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UK Tender Unit Manager

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General information


Egis is a global consulting and engineering firm working in construction, transport and mobility services. Our mission: create and operate intelligent infrastructure and buildings to further the transition to a low-carbon economy and contribute to more balanced and sustainable territorial development.
To support our growth dynamic, we offer a wide variety of career opportunities in more than 120 countries.
Joining our Group and its 16,000 employees means, above all, sharing our values as a people-first company, strongly committed to sustainability and innovation.




Position description

Job title

UK Tender Unit Manager

Contract type

Permanent contract

Business Line specific context

Egis is a global consulting and engineering firm working in construction, transport and mobility services. Joining our Group and its 16,000 employees means, above all, sharing our values as a people-first company, strongly committed to sustainability and innovation.  

In the UK, we are delivering some of the most iconic projects which help connect people, protect our environment and meet emission reduction targets. We work in the transport and energy sectors, providing consultancy, engineering and operations services for clients such as major airports, governments, regulators, cities and rail and road operators.

About the role

We’re at an exciting time in our growth and are looking for a UK Tender Unit Manager to join Egis in the UK. We’d like our UK TU Manager to lead the overall bid management function, and manage the integration and management of tender processes and functions to improve the consistency and efficiency of tender delivery.

This is a new appointment and will initially report to the Egis Europe CCO and, eventually, the Europe Tender Unit Director. Our new UK TU Manager will work in close collaboration with Senior Directors in the UK to actively contribute to the growth of the region by implementing a consistent approach to tender management. The appointment will also ensure all tenders are both technically and commercially compliant with the client’s specification and company’s standards, as well as coordinate a team of two to three staff.

Job description

We’re looking for someone who has at least five years’ previous work experience in a similar role, with at least three of those managing a Tender Team.


What you'll be doing…

  • Tender Preparation Process Management:
    • Coordination of process meetings and decisions for all tenders and implement according to the management decision;
    • Provision of administrative and logistics support;
    • Coordination of finance, insurances, contract management, tax and legal activities;
    • Management and provision of common policies (such as Ethics, D&I, GDPR, H&S and Cyber);
    • Coordination with Bid Managers/Directors and their teams for technical content, pricing, drafting and story-telling, etc.;
    • Provision of adherence to policies and processes;
    • Support the transition from tender to contract, when required.
  • Tender Unit Management:
    • Management of daily activities and efficiency of the Tender Unit;
    • Ensuring all tasks are delivered using a ‘best-practice’ bid delivery approach and are delivered within the agreed scope, time and cost;
    • Management of quality assurance and competitiveness for all proposals, quotations, bids and tender responses, to ensure they are delivered in line with agreed levels of service;
    • Provide regular training to the team to enable them to propose and define new service offerings;
    • Directly participate in tenders for major projects and review all tenders before submission to comply with all internal standards;
    • Develop and manage a library of content that can be used to improve the efficiency and success of bids;
    • Maintain accurate, relevant and up-to-date files, including in CRM.
  • Tender Watch:
    • Management of a ‘Tender Watch’ function;
    • In liaison with the Business Development Directors/Managers, maintain an accurate sales pipeline through the company CRM and communicate

What you'll need…

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and an ability to communicate effectively at all levels  with demonstrable ability to influence and engage with senior and diverse stakeholders;
  • Demonstrable ability to manage and motivate a team;
  • Excellent organisational skills, ability to take a pragmatic and flexible approach to work;
  • An autonomous self-starter with little need for direction and a demonstrable collaborative approach to managing multiple competing priorities;
  • Five years previous experience, at least three of which managing a Tender Team.


Benefits/Salary Details:

  • Competitive salary;
  • 5% employer pension contribution rising to 8% if you make a 5% contribution;
  • Death in service life insurance;
  • Private healthcare for you and your family;
  • Health cash plan;
  • 26 days holiday plus UK bank holidays;
  • Hybrid working between office and home working.

This role will be employed on a local UK contract and will operate under a hybrid working model. Your office base can be Farnborough or London or you can be home based up to half of the week, if it works for you and the business. Occasional business travel will be required as needed .


Equality, Diversity & Inclusion 

We at EGIS are an Equal Opportunities employer and we recognise the value of a Diverse Organisation. EGIS appreciates all job applications. If you decide to apply for an opportunity at EGIS, your application will be assessed based purely on your experience, the essential and desirable criteria, and your suitability for the role. We value each and everyone’s contribution as this builds our culture and means, if you work for EGIS, you will be included, listened to, and respected.

Position location

Job location

Europe, United Kingdom



Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

0-Without graduation

Minimum level of experience required