Tender/ Bid Manager

Location: Hybrid/ Preston/ Whitehaven

Job type: Staff

Salary: Competitive

Delkia is a specialist Systems Integrator operating throughout the UK and Internationally for safety-related and mission-critical systems in highly regulated sectors, including Nuclear, Aerospace, Maritime and Defence.

Our offering includes digital engineering, system integration, engineering design, technical consultancy, and complex control systems support, all of which are harnessed specifically for each project’s needs, maturity and technology requirements.

We have an exciting opportunity to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated Tender/ Bid Manager to join our dynamic team at Delkia.

Overview of the role

The Tender/ Bid Manager will oversee all technical aspects of the business winning function. In essence: Developing an understanding of clients’ requirements, defining the technical proposal and resultant cost build up to meet the same and timeous input to the companies’ collective tender/RFQ submission process. You will act as the company’s key technical interface between engineering and projects/sales staff, reporting directly to the Nuclear Relationship Manager (primarily) and Defence Relationship Manager (secondly).

Using your experience you will be managing all aspects of delivering compelling bids which are submitted on time and to budget to the satisfaction of the customer.

Key responsibilities

  • Technical solution development in support of company tender/RFQ submissions and/or PQQ’s etc

  • Participation in presentations/technical dialogue to/with clients

  • Attendance at webinars, networking and other exhibition events attendance as may be required

  • Technical support to the FAT/SAT aspects of project delivery

  • Technical support to case study content generation

  • Technical support to the procurement function

  • Technical support to Engineering and Project Teams as and when requested

  • Ability to be dynamic and be part of small but rapidly growing business

  • Input strategic and operation technical information to aid the growth of the business

  • Be self-starting and proactive to contribute to a highly effective management team

  • Identify resources required to undertake bid preparation and delivery activities, highlighting any resource, skill or capability gaps

Desired Qualifications / Prerequisites

  • Experience in leading large proposals and ideally within the Defence industry or other heavily regulated environment

  • Experience of project management and / or an understanding of project management principles

  • Outstanding communication skills with sound business related knowledge

  • Ability to support colleagues at all levels effectively and professionally even when presented with extreme circumstances

  • Excellent presentation skills

  • Experience of the full bid lifecycle

  • Experience of structured bid processes, and using these to produce high quality bid submissions

  • Commercial Awareness and understanding

  • IT literate – Microsoft Office Suite


  • Flexible Working

  • Training and Development

  • Excellent Company Standards

  • Benefit Package

  • Great team spirit

  • Organisation social events

  • Professional membership

Company Overview

Based in Preston and Cumbria, Delkia is a specialist Systems Integrator in systems engineering design, systems integration in the Nuclear, Aerospace, Maritime, and Defence sectors.


To become the leading British Systems Integrator and partner of choice for high-integrity and mission-critical systems.


  • Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Integrity, Trust and Accountability

  • Safety and Security

  • Client Focused

  • Social Value and Impact

  • Continuous Improvement

Delkia is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Must be suitable to meet security vetting requirements

All applications will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

How to apply:

Please send your CV / interest to careers@delkia.co.uk