Bid Writer


Atkins Search have an exciting opportunity for a Bid Writer to join one of the UK’s leading Tier 1 construction main contractors based in Derby.


Our client is one of the household names of the construction industry and a long-standing, successful Tier 1 main contractor. With an enviable reputation for delivering varied, interesting major projects across the public and private sectors, you will be involved in delivering prestigious scheme with a great opportunity to expand on your sector experience.

Although impressive in their size and turnover, our client is a family-owned business and continue to operate as such, holding to their values, and positively promoting development and progression.

  • Operating across various local frameworks, providing a full order book
  • Flexibility to work from home, office and site
  • Profitable, long-standing construction main contractor
  • Varied, interesting projects ranging from £10 to £50m
  • Award-winning main contractor with solid reputation


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

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 operating across the education, healthcare, industrial and commercial sectors.


  • 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


The successful Bid Writer will have demonstrated experience writing award-winning bids/tenders within the construction sector.

  • 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
  • Hybrid working
  • 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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