Bid Writer and Business Development Coordinator

  • Fareham, UK
  • Full-time
  • Disciplines: Tender
  • Organisation: Dredging
  • Level of experience: Professional
  • Region: UK
  • What we promise 1: Contributing to one of a kind projects
  • What we promise 2: Creating new horizons, literally
  • What we promise 3: Plenty of room for personal development
  • What we ask of you 1: An entrepreneurial spirit
  • What we ask of you 2: A pro-active attitude
  • What we ask of you 3: Eager to learn

Company Description

Working at Boskalis is about creating new horizons and sustainable solutions. In a world where population growth, an increase of global trade, demand for (new) energy and climate change are driving forces, we challenge you to make your mark in finding innovative and relevant solutions for complex infrastructural and marine projects.

Job Description

Working as key member of the tender team, the Bid Writer and Business Development Coordinator (BW&BCC) will help win new contracts through provision of high-quality written content within pre-qualification and tender submissions, supporting documentation.

The post holder will also provide essential administration & coordination support to the Estimating and Business Development department, maintaining our Achilles and Constructionline accreditation and up to date market information within our BIMS (Boskalis Intelligence Management System) database and facilitating the organisation of our business communications and exhibitions.

Your Main Tasks
The post holder will contribute to the successful overall performance of Boskalis through:

  • Develop and support the team’s culture of collaboration and commitment, delivering high quality written work and meeting, without fail, internal and client deadlines.
  • Creating and maintaining effective partnerships and relationships with colleagues, clients and, where required, the general public.
  • Provide a key contribution to the overall tender process with the ability to work within a tender team, which may be based in several locations.
  • Using innovative thinking to ensure the promotion of the key items / issues within the tender proposal, including the ability to assimilate technical and operational information into clear, concise bid and proposal documentation.
  • Understanding the BWL corporate drivers, incorporating them within tender proposals. Ensuring that BWL continues to be effective and competitive within our market sectors, meeting our commercial targets and always ensuring customer satisfaction.
  • Ensuring that all potential opportunities are reviewed and passed on to the Management Team for appraisal.
  • Completing Pre-Qualification documentation and developing and updating company Project Sheets, CV’s and other supporting bid documentation.
  • The maintenance and review of the BWL BIMS data management system, enabling the BWL Management to have a greater understanding of the expected market conditions and drivers.

Your qualities

  • A proven track record in the management and delivery of winning proposals, with the ability to meet challenging deadlines.
  • Excellent written skills, with particular attention to bid presentation and information accuracy.
  • A good understanding of the relevant market sector, its players, and customer procurement procedures. This includes the daily review of potential opportunities through a range of tracking systems.
  • A good understanding of database systems, ensuring our inhouse BIMS system is maintained and managed in the most effective manner and assisting in the generation of reports to aid the tender and management teams.
  • Excellent PC skills including detailed knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project, Adobe InDesign and experience of other desktop publishing packages.


What you can expect

  • A dynamic environment: A job where you can make an impact, in an earth-moving company, as part of a diverse, international team of experts.
  • Rewarding conditions: A competitive salary and much more.  Holiday entitlement of 25 days plus public holidays (based on a full-time contract), generous pension scheme, collective schemes such as company health insurance, travel allowance, free parking and beverages. (and other benefits and allowances commensurate with particular roles)  Modern spacious offices.  Friendly, supportive, sociable colleagues.
  • Career development: Plenty of opportunities to realize your full potential. Challenge yourself with (online) courses in our Boskalis academy.

 Extra information

  • Where you will work:  You will be based out of our spacious offices at Fareham, Hampshire. For office-based roles, in consultation with your manager and your team, you will work partly at home and partly in the office.
  • Fulltime: The position of Bid Writer and Business Development Coordinator is a full time, 37.5 hours per week  job.
  • Next steps: Apply easily by completing the online application form. Interviews are held online or in the office. Once it’s clear we’re a good match, we’ll make you an offer – and look forward to welcoming you to the company.

Additional Information

We’ll be happy to answer your questions about the position of Bid Writer and Business Development Coordinator. Please contact Pam Staples, HR Advisor via :  (+44)  7467148774.

Interested? Please apply before 14th October 2022.

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