Bid Manager

Bid Manager

Job Title: Bid Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London (North)
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Reference: SW/002
Contact Name: Sunny Whitear
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 20, 2017 17:07

Job Description

Are you an experienced Bid Manager looking for a new challenge? Would you like the opportunity to work for a leading and an award-winning architecture practice based in central London? Then this could be the role you’ve been looking for. This practice prides itself on integrity and attention to detail. This role of Bid Manager is to identify appropriate new business opportunities and to manage the submission process to ensure the practice win new work.


  • Research new areas of business opportunity, identify useful new business contacts, competitions and leads
  • Manage the intranet database of submissions and contacts to ensure it is up to date
  • Manage the research of potential new business opportunities and prepare summaries for evaluation by Directors
  • Present new business opportunities at weekly meetings and manage follow-up of actions to ensure staff are clear on their roles/responsibilities
  • Identify and agree priorities for bids, competitions and tenders
  • Write tailored copy that reflect the practices values and tone of voice
  • Write, coordinate and submit prioritised PQQs, bids, competitions and tenders in collaboration with project teams
  • Evaluate the practice’s success in bids and competitions and seek feedback so that lessons can be learned and the approach improved
  • Manage other people’s contributions to submission documents to ensure timely completion: architects, graphics, other consultants and so on
  • Manage the maintenance of all new business material, including: approved project text, practice profiles, CV’s, certificates and other documentation
  • Manage the archiving of bids and organize information about practice approach

This is both a research and a delivery role. The ideal candidate will have at least three years’ experience of business development in an architecture practice. You will

  • Be expert at producing successful submissions; practice profiles SSQs, ITTs and other bid documents.
  • Be enthusiastic, committed and self-motivated, with a keen graphic eye, attention to detail and a meticulous approach to work.
  • Have an affinity with modern architecture and feel inspired by the standing that the practice maintains within the architectural world.
  • Have relaxed people skills and be able to motivate and influence others as well as being able to talk with confidence and authority to senior people.
  • Have exceptional organisational skills, with an ability to manage a diverse range of tasks, involving different people and different activities both inside and outside the studio - taking either a leading, a managing or a supporting role as appropriate.
  • Be able to work effectively under pressure; with an ability to multi-task and work on multiple submissions concurrently.  Excellent English language writing skills, both technical and non-technical are essential as is knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and In-Design. 

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