Senior Proposals Manager

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Job Description

Work winning in the construction sector

Dartford / Manchester 

Full time role, office based

Are you a skilled and ambitious proposals professional who thrives in a fast-paced environment? We are seeking a talented lead to join our high-performing proposals team. As a senior proposals manager, you will play a vital role in securing some of the UK’s largest building and infrastructure projects.

Reporting to the head of proposals and supported by our skilled and experienced in-house team, you will be lead across a number of concurrent pursuits, working closely with our bid leaders and subject matter experts (SMEs) who form our bid teams.

This is a demanding, deadline-driven role. It requires exceptional energy and resilience. Are you up for this challenge?

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of high-quality submission materials and presentations to effectively convey our value proposition
  • Collaborate closely with the head of proposals, bid leaders, and subject matter experts to ensure successful execution of concurrent pursuits
  • Use your expertise to craft compelling proposals that demonstrate the benefits and value we bring to our clients

Successful candidate profile:

  • Proven experience in major project proposal/bid development and management, across public and private sectors
  • Confident leading response ideation, workshops and reviews with multi-disciplinary teams and external partners
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to effectively convey complex concepts
  • Strong organisational abilities to handle multiple bids simultaneously, planning ahead to sustainably deliver on time
  • Ability to co-ordinate specialists (writers, graphics, production) within our proposals team to produce compelling, compliant responses
  • Can collaborate with cross-functional teams to achieve bid objectives and requirements
  • Strong attention to detail and a commitment to delivering high-quality work
  • A natural flair for creativity and writing backed up by sector knowledge
  • Skilled in providing feedback in a positive, supportive manner

This is a full-time, office-based role be based from either our Dartford or Manchester offices. We expect our senior proposals managers to work closely with our bid teams across all our locations, requiring some travel for collaboration time.

Don’t match all the criteria? We are open and always happy to hear from people with transferable skill sets and a commitment to learning.

About us:

Laing O’Rourke are an international engineering and construction company delivering state-of-the-art infrastructure and buildings projects for clients in the UK, Middle East and Australia.

Certainty, reliability, quality – this is what our clients want. And at Laing O’Rourke, we have more than 150 years of experience delivering it. Laing O’Rourke’s story is one of energy, passion, ambition, people and teamwork. We harness the power of our experience, stretching back over a century and a half to deliver certainty for our clients.

As part of the Disability Confident scheme, we would like to enable access to candidates with long term health conditions and disabilities through the ‘Offer an interview scheme’. This supports applicants that meet the essential criteria by offering an interview for the advertised position. Please let us know prior to interview what adjustments are required as well as discussing how we can support you in the workplace.

We want to ensure our recruitment process is accessible to all. If you need the application form in an alternative format or you would like to know more about our recruitment process, please email

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