Bid Writer in Hertfordshire


Our client an award winning family owned main contractor are looking for an experienced Bid Writer to join their successful team


The company is an award-winning family owned property development specialist with over 35 years’ experience focusing on high-quality desirable homes in London & the South-East. This small-medium company is full of ‘people’s people’ with a friendly and welcoming sociable atmosphere where repeat business is at the centre of their business. They offer a stress fee service to their clients and work on a partnership basis to ensure the end product is as desired. With 4 divisions within the group this role is for the development arm focusing on Affordable Housing; Housing Associations; Local Authorities building long term relationships with a circa £100m turnover.


Our client is in need of an experienced Bid Writer to join their Business Development and Marketing Team at their offices in Hertfordshire on a permanent basis.

Duties include but not limited too:

  • To work within a structured team to actively seek out and secure business opportunities.
  • To successfully respond to OJEU notices, invitations to tender and development bids through the production of high quality EOIs, SQs, ITT submissions and bid documents that are tailored to suit the specific requirements of the enquiry from clients.
  • To enhance the profile and reputation of the business to ensure new business opportunities.
  • To work as part of a structured Business Development team and assist in the production of supplementary marketing documentation to illustrate the capabilities of the business.
  • To keep abreast of any market opportunities and strategies that need to be recognised and pursued by the business as part of our bid and tender submission strategies.
  • To work as part of a structured team to initiate new strategies within our bid and tender submissions in response to the demands of the private and affordable housing markets as well as the healthcare and education construction sectors.
  • To recognise clients’ needs within both the private and social housing markets and use this insight when preparing bids and tender submissions in order to achieve successful outcomes.
  • To be creative and original in thinking, in order to develop innovative, commercial solutions.
  • Prepare concise documents that look attractive, deliver the message and win the bid.
  • Prepare and make presentations to key clients, developing strong relationships and be seen as credible member of a professional team, having the technical ability to support the bid.
  • To liaise with all departments of the business to develop successful bid and tender documents.
  • To ensure that all publication processes and systems (including the computerisation of all functions) are compatible with bid and tender submission documents ensuring accuracy and efficiency.
  • To attend training and skills improvement courses as and when identified through appraisals in line with the responsibilities and objectives of the Bid Writers role.
  • To audit and review submission documents and together with other team members, maintain a library of current technical and commercial information.
  • To arrange feedback meetings with clients and employer’s agents and disseminate information within the Bid Submission team.
  • To identity and take advantage of all opportunities to promote the activities of the company and to participate in the challenge of seeking new business opportunities.
  • To be similarly demanding as the Directors of the company in the quest for improvements in the company’s overall performance and standing with clients and consultants.


  • Main contractor experience
  • Proven success in winning bids/tenders, from within the Construction industry
  • Experience in working on multiple bids
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent communicator
  • Business development experience
  • Will be comfortable working to tight deadlines


The salary will be dependent on level of exposure to industry. The company offers excellent opportunities and offers a basic salary up to £60,000 plus a package.


About this Recruiter

Ed Davis
Residential Manager

A bit about me

I bring over nine years of recruitment experience to Cityscape Recruitment, including five years running my own firm specialising in recruiting for the residential development sector. I joined Cityscape to continue my focus on helping construction professionals in the residential sector find new career opportunities. I enjoy business development and have introduced some big housebuilders into the consultancy, who actively looking for new team members. Outside work, I am a massive Arsenal fan and enjoy watching my son play grassroots football.
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Cityscape Recruitment is not like any other construction recruitment agency. Our business does not have a sales-driven environment, instead, we reward quality over quantity.

We use our specialist industry knowledge to help introduce and guide construction professionals into companies that best suit their desired career aspirations and personal goals. From Quantity Surveyors to Site Managers to Civil Engineers, we work to the same objective of helping to enhance their careers.

And our relationships don’t end on day one of a new role – we pride ourselves on our ability to build long-lasting relationships with both clients and construction professionals. And we are fortunate enough to work with many leading construction companies and professionals in London and throughout the rest of the UK.


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Our clients range from small, privately owned specialist contractors right up to top-tier PLCs responsible for shaping our country’s landscape.

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We have worked with Alex Wallace and the Cityscape Recruitment team for a number of years now and find their service excellent.

They supply well matched and vetted candidates and very quickly understood all our requirements. They have always demonstrated good market knowledge and an ability to deliver to our requirements.

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I have used Cityscape Recruitment multiple times over the last 5 years. Very pleasant to deal with and all candidates put forward for interview are well suited to the position and well vetted by the team, so there is no time wasted with unsuitable applicants. I would highly recommend Cityscape. I intend to use them again in the future should any vacancies become available.

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The Cityscape Recruitment team has always been great to deal with. Always ready to listen to our needs and requirements, a quality some recruiters do not appreciate or have, then advising where they can assist in our staff procurement. We look forward to working with Laura and Cityscape in the coming years.


Construction Recruitment FAQs

Here are answers to some questions that you may have.

At Cityscape Recruitment we have teams of consultants who find opportunities for construction professionals in the following sectors:

  • Main Contractor – Build
  • Fit Out and Refurbishment
  • Residential Development
  • Specialist Contract
  • Civil Engineering
  • Consultancy

Read more about our company here.

Our Residential Development team recruits for the very broad range of roles available in the Construction and Civil Engineering industries. From Quantity Surveyor to Technical Coordinator to Project Manager.

They can also recruit for the complete range of seniorities within these specialist areas. From Graduate roles, up to Heads of Departments and Managing Directors

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Our clients range from small, privately owned specialist contractors right up to top-tier PLCs responsible for shaping our country’s landscape. 

Some of our key clients are Statom Group, 8Build, AJ Morrisroe and Sons, VolkerFitzpatrick, Troy Group and Bellway Homes. 

Whatever your career aspirations may be, we will have the opportunities and the industry knowledge to share with you.

Our office is in Rickmansworth, West Hertfordshire. We are, therefore, best placed to provide recruitment services for London, the Home Counties, and the Southern Region of the country. However, we can and do recruit for the whole of the UK and have made many successful placements for construction professionals in the Midlands and the North and West regions of the country. 

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When you first contact us, be that through direct contact, responding to an advert or applying through our website, we will connect you with a consultant who works in your specialist area. 

Initially, they will arrange a meeting to talk through your CV and career history. They will encourage you to go into detail about your background and experiences, capabilities and responsibilities, personal circumstances and any other factors they feel are relevant to help them build up a well-rounded profile of you. 

We take extraordinary care in matching professionals to an opportunity – one that will help enhance their careers and a clients’ team. We therefore also use this meeting to empower you in your career. Using our extensive knowledge of the construction industry, we would provide in-depth overviews of businesses, projects and available roles, and guidance on where your strengths will add the most value and career potential. 

After this meeting, the consultant will speak to a number of their clients about you and your CV. Who they speak to can be either jointly agreed upon or you can trust the judgement and expertise of the consultant to contact clients they feel are the best fit for your experience and goals.

If any clients are interested in meeting with you, the consultant will manage the interview process, coaching you before any interviews if required. (Further guidance can be found here.)

If you are successful in receiving an offer(s), our consultant will communicate this with you and help to negotiate the offer(s) and any other terms of employment. 

Finally, we will support you in resigning from your current role, navigating potential counter offers and starting your new role.

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