Bid Writer


Atkins Search are currently recruiting for a Bid Writer postion
to join a leading civils and infrastructure specialist main contractor based in Nottingham.


Our Nottingham based client are recruiting for a Bid Writer to join their team. They are a family owned, leading civils and infrastructure specialist contractor operating across the public and private sectors.

Operating across various sectors including highways, rail, infrastructure, groundworks, water and environment, our client offers a dynamic and varied portfolio of bids and tenders.

  • Region-leading specialist in deliver major civils and infrastructure schemes
  • Operating as part of national, leading highways and infrastructure frameworks
  • Excellent client base including various tier 1 construction main contractors
  • Dynamic, motivated and established Preconstruction team
  • Opportunities to progress and grow with the business to build a long-term career


As the Bid Writer, you will be working within the Preconstruction team, you will be responsible for the writing, formatting, issuing and collating bid and tender documents that will win projects for the company.

You will be involved in award-winning bids and tenders across multiple sectors including civils, groundworks and infrastructure working with some of the leading Tier 1 construction main contractors and residential developers.

There are exciting growth plans for the business which will allow you to be involved with various additional areas of the Preconstruction process such as event planning, bid coordination and marketing.


  • Using Adobe InDesign to format large bid / tender / proposal documents
  • Working with written content & graphics to specification
  • Create impactful, well-designed bid / tender / proposal documentation ready for submission
  • Create additional supporting content for the bid / tender / proposal to ensure a successful bid eg. printed models / large-format printing
  • Efficient completion of tender formatting within set timelines, keeping in mind the overall submission deadline
  • Work with the Bid Managers and team to determine the bid winning strategy
  • Work on both Public and Private sectors bids
  • Attend bid/ no bid meetings
  • Review win/ no win bids to identify areas of improvement and positive client results


The ideal candidate for the Bid Writer job
will have a proven track record in a similar role in either a construction, consultancy or civil engineering environment. You will also need to be proactive, positive and confident communicating at all levels. A strong attention to detail and the ability to deliver error free submissions of tender and bid documentation.

  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships verbally and in written forms
  • Strong experience in Adobe InDesign software
  • Previous working experience within a construction
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills
  • High attention to detail and accuracy


You will be joining a business at a peak-point in growth with an opportunity to develop a long-term, successful career. There is an opportunity for your role to evolve into other areas of the Preconstruction team over time if you so wish.

  • Competitive Salary
  • Fun, team-oriented atmosphere
  • Regular social events
  • Hybrid working options
  • Generous holiday allowance and pension contributions
  • Opportunity to attend client and site meetings

Atkins Search act as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. We specialise in Construction, Consultancy, Residential and Infrastructure recruitment and service the East and West Midlands, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Lincolnshire, Peterborough and Northern Home Counties regions.

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