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Bid Manager


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 (


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 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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