Technical Bid Manager

Brownlee Cale is currently recruiting for an experienced Technical Bid Manager based between Derby and Stafford.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To evaluate and deliver high quality accurate competitive proposals, liaising closely with the Key Account Managers, Bid teams, Engineering teams and other divisions 
  • Review tender / enquiry documentation to facilitate effective ‘bid/no-bid’ decision.
  • Prepare presentations for tenders and complete prequalification documents.
  • Plan and manage framework bids, ensuring relevant support teams are engaged and regular bid review meetings are completed to agreed dates.
  • To take the lead on new complex enquiries and manage the bid process highlighting project risks and the management of these risks with suitable mitigation measures.
  • Co-ordinate and attend site meetings as necessary to survey / review the Client’s requirements. Ensure that all necessary H&S requirements / processes are followed in order not to put yourself or others at risk.
  • Liaise with all relevant parties, both internally and externally, in order to receive timely and accurate information / quotations as necessary for the delivery of high-quality competitive proposals / tenders.
  • Ensure that proposals/tenders are presented in sufficient time for review / sign off in accordance with the current authorisation levels procedures.
  • Ensure that proposals / tenders are clear and unambiguous 
  • Carry out reviews of estimates, proposals and tenders in accordance with the current authorisation levels procedures.
  • Attend project ‘kick-off’ meetings as necessary to effectively ‘hand over’ from ‘Proposals Dept’ to the assigned project execution team.
  • Notify Directors of any significant commercial, technical or contractual risks associated with projects arising from specific proposals / tenders.
  • Develop and improve systems and standard templates which clearly capture costs and scope.
  • Ensure accurate forecasting is completed in sufficient time for input into the monthly sales report and three-month forecasts

Key Qualifications:

  • HNC / Degree in an electrical discipline or demonstration of experience
  • Membership of professional Institution or similar body
  • Job related experience Experience in LV & SI design / estimation & delivery with more than 5 + years’ experience within a similar role
  • Skills and Knowledge Technical knowledge of complex projects including Electrical / Instrumentation / Systems Engineering
  • Good planning, organisational and time management skills
  • Excellent IT skills, including MS Word, MS Excel, Power Point and MS Project


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