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About The Role
As a Bid Writer you will develop compelling written and visual content that wins us new business through commercial proposals, formal tender processes, and negotiations.  You will develop proposal structures, lead storyboard sessions with bid team members, and draft written responses and visual content that conveys our strengths in the most persuasive way possible, gaining maximum quality scores where formal assessment criteria exist.

You will deliver completed written and visual content to the Bid Manager against agreed timelines, escalating and managing issues as required. Working with multiple functions and business units, you will manage numerous priorities and deadlines, whilst ensuring the content library is updated for re-use.
This is a hybrid role, 2 days in our Newcastle upon Tyne office, 3 days from home a week.
What you'll be doing:

Content Development

  • Establishing effective response structures that consider the clients requirements, as well as provision of evidence and added value
  • Produce response drafts and develop technical content
  • Working with the Bid Manager and/or client relationship owners to understand the client relationship and develop key selling points/win themes
  • Structure compelling narratives based on technical information/raw information and data

Coordination and Collaboration

  • Ensure understanding of the client, bid requirements and specification, and support with the Streamlining of this information for key bid stakeholders
  • Leading and facilitating storyboarding sessions with SMEs
  • Work closely with relevant stakeholders to gather technical input and insights into the bid process
  • Support SMEs with the management of responses and ensure deadlines are met

Bid Quality Assurance

  • Ensuring our consistent tone of voice and writing style is applied to all responses
  • Ensuring all documents produced are visually consistent and professional
  • Comprehensive reviewing and editing of responses to ensure accuracy, clarity and identify any areas for improvement
  • Involvement in post-submission reviews to identify areas for improvement on future proposals
What we need from you:
  • Previous Bid Writing experience / tender or proposal writing
  • Proven track record of coaching sales teams and subject matter experts in writing best practice
  • Experience of working with subject matter experts to understand topics in detail
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely for readers who are busy or distracted
  • Strong written English language skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Extensive experience of producing visual collateral that conveys quality and professionalism, as well as clearly articulating the desired message in a way that is compelling and technically accurate
  • Ability to take complex technical processes and explaining them simply and clearly with words and diagrams
  • Able to engage confidently with internal stakeholders and clients
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to influence at a senior level
  • Exceptional time management / prioritisation skills
  • Prepared to work the hours necessary to meet pre-agreed proposal deadlines
  • Able to travel when required


  • Design application skills qualification
  • Utilities / Energy / Construction industry knowledge
  • Certified to APMP Foundation or Practitioner Level
What we offer:
  • 25 days holiday
  • Enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity leave
  • Access to employee assistance programmes
  • Online GP Service, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Discounts with national retailers
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Mobile Phone Discounts
  • Reward & Recognition Scheme
At Morrison Data Services we recognise and value the benefits from our workforce diversity. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment to develop a culture where our people feel included and valued.

About The Company

Morrison Data Services is proud to be the UK’s leading metering services business - and we’re still growing, with some exciting times ahead! As an award-winning business, we pride ourselves on our diligence, customer service and expertise. We’re constantly evolving our services, introducing innovative solutions, and using our core capabilities to be at the forefront of the changing needs of the market and our clients.   

Morrison Data Services is part of M Group Services, a trusted employer of over 11,000 skilled specialists, delivering a range of essential infrastructure services within the water, energy, transport, and telecommunications sectors in the UK & Ireland.   

M Group Services operates in an exciting industry that regularly presents opportunities for growth. In our commitment to the environment and society through our Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) work, we are recognised as ‘Industry Top Rated’, and as a forces-friendly employer, we hold the Armed Forces Gold Covenant.   

We work hard to build and maintain an inclusive environment where our people feel included and valued.