Bid Manager

Hoare Lea

We are an award-winning engineering consultancy with a creative team of engineers, designers, and technical specialists. We provide innovative solutions to complex engineering and design challenges for buildings. Irrespective of the scale or complexity of a project, we provide a full range of MEP, environmental and sustainability services, bringing buildings to life and ensuring that they perform in operation as well as they look.

Only considering candidates eligible to work in London, UK ⚠️

Bid Manager.


We have an exciting opportunity to recruit a Bid Manager for a key strategic position within our London office. The role requires clear thinking, strong strategic skills, the ability to create empathy and rapport with internal colleagues, external consultants, and clients, and the leadership skill to harness a team to produce outstanding bid documents.

About us

Problem solvers who care how a space makes you feel when you step inside – who bring buildings to life. We overcome every challenge with ingenuity, determination, and pride.

We take personal responsibility to achieve a shared vision, combining strong relationships with technical excellence. When we embark on a project journey, we are making a commitment to the client and to each other.

Hoare Lea is an award-winning consultancy with a creative team of engineers, designers, and technical specialists. We provide innovative strategies and solutions to overcome complex engineering and design challenges within the built environment. Irrespective of the complexity of a challenge, we provide a full range of sustainable, environmental, and engineering capabilities that bring buildings to life and ensure positive outcomes for both people and the planet.

Hoare Lea is also a member of Tetra Tech’s High Performance Buildings Group, a global alliance of built-environment problem solvers.

Why work for us?

Be part of a progressive and exciting client-centric focus and experience how we innovate across multiple market sectors and business transformation needs.

Collaborate with the industry’s best, working with a wide range of built-environment specialists, client groups and challenging projects that have a positive impact for people and the planet.

Opportunity to join our structured Career Paths framework and challenge yourself to increase your personal impact and value to the firm and beyond.

The role

The Bid Manager will play a pivotal role in developing and harmonising the bidding and marketing collateral across the UK offices interacting with various internal disciplines. The Bid Manager will have ultimate responsibility for collating all the required input(s) to produce compelling bid documents that will realise a step-change improvement in the firm’s bidding conversion rate.

Moreover, the Bid Manager will assemble and lead the sector’s core bid team to produce industry-leading, project-winning bid proposals, and documents, setting the standard for all Hoare Lea’s bids.

Taking ownership of the end-to-end bid process, the Bid Manager will be responsible for managing an opportunity from EoI/qualification through to contract award, working with the relevant sector team members and central management support to capture and promote the value proposition, commercial considerations, and risk management aspects, as well as supporting the delivery team to develop the strategy and solutions, aligned with the Hoare Lea brand.

What we are looking for

This role requires someone with outstanding organisational and communication skills, with great energy and attention to detail, possessing a ‘can-do’ attitude and with the ability to work to tight deadlines.

The successful candidate will be able to inspire the team and be able to build strong relationships and influence at all levels, across specialisms and with senior colleagues.

You will have a proven track record of securing high-value complex engineering, consultancy, and construction services solutions. Ideally, you will already have an excellent understanding of the built environment and construction industry.

In addition, you will have strong bid management experience at a senior level with a proven ability to win work in a bidding and estimating environment.

Experience in leading and empowering a wider bid team is a must, as well as proven experience in developing and implementing bid winning strategies.

In addition, you must be computer literate and particularly proficient with Microsoft Office suite.

Our benefits

To reward your hard work and commitment we offer both core and flexible benefits, a competitive salary and industry-leading training and development to support you throughout your career.

Core benefits

  • Private medical scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Income protection
  • Travel Allowance – electric car scheme
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing to 30 with the length of service
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Enhanced Paternity, Maternity & Shared Parental Leave
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • Professional membership subscription
  • Flexitime

Flexible benefits

  • 9-day fortnight – the firm offers all employees the option to work a 9-day fortnight
  • Hybrid Working – activity-based approach
  • Employee stock purchase plan – a voluntary program which allows eligible employees to purchase Tetra Tech common stock at a 15% discount
  • Holiday buy & sell up to 5 days
  • Study Assistance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Sabbatical Leave
  • Other flexible benefits include gym and retail discounts, travel & dental insurance, and GAYE (Give as you Earn)
  • Flexible working - We’re happy to discuss flexible working. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at the offer stage

How to apply

To apply simply complete a CV profile and submit your application, or for further information please contact [email protected]

Diversity, equity and inclusion

We are committed to being a place where underrepresented individuals and communities are not just included, but where marginalised knowledge and experience is valued, amplified, and harnessed. So, we strongly encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds, including women, people of the Global Majority, LGBTQ+ individuals, disabled people, neurodivergent people, and those from all other underrepresented or marginalised groups. To learn more about our approach to diversity, equity and inclusion, see our DEI strategy.

Adjustments and accommodations

If there are adjustments or accommodations that we can put in place to ensure you can participate and give your best at any stage of the recruitment process (whether relating to disability, neurodivergence, or anything else) please let us know.

Flexible working

We are committed to enabling a healthy work-life balance for all employees. So, we welcome applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements to suit their particular needs and lifestyle, including part-time, term-time-only, and remote working.

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Leading independent engineering consultancy specializing in MEP, environmental, and sustainability services.

Working Week

We work a 9 day fortnight. That's 9 slightly longer days over 2 weeks (80 hours total), with every second Friday off.

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Our Vacation Policy

We offer 30 days of PTO, includes annual leave and additional flexible leave options

Remote Working Policy

We offer hybrid working environment with flexible location options.

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Generous parental leave
  • Equipment allowance
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Professional Development Budget
  • Opportunties for Sabbaticals
  • Mental Health Support

Our Team

We're a team of 1.2k across 17 departments:

  • engineering
  • education
  • consulting
  • finance
  • +13 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Microsoft Office
  • Organisational skills
  • Communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Bid management
  • Winning bid strategies

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