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Bid Manager

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Bid Manager to join our team in Whiteley.

Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defence, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers.


This role will be based at our Whiteley office to lead specific bid-management activities to ensure the successful delivery of a bid or a number of bids. You will apply professional bid management capabilities providing rigour to the capture process focusing on change control, commercial awareness and stakeholder management.

The work you will be involved with will be across the breadth of our portfolio within the Transportation division in the UK.


We are looking for someone with experience in Bid and Capture Management and strong business acumen, someone who thrives on working in an active, fast-paced environment. You will be self-motivated and be able to multitask in line with project plans and competing stakeholder demands. You must be comfortable speaking to employees at all levels of the organisation and have very good written and oral communication skills.

You will bring structure, clarity and governance to the process and discipline relating to bid management activities and be able to effectively manage multi-disciplinary bid teams to deliver high quality business winning proposals.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Strong leadership skills and a proven track record of full business lifecycle management of successful bids
  • Experience of leading a team to shape win themes and messaging
  • Experience working highly technical bids in a mission critical domain
  • Experience in constructing solutions that meet the markets need both commercially and technically
  • Ability to demonstrate client and stakeholder management
  • An understanding of processes and techniques used to schedule bid management activities
  • Comprehensive experience and understanding of the Bid Management process (including Change Control, Risk Management and Information Management).
  • Experience of working across boundaries, including knowledge of commercial management, finance functions.
  • Capable of managing and motivating a diverse multi-disciplined team to deliver innovative solutions
  • Innovative and proactive problem solver, able to anticipate and plan to mitigate potential issues.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • A high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Previous experience of the bid teams working across multiple sites would be a bonus


At Leidos we are PASSIONATE about customer success, UNITED as a team and INSPIRED to make a difference. We offer meaningful and engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals, all while nurturing a healthy work-life balance.

We provide an employment package that attracts, develops and retains only the best in talent.

If you are interested in applying for this role please click the APPLY button below.

Our company headquarters is located in Reston, Virginia. Outside of the United States, we operate in 30 countries around the world with more than 2,000 employees in global locations. Our largest concentrations are in Australia and the United Kingdom where we continue to expand our local footprint.


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