Bid Writer (maternity cover) – AECOM – London


AECOM Bid Writer (maternity cover) in London- United Kingdom
United Kingdom – West Midlands- Birmingham
Job Summary
AECOM‘s Major Pursuits Team (MPT) manages the company`s largest and most
strategic tender submissions across both established and emerging markets.
We are recruiting for an experienced bid writer to join the team on a fixed-
term basis to cover a period of maternity leave. With experience of producing
technically accurate- well written- high scoring- compelling and excellently
presented expressions of interest and tender submissions- the bid writer will
share our enthusiasm and determination to be part of a winning team. Our bid
writers are required to have significant experience of delivering persuasive-
high quality content using industry standard approaches- including NOSE- BASE

IFBP etc.

The writer will be involved through the full work winning lifecycle. I

addition to the writing phase they will also work with colleagues to
understand the opportunity- define the win strategy- plan response content and
contribute to the libraries which the team maintains. In doing so- they will
work collaboratively with other MPT members- technical teams in our end
markets and leadership.

The bid writer will work in a dynamic and deadline driven team environment to
contribute to major bids from pre qualification to proposal stages. They will
be responsible for translating complex technical approaches and ideas into
clear- well-written and high quality responses.

Working as part of a collaborative team which provides development
opportunities for all- we encourage the transfer of skills within the team.
Our writers therefore understand and- where appropriate- support bid managers
in their roles and vice versa.

Role Responsibilities:

Attend and participate in bid strategy meetings and other workshops to fully understand the opportunity- the client`s requirements / expectations and AECOM`s value proposition

Undertake research and review the tender documents to build understanding and gather proposal information

Work with bid managers to prepare bid materials and input to programming

Lead and facilitate content planning sessions and bid reviews attended by large groups of staff – listening- challenging and distilling the story

Proactively develop and manage relationships with a network of Subject Matter Experts – interviewing them to extract a complete story where appropriate

Take authoring responsibility for large sections of the proposal- using clear and persuasive writing techniques to drive content to consistent and professional standards in line with client`s requirements

Read- review- edit and finalise proposal responses from other contributors – where necessary identifying and re-working material and agreeing the response structure with the bid manager

Work with graphic design teams to define how submissions will be laid out- helping to create preliminary templates and identifying where images and visualisation will help convey messages

Seek out strong written content for inclusion in- and provide editing and maintenance support to- a library of pre-written proposal content

Identify lessons to be learned and recommend/implement improvements

Act responsibly through adherence to and improvement of AECOM policies and procedures

Minimum Requirements

A proven writing background (ideally in a related industry)

Experience of working in a major bids environment – including demonstrating an understanding of bid management and quality systems

Outstanding authoring skills and the ability to turn |raw information| into superbly articulated content

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelors Degree in engineering/administration (preferred) or equivalent with
a professional writing background.

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us.
If you join AECOM- as well as receiving a competitive salary- you`ll also have
the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits
include 25 days` annual leave- company pension scheme- private medical
insurance- life assurance and one paid annual professional institution
membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to
suit your lifestyle.

You`ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days
each year. Through our charity- The AECOM Foundation- you can volunteer to
support children in developing countries. And if you`re a member of the
Reserve Forces you`ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training

What We Offer

When you join AECOM- you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the
most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time- addressing
the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations
to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth- flexibility and
creativity- as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion- diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are- how we act and what we aspire to- which comes
down to not only

delivering a better world – but working to |make amazing happen| in each
neighborhood- community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer-
we believe in each person`s potential- and we`ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Business Development

Business Line Geography OH

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Temporary

Requisition/Vacancy No. 227564BR

Additional Locations UK – London – Aldgate Tower- UK – Manchester – 1 New
York Street

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race- color- religion- sex- national origin- sexual orientation- gender
identity- disability or protected veteran status.