Bid managers/writers are responsible for preparing and writing the detailed commercial documents that companies have submit to win new contracts.
- Newly trained bid managers/writers can earn in the region of £22,000-£30,000
- Trained with experience bid managers can earn in the region of £40,000-£60,000
- Senior, chartered or master bid managers can earn in the region of £60,000-£100,000
Salaries typically depend on location, employer and level of responsibility. Salaries and career options improve with chartered status.
Qualifications and Training
There are no formal academic qualifications necessary to get into bid management but most bid manager/writers will have been educated to degree or equivalent level.
This could be in a construction or civil engineering related subject but that is not essential.
Excellent writing skills are essential so companies may also look for candidates with qualifications in journalism or copywriting.