Ricardo: Sustainability bid manager

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Sustainability bid manager

  • Role type
  • Full time

  • Location/s
  • Flexible, UK

Job Description

Sustainability Bid Manager     

London, Oxfordshire, Manchester, Flexible

 

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Ricardo Energy & Environment is a leading sustainability consultancy combining energy, climate change, environmental and chemical risk expertise with strong IT and economics capability. Operating across the world, we work in partnership with our customers to help transform the way they work, empowering business leaders with award winning consultancy advice. With unrivalled sector insight and a reputation for producing innovative solutions, we offer a stimulating and rewarding environment in which to work.

 

Our company vision is to create a more sustainable world for the future, which is the driver behind everything we do as a business.

 

To deliver our vision, over the last 10 years, we have delivered projects that have shaped UK and international government policy to align with achieving Net Zero carbon emissions, reduced operational costs across the public and private sector through decarbonisation and delivered strategies for large scale carbon reduction in multiple industrial sectors. Our reputation for innovation, passion and integrity in the work we deliver means we are recognised as an organisation that provides high quality advice to our clients. Our unrivalled technical excellence provides clients with greater confidence in decision making and business planning and contributes to global sustainability goals.

 

We know we can bring about positive sustainable change and are looking for someone equally driven to deliver our vision.

 

Purpose:

This is a new and exciting role within our sustainability business area.  Building on the wider sustainability (carbon management and net zero etc) support we provide to our clients we are seeing an increased level of bidding and a need for a full time bid manager to support the team. We are seeking to recruit an experienced bid manager accountable for the preparation of bids and working closely with the Business Development managers, Head of Sustainability, and wider team to ensure the quality of the tenders submitted.  The bid manager will ensure that bids are persuasive, in selling our value and uniqueness, responsive to the client’s requirements, and are coherent, robust and meet Ricardo’s financial criteria for revenue, labour sales and profit. The bid manager will work closely with appropriate technical leads to share responsibility for the bid. 

 

The bid manager will be expected to lead by example by using bidding best practices.

 

Key accountabilities:

  • Manage the bid as a project, when appropriate working closely with the technical lead, and colleagues with commercial and financial responsibilities.
  • Liaise as necessary with senior managers to secure decisions on bid strategy.
  • With other key bid contributors, establish value proposition appropriate to the client and differentiators in response to competitive analysis of the opportunity, against client needs/required outcomes
  • Review and critique content as it is produced by the contributors. Ensure that the overall document is professionally presented and tells a consistent and clear story
  • Ensure that all relevant quality processes are followed and documented
  • Support capture planning, interview preparation and learning reviews as appropriate
  • Maintain and develop key bidding resources such as bidding templates and case studies especially for work streams with high levels of bidding
  • Familiarity with the centralised bidding material available

Qualifications & Experience

  • Ideally Degree educated and/or APMP Practitioner.
  • Proven track record of successfully developing and delivering substantial or complex winning bids to time, quality and budget.
  • A background in solutions and services.
  • Essential Skills & Competencies
  • Strong team player
  • Must be comfortable working at all levels in an organisation
  • Sound commercial acumen an ability to prioritise for best return
  • Ability to manage complex, multi-disciplinary opportunities.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to demanding deadlines
  • Strong leadership and influencing skills
  • Understands the importance of processes and controls
  • Desirable Skills and Competencies
  • Fully conversant with the consulting marketplace.

 

Aptitude and Personal Characteristics

  • Competitive and goal-orientated
  • Tackles projects and situations assertively, but with tact.
  • Enjoys overcoming challenges, including objections/resistance, and achieving goals in the face of obstacles.
  • Proactive and self-driven
  • Sense of urgency to get things done quickly, efficiently, with discipline.
  • Persistent and decisive.
  • Able to see the bigger picture and to flex when necessary to meet wider business goals.

 

In our Sustainability team we really enjoy the great work we do, so we will be looking for someone with a similar attitude – enthusiastic, committed, responsible, open and reliable.

 

Ricardo is an exciting and rewarding place to work, with the opportunity to make a difference in the world. What sets us apart is our people. You will work with an exceptional team of talented, dedicated and supportive individuals. You will have a fantastic opportunity to develop your career with us through our broad range of project, mentoring and coaching opportunities and a personalised approach to your learning and development.

 

Our people are important to us and we take pride in our wellbeing programmes and policies that support individuals including flexible working, careers policy, mental health first aiders and readily available support through our extensive Employee Assistance Programme.

 

Ricardo Energy & Environment has an ambitious diversity, equality and inclusion approach as explained in this message by our CEO.

 

Once you have submitted your application a member of our Recruitment Team will be in touch. Please be aware that the timing can vary dependent on the volume of applications that we receive for each role and in some cases, we may start to review applications prior to the closing date.

 

Working here:

This is an exciting and rewarding place to work, with the opportunity to make a difference. You will have a fantastic opportunity to develop your career with us through our broad range of projects, mentoring opportunities and a personalised approach to your learning and development.

 

We are always keen to hear from people who have driven, ambition and a flair for innovative thinking.  Ricardo Energy & Environment has an ambitious diversity, equality, and inclusion approach as explained here.

 

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Our People are important to us and we take pride in our wellbeing programmes and policies that support individuals including flexible working, carers policy, mental health first aiders and readily available support through our extensive Employee Assistance programme.

 

Once you have submitted your application a member of our Recruitment Team will be in touch. Please be aware that the timing can vary dependent on the volume of applications that we receive for each role and in some cases, we may start to review applications prior to the closing date.