Bid Writer/ Copywriter in Cambridgeshire


Join a respected Main Contractor, crafting winning proposals for diverse projects. Lead tender coordination, articulate win themes, and mentor junior team members. Competitive salary of £50,000 to £70,000.


My client is a reputable regional Main Contractor with a turnover of over £300 million. With a legacy dating back to the early 1900s, they have been delivering high-quality building, construction, and engineering services for over a century. Their extensive experience encompasses a diverse portfolio, ranging from residential developments to large-scale commercial projects. This well-rounded expertise enables them to undertake projects of varying complexities, always committed to delivering exceptional results within budget and on time.


As the Bid Writer, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring effective coordination and timely completion of tenders. Engaging at different stages of the tender process, you will be instrumental in developing the value proposition, articulating win themes, and crafting solution narratives. Your involvement will span through the Proposal Phase, culminating after submitting Clarification Questions. This role entails overseeing, coaching, and mentoring junior members of the Bid Writing team, providing guidance and signing off on their submissions. Your keen attention to detail, ability to work under pressure within the preconstruction team, and adherence to demanding deadlines will be key to your success.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaboratively re-write and edit proposal responses from various stakeholders, including sales, marketing, product teams, finance, commercial, legal, and delivery.
  • Articulate win themes to exceed client expectations and requirements.
  • Deliver well-crafted proposal responses to the Bid Lead/Manager within agreed-upon deadlines, with the ability to escalate issues when necessary.
  • Lead storyboard sessions with bid/proposal team members, fostering cohesive collaboration.
  • Conduct market research for kick-off and solution meetings, proactively tapping into subject matter experts.
  • Assist the Bid/Proposal Manager in structuring proposals and refine existing pre-written content as needed.
  • Coach and guide Bid teams in writing best practices for effective solutions.
  • Contribute to the knowledge base by presenting and tagging new proposal content for potential re-use, updating company databases for widespread access.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in proposal automation software.
  • Communicate and exert influence at a senior level.
  • Exhibit excellent time management and prioritization skills, paired with meticulous proofreading abilities.
  • Collaborate with the Business Development Team to research OJEU Notices (Ted and My Tenders), sales leads, websites, and planning applications, identifying new opportunities.
  • Design tailored presentations and company brochures to meet specific client requirements.
  • Foster communication with other offices, sharing information and promoting the Group’s capabilities through brochures for engaging prospective clients.
  • Contribute to the preparation/writing of PQQs and tender bids as an integral part of the broader preconstruction team.


To be considered for this Bid Writer role, you are likely to possess:

  • A commitment to delivering high-quality work and taking pride in your contributions.
  • Previous experience as a Bid Writer, Bid Manager, Proposals Manager, Proposals Engineer, Submissions Manager, Tender Writer, Bid Author, or Bid Coordinator.
  • Ideally, previous employment with a Main Contractor; candidates from Subcontractors and Consultancies will also be considered.
  • Preferably, experience in the building sector projects.
  • Ideally, a degree qualification with a strong focus on creating high-quality written work.
  • Industry-specific knowledge of Bid Writing within the Construction market.
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and copy-writing skills.
  • Proficiency in English language, including vocabulary, grammar, and communication skills.
  • Adaptability to accommodate changing project requirements and deadlines.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft and other desktop publishing software packages.
  • A naturally inquisitive nature to challenge ideas and provide innovative solutions.


You will be based in the Cambridge office.



The successful Bid Writer will receive:

  • Basic salary ranges from £40,000 to £70,000 (dependent on experience).
  • Additional company benefits.


About this Recruiter

Ellis Abbott

A bit about me

I have worked at Cityscape Recruitment for the past two years, joining the team from a high-level sporting background. I have recently been promoted from Trainee Consultant to Recruitment Consultant and specialise in the Main Contracting sector. The type of roles I usually recruit for are Commercial, Operational and Design. Outside recruitment, I enjoy playing golf and going to the gym. I am also a huge Leeds United fan and will watch as many games as possible.
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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.

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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.

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

  • Main Contractor – Build
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  • Residential Development
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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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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.)

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