BID Manager - Main Construction Contractor - Dublin

Location: Ireland

EUR 60,000 - 85,000

Job Type: Perm

Industry: Construction-Infrastructure-Jobs

Job ID: JO-2107-27334

Consultant: Sheila McNeice

Are you a BID Manager with experience working with main contractors on educational and healthcare PPP Projects?

Would you like to work with one of Ireland's leading Civil and Building Contractors?

If you are interested in discussing this role further, contact Sheila on +353-1-7978720 or send your CV to

BID Manager - Main Construction Contractor - Dublin

Job Description

​Our client is one of Ireland's leading Civil & Building Contractors with operations throughout the country

They are seeking to appoint a BID Manager to manage PPP Bids on education and healthcare projects.

The BID Manager will assemble and manage a bid team that has the skills to prepare and submit a winning PPP bid, whilst taking ownership of the end-to-end bid process. 

The Bid Manager is typically responsible for managing the PPP opportunity from initial identification through to financial close. 

Responsibilities include the introduction and implementation of all necessary bid procedures, governance, and processes. 

This is a highly networked role that requires an ability to work under pressure and to challenging deadlines. 

It requires strong people management and commercial skills.

Manage the PPP bid end-to-end bid process.

Manage PPP bid teams and inputs from key stakeholders, typically engaging with external Client team, external design consultants, internal marketing, internal construction and bid teams, internal finance, internal commercial, internal legal and project management / delivery.

Work with the PPP team and bid team to develop a clear win strategy for each PPP bid and ensure win themes are clear and compelling.

Understand and resolve complex PPP technical, strategic and business issues.

Prepare and review the technical aspects of the bid, ensuring all works are included in the final bid price to the customer.

Risk tracking and management throughout the bid process.

Contributing to the written proposal - both in terms of content and presentation (such as providing guidance around the executive summary and all PPP narratives – including story boarding and style).

Manage the bid budget and monitor and report on overall performance against KPIs.

Ensure timescales are achieved at each step of the bid process, including all internal governance, while taking the initiative in setting realistic deadlines.

Ensure on-time submission of compliant and commercially sound PPP bids.

Co-ordinate and plan all client presentations required as part of the bid submission.

Drive continuous improvement, through post-bid reviews, both internally and with customer


Degree / Higher Diploma qualification in Engineering, Construction Management or equivalent;

Ideally has a background in construction / project management / bid management from opportunity identification through to project delivery

Proven team leadership skills in office-based and virtual work environments.

Excellent communication skills and comfortable working at CEO / Director Level (internal and external customer)

Will be fully conversant with the competitive marketplace.

Sound commercial understanding with risk management skills

Ability to manage complex, multi-workstream opportunities

Solid understanding and management of PPP governance procedures

Ability in delivering winning, multi-million euro bids


€65K - €85K negotiable based on experience & qualifications

Company vehicle

Company laptop and phone

8% pension contribution

21 annual days holidays and 9 public days

Annual salary review

Health care / insurance program 

Further education assistance

Flexible working arrangements


Sheila McNeice is the consultant managing this position.

If you are a BID Manager interested in roles based in Dublin, you can contact Sheila by e-mail or phone +353-1-7978720 for a confidential chat.

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