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Bid Manager

Location: 

Warrington, GB, WA3 6YD

Company:  Cavendish Nuclear
Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:            Bid Manager
Location:            Warrington, Cheshire + Hybrid Working Arrangements
Compensation:  Competitive + Benefits
Role Type:         Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:             SF57998

 

At Cavendish Nuclear 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 at our Warrington site.

 

The role
As a Bid Manager, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. The primary focus of the Bid Manager role will be to ensure submission of winning bids – increasingly frequently in competitive (as opposed to sole source) situations. Managing stakeholder inputs and interests from across the business is a key requirement.  

 

Day-to-day, you’ll :

  • Submit bids that in doing so have met all schedule milestones and completed to budget agreed at outset.
  • Prepare for and lead an opportunity through the CN governance process and gate and coloured reviews. This will require a working appreciation and knowledge of the Business Winning process.
  • Identify, secure and mobilise capability and functional support from across the business and external supply-chain. Including, and in conjunction with the proposal Manager engagement of resource needed to ensure generation of high-scoring proposal responses.
  • Provide the business with regular progress updates and liaise within the business to manage / mitigate issues which threaten successful bid progress.  
  • Engage with a varied range of SMEs, capability, functional and business personnel during bid preparation – and for coloured reviews e.g. green team review.
  • Ensure post-tender / pre-contract submission that clarifications and customer-facing requirements are suitably met and that business delivery has a suitable handover and transfer of ownership.

 

This role is full time role, 37 hours per week and provides hybrid working arrangements with 2 days in the office/onsite and 3 days working from home.

 

Essential experience of the Bid Manager

  • proven track record in bid management of complex bids over £10m or say 5 years of bid management experience
  • Strong organisational traits and ability to respect importance of and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of the end to end Business Winning process and management system 
  • Strong communicator with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure in meeting deadlines – not just bid submission dates but also interim milestones e.g. reviews
  • Practical understanding and appreciation of key components underpinning an offer (schedule, supply-chain, risk, contract terms, cost and finance models) – although relevant business functional will normally complete these actual inputs on a bid


Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC)security clearance for this role. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (www.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

 

Cavendish Nuclear
As a leader within the UK nuclear industry, Cavendish Nuclear, part of Babcock International Group, provides a comprehensive range of critical nuclear solutions in clean energy, defence and civil new build and decommissioning projects. Together, we’re innovating to make nuclear safer, faster and cost-effective across the nuclear energy life cycle. Your career with us could take you anywhere within Babcock International Group – from Canada, the USA to Japan. Work with us to create a safe and secure world, together. 

 

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 careers@babcockinternational.com 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.

 

Closing date:    01/08/24

 

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