Senior Bid Manager

City of Bristol

Job summary

Babcock International
£Open (Depending On Experience)
Building & Construction, Mechanical
Aerospace / Avionics, Civil/Structural, Automotive, Construction/Building Services, Defence, Design, Engineering Consultancy, Machinery, Manufacturing, Marine, Mining, Nuclear, Oil & Gas, Power/Utilities, Rail, Renewable Energy
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Job Title: Senior Bid Manager
Location: Bristol + Hybrid Working Arrangements
Compensation: Competitive + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF56700

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Senior Bid Manager at our Babcock Technology Centre, based in Bristol.

The Naval Nuclear Bid Management Team is the driving force behind forward planning for all naval base projects. Their expertise lies in seamlessly transitioning early-stage project concepts into tangible outcomes.

The role
As a Senior Bid Manager in Naval Nuclear, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. Using your developed skills in stakeholder management, communication, and organisation you will ensure that naval base projects are efficiently planned and executed, contributing to the readiness and effectiveness of naval operations.

Day-to-day you will assign bid coordinators and managers to projects, monitoring their progress, and providing guidance to enhance their success. You will lead complex bids, manage multiple bids concurrently, identify process enhancements, and actively participating in senior board meetings. You will also:

  • Manage proposals in line with the Bid Handbook and Babcock corporate governance policies, processes and procedures
  • Champion Health and Safety, security and trade controls compliance within the bid team
  • Assist in the development of the solution and incorporate win themes and value propositions consistently across the bid submission

This is a full-time, 36 hours per week role, offering hybrid working arrangements that include two days in the office and three days working from home. Additionally, you will have the option to adopt a nine-day fortnight schedule.

Essential experience of the Senior Bid Manager

  • Experience and understanding of the bidding process
  • Experience managing multiple bidding projects
  • Experience leading teams

It is desirable, but not essential to have knowledge and experience in naval nuclear/defence industry.

Qualifications for the Senior Bid Manager

  • Relevant degree or equivalent experience

We value difference and don't have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience we would like to hear from you.

Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be a sole UK national and be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) clearance for this role.

Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (

What we offer

  • Opportunity to work on some of the most exciting engineering projects this country has to offer
  • Flexible working - we give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met.
  • Flexible locations.
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • 'Be Kind Day' enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity

Babcock International
For over a century Babcock has helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal.

We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header 'Reasonable adjustments requirement'. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

Closing date: 01/05/2024


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