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Bid Management Lead - Project Managers

BAE Systems UK

Location: Cumbria

Job Type: Not Specified


Be brave, not perfect.
- Reshma Saujani

Job Title: Lead Project Professional - Bid Management

Location: Barrow, Manchester & Filton. We offer hybrid and flexible working arrangements.

Salary: £40k - £48k per annum

What you’ll be doing:

  • Working with cross functional teams to develop price, bid artefacts and proposal documentation including defining capability and capacity across functions
  • Working through the customer requirement development strategy to address ‘how we are going to do this’ to form the proposition prior to moving into negotiation
  • Undertaking bid integration project management, including Life Cycle Management and Gate Review process analysis
  • Supporting solutions’ development activities including ensuring compliance is in place
  • Providing oversight of the development of reports and bidding activities
  • Working with the wider organisation to generate strategies and bid artefacts

Your skills and experiences:


  • Project Management Experience

  • A good knowledge of Project Life Cycle Management

  • An understanding of Bid Management within a complex environment


  • Knowledge of Risk Management

  • Experience with Supply Chain contract and supplier management


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Programme Team

This role will be working either directly in one of our Submarine Programmes or centrally as part of our wider Bid Management function. They are responsible for all major bids and new business activity on the programme and ensure that contractual obligations are adhered to. The team work closely with external customer stakeholders as well as large cross cross-functional teams (Programme and Business level) to generate and submit bid proposals along with supporting artefacts, ensuring compliance with lifecycle management frameworks and Business processes.

This role offers the opportunity:

  • To help develop and shape future strategy for the programme and programmes
  • To gain bid and campaign skills & experience on Submarines Programme
  • To develop professional networks through working with senior stakeholders
  • To gain a deeper understanding of our capability to deliver products to our customers and will help shape future capability

Submarine Business

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.”

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.