• Lead Author

    Job Locations UK-Manchester Business Park
    Posted Date 1 day ago(20/06/2018 11:10)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Business Development
  • About Costain and your project.

    Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.


    Expanded workload in our Central Work Winning (CWW) team has led to a new opportunity for a Lead Author becoming available. In this role, you will be part of an industry-leading team contributing to and ultimately overseeing the written element of proposals for some of the UK’s largest infrastructure projects.

    What will I be doing?

    • Converting existing client intelligence into compelling win themes with the wider team
    • Developing writing strategies for proposals
    • Leading a team of authors and subject matter experts for specific proposals, providing coaching as necessary
    • Storyboarding and writing of technical and managerial proposal responses to a high standard
    • Reviewing of proposals

    About you

    We are looking for a highly motivated bid professional with a strong track record looking to further their career in the writing field, preferably from within the power or engineering consultancy sectors.

    Designation as Lead Author will depend on experience.

    Key skills include:

    • Solid authoring experience- ideally 6yrs+ experience
    • Proven ability to write concise written bid responses based on highly technical information
    • Analytical and critical thinking
    • Relationship management with ability to motivate teams, facilitate workshops and collaborate with technical and senior managers
    • Appreciation of layout and graphics: knowledge of InDesign is advantageous

    Final Statement

    We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.   


    At Costain we ensure that we are an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.


    We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.


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