• Consultancy Lead (Bid) Author

    Posted Date 5 days ago(02/12/2019 15:19)
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    Business Development
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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. 

    What will I be doing?

    As Consultancy Lead Author, you will be responsible for developing winning business propositions and tenders. Working alongside sector directors, and their teams, you will combine technical knowledge with an understanding of client needs to develop compelling, well-structured propositions that meet the specific needs of the client. You’ll 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.

    • Developing compelling business propositions and tender proposals, drawing information and ideas from the sector teams and capturing from this the essential win-theme
    • Acting as lead-author
    • 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
    • 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

    This is role joins successful team in an evolving business. We’d like you to have a generous amount of experience and be capable of writing and creating compelling bids.  Experience within a similar consultancy industry with a good understanding of the dynamics and key priorities in this area would be of real interest to us.


    Degree educated in business or marketing-related discipline, or in modern languages, together with great communications skills, as an experienced and proficient technical writer, are required.


    This role can be based either in Manchester or Maidenhead.

    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 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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