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Bid Manager


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. 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
We are currently recruiting for experienced Bid Managers to join our Bid Studio in our centrally located Centurion office.

The Bid Studio manages the largest and most strategically important bids in established and emerging markets across Africa. This includes major bid preparations, management of future pipelines of opportunities, providing direction and assistance to all Sectors within AECOM’s business in Africa, as well as being charged with producing technically accurate, well written, and excellently presented Expression of Interest and Tender submissions.

We are now looking to enhance and grow the team with individuals with a proven knowledge of bid response and quality submission preparation who will share our enthusiasm and determination to support our expanding portfolio of opportunities.

Core accountabilities include:
Reviews RFPs and other related documents and gathers proposal information including a list of questions, information and material required to create the response.
Identifies and re-works existing content where relevant and agrees the response structure with the Bid Director.
Prepares and manages a bid preparation and deliverables programme for the effective creation of the proposal response, including design, writing, editing, review and production tasks.
Facilitate workshops / planning meetings featured in AECOM’s Work Winning (WW) process, including working with key proposal contributors to establish / develop a clear win strategy and storyboard proposal content
Run storyboard and content planning coaching sessions and chase content contributors as required – managing content quality reviews
Promote the effective use of the WW process and tools, for all bids, to optimise the opportunity of winning
Guide others to use existing internal and external data sources in bids
Prepare and manage the bid budget
Manage the daily / weekly process and bid room visual management
Support colleagues in activities to develop their WW excellence.

Minimum Requirements They will have proven experience in working as part of tender teams supporting the preparation and submission of expressions of interest and proposals, including the preparation of high quality visual documents, for major opportunities. The role would suit a self-motivated individual looking to advance their career in a team working across Africa.

Competencies required:
A clear understanding and proven use of strategic proposal management processes, including qualification, pre-proposal planning, strategy development and storyboarding as well as overall proposal project management.
Outstanding proposal writing skills and solid basic graphic design skills, and the ability to turn 'raw information' into well-articulated proposal content.
Innovative and creative individual with the ability to generate new ideas and follow through to completion.
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.

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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