Bid Writer

  • Job Type:Full time
  • Category:Construction/Technical
  • Business Group:Higgins
  • Location:Hamilton
  • Job Reference:FCH/07012021/1TO
  • Closing Date:16 May 2021


The opportunity
To maintain and build on our position in the market, Higgins are looking for a Bid Writer to write proposals that articulate our value proposition and provide customers with compelling reasons (with supporting data) to engage Higgins to deliver their projects. 

You will have the ability to write effective, concise and compelling content, under pressure and to tight deadlines. Your ability to extract and gather accurate, high quality information from stakeholders (internal and external) in order to produce proposal material is essential. You will have excellent research skills and the ability to translate technical concepts into plain English. The ability to work collaboratively in a high-performance environment is essential.  You will have between 3 – 5 years’ experience in writing tenders/bids. Industry experience will be highly advantageous. 

You will work alongside the Commercial Bid Team, collating information for the written proposal, writing, administering and updating the tender plan; coordinating requirements with contributors and contributing proposal status information to review meetings. 

We require someone with excellent verbal and written communications skills. Strong experience in the use of the range of Microsoft products (particularly Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint) is another strength we will be looking for. 

As bids are often issued to tight timelines there may be proposal preparation activities carrying into the evenings prior to deadlines.  This position is a critical role for the success of the team and will need to support this activity with flexible hours as required for the role. This position will be based out of our branch in Hamilton supporting the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Regions bid requirements

What’s in it for you? 
So, if you are a creative writer with excellent communication skills and attention to detail and you thrive in a fast paced, high pressure environment, this could be the role for you.  We offer the opportunity to grow and develop in a supportive and engaged team, to bring excitement to influence and lead change and of course, great employee benefits for you and your family! 

About Higgins?
As part of the wider Fletcher Construction Group, we offer a range of initiatives and knowledge that you will be able to leverage off. We have a strong focus on continued learning and development and there will be a range of opportunities for you to take advantage of. As an organisation we are passionate about the safety of our staff and there is continued support for the initiatives you will be required to implement and maintain. 

Higgins are a leading roading and civil infrastructure company in New Zealand. We are on a dynamic growth path building tomorrows New Zealand with people at the heart of what we do every day.  If you want to play a key role in a leading roading and civil infrastructure company with Higgins and Fletcher Construction, please apply directly online today! 

Building better roads for safer journeys – He pai ake te hanga o ngā rori, kia haumaru ai ngā haerenga