Bid Writer

  • Location: Tarporley CW6

Profile A bids and projects professional with 23-years of continuous UK and international experience, preceded by 10-years in rail operations management and before that, some military experience. This Shipley trained associate and PRINCE2 and Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) trained professional, supports multi-disciplinary teams delivering technically complex tenders, mainly though not exclusively, in the rail transport sector. Specialising in Proposal Management and Bid Writing, they now work closely with technical experts in leading organisations, de-risking solutions and writing compelling responses that support client aspirations and win bids. His background in Operations Management, Major Programmes and Project Management, provide him with critical insights and a deep understanding of proposal subject matter, including the challenges for mobilisation and steady state delivery. Key Achievements Operations and Security Lead for the successful Merseyrail Bid (Liverpool, contract value £3.5bn), then Operations Director for Contract Mobilisation. Our associate then stayed with Merseyrail for several months, implementing an innovative security management programme, resulting in Merseyrail being named as the UK's first fully secure rail network by the Department for Transport. They were then invited to present the Programme - seen as ground-breaking in the UK - to Politicians and representatives from various government departments. This Security Improvement Programme, conceived, developed and implemented by our associate, then went on to inform 'Project Contest' in 2007 - the UK's major Counter Terrorism Programme, launched following the 2005 attacks on London Underground. Bid Red Team Lead and later Programme Director for the Mobilisation of the prestigious Docklands Light Rail refranchise programme following a successful bid, managing eleven project managers to successfully achieve all contractual Month One Committed Obligations. Bid Writer for a successful £3bn LRT Operations and Maintenance Bid in Denmark, working with operations and technical team leaders on a very challenging bid timeframe. Programme Director for a major Operations and Maintenance readiness programme for a new Metro system in Kuala Lumpur, leading a specialised Operations Task Force of UK and Malaysian experts. Our Associate delivered his programme a month early and then provided the client with some additional support and delivery at their rolling stock assembly plant, turning around a lagging programme. Bid Proposal Manager and Lead Writer for the development, management and maintenance of a huge Metro System in Tel Aviv, Israel (150km / 109 Stations) with a contract value of £34bn. Our associate was the Proposal Manager for the winning tender, working for a leading international rail consultancy, as part of an international consortium. Proposal Manager / Lead Bid Writer for multiple UK signalling and infrastructure bids for a Tier 1 OEM, over multiple contract extensions with a win rate of 94% and contract values up to £170m through the Network Rail CP5 and CP6 Frameworks. Experience Ten-years of critical hands-on experience in rail operations management that has informed 22-years of UK and international activity in Bid, Mobilisation and Project delivery, covering roles such as Programme Director, Project Director, Senior Bid Manager EMEA, Proposal Manager and Lead Bid Writer. Experience includes 10-years as Operations Director (UK and International) of a FTSE 100 Company "Bids and Projects Group", 2-years as Senior Bid Manager EMEA for a Tier 1 OEM and 11 years to date providing freelance international bids and projects support. Our associate produces compelling, winning proposals for Tier 1 OEMs, leading transport operators and major joint venture consortiums.

  • Primary Discipline: Bid Writer

  • Reference No: CAN-25139

  • Consultant Skills: Solution Design, Peer Review, Bid Risk Management, Pre-Written Content Development, Win Strategy Development, Value Proposition Development, TUPE, Storyboarding Skills, Pipeline Management, RFP / ITT Experience, Rebidding Strategy, Pursuit Management, Proposal Leadership, Proof Reading, Presentation Skills, Pre-Proposal Planning, PQQ Experience, Bid Resource Allocation, People / Team Management, Bid Marketing Strategy, APMP Member, Risk Management and Compliance, Red Team Review Lead, Proposal Software, Pre-sales Experience, Proposal Writing, Strategy Development, Capture Management, Proposal Management, OJEU, Contract Negotiation, Bid Process Management, Bid Management, Proposal Governance, Industry Trained in Bid and Proposal Management, Programme Management, Bid Kick-Off, Negotiation Skills, Editorial Skills, Define Customer Requirements, CV Writing, Copy Writing, Content Management, Coaching and Mentoring, Client Facing, Project Management, Bid Governance, Proposal Best Practice, Bid Best Practice, Proposal Content Management

  • Consultant Qualifications: Other - Technical, Shipley Trained, Strategic Proposals Masterclass, Strategic Proposals Writing Course, Other - Vocational, Prince 2, Other - Professional, GCSEs, A Levels

  • Consultant Industries: Rail, Government and Public Sector, Environmental Services, Security and Surveillance, Travel Transportation and Tourism, Aerospace and Defence, Defence, Consultancy, Construction - Industrial Facilities and Infrastructure, Aviation

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