Bid Writer


Atkins Search have an exciting opportunity for a Bid Writer to join the collaborative team of a family-owned, region-leading construction main contractor in Derby.


Our client is a longstanding business with an enviable reputable for delivering framework lead projects across the East Midlands, working with a select group of clients and developers on tendered and negotiated projects.

Operating in both the public and private sectors, our client has a steady flow of tenders and are focused on quality not quantity.


Operating as part of an award-winning Preconstruction team, you would be working alongside an experienced Bid specialist, supported by a wider Pre-construction team to assist in writing high-quality bids and tenders.

You will have an opportunity to utilise your creative writing skills to deliver award-winning bids and built a successful career within a family owned, team-oriented organisation.


  • Preparing Pre-qualification Questionnaires (PPQs), Request for Quotations (RFQs) and selection questionnaires (SQs) for tenders
  • Format large bid proposal documents
  • Working with written content & graphics to specification
  • Create impactful, well designed bid / proposal documentation ready for submission
  • Create additional supporting content for the bid / tender / proposal to ensure a successful bid e.g. printed models / large-format printing
  • Efficient completion of tender formatting within set timelines, keeping in mind the overall submission deadline
  • Attend bid/ no bid meetings
  • Review win/ no win bids to identify areas of improvement and positive client results
  • Assist in the design and completion of storyboards and bid plans


  • Have a keen eye for detail
  • Exceptional organisation skills
  • Desire to succeed and progress
  • Ability to demonstrate document control processes and procedures
  • Proficient in the use of Adobe Suite, MS Office and/or InDesign


As the Bid Writer, you will be joining an established main contractor with excellent growth plans for the future. You will have a forum to build an established career, surrounded by like-minded individuals.

  • Competitive salary
  • Excellent pension contribution
  • Generous annual leave
  • Regular opportunities for progression
  • Variety of projects and reputable regional business

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 in the East and West Midlands, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Lincolnshire, Peterborough, and Northern Home Counties regions.

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