Bid Writer

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    Warrington, Cheshire

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    21 days ago

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Bid Writer
Business Unit: Cavendish Nuclear

Job Purpose

In this role you will be a key member of the bidding team and be responsible for producing well-structured responses to client requirements with pre-agreed win themes/solutions. They work closely with project teams and professionals within the bidding team including attending bid solutions meetings and maintaining/developing a bid library of quality written submissions templates. They will have the opportunity to contribute ideas towards the continuous improvement and development of the department's processes.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Deliver completed written responses against agreed deadlines, escalating issues as required
  2. Re-write / edit proposal responses from a variety of stakeholders, typically involving contributions from operations, project management, technical, commercial, procurement and social impact
  3. Support sessions with bid teams (made up of business winning and operational personnel) members to create and manage the bid structure, content and final response
  4. Proactively develop and manage a network of subject matter experts Identify and re-work existing pre-written content where relevant
  5. Present all new bid content to the proposal managers for potential re-use Update internal CRM systems
  6. Implementation of all necessary bid procedures, governance and processes

What do I need to do the role?



  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent in a relevant subject such as English, Marketing, Journalism or a sector relevant subject (i.e. nuclear, civil engineering or construction) - this would be an advantage
  • The Bid Writer will be working as part of an experienced team and have the opportunity to continuously learn and develop their professional writing career including the chance to work towards professional qualifications.
  • Have a strong academic record of accomplishment and level of general education, particularly with English Language and Literature.
  • Be able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines by managing your own workload effectively.
  • Be skilled in researching and interpreting the subject matter for each bid in order to extract the relevant you will need to create proposal submissions and solutions.
  • Strong organisational traits and ability to respect and meet deadlines
  • Strong communicator - to underpin quality of outgoing proposal documents in engaging with all other stakeholders participating and contributing to each proposal (this may include resources external to Cavendish Nuclear)
  • Strong working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite particularly Word
  • Ability to work under pressure in meeting deadlines - not just bid submission dates but also interim milestones e.g. reviews


  • Skills in operating (or ability to quickly develop) InDesign and/or other creative software products - used on some proposals
  • Knowledge of the wider (i.e. beyond just proposal writing) Babcock Business Winning process
  • Knowledge of SharePoint administration so to assist 'Bid Site' development
  • Experience of working in the Nuclear industry
  • Membership of an industry professional body

Application Guidance

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