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Bid Writer
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Full time

  • United Kingdom

Bid Writer


Remote First

:Full time

United Kingdom

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Kier Group
Construction & Civil EngineeringLarge


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Due to an internal transfer, we’re looking for a bid writer to join our Highways Work Winning Team. This is a remote working role where you will be responsible for completing responses to selection questionnaires and tenders on behalf of Kier. You will play an integral role in shaping the Kier Highways business through retaining and securing new term contracts, major projects, and frameworks to support planned and sustained growth. The work winning team is results driven and deadline focused, with a passion to deliver innovative solutions. Within this role, you can enjoy private healthcare, company car or car allowance, one professional subscription funded to support your professional development and even more.

Location: Remote working available, with travel to local Kier office as required

Contract: Permanent, Fulltime

Salary: £45k - £65k (depending on experience)


As a Bid Writer, you’ll be working closely and flexibly with all members of the work winning team to develop tailored proposals which provide compelling narrative for selection questionnaires, tender submissions and other proposals e.g. industry awards submissions

Your day to day will include:

  • Following analysis of client requirements, develop proposal templates which comply with client instructions
  • Convert knowledge and technical information from operational teams into easy-to-understand language
  • Write, edit and format responses to tender quality submissions, drafted by yourself and others
  • Support the sharing of best practice and lessons learnt across the work winning team and Kier Highways proposing improvements to quality submissions
  • Support the collation of evidence and collateral for the knowledge hub/bid library from Kier Highways contracts and projects

Who are we looking for?

This role of Bid Writer is great for you if have:

  • proposal/bid writing experience, preferably within the infrastructure sector
  • highly proficient in MS Office and possess advanced MS Word skills
  • strong use of oral and written English, with the ability to present ideas in a straightforward and easily understandable way

We’re all about finding potential here at Kier, and transferable skills are always welcome! So even if you don’t tick every box, please apply and we can have a chat. We want to hear from candidates from all backgrounds and experiences, and we especially encourage those from underrepresented communities to get in touch with us.

If you require any reasonable adjustments during any part of the application process, please get in touch at [email protected] to discuss and arrange these.

Benefits at Kier

We’re proud to be able to offer our fantastic employees a wide variety of benefits that you can tailor to your needs. Some of our favourites include:

  • new and enhanced family friendly policies, including eight weeks paternity leave, 26 weeks maternity leave, pregnancy loss leave, surrogacy leave, menopause guidance and more
  • competitive annual holiday entitlement with opportunities to buy/sell leave
  • fantastic, matched pension scheme
  • Share in the success you help to create by investing in Kier through our Sharesave and Share Incentive Plans.
  • 24/7 virtual GP service for you and your family
  • Green Car Scheme

And so much more! You can read the full details of all of our benefits on our website:

Who is Kier?

We’re made up of six business units, Group Functions, Construction, Highways, Infrastructure, Utilities and Property, and as a group, our purpose is to sustainably deliver construction and infrastructure services which are vital to the UK. Take a look at our sustainability objectives:

At the core of all our projects is technical excellence, utilising the latest building methods and innovations to ensure we offer the best value to our clients as sustainably as possible.

Our projects are those that support the local communities we work in, helping them thrive and progress. We are collaborative, trusted and focussed in all that we do, and our people are essential in helping us achieve our goals.

Diversity and inclusion

Making Kier a diverse and inclusive place to work is a huge priority for us. We’re proud of the steps we’ve taken so far, but we know we must always do more. Our employees are key in shaping Kier’s diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives, and our people have made a huge impact on how we work, by using their experiences to shape our policies and initiatives.

You can see more about our D&I action plan here:

Closing date: 1 December 2022

Please note, interviews may take place before the closing date, and we reserve the right to close applications early.


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