• Lead (Bid) Author - Central Work Winning

    Posted Date 5 days ago(02/12/2019 15:21)
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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?

    Expanded workload in our Central Work Winning (CWW) team has led to a new opportunity for a Lead Author becoming available. As Lead Author, 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.

    • 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.


    We’d like you to have the ability to write concise, well written bid responses, based on highly technical information. You’ll be working across teams and so great relationship management skills with ability to motivate teams, facilitate workshops and collaborate with technical and senior managers is needed.


    Appreciation of layout and graphics: knowledge of InDesign is advantageous.


    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 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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