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Bid Manager


Bristol, GB, BS16 1FJ Portsmouth, GB, PO6 3EN Lambeth, London, GB, SW8 2TG Bristol, GB, BS16 1EJ

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:        Bid Manager
Location:        Bristol + Other Locations + Hybrid Working Arrangement  
Compensation:    £55,000 + Benefits
Role Type:        Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:        SF57358


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Bid Manager.


The Role
As a Bid Manager, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. As part of the Land Future Business Team, you will play a key role in tendering across a diverse range of business areas and work with complex and high value opportunities. 


Day-to-day, you’ll support the Bid Programme Directors in the application of ‘end to end’ business winning methodology. 

  • Own the production of quality functional outputs including bid strategies and value propositions
  • Develop and manage bid programmes from inception to contract award
  • Management of the bid programme budget and project controls to ensure effective progress is maintained
  • Instil a culture of objective review, constructive challenge and refinement. 
  • When required, undertake the role of business lead and provide functional leadership 


This role is full time, 37.5 hours per week and is adaptable and can be delivered from various locations including Bristol, London, Portsmouth etc 


Agile working may be available to employees in some instances, applying the principles of fairness and consistency whilst ensuring that the overriding business needs can be appropriately met. We are happy to consider flexible, blended working, including part-time, condensed hours, and job sharing. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview. 


Experience required of the Bid Manager

  • Good level of Bid Management experience
  • Experience and understanding of capture phase activities 
  • Strong project management capabilities 
  • Experience of business winning within service based industries 
  • Background in defence / aerospace preferred but not essential 


Qualifications for the Bid Manager

  • Educated to degree level within a relevant subject 
  • APMP qualification preferred but not essential 


Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) security clearance for this role.

Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK


What we offer

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave 
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity
  • Flexible working – we give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. 
  • Flexible locations
  • Growth opportunities.


Babcock International 
For over a century Babcock has helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. 


We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header ‘Reasonable adjustments requirement’. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working – please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


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