BID Manager, Construction

Job Details

DesignBuild Search are working closely with an expanding construction consultancy in Laois who have an opening for a BID/Marketing Manager. As a bid manager, you will lead the bid process, from opportunity identification to proposal submission. This includes ensuring the timely submission of high-quality proposals that meet client requirements, managing the bid budget and resources effectively and establishing compliance with all requirements and guidelines. The bid manager will also uphold an understanding of market trends and competitor activity to inform bid strategy.


  • qualified in construction related field
  • degree in construction/quantity surveying or related field.
  • in managing bids for complex projects or large-scale contracts.
  • understanding of the bid lifecycle with demonstrated success in winning bids through effective proposal management, and strong negotiation skills.
  • acquainted with the Irish market, contract laws, regulations, and industry specific bid requirements.
  • pricing strategies and financial analysis in bid development.
  • project management and organisational skills, ability to prioritise tasks, meet deadlines and manage multiple bids simultaneously.
  • analytical and problem-solving skills to assess bid opportunities and develop winning strategies.
  • communication skills with the ability to present complex information clearly and persuasively.

Lead and coordinate the entire bid management process, including opportunity identification, qualification, reviewing bid invitations, conducting bid/no-bid analysis and establishing timelines.
Managing bid budgets, resources and timelines to ensure on-time and high-quality proposal submissions.
Participating in negotiation sessions to secure favourable terms and conditions while focusing on profitability.
Ensuring compliance with client requirements, regulations and industry standards.
Evaluate new business opportunities through monitoring public and private sector tender portals, market research, competitor analysis and client needs assessment.
Develop compelling and persuasive bid content, including executive summaries, value propositions, pricing models and technical responses.
Work with pricing teams to develop competitive pricing strategies that align with bid requirements and profitability targets.
Monitor and track bid performance metrics, analysing win/loss data to identify trends and areas for improvement, conduct post-bid analysis and debrief sessions.
Continuously refine and improve bid processes, templates and best practices to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.
Stay updated on industry trends, market insights and emerging best practices in bid management.