ARJ was formed in 1991 and since this time our portfolio has expanded to encompass a fully comprehensive client base, delivering excellence and expertise across: healthcare, education, commercial office, industrial and residential sectors. Projects range from refurbishment of live working environments through to creating high-end new build facilities.
We do this by building and maintaining strong relationships with our clients over the long term; 70% of our projects are repeat business. Our focus is on partnership and collaboration with every project. Effective management of people and projects ensures success. We are known for our non-adversarial approach and trusted for always delivering. Direct access to Directors builds our customer understanding and leads to better solutions.
ARJ adopts a flexible, can-do approach for every project. Directors attending all relevant meetings, ensuring clear lines of communication, so issues are dealt with at source. Our dedicated directly employed staff work with our clients' interests at heart.
Clients choose ARJ for our strong commitment to delivering a personal first class service, safely, on-time and budget.
An opening for an Bid Writer has become available, due to the growth of the business and will be based at our Head Office in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. This role offers the opportunity to grow and develop your career within a successful, progressive organisation and a competitive salary based on experience.
To successfully respond to OJEU notices and expressions of interest through the production of high quality and tailored PQQs, EoI submissions and bid documents
To copyright, proofread and edit tenders/proposals
To work with the marketing manager to assist in the production of supplementary marketing documentation to illustrate the capabilities and build the reputation of the business
To actively seek out and secure new business opportunities through internet research
To liaise with the teams to gather case study information on past and current projects
To gather, draft and record corporate information, model answers, case studies etc in the bid library
To develop and maintain content for the website
To contribute content to company newsletters to staff, consultants and clients
Skills & experience required
You will have previously had significant experience of responding to PQQs, including drafting and editing bid content concisely and in line with clients' bespoke requirements. Knowledge of the built environment/construction industry and the varying terminologies used will be required. Excellent IT skills and command of English are essential, as are the ability to collaborate with others and co-ordinate responses to tight deadlines.
Construction sector bid writing experience
Excellent communication, copywriting, proofreading and presentational skills
An organised approach and ability to deliver structured, innovative submission documents, computer literacy in programmes including: Excel, Word, In Design, Illustrator and Adobe Suites
The ability to work to juggle multiple priorities and work under pressure to meet key deadlines for all submissions
The ability to work effectively with others and build strong relationships internally and externally
A self-starter who can operate with minimal supervision but also work effectively as part of a broader team
Experience in graphic design would be desirable, but not essential
As a business, we recognise and appreciate hard work therefore in return for the above a competitive salary will be offered, as well as free daily parking at our Head Office, an auto enroled pension scheme will be available for all employees from Spring 2017, 21 days' holidays plus stats and 3 days at Christmas and plenty of fruit, refreshments and biscuits offered free to all office based employees.
ARJ Construction are an equal opportunities employer
Strictly No Agencies please