Construction Bid Manager

Atrium Recruitment Ltd
08 Jul 2024
31 Jul 2024
Contract Type
Full Time

Role: Cosntruction Bid Manager

Atrium Recruitment proudly presents an opportunity to join a leading major contractor based in Cambridge as their Bid Manager. This pivotal role offers the chance to spearhead bids for high-profile projects within the life sciences and education sectors, opening doors to significant growth opportunities for the right candidate with relevant experience as a Construction Bid Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop bid strategies and assess the feasibility of compliant tenders, including the generation of non-compliant tenders or alternative proposals when necessary.
  • Create and manage Construction Bids Programmes, Response Trackers, and Budgets to streamline the bidding process effectively.
  • Clearly communicate project requirements to the bid team, ensuring alignment with project objectives.
  • Provide technical and operational input to enhance the quality of proposed technical solutions.
  • Identify project risks and develop mitigation strategies to ensure project success.
  • Write, contribute to, or review technical and SHESQ responses to ensure compliance and excellence.
  • Collaborate with Estimators to align estimating strategies with project objectives and budget constraints.
  • Lead the procurement process for designers, subcontractors, and suppliers, fostering collaborative partnerships.
  • Chair meetings and interviews with prospective partners, facilitating effective communication and collaboration.
  • Establish Project Programme Strategies with the Planning Manager, providing technical support for alignment with project goals.
  • Review Project Programmes to identify risks and optimization opportunities.
  • Ensure timely achievement of tender response review gateways, maintaining alignment with project milestones.
  • Implement mitigation measures in case of programme slip to ensure subsequent milestones are met.
  • Manage and respond to Technical Queries from Clients and suppliers, ensuring clear communication and issue resolution.
  • Oversee the full bid/tender stage to ensure completeness and accuracy of submissions.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Proven experience as a Bid Manager in the construction industry, with a track record of successfully securing high-value projects.
  • Strong strategic thinking and decision-making skills, capable of developing and executing winning bid strategies.
  • Excellent communication and leadership abilities, with the capacity to lead and motivate cross-functional teams.
  • Technical proficiency and a thorough understanding of construction processes and regulations.
  • Detail-oriented with strong analytical skills, capable of identifying and mitigating project risks effectively.


  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
  • Comprehensive benefits package including pension scheme and healthcare coverage.
  • Opportunities for professional development and training.