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Bid Writer

ARJ Construction Limited is a pro-active and client focused construction company that delivers high quality new-build, alteration, fit-out and refurbishment projects for public and private clients within the commercial, healthcare, education, residential, retail and leisure sectors.

The company began as ARJ Construction Partnership in 1991, to provide a personalised and bespoke service that could deliver small to medium-sized construction projects across all industry sectors. It became a limited company in 2005, when a new executive team of three directors was formed. This included original partner Andrew Holt plus two new directors, Sean Kneller and Steve Doherty. ARJ have managed a steady and controlled business growth and recently achieved a pre-audited turnover of c55m in year ending April 2016, with anticipated 70m for year ending April 2017.

An opening for an Bid Writer has become available, due to the growth of the business and will be based at our Head Office in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. This role offers the opportunity to grow and develop your career within a successful, progressive organisation and a competitive salary based on experience.

Key responsibilities

- To successfully respond to OJEU notices and expressions of interest through the production of high quality and tailored PQQs, EoI submissions and bid documents

- To copyright, proofread and edit tenders/proposals

- To work with the marketing manager to assist in the production of supplementary marketing documentation to illustrate the capabilities and build the reputation of the business

- To actively seek out and secure new business opportunities through internet research

- To liaise with the teams to gather case study information on past and current projects

- To gather, draft and record corporate information, model answers, case studies etc in the bid library

- To develop and maintain content for the website

- To contribute content to company newsletters to staff, consultants and clients

Skills & experience required

You will have previously had significant experience of responding to PQQs, including drafting and editing bid content concisely and in line with clients' bespoke requirements. Knowledge of the built environment/construction industry and the varying terminologies used will be required. Having excellent IT skills and command of English are essential, as are the ability to collaborate with others and co-ordinate responses to tight deadlines.

Key criteria:

- Excellent communication, copywriting, proofreading and presentational skills

- Experience of bid writing within the construction industry
- An organised approach and ability to deliver structured, innovative submission documents, computer literacy in programmes including: Excel, Word, In Design, Illustrator and Adobe Suites
- The ability to work to juggle multiple priorities and work under pressure to meet key deadlines for all submissions

- The ability to work effectively with others and build strong relationships internally and externally

- A self-starter who can operate with minimal supervision but also work effectively as part of a broader team

- Experience in graphic design would be desirable, but not essential

As a business, we recognise and appreciate hard work therefore in return for the above a competitive salary will be offered, as well as free daily parking at our Head Office, an auto enroled pension scheme will be available for all employees from Spring 2017, 21 days' holidays plus stats and 3 days at Christmas and plenty of fruit, refreshments and biscuits offered free to all office based employees.

ARJ Construction Ltd are an equal opportunities employer.

Strictly No Agencies please.

Vacancy Summary

28,000 - 37,000 dependent on experience
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Date Advertised
11 Jan 2017

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ARJ Construction Limited
07795 614496 (T)
Sam Carroll