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Transportation - Business Development Industrial Year Placement (2019)

The role
Building an integrated and sustainable transport network fit for the 21st century is what we do. We connect people and places to drive economic growth and to enrich lives. Our people know that what we do in a day can have benefits that last for generations. From smart motorways, city metros, high-speed rail and driverless cars, we shape the future of transport infrastructure around the globe and keep the world moving forward.

 



The Team
We are looking to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic and proactive individual to support our Business Development Win Work Team within the Transportation division – key tasks will include the management, organisation and maintenance of key marketing materials, assisting in the preparation of tender submissions in response to business opportunities and developing bidding best practice material.
The role will be based in Warrington and involve working across the Win Work Team in multiple offices, however you will have a direct line report to a Warrington based Bid Manager. 

Responsibilities:
• Assisting bid managers in preparing submissions, working with resources from across the business as appropriate
• Assisting the Win Work Team in monitoring and maintaining the pipeline in order to track longer-term business opportunities in key client and market sectors so that team can respond accordingly
• Preparing research and client intelligence documents in advance of tender opportunities being released to brief the bid team
• Contributing to the ‘smarter bidding’ drive and bidding best practice initiatives to improve the quality, cost-effectiveness, system compliance and success of all bid submissions
• Coordinating, maintain and updating a portfolio of current bidding material stored on a MS SharePoint site

Requirements:
• Undergraduates on track to achieve a bachelor’s (2.1 or above) or masters (2.2 or above) in marketing-related degree – an interest in transportation issues would also be advantageous
• Have excellent communication skills (both verbal and written English)
• Be computer literate - a sound knowledge of MS Office packages is essential (other graphics and/or web-design software would also be an advantage)
• Have sound numerical/analytical skills and be able to present a reasoned argument
• Be committed to quality and attention to detail
• Be able to act in a professional manner regarding commercially sensitive information
• Be enthusiastic and proactive in their role in suggesting potential opportunities for improvements
• Be able to manage their time and work to strict deadlines

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Benefits & Rewards
When you join our Transportation team, you’ll be empowered to be the professional you want to be, working on projects you feel proud of. You will be part of an international team, making a real difference to the world around you and leaving a lasting legacy for future generations.

Our benefits, to name a few, include:
• dedicated support from your line manager who will create personalised objectives with you, so you can get the most out of your time with us to support you with your studies and beyond
• our top performing placement students have the opportunity to be nominated straight onto our Graduate Development Programme

In addition, you’ll also receive a competitive salary and a range of benefits – for full details of our comprehensive benefits package please click here.

How to apply
To apply for this role, please select the ‘apply now’ button below.  Full guidance on our application process can be found here.

Initial closing date

Our deadline for applications is Wednesday 2nd January 2019.  Due to the popularity of some of our programmes we may shut before this deadline, therefore to avoid disappointment we would advise applying as early as possible. 

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

 

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