Title:  Bid Manager

Job Number:  17004

Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3000

About John Holland:

At John Holland, our purpose is simple, we transform lives with everything we do. We've always known at its heart infrastructure is about people — our customers, our employees, and the communities in which we work.

That's our difference. Deep experience and capability with a genuine care about creating better lives for people along the way.

Be part of a team that thrives on rising to the challenge of transforming lives for good.

About the role:

As a member of the Precontracts Team this role successfully leads Water Sector development and pursuit activities by developing and maintaining effective customer and stakeholder relationships. It will establish effective Tender planning, management strategies and processes, and leading Tender teams to ensure that the likelihood of winning and successfully delivering an individual prospect is maximised.  

What you will do:

  • In consultation with the Precontracts and General Manager (Water), plan, manage and deliver water tenders, such that the likelihood of winning and successfully delivering an individual prospect is maximised.
  • Ensure Tender stakeholders are actively engaged throughout; partner with and coordinate the input of SMEs, designers, delivery partners, vendors and sub-contractors.
  • Align strategy and execution plans with John Holland’s Infrastructure Business and Water strategic objectives.
  • Proactively plan, manage and deliver effective Joint Venture and John Holland Tender Reviews in accordance with Approval requirements.  
  • Monitor and report on progress against the Tender Budget and Tender Plan, anticipating risks to ensure expectations are met.
  • Ensure strong approach to the Commercial Risk Assessment, development and alignment of recommended contractual positions across all elements of the Tender proposal (estimate, program and scope). This will include driving the CRA Approval. 
  • Lead the post Tender submission clarification process by coordinating the actioning of comments and managing response timelines and relevant approvals.
  • Support the Precontracts and General Manager (Water) to develop and actively manage client relationships

To be successful in this key role, you must have:

  • Tertiary qualification in Engineering, Sciences, Project Management or Construction Management
  • Focused and strategic approach to all short- and long-term deliverables
  • Strong ability to communicate with, and provide confidence to Senior Executive Leaders
  • Contractual, legal, commercial and legislative compliance and regulatory frameworks, systems and key risks
  • Strong organisational and internal / external stakeholder management skills

What's in it for you when you join John Holland:

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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