Assistant Proposals Manager

Posted a week ago by Willmott Dixon Group

Remote job
Birmingham, West Midlands

Willmott Dixon have an exciting new opportunity for a Assistant Proposals Manager to join our Construction Midlands team on a 12 month fixed term maternity contract.

You will support with first stage tenders and will be responsible for preparing high-quality bids that delight our customers. We are committed to truly understanding our customers' needs and developing sustainable solutions that are clearly articulated in customer-focused, attractive submissions. Our high win rate means you will see more of your effort converted to live projects.

You will have a passion for construction and be able to demonstrate the skills and capabilities below:

Collaboration: support in assembling the team required for the Proposal, who will come from other departments and outside the business. You will be able to:

  • Support in Identifying and assembling the people needed to produce and win the bid
  • Support in agreeing individual roles and responsibilities.
  • Check progress and support bid team members.

Bid writing skills: You will be a bid writer and will make sure all the written content in the bid is clear and compelling by:

  • Owning individual answers (planning and scripting).
  • Briefing other bid writing contributors.
  • Checking the quality of other contributors' work and providing feedback and/or intervening.

Based from our Central Birmingham office. you will also be supported to work on a hybrid basis with home working at least 2 days per week.

This role come with an attractive rewards package, leading benefits and career development with one of the UKs leading construction companies, known for its industry leading sustainability strategy and award-winning diversity approach.

Assistant Proposals Manager responsibilities include:

  • Enhance the quality of bids with clear, accessible written content.
  • Writing bespoke answers to customer questions
  • To communicate effectively and influence
  • Review and critique specialist authors' responses.
  • Writing and editing bid submissions into compelling and persuasive responses.
  • Ensuring the writing structure and words used in the proposal persuasively conveys the offer to the customer
  • Manage a varied workload with multiple conflicting deadlines.
  • Understand and include customer-focused sales messages and share with bid authors.
  • To identify risks and opportunities.
  • Manage multiple stakeholders across the Willmott Dixon business

Essential and Desirable Criteria


  • Experience in a Bid writer role or in a role displaying significant written skills eg PR/journalism
  • InDesign experience
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong communicator


  • A Level/Degree English Literature
  • Background utilising excellent writing skills e.g. Communications, PR, Journalism
  • Schedule (Resource/Time) Management Platforms
  • Photoshop/Illustrator
  • APMP foundation

Additional Information

At Willmott Dixon we provide an inclusive and flexible working environment for people to thrive in and we are happy to support agile working wherever possible.

We are a proud member of the Disability Confident Scheme.

About Us

With over 170 years of rich history, Willmott Dixon's purpose is beyond profit; delivering brilliant buildings, transforming lives, strengthening communities and enhancing the environment so our world is fit for future generations. Ensuring that we add lasting value to the neighbourhoods we work in; our values, people, innovation, partnerships and focus on sustainability has allowed us to build a successful and solid privately owned business where our people can thrive.

Construction is changing and we are at the forefront of that change. Pioneering new ways to build, innovating the way construction is viewed and establishing ourselves as one of the top employers in any industry. It truly is an amazing company in one of the most exciting industries with a vast array of professional career paths. Adding to that our numerous people awards, we understand everyone has a unique potential and ability to make a difference and succeed; if you want your skills developed and talent recognised, why not join our business!

Willmott Dixon was awarded No 1 in the Best "Big" Companies (2022) to work for and already holds the Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2024. We are the first major contractor and developer to win a King's Award for Enterprise in the category of sustainable development.

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