Title:  Bid Manager - Infrastructure and Major Projects Pre-Contracts

Job Number:  18276

Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3000

About John Holland

We’re all about transforming lives by finding solutions to complex challenges across a wide range of industries including infrastructure, property, rail, building and water projects in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. 

While our competitors talk about what they do, we focus on why we do it. We transform communities to make them easier to move around, more connected and better to live in.

About the Role - Bid Manager

We are growing our Pre-Contracts Infrastructure and Major Projects Business Group in Victoria and we’re keen to hear from you if you’re looking to take the next step in your career! 

Reporting into the General Manager Pre-Contracts Infrastructure, as a Bid Manager working within the Infrastructure and Major Projects Pre-Contracts team, you'll be responsible for converting prospects to projects by leading a bid team in the submission of assigned tenders. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the overall delivery of the project tender submission so that there is the maximum likelihood of winning and successfully delivering the project 
  • Tender management: Prepare various plans for project conversation and manage their implementation; Assign and manage resources to deliver the tender within budget, time and quality standards; Monitor and guide workflow during the tender, review progress against delivery milestones and take effective remedial action as required
  • Tender development: Develop strategies for successful conversion of the prospect to a project; Interpret tender requirements accurately and fully; Develop and modify work processes, technology, or products to meet tender requirements; 
  • Commercial and financial management: Ensure strong contract, commercial and financial risk management, accurate forecasting of both costs and revenue; Ensure that the tender is financially viable, margin expectations can be met and risk complies with corporate guidelines. 
  • Client relationship management: Support with developing and actively managing client and industry partner relationships; Negotiate terms and conditions of the tender with the client. 
  • People management: Provide direction, manage workloads, develop capability and foster a high-performance tender team within a positive employee relations environment. 
  • Project launch: Lead or participate in post tender negotiations, contract formation, award and project launch; Ensure effective handover from the tender team to the delivery team; Support the Project Delivery Manager through the project launch
  • Review and report on tender performance 

To be successful in this key role:

  • Tertiary qualification in Engineering, Sciences, Project Management, Construction Management or equivalent 
  • Construction, project management, tendering or operations experience 
  • Business development and client relationship management experience 

As part of the team, you help us deliver on our promise to transform lives.

Your success is reflected in ours, so we’re committed to being an employer of choice. We pride ourselves on having a diverse and inclusive workplace, as different perspectives and ideas will deliver our long-term success. 

We want you to be with us for the long-term, so providing you with rich career experiences and ongoing development is our priority. 

What's in it for you to join John Holland?

We’re about connecting your sense of purpose to ours. We understand that your career is one of the biggest ways to have an impact on the world. We also believe in supporting you as a whole person, not just an employee.

We reward and support our people in so many ways. This starts with being flexible about how different people like to work. From industry-leading leave policies to wellbeing and relationship support, your needs sit at the heart of our employee benefits.

We offer:

Competitive remuneration with salary continuance, and salary sacrifice packaging options available.
Great leave benefits including 18 weeks paid parental leave with superannuation and up to an extra 18 weeks of superannuation paid on further periods of unpaid parental leave, multicultural leave exchange and two additional John Holland Days to prioritise health and wellbeing.
Career progression underpinned by our exciting pipeline of work means you’ll have the opportunity to work on iconic projects that are shaping cities and communities.
Learning and development opportunities where you’ll have access to emerging talent programs, building your career through clear career pathways, and technical and leadership training and development opportunities.
Inclusion and diversity is part of how we work and do what we do at John Holland. Our active commitment to being an employer of choice is evident in the delivery of our Gender Equality Strategic Plan supported by our Pride, Celebrate Women, RAP and Grow networks.
Flexible working that works for you as we know flexibility means different things to different people. Whether it’s flexi-hours, flexi-parenting, flexi-leave, flexi-shifts, flexi-work, we’re committed to helping our people work flexibly.


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