Bid Writer - FAcT

Posting Date: 03 February 2021

Location: Ottawa, CA, K1P5E7

Company: Babcock

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Bid Writer (Perm, Full Time)

Ottawa, ON



Underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, asset management, and specialist training, Babcock International works with customers around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the key market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear.


In Canada, Babcock not only works in the Marine sector; providing critical and complex support to Canada’s submarine fleet, we also operate in the Aviation sector, providing Aerial Firefighting and Emergency Medical Services to the Province of Manitoba. Our business continues to grow as we expand our services into the Canadian Civil Nuclear Industry. We are now seeking candidates for roles on a bid team seeking to secure a large military flying contract.


Our business relies on our people delivering their best day in and day out. As individuals, we all make a difference to our colleagues, our customers and others who we interact with on a daily basis. Collectively at Babcock, our employees embody the ‘Being Babcock’ principles that help make us great at what we do:


  • Always strive to deliver
  • Build great relationships based on trust
  • Safeguard customers’ reputations
  • Never compromise on health and safety
  • Challenge ourselves and each other
  • Respect people and value their diversity
  • Thrive on complexity
  • Trust our people to deliver


We encourage you to explore our Babcock Canada website to learn more about us at


In this role, you will:


  • Be responsible for writing proposals which fully detail the scope, schedule, cost, and deliverables for projects, as requested by external and internal customers.
  • Write, prepare and format complex Word, PDF and Excel, Visio and Power Point documents. 
  • Be responsible for the editing text produced by others, including senior members of the team.
  • Address operational and functional contributions to ensure bid documentation is submitted on time.
  • Be responsible for the coordination of the responses of subject matter leads for fulfilling parts of the bid process.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and application of bid process in the production of bid documentation including active involvement in storyboarding of bid responses (ensuring compliant, compelling and well-structured answers).
  • Support the compliance of bid documentation to customer requirements.
  • Maintain effective document management and version control for bid and bid related documentation.
  • Be responsible for the completion of editorial checks during the bid process.
  • Be responsible for the writing of tender responses, liaising with SMEs.
  • Assist with compiling final documentation as required.
  • Ensure that gated reviews are organized and carried out to enable final sign-off and acceptance of the proposal by key stakeholders.
  • Ensure compliance with approved Babcock Canada processes and procedures relating to the development, review, and submission of proposals.


The ideal candidate:


  • You have a Bachelor’s degree, in a related discipline
  • You have at least four (4) years’ relevant experience in proposal/bid generation and/or contracts management
  • You have excellent communication skills, oral and written (English)
  • You have superior interpersonal skills and ability to deal with a variety of people at all levels, including internal and external stakeholders
  • You have exceptional time management skills and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • You currently hold, or are actively pursuing your Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification through the Project Management Institute (PMI) or an equivalent certification through an appropriate professional body (an asset)
  • You preferably have experience in the Defence and Aerospace Sectors
  • You are available for occasional travel, both locally and across Canada
  • You are eligible for a Canadian Secret Security and ITAR Clearance


Applicants, please apply online at


Babcock Canada supports the safety and wellbeing of our employees through the following programs:

  • Contributions towards an employee’s physical and mental health
  • Wellness days
  • Supportive work life balance: flexible work schedule and competitive annual vacation time off
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits
  • Pregnancy and Parental Leave top-up available
  • Employer matching of employee retirement contribution
  • Employee recognition and bonus programs
  • Support of professional development and reimbursement of membership dues
  • Relocation assistance for individuals and families


Babcock is committed to promoting a workforce without boundaries. One that welcomes everyone to contribute to our success regardless of race, nationality, colour, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability or age. If you require accommodation during any stage of our recruitment process, please let us know how we can assist you.



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