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Assistant Bid Manager

AECOM

Centurion, South Africa

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. 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 AECOM Shared Services
We support our employees globally by coordinating and managing the day-to-day operations of General Accounting, Human Resources, Administration, Marketing and Information Technology. We pride ourselves on ensuring we deliver the best customer service possible to our people while building trust and relationships with all of our constituents.

Job Summary
Our Bid Studio currently has a vacancy for an Assistant Bid manager with experience in co-coordinating bids, responding to prequalification questionnaires and preparing proposals for clients throughout Africa.

They support in all steps from capture management and win strategy development, through the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) / Expression of Interest (EOI) and proposal submission to interview / presentation preparation and debrief sessions. The Assistant Bid Manager works closely with the Bid Manager to provide consistency through the process.

The appropriate level of competency is required in order that the Job / Project Accountabilities listed below can be carried out to the necessary standard:
Reviews RFPs and other related documents and supports in gathering proposal information including a list of questions, information and material required to create the response.
Re-works existing content where relevant and implements the response structure.
Prepares storyboards and content plans and chases content contributors as required.
Writes sections of the proposal and reads, reviews, edits and finalises proposal responses from a variety of writers to ensure persuasive writing, consistency, professional standards and completion to RFP/ITT requirements.
Coordinates the preparation of identified expression of interests, prequalification questionnaires and proposals.
Identifies and shares lessons learned as inputs to the continuous improvement of the WW process and tools.
Provides editing and maintenance support for a repository of pre-written proposal content, where required.
Supports colleagues in activities to develop their WW excellence.

Minimum Requirements

You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills along with experience of co-coordinating multi-disciplinary proposals of a high strategic value for the firm.
You will have an excellent eye for detail, not accept second best and will take personal pride and responsibility for all aspects within their control.
Outstanding proposal writing skills and solid basic graphic design skills, and the ability to turn 'raw information' into well-articulated proposal content.
You will have a sound working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint and Adobe InDesign.
You will have a flexible approach to supporting bids and business development activities across Africa.
Excellent ability to work collaboratively and build credibility with senior colleagues and provide critique of others' work while maintaining positive relationships
The ability to work collaboratively with clients and colleagues alike and to chase others for contributions as needed.
You will be able to think in a methodical way to assist in the administration and production of bids
You will have the ability to work under pressure and deliver work to deadlines.
Will thrive on the adherence to processes / systems and highly motivated to support bid teams.

Preferred Qualifications
5 - 7 years of experience in the coordination of proposal preparation, preferably in the E/A/C (engineering, architecture, consulting) environment.
Foundation-level APMP certification.
A 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.

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