Bid Manager – Bristol

Company name:Multi-Award-Winning Regional Building Contractor

Region:Bristol, United Kingdom

Date Posted:


Job Type:Permanent

Salary:£45,000-£55,000 Basic Salary + Package

Job Reference:JK1087


Bid Manager – Bristol

Are you a construction professional keen to progress into Bid Management?

Perhaps you’re a Design Manager, part of the Pre- Construction team or even site based looking for a new challenge.

Does being a key part of a closely knit team and a vital part of the work winning process sound appealing?

Then get in touch. Kingston Barnes have an exclusive opportunity to work with a renowned regional building contractor in the Bristol area who are looking to expand their team with a Bid Manager.

Our Client

Our client is a well-established multi-award-winning regional building contractor working throughout the South-West. With an excellent reputation to work with and work for they are renowned for their honesty, integrity and collaborative approach. They have built up a wide client base that have repeated used their services time and time again. Based in Bristol they deliver new build and refurbishment construction projects from £500k to £10m in Education, Commercial, Healthcare, Leisure, and Residential.

The Role

Working closely with the work winning team the Bid Manager will manage the full preconstruction life cycle. Devise and implement the winning bid strategy by developing the most innovative, efficient and economically advantageous solution to deliver the tender requirements.

A key part of the role is to understand and challenge technical documents relating to design, construction, legal and financial elements of a bid and to devise a strategy to eliminate any risk whilst maximising delivery and successfully win projects.

Taking ownership of problems whilst being able to develop solutions in a practical manner go hand-in-hand with the ability to present and lead bid negotiations with internal staff, clients and representatives alike.

Evaluating and acting upon the tender information to develop an appropriate Bid Strategy with the other members of the Bid Team

Attend, and where necessary, lead any meetings with the Professional or Design teams during the Bid preparation process

Understand and interpret technical documents relating to design and construction, to be able to drive an integrated solution using all available resources to ensure the bid process is well coordinated.

What’s Required

  • Previous main contractor experience
  • Technical knowledge with understanding of the full construction process
  • Proven experience of building strong relationships with clients within region
  • Adaptability and autonomy Negotiation skills
  • Commercial Awareness
  • Good strategic vision and the ability to understand the clients` commercial needs.


Kingston Barnes are a construction recruitment agency. Our deep-rooted knowledge of the industry means we have insight into which companies will enable you to achieve your career ambitions. We recruit for a number of developers, contractors & consultancies. If you are looking for a bid manager job in Bristol or a part of the pre-construction team as estimator, design manager, planner or Pre Construction Director please contact our experienced consultants to discuss your career aspirations on 0117 325 2233.

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