Bid Writer

NE16 3BQ, Newcastle Upon Tyne
18 Aug 2017
18 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full time


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Job Summary:

To work closely with the Contracting Units to obtain relevant information for writing quality bid solutions for prequalification and tender submissions. Be part of a Bidding Team in assisting with the preparation and completion of written responses as directed.

Main Activities:

  • Support Bid Managers/Solution Leads as directed and produce well-structured written responses to Clients’ requirements and agreed company solutions.
  • Liaise and work closely with all members of the Contracting Team and the wider Support Services in developing and completing written responses for bids.
  • Carry out relevant research and liaise with appropriate departments and specialists to obtain relevant information/details to allow written solutions to be developed and considered.
  • Provide appropriate inputs to prequalification and tender submissions as directed.
  • Attend bid solutions meetings as required.
  • Provide support for the development and maintenance of internal bid processes as directed and gathering/updating evidence library as required.
  • Carry out all duties and responsibilities in a manner that supports the Company Vision and Mission.
  • Carry out all duties and responsibilities in a manner that visibly underpins the company’s values and beliefs.
  • Challenging existing protocols and practices where appropriate contributing to continual improvement for the success of tenders and overall company performance.
  • To demonstrate appropriate experience, training and qualifications for the post.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Ensure all issues and relevant information that is communicated is considered in developing and completing written solutions.
  • Ensure written responses for prequalification and tender submissions are completed in a timely manner and that they are in accordance with agreed deliverables.
  • Generate written responses that are completed to a high acceptable standard and are compliant, clear and customer focussed.    
  • Provide inputs to the lessons learnt process from involvement with previous submissions.



  • Good standard and level of general education.


  • Proven experience of producing written commentaries and solutions for prequalification and tender submission documents would be desirable
  • Experience of working within the highway and civil engineering sectors or related industries would be desirable
  • An understanding of operational and technical issues/considerations to allow the compilation of written solutions to support strategic bidding opportunities is desirable.

Personal Attributes / Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and within an integrated team working environment.
  • Ability to research and interpret information.
  • IT competent.
  • Graphic design skills would be desirable
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills.
  • Flexible working attitude.
  • Able to travel and work away from home as and when required.
  • Industry knowledge is useful but not essential.
  • Enthusiastic approach to continual development

Colas is an equal opportunities employer.  We encourage applicants from all minority groups.