Senior Bid Writer


Competitive plus car / car allowance

Closes 03/05/2024

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Bid Writer 

As our new Bid Writer, you will join a highly successful work winning team with a track record of winning major rail bids. Over the next five years, we are looking to break into new markets including highways, energy, and utilities. You will work on every element of bidding including win strategy, storyboarding, and bid writing to produce market leading submissions. 

In between bids you will focus on developing our case study library, working closely with our operational teams to capture evidence for use in future bids. You will also help to develop the bidding capabilities of our subject matter experts through training, mentoring and support. 

The role will be based in one of our regional offices in Chorley, Birmingham, Carlisle, or Normanton with the flexibility of hybrid working. 

As an experienced Bid Writer and reporting to our Bid Manager, your duties will include:

  • Producing professionally written EOI, PQQ and ITT responses that consistently win work.
  • Leading responses from storyboarding through to final submission. 
  • Driving continuous improvement and innovation throughout the bid process.
  • Developing case studies, collateral, CVs, and evidence to support long term positioning. 
  • Leading and developing bid writing competency across Story. 
  • Supporting the development of win strategies and capture plans.


  • Proven experience as a bid writer, ideally for a tier one contractor. 
  • Knowledge of the civils and/or rail industry would be beneficial but not essential.
  • Track record in working on and winning complex, high value bids.
  • Self-motivated, used to working under pressure and to strict deadlines. 
  • Forensic attention to detail.
  • Advanced experience of using Microsoft Word
  • APMP member desirable



At Story Contracting, we invest in our people. We provide award-winning training and development opportunities for all employees to help you get to where you want to be in your career.

In addition to a competitive salary and pension, we show we care about our people by offering a health cash plan and wellbeing support to keep you fit and well - inside and outside of work.

Our agile working policy allows for a mixture of office and home working, and flexible working arrangements are available so that our people are engaged to give their best.

We care about our communities too and offer our employees two paid for volunteering days each year to spend as a team or individually.

Why Story Contracting?

Story Contracting is a privately-owned, award-winning infrastructure company who is financially secure and agile with a wide range of public, private and third sector clients who enjoy working with our talented and committed team. Our track record for delivery on time and to budget, safely and reliably, has meant repeat business from our clients, which is reflected in our motto of ‘Do It Right!’

Our values are at the heart of everything we do - the way we work and the behaviours we display. We believe that this is what makes Story Contracting and our people exceptional.

GROUNDED - Everyone is equal at Story. We are down to earth and treat each other with respect.

HARDWORKING - We all pull our weight and work hard for each other.

PROUD - We are proud of our safety, our projects, our people, our clients and the success we create together.

FAMILY - We nurture, train, develop and keep our people safe, just like a family. We are inclusive and do the right thing for the business and its people.

TRUSTED - What we say is what we do. Our clients, our people and our communities trust us to do it right.

WINNERS - We are hungry for success and want to be the best performing contractor for our clients, our people and our communities.

Every Story Matters

We are proud to be a place where everyone can be part of the Story!

As part of our pledge to eliminate discrimination and encourage diversity among our Story Team, our ‘Every Story’ policy ensures all employees are a part of a diverse environment and always feel included.

All applicants will receive careful consideration for employment regardless of who you are, where you come from or what you believe in.

Think you’d be a good fit?

Successful applicants will be contacted shortly after the closing date.

Apply now to start your Story.



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