Bid Project Leader

London, North West, South East
Oxfordshire, London Central, Manchester
Industry Sector:
Green Jobs, Environment Jobs
Job Category:
Consultancy, Project Management, Sales/Business Development
Job Type:
Education Level:
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£45,000 to £52,000 per annum
Start Date:
Ricardo Energy & Environment
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Ricardo Energy & Environment is a leading sustainability consultancy combining energy, climate change, environmental and chemical risk expertise with strong IT and economics capability. Operating across the world, we work in partnership with our customers to help transform the way they work, empowering business leaders with award winning consultancy advice. With unrivalled sector insight and a reputation for producing innovative solutions, we offer a stimulating and rewarding environment in which to work.


The Bid Project Leader (BPL) is accountable for the preparation of the bid and ensuring the quality of the tender submission. The BPL ensures that bids are persuasive, responsive to the client’s requirements, and are coherent, robust and meet Ricardo Energy and Environments financial criteria for revenue, labour sales and profit. The BPL works closely with a Technical Lead to share responsibility for the bid.

The BPL will be expected to lead by example by using bidding best practices and will also have a role in coaching and mentoring less experienced technical staff in bidding practice.

Key accountabilities:

* Manage the bid as a project, when appropriate working closely with the Technical Lead, and colleagues with commercial and financial responsibilities
* Liaise as necessary with senior managers to secure decisions on bid strategy
* With other key bid contributors, establish Ricardo Energy and Environments value proposition and differentiators in response to competitive analysis of the opportunity, against client needs/required outcomes
* Review and critique content as it is produced by the contributors. Ensure that the overall document is professionally presented and tells a consistent and clear story
* Ensure that all relevant quality processes are followed and documented
* Support capture planning, interview preparation and learning reviews as appropriate

Qualifications & Experience

* Ideally Degree educated and/or APMP Practitioner
* Proven track record of successfully developing and delivering substantial or complex winning bids to time, quality and budget
* A background in bidding within a significant consultancy

Essential Skills & Competencies

* Must be comfortable working at Director Level (internal and external customers)
* Sound commercial acumen
* Ability to manage complex, multi-disciplinary opportunities
* Ability to work under pressure and to demanding deadlines
* Strong leadership and influencing skills
* Understands the importance of processes and controls

Desirable Skills and Competencies

* Fully conversant with the consulting marketplace

This is a fast-paced and challenging environment offering you the opportunity to make your mark. You will have support from the wider business for your career to develop into a wide range of future opportunities within Ricardo Energy & Environment.

In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive benefits package, a personal development plan, and the opportunity to make a difference in a challenging and rewarding field. Ricardo Energy & Environment is an equal opportunities employer.

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