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Bid Director

COSTAIN GROUP PLC Maidenhead, Berkshire Full Time
Costain delivers exceptional complex capital delivery, advisory and digital solutions that meet national needs in transportation, energy water and defence. We have a reputation for solving complex, difficult challenges for our clients.

Our ambitions are high and demands are increasing, so we are looking to grow our work winning team. We set high standards and are looking for exceptional, experienced Bid Directors with high motivation and drive to inspire and develop teams to create and win strategic opportunities that will improve lives in the UK.

This is a tremendous opportunity for the right candidates to be key influential leaders working across the business to lead teams to win new contracts and shape the future of the business. Highly client focused, you will thrive on taking responsibility, be a strong creative strategic thinker whilst at the same time have the attention to detail and thoroughness to ensure fully rounded complaint bids are submitted that anticipate and exceed clients' requirements.

About the Role

With a strong track record in leading large complex bid teams to win work, you will have full responsibility for all aspects of delivering a quality bid - establishing, inspiring and leading teams, defining and delivering the bid approach. You will ensure differentiated win strategies and value propositions are created as well as lead commercial strategies and pricing.

A strong collaborator and influencer, you will be adept at managing stakeholders to retain high degrees of confidence, ensuring bid programmes are well governed and budgets are controlled.

You will need extensive experience in managing complex, multi workstream opportunities and internal governance processes.

Time management, efficiency, the ability to meet deadlines and work independently are also important, so excellent due diligence and attention to detail is essential for this role.

Key Responsibilities

• Working with the Key Account Lead to understand and translate client needs into win strategies and value proposition development

• Identifying bid team requirements and matching resource accordingly

• Leading relationships and developing a collaborative and integrated team with our clients, key stakeholders and our supply chain to ensure a successful bid outcome.

• Ensuring that project controls, planning, cost risk and change are developed and delivered effectively, and that this information is used to make timely decisions

• Developing and leading bid plan and overseeing the effective execution of the plan

• Developing and overseeing a compliant, differentiated, and winning quality and commercial bid submission

• Managing and reporting of the bid budget

• Managing and preparing governance documents and completing CRM and ensuring information security for the bid

• The capture and management of Bid and Delivery Risks

• Undertaking post-submission analysis on tender, capturing, and sharing of lessons learnt for future opportunities

• Handover of project to the delivery team


• The quality of work at each stage in the bid flight path

• Creating a differentiated quality and commercial solution

• Creating the right team behaviors

Key Skills

• A strategic and creative thinker ensures the client needs are at the heart of every submission

• Exceptional planning and organising skills, aligning to activities to successfully achieve outcomes

• Ensures accountability and inspires team

• Anticipates, understands and balances multiple stakeholder needs

• Effective problem solving

• Ability to secure and deploy resources effectively

• Manages complexity and communicates effectively

• Strong commercial acumen

• Adaptable, agile, risk and opportunity focused


• 10 + years wide ranging experience of leading and securing successful challenger bids

• 10+ years experience of leading multi-disciplinary teams and directing work to achieve quality project goals

• 10+ senior leader experience in a complex organisation

• 10+ years business management expertise

• Contract negotiation

• Undertaking tender in an office space and/or a virtual environment


• Graduate/post graduate degree

• Educated to degree level, preferably with a business, marketing or MBA qualification

• APMP/ Prince 2 qualified

About Costain

Costain helps to improve people's lives with integrated, leading edge, smart infrastructure solutions across the UK's energy, water, transportation and defence markets. We help our clients improve their business performance by increasing capacity, improving customer service, safeguarding security, enhancing resilience, decarbonising and delivering increased efficiency. Our vision is to be the UK's leading smart infrastructure solutions company. We will achieve this by focusing on blue chip clients whose major spending plans are underpinned by strategic national needs, regulatory commitments, legislation or essential performance requirements. We offer our clients leading edge solutions that are digitally optimised through the following five services which cover the whole lifecycle of their assets: future-shaping strategic consultancy; consultancy and advisory; digital technology solutions; asset optimisation and complex programme delivery. Our culture and values underpin everything we do.

Your application

Should you require any adjustments to support you in your application, please do not hesitate to contact us: [ Email address blocked ]

We welcome all applicants regardless of age, race, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, socioeconomic background and physical or neurological disabilities.

We welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need for dynamic working. Such as, working part-time, remote working, or compressed hours. In return, we will explore what is possible.

To find out more about our Inclusion strategy, please visit our ED&I page:

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Right to Work & Security Checks

Understandably given the nature of our business, everyone who is employed at Costain must undergo thorough referencing checks. We will need different information depending on the job we have offered you. For all roles, we'll carry out a criminal record check and we'll ask to see evidence that you have the legal right to work in the UK.

For some of our roles, you may be required to obtain and maintain security clearance of at least Security Check level (or SC clearance). To satisfy the requirements, you will need to have been a legal UK resident for a minimum of 5 years and have successfully complete all stages of the vetting process.

Closing date

Please note that Costain reserves the right to bring forward the closing date of any of its job vacancies if we receive a suitable number of quality applications from which to make a shortlist. Therefore, we recommend at you apply as soon as possible rather than wait until the published closing date.

A Disability Confident employer will generally offer an interview to any applicant that declares they have a disability and meets the minimum criteria for the job as defined by the employer.

It is important to note that in certain recruitment situations such as high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, the employer may wish to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people.

For more details please go to the Disability Confident website:
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