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Bid Project Manager

Location: Kent Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + benefits
Sector: Client Delivery, Defence, Engineering Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Nick Taylor

Bid Project Manager

Kent - Hybrid Working Available

£40,000 - £50,000 + Benefits


Bid Project Manager needed for an engineering firm with offices in Kent who are looking to an experience and well-rounded Bid Project Manager that takes pride in their work.

In this highly collaborative role, you will manage a portfolio of bid projects, work with a cross-functional team and interact with senior leaders in a variety of settings. The role reports to the Bid Centre Manager, is a Project Management discipline and will operate in support of multiple product lines.

What the role of the Bid Project Manager entails:

Some of the main duties of the Bid Project Manager will include:

  • Management and on-time delivery of bids, according to a clearly defined bid plan, supporting the Capture manager and Technical Lead
  • Creation of appropriately tailored bid plans, encompassing success criteria, activities, dependencies and named resources
  • Supporting Capture Managers to generate execution strategy and plans to ensure that successful bids are executable upon award
  • Driving ownership of activities and tasks throughout the project team
  • Active engagement across the bid team, through reporting and knowledge sharing
  • Support to Bid Status Reviews, ensuring data is current and accurate
  • Generation of actionable information using tools such as Power BI
  • Support to key meetings, including Phase Reviews (0, 1A, 1B, 2A), RBAs, Technical Bid Reviews and Risk & Opportunity Reviews
  • Ownership of the Memorandum of Cost (MoC) to document and summarise the bid
  • Supporting estimators and supporting functions with proposal deliverables

What experience you need to be the successful Bid Project Manager:


  • Aptitude to become a subject matter expert in the bid process, including lifecycle management
  • Experience of planning and proactive management
  • Able to analyse data to inform decision making and create actionable insights
  • Highly collaborative; able to work effectively with cross-functional teams and take strategic direction from Capture Managers
  • Acting as a change champion, promoting and embedding best practice across the groups' functions and bidding activities
  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions with clarity in an environment of ambiguity & uncertainty


  • Experience of various estimating methodologies, including parametric estimating
  • Ability to interpret and communicate customer requirements, identifying and mitigating risk and assessing opportunity
  • Able to adapt to increasingly complex and dynamic situations
  • Experience in planning, managing and delivering bid and proposal activities, exposure to MS Project
  • Familiarity with lifecycle management and gated review processes to develop and submit customer proposals in line with company policy and regulatory requirements

In order to be eligible for this role you will need to undergo Security Clearance Background Checks that require you to be a UK resident and UK passport holder.

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Bid Project Manager to progress their career. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

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