Proposal Writer

Marine People

Contract type
Portsmouth, UK

Marine People is a specialist UK and International maritime recruitment consultancy dedicated to finding the perfect match between talented professionals and leading companies in the industry. The below role is not employed directly by Marine People, but by one of their clients. To apply, you'll be redirected to the Marine People website where you can submit your application.

  • Bid Development: Lead the bid development process from inception to submission, working closely with technical and business development teams to create winning proposals
  • Market Research: Stay abreast of industry trends, competitor activities, and government policies to inform bid strategies and positioning
  • Proposal Writing: Produce well-written, technically accurate, and compelling proposals that clearly articulate the value proposition and address client needs
  • Bid Management: Oversee the entire bid lifecycle, including coordinating internal resources, managing timelines, and ensuring compliance with submission requirements
  • Risk Assessment: Identify potential risks associated with bids and work with relevant teams to develop mitigation strategies
  • Quality Assurance: Conduct thorough reviews of proposals to ensure accuracy, completeness, and compliance with client specifications
  • Post-Bid Analysis: Evaluate the outcomes of bids, identifying areas for improvement, and contributing to lessons learned for continuous enhancement of the bid process
Qualifications & Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., Business, Engineering, or a related discipline)
  • Proven experience in bid writing and bid management, preferably within the defence sector
  • An understanding of the defence market, procurement processes, and relevant industry standards
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to convey complex technical information in a clear and concise manner
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple bids concurrently
  • Collaborative mindset with the ability to work effectively across departments and with external partners
  • Familiarity with relevant regulations and compliance requirements in the defence industry

Note: Due to the nature of work undertaken, the selected candidate must be capable of meeting the security requirements of the position, which would include as a minimum existing right to live and work in the UK, Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS), with Security Check likely for specific projects. 

Please note that DBS, Driving Licence and reference checks will be carried out and all offers of employment are subject to meeting our clients requirements.