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Assistant Bid Manager

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Business Development, Tendering, Marketing & Commu

London, GB

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  Any



The global leader in public transport infrastructure, SYSTRA has specialised in the mass transit and rail market since 1957. The main shareholders of SYSTRA are SNCF and RATP. Its ambition is to serve emerging needs for collective and sustainable mobility throughout the world. With a presence in 80 countries, SYSTRA manages over 3,000 projects for high-speed systems, traditional rail lines, metros and tramways throughout the world.

Understand better who we are by visiting www.systra.com.


SYSTRA’s Consultancy Bid team is recruiting! We are seeking an experienced Assistant Bid Manager to join the team, undertaking pre-contract activity within SYSTRA Ltd’s Transport Consultancy division. Responsible for the Sales performance of the business, the Bid Team own and manage corporate relationships, defining and implementing strategies to achieve market growth across public and private sectors.

We have a diverse portfolio of capability and experience, ranging from small projects supporting private sector developers through to nationally important infrastructure projects such as HS2. The 300-strong UK and Ireland Consultancy team brings together a diverse range of skills including transport policy development, complex modelling and data analysis, highway and structural engineering, social and market research and operational planning for public transport networks.


Main Function of Job

To achieve our ambitious targets for growth, the post holder will work with the Consultancy Bid team to support all aspects of sales activity, including business development, marketing and tendering, with a particular focus on delivering high quality winning tenders.


Main Duties:

  • Owning and managing the development of new tenders of all sizes
  • Supporting the bidding activity of the team
  • Completion of pre-qualification and tender documentation
  • Collation of information for bids and coordination of input from across the company
  • Compiling and editing CVs for submissions
  • Maintaining updating databases and resource repositories to support the bid function
  • Supporting business development activity as necessary including researching new and potential clients in support of the business development team
  • Supporting the marketing team in all aspects of internal and external communications and marketing including direct communications, development of intranet and website content and production of marketing collateral.


Required Experience, Knowledge and Skills:

  • Degree in relevant subject (desirable not essential)
  • Interest in and/or knowledge of the transport sector
  • Understanding of the basics of sales, marketing and tendering
  • Excellent knowledge and practical experience of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to co-ordinate inputs from multiple colleagues
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to build and maintain strong, lasting relationships with internal stakeholders
  • Ability to thrive under pressure and work to tight deadlines
  • A team player
  • Able to demonstrate excellent client relationship skills
  • Innovative approach to problem solving
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise
  • Self-motivated and able to work with the minimum of supervision

Systra is an equal opportunities company; this position is open to all applicants.

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