Graduate Bid Writer

Colas Ltd
Closing date
5 Oct 2021

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Role Type
Graduate, Other work and training

Our Preconstruction business unit is responsible for tendering large projects and winning work for Colas ltd. We've had great successes recently after winning work in the Bristol and Midlands regions, working on the council's highways frameworks. Due to company growth, we're recruiting for a Graduate Bid Writer to join the team in assisting with the preparation and completion of prequalification and tender submissions as required. Key tasks include client research, document reviews, answer planning, storyboarding, quality submission construction, and taking review feedback on board to ensure continuous improvement.

Package Description

As well as a highly competitive salary, Colas offers some great benefits with this role, including:

• A generous pension contribution

• Life assurance cover (x4 basic salary)

• 25 days annual leave + bank holidays (with the option to buy/sell more)

• Flexible working policy

• Opportunity to study towards a professional qualification fully funded

• Ongoing training and personal/professional development

• Discounts on car leasing, holidays, cinema tickets, restaurants and much more through our online employee benefits portal

Main Responsibilities

The Graduate Bid Writer will support Senior Bid Writers, Bid Writers, and Solution Leads as directed and produce well-structured written responses to Clients' requirements and agreed company solutions. You will be tasked to liaise and work closely with operational business units and the wider Colas Group in developing and completing written responses for bids. We are keen for the Graduate Bid Writer to help support our Bid Apprentices with any technical advice and to provide support for the development and maintenance of a Colas Knowledge Bank.

The Ideal Candidate

The perfect candidate for this role will be a flexible and motivated graduate who has a genuine passion for Bid Writing and has a desire to develop their existing skills and acquire new technical competences to enhance their personal and team capabilities. You will hold a bachelor's degree, preferably in English, Journalism, History or Law and have excellent written and verbal communications skills. We are also looking for someone who has a willingness to act as a One Planet Champion contributing to environmental and social value outcomes, in which we will provide access to training and support to do so.

About The Company

Colas Ltd are a UK subsidiary of the global Colas Group, which operates in over 50 countries worldwide and employs over 55,000 people including over 1500 in the UK across multiple sites. We are specialists in highways construction and have been involved in large scale UK and international construction projects within the highways, airfields and marine sectors as well as offering highways maintenance services and manufacturing our own innovative surfacing products. We hold a 'Gold Investor in People' award for continuously developing and rewarding our employees, offering excellent career potential.

Colas is fully committed to promoting equality and diversity and maintaining a culture of fairness, transparency and respect for all employees, clients, communities, suppliers, contractors and other stakeholders. Colas aims to be inclusive, meet diverse needs and promote awareness and ownership in the workplace and the communities in which we serve.

Colas values the strength and differences that a diverse workforce brings to the organisation and believes that by harnessing these differences, we will foster a productive environment where equity and mutual respect are intrinsic, where talents are being fully utilised and organisational goals are met.

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