues to understand the opportunity, define the win strategy, plan response content and contribute to the libraries which the Studio maintains. In doing so, they will work collaboratively with other Bid Studio members, technical teams in our end markets and leadership.

The successful candidate will work in a challenging, dynamic and deadline driven team environment to contribute to major tenders from prequalification to proposal stages. They will be responsible for translating complex technical approaches and ideas into clear, well-written, differentiating and high quality responses.

We see writing as an integral part of the work winning process rather than a narrowly defined activity which takes place post bid launch. Our writers are naturally curious and proactive in asking questions to shape complete and compelling responses we encourage individuals to have an inquisitive and journalistic nature, hunting down the story from the outset.

With an eye for identifying continuous improvement and learning, the successful candidate will play a key role in submitting best practice responses to our libraries, delivering appropriate training to upskill technical teams and in the ongoing preparation and maintenance of supporting information (including project data sheets and CVs).

Working as part of a collaborative team which provides development opportunities for all, we encourage the transfer of skills within the Studio. Our Writers therefore understand and, where appropriate, support Bid Managers in their roles and vice versa. Applications are welcomed from those who are able to bridge such disciplines.

Minimum Requirements

We are keen to build the post around the successful individual and, depending upon seniority and experience, line management of other Studio members may also be appropriate.

The following skills and experience would be required;

  • Experience of working in a work winning environment including demonstrating an understanding of bid management and quality systems and the importance of adhering to processes/systems

  • A proven writing background (ideally within the infrastructure sector)

  • Outstanding authoring skills and the ability to turn 'raw information' into superbly articulated content

  • Excellent stakeholder building and management skills including ability to build credibility with senior colleagues and provide critique of others' work while maintaining positive relationships

  • Ability to work collaboratively with clients and colleagues and to chase for contributions as needed

  • Innovative and creative with ability of generating new ideas and follow through to completion

IT Skills:

  • Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Adobe InDesign

  • Use of Huddle, SharePoint or other on-line collaboration platforms

Preferred Qualifications

  • Foundation-level APMP certification

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, youll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

Youll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if youre a member of the Reserve Forces youll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Business Development

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 190082BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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