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Bid Manager - heat network's and energy centres

  • Job reference: 919523
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: GBP36500 - GBP55000 per annum + additional benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Building, Construction & Infrastructure
  • Date posted: 08/05/2018

Project Development Manager (Commercial) - heat network and energy centre


The Project Development Manager will lead bid and development teams to secure long term concession agreements to own and operate heat and cooling networks across the UK.

Work type: Permanent - Full Time

Location: Berkshire

Our Role

Reporting into the Lead Project Development Manager of our Enterprise Utility Solutions business, you'll lead bid and development teams to secure long term concession agreements to own and operate heat and cooling networks across the UK.

You'll be the main client interface leading contract negotiations to contract close and manage supporting teams to ensure that bids are delivered on time and all positions taken during negotiation are signed off by the business.

Your role will also include responsibility for achieving internal approvals in line with business governance processes and delivering a sales target of completed contracts per year

Key Accountabilities:

Directing responsibility for ensuring major or complex bids successfully transition from initial bid to con-tract signature stage.

Ensuring that technical and commercial solutions (including alternative ownership structures) best reflect the client's requirements

Managing the client relationship throughout the process ensuring that client's requirements and drivers are reflected in bids.

Managing the outputs of supporting roles to provide high quality bids and approved negotiating positions.

Driving a lessons learned culture across bids

Ensuring clear briefing for senior managers within Enterprise Utilities and ongoing "sponsorship" at that level for projects under the individual's control

Managing internal bid governance processes to ensure bid and contract signature take place within client agreed programme

Working closely with the operations and delivery teams to ensure projects can be effectively procured, de-livered and operated

Your Skills and Experience


Proven experience in securing business in this sector

Proven experience in managing large complex bids with multiple internal and external stakeholders

Excellent understanding of EU and UK policy frameworks as they apply to energy, carbon and construction

Solid commercial acumen to identify commercial opportunity (and risk) associated

Persuasive relationship builder - respected both internally and externally


Broad understanding of engineering systems and performance of assets in a heat network and energy centre

Understanding of a range of commercial structures as they apply to distributed energy

Understanding of financing opportunities for schemes in the sector (specialist internal resource will be available to support any third - party finance solutions)

The Company:

The business delivers multi-utility infrastructure and distributed energy networks for large scale developments across the UK, offering market leading solutions for our customers' electricity, gas, water and heat needs. We can bring significant investment, providing a range of funding and asset management options for utility infrastructure projects

Our Benefits

Lots of good things, including 34 days' holidays (inclusive of public holidays), pension plans and paid volunteering day

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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