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Bid Manager

AECOM

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion.

About the Business Line Transportation
We provide professional services in areas such as aviation, transit, freight rail, highways and bridges, planning, and ports and marine. Our global network of top-tier specialists delivers comprehensive services over the full life cycle of a project to benefit clients in government and private industries.

Job Summary AECOM‘s ‘Bid Studio’ in Birmingham serves the major bids team. As a centre of excellence, the team manages the region’s largest and most strategic bids across both established and emerging markets.

The team will lead and support major bids, manage and respond to the prospect pipeline, produce PQQ and tender submissions, as well as provide training and assistance to all sectors within the UK and, on occasion, in the wider EMIA region.

To support our growth plans, we are recruiting a Bid Manager to be based in our centrally-located Birmingham office. This person will lead the bid, developing requirements from client intelligence and issued bid documents. He/she will be charged with devising a bid programme, agreeing key deliverables, managing inputs from Subject Matter Experts and driving progress through to successful submission.

The Bid Managers will work collaboratively with technical leads, members of the End Market teams, Bid Studio writers, graphic designers and the Bid Studio leadership team.

The Bid Manager will drive the bid through all stages, from capture management and win strategy development, through the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and proposal submission to interview/presentation preparation and debrief sessions. He/she will provide consistency through the entire process, responsible for sharing lessons learnt and driving continuous improvement in our process and bidding efforts.

Responsibilities Include:
Promote a culture of success and drive a winning strategy
Lead an effective bid team, identify and brief contributors from across the business and manage, motivate and support them throughout the programme
Facilitate workshops/planning meetings including working with key proposal contributors to establish a clear win strategy and develop storyboard content
Manage the compliance and overseeing reviews of the quality and commercial content
Gather essential client information from the Strategy & Growth team. Driving the process to research the client’s aspirations and sharing this knowledge and intelligence with the team.
Promote the use of AECOM’s work winning processes and tools

Minimum Requirements To be successful in this role we're looking for the following;

•A strong communicator with an excellent command of written and spoken English
•Able to evaluate, monitor and present ideas and data
•Analytical with solid organisational skills, scheduling and prioritising activities
•Welcomes and responds positively to change
•Practical, proactive and keen to show initiative
•Demonstrates calmness and unflappability under pressure
•Collaborative and inclusive personal style – able to build a network of internal contacts to share knowledge and best practice
•Strong problem-solving skills

Preferred Qualifications
•APMP Foundation level accredited
•Sets budgets for bid support
•Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign

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.

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