Assystem is an international company with one mission: accelerate the energy transition around the world.

Every day, our 6,500 switchers located in 12 countries (Europe, Middle East, Pacific Asia & Africa) connect their six thousand billion neurons to tackle the task of the century: switching to low-carbon energy.
We are a collective committed to the actors who are making the energy switch. Sharing our knowledge, expertise and values allows us to innovate and think differently about the energy transition.

To ensure a viable, efficient, and reliable energy future for all.

Assystem is a leading Global Engineering Consultancy tasked with shaping the future of the energy landscape and helping to deliver net-zero solutions.
Whether through our New Build, Decommissioning, Defence or Infrastructure business areas and partnerships, we need your talent to meet our demanding growth plans in the UK.

Join us and develop your career in a world class, inspiring & supportive environment.

Job Description

The Bid Author is responsible for the production of professionally written proposals and pitch content that superbly articulates the organisations value proposition and win themes. This is a highly networked role that requires a forensic attention to detail, the ability to work under pressure and demanding deadlines.

The bid author plays a leading role in ensuring the effective co-ordination and timely completion of tenders.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Work with the allotted Bid Manager & Key Account Manager (KAM) to develop win themes and proposal content that is clear, compelling and articulated in such a way to exceed the client’s requirements.
  • Challenging content for readability, consistency, clarity and brand compliance utilising standard tools and processes (Bid content library, Share-point sites etc.).
  • Re-write / edit proposal responses from a variety of stakeholders, typically involving contributions from sales, marketing, engineering, finance, legal & compliance and external stakeholders.
  • Deliver completed written proposal responses to the Bid Manager against agreed deadlines, escalating issues as required.
  • Assist the Bid Manager in developing a proposal structure and advising them on how to improve win-rates by making bids more high-scoring and compelling to clients Lead storyboard sessions with bid / proposal team members.
  • Communicating requirements, deadlines and expectations to key stakeholders
  • Ability to coach sales and solution / subject matter expert (SME) teams in writing best practice.
  • Present and tag all new proposal content to the central Bid Administrator for potential re-use.
  • Proactively propose new and different ways of working to our business challenges, focusing on ways to improve the quality of bids whilst reducing costs
  • Forensic attention to detail and meticulous proof-reading skills.
  • Actively seek feedback on both successful and unsuccessful proposals to inform future bids and to improve overall quality standards
  • Knowledge & experience in the use of proposal automation software (Desirable).

My profile

  • Graduate level or equivalent experience with a broadly relevant qualification or skill set e.g. Marketing, English Literature, Professional Writing, Journalism as examples.
  • Evidence in producing high scoring written content for competitive tenders with strong focus on attention to detail, grammar, proven track record of successfully delivering multiple projects on time.
  • Experienced in leading storyboarding sessions, participating in key review meetings / final document review, content sign-off, and document production.
  • Excellent written English language skills are essential for this role.
  • Experience of coordinating / managing and updating a knowledgebase system is also desirable.
  • In-depth experience of the bid environment & associated processes, ideally within a professional services environment.
  • Assertive and motivating and able to support others within the workplace
  • A natural multi-tasker and ability to track and manage multiple projects
  • Excellent communicator, written and spoken.
  • Can handle a deadline-driven environment.
  • Ability to uphold and support the Company’s Values and Behaviours.
  • Advanced user of MS Office suite.
  • APMP Foundation (Practitioner or Professional level desirable).

Security clearance:

Due to the nature of work to be undertaken applicants will be required to meet certain residency criteria in order to attain a minimum level of UK security clearance if not already security cleared.

Additional information

We are committed to equal treatment of candidates and promote, as well as foster all forms of diversity within our company. We believe that bringing together people with different backgrounds and perspectives is essential for creating innovative and impactful solutions. Skills, talent, and our people’s ability to dare are the only things that matter !. Bring your unique contributions and help us shape the future.

Other vacancies might interest you