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Senior Bid Specialist

  • Job reference: ME-006178
  • Sector: Buildings, Infrastructure
  • Location: Dubai
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Why not...

We are looking for a talented Senior Bid Specialist to join our Win Work team in Dubai. 

  • The successful candidate will have experience in the Middle East Design Consultancy Sector, be enthusiastic and organised, and have the ability to lead the bid process from capture stage to project appointment. 
  • They will possess strong people leadership skills and have the ability to work under time pressure and deadlines.


  • Ensure a winning, compliant, error free document arrives with the client in the correct format, meeting the deadline.
  • Provide organization and structure for bid teams to ensure effective and efficient work and use of time.
  • Execute and drive corporate governance.
  • Ensure the effective use of the WW process and tools, for all bids, to optimize the opportunity of winning.
  • Leads capture planning / win strategy planning sessions.
  • Generate top down estimates, use benchmarking tools to support financial models.
  • Manage the production of all bid documents ensuring they meet required quality standards and time deadlines.
  • High level understanding of commercials required.
  • Execute and drive corporate governance to achieve approvals in-line with submission deadlines.
  • Leads the interview/presentation ensuring the team has the correct level of creative input and coaching support to enable a winning approach.
  • Enact change in the organisation by driving improvements and doing things differently.
SNC Lavalin's Atkins business is one of the largest multidisciplinary, multi sector engineering design consultancies in the world and is part of the SNC Lavalin Group.

As one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies with a leading track record in the defence sector, Atkins are ideally placed to respond to this market. We have a broad establishment and proud, 50 year history throughout the Middle East region.

We provide a full range of design, engineering and project management services for buildings, transportation and other infrastructure programmes.

Atkins in the Middle East now employs around 2,000 staff serving Gulf clients across all market sectors from offices in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait City, Manama, Muscat, Riyadh, and Sharjah.

Essential Requirements

  • Education level Degree or equivalent Professional qualifications, preferably in design / construction related field or business / marketing.
  • Required level of previous experience - 5 years working in a Work Winning position.
  • Experience of working in a professional services environment is desirable.
  • Advanced skills in Word, Excel and Adobe Acrobat InDesign.
  • Ability to lead and facilitate workshops to drive winning strategies.
  • Professional, assertive, positive and focused approach.
  • Methodical and flexible.
  • Very good organisation skills and the ability to work well under pressure of tight deadlines.
  • Confidence to approach all levels to progress activities and resolve issues.

Rewards & Benefits

We offer an excellent package which includes:

  • A competitive salary
  • Transportation allowance
  • Medical and life insurance cover
  • 22 calendar days annual leave
  • Medical and life insurance cover
  • Company gratuity scheme
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Annual flight allowance to point of origin
  • Employee Assistance Programme – 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants

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