• Proposals Manager

    Posted Date 1 month ago(05/11/2019 13:05)
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  • 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.


    The Proposals Manager will be responsible for developing winning business propositions and tenders, working alongside the sector directors and their teams to combine technical knowledge with an understanding of client needs to develop compelling, well-structured propositions that meet the specific needs of the client and which can be articulated in line with the client’s tender requirements or the like.


    The Proposals Manager will be instrumental in structuring the responses to tender criteria and for creating the energy and passion needed in the bid team to create winning proposals. The Proposals Manager reports to the Sales and Marketing Director


    What will I be doing?

    • Developing compelling business propositions and tender proposals, drawing information and ideas from the sector teams and capturing from this the essential win-themes

    • Acting as lead-author on critical tenders and proposals

    • Providing appropriate structures and management systems to ensure that best and most effective use is made of tender periods, including ultra-short turnaround processes for rapid responses to clients

    • Managing the bidding process

    • Liaising with the Central Bid Team to obtain the necessary additional resources to support the preparation of proposals and tenders, including associated services such as graphic design, desk-top publishing photography and video

    About you

    • Degree in business or marketing-related discipline or in modern languages

    • Member of appropriate professional body or institution

    • Experienced proposals writer who has worked in the transportation market and who understands the dynamics and key priorities in this area

    • Good communicator with excellent and well-proven written skills, an experienced and proficient technical writer

    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, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.  


    At Costain we aim to be 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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