An opportunity has arisen for a Bid Writer to join our busy Bids and Marketing Department, based at our offices in Lincoln. The role offers an exciting opportunity to become a valued member of our close-knit team, which is responsible for producing project specific and framework bid submissions to win work for our divisions and to secure construction contracts with new and existing clients across a variety of sectors.

Reporting to our Group Frameworks and Bid Manager, the role involves producing and collating information from our tender library, liaising with colleagues as required to produce high-scoring, comprehensive, and well-presented submissions (including Tender Submissions, Prequalification Questionnaires, Expressions of Interest, bespoke bid responses and Feasibility Reports). You will also assist with wider business activities as required, presenting project proposals to clients, attending client meetings, and following up on project leads.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Downloading information from a range of construction tender portals.
  • Collaborate with Lindum construction divisions about expressions of interest.
  • Arrange and lead on project and framework bids.
  • Produce bid plan and communicate to Lindum divisions.
  • Produce bid programme and agree with Lindum divisions.
  • Produce answer plans and communicate with Lindum divisions.
  • Lead on bid strategy launch meeting with Contracts Manager, Estimator, Designers
  • Write text for submission quality responses.
  • Review responses drafted by bids team and Lindum divisions to provide feedback / support.
  • Submit clarifications and update project bid team of impact.
  • Add bid to design template.
  • Submit bids through the relevant online portals.
  • Use feedback for continual improvement.
  • Produce new case studies and maintain existing case studies.
  • Arrange post tender review meetings with bid team.
  • Update bid library with best responses.

What we’re looking for

The successful candidate will:

  • Ideally have previous experience in a similar role. Preferably experience in construction and/or pre-construction is essential.
  • Have excellent writing skills and enjoy writing!
  • Be meticulous with strong attention to detail and proof-reading skills.
  • Be highly organised and able to prioritise a high workload to meet deadlines.
  • Have strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Be confident, proactive, and able to work on own initiative.
  • Have excellent IT skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Publisher, PowerPoint and Excel) and preferably experience using Adobe InDesign software although training will be given.
  • Have a full driving licence, as the role involves travel to our sites and other offices.

‘The difference is our people’ and above all we are seeking someone with the right skills and attitude. You must be a team player, willing to learn and share ideas to work closely with colleagues responsible for the Lindum Group’s Marketing, PR and Communications, Bids and Business Development Teams.

What we can offer

The position is based at our Business Park in North Hykeham and is full-time (40 hours, Monday to Friday) however flexibility will be considered for the right candidate.

As well as a rewarding career opportunity, we can offer a competitive package including pension, profit related pay, employee share scheme, employee discounts, personal and professional learning together with development opportunities.

How to Apply

If you have what we’re looking for and would like to join our close-knit team, please complete the application form below and attach your CV or email [email protected].

We pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer. Lindum Group is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce and welcome applications from all suitably skilled and qualified applicants.