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The types of projects we work on and clients we work with is changing as we grow. We are starting to work more and more with large, client-side organisations and with that comes a need for writing bids and detailed RFP’s for us to continue along this path. So that’s why we’re looking for a champion bid writer to join our growing team.

Are you an amazing writer with a strategic, winning mindset? If that’s a yes, then you might just be the bid writing hero we are looking for. Read on to find out more! (this will be a long write up but we like to give you all the details before you spend your time applying)

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We are Laminar Projects! 

We are a developer of construction software and a high-end construction project management consultancy. Improving construction strengthens the very foundation of human civilisation.(Watch our short film about it

As a consultancy, we are focused on genuinely upgrading the way construction projects are delivered. We bring control and clarity to projects using a pragmatic mix of the latest technology, our own processes, and a big dose of common sense. 

We then take the deep understanding of the projects we work on and all of our spare revenue to develop construction management software products that anyone can use to deliver their projects better. Our tech team are building a full suite of products one module at a time – kind of like office 365 but for construction management  (Check out Shape, our construction management tech and watch this video about what we are doing

The core of all this is our true secret sauce; people. We only recruit the very best both in capability and personality. We are deeply focused on designing a new type of organization that is optimised for the flourishing of the people in the team first and foremost. People that join us develop fast as a whole person in ways they never imagined. (Read more about our vision and mission

This approach has allowed us to grow from just  2 people in 2017 to over 160 today and we are still very much at the beginning! Joining us isn’t just some “job”, it is a transformative educational experience. We challenge you to be your best self in all aspects of life. 

Any role that you start with at Laminar should be seen only as a starting point. Our fast growth means that there are many diverse and interesting challenges available and it is up to you to guide yourself into whichever areas you are most interested in – we will enable it. 

(Get to know us better by watching a few of our videos

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4 core values for a good life 

We believe a life of human flourishing is all about meaningful relationships with others and challenging yourself to create a positive impact. So our values reflect the 4 levels of relationships that each of us has: 

  • Grow yourself – Your relationship with yourself 

  • Care about people – Your relationship with others around you 

  • Execute to greatness – Your relationship with your team 

  • Build civilisation – Your relationship with humanity and the world 

This goes much deeper but for the sake of brevity, we will keep the summary version! 

We enshrined our values in our vision: 

We exist so that everyone in our team can thrive in a high-impact community that:  

  • Connects us with meaningful relationships

  • Inspires us to develop ourselves to become better humans 

  • Empowers us to pursue our own learning adventures

We believe that, by first doing this, we can achieve the highest levels of value for the world

And enable the achievement of our vision through our dual mission:  

  • To fully digitise the construction of human civilisation

  • To create a new type of organisation that enables human flourishing while delivering a huge positive impact on society

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The Role 

Purpose of the role 

You will source, write and manage the bids, RFP’s and any other technical sales related content that will be pivotal in helping us achieve our strategic goals. 

Team 

Our sales team work closely with a wide range of our team to win us new clients to work with. We work across the supply chain and in both the private and public sectors so there are several different angles and approaches we take to work winning but ultimately it often comes down to deeply understanding client requirements and telling great stories to reflect this understanding. Your initial leader will be our Growth Director. 

Your top 3 objectives:

  1. To write bids & proposals that win 

  2. To source bid & RFP opportunities we can win 

  3. To promote & foster a culture of winning 

Your top 5 responsibilities:

  1. Writing to win: Telling incredible stories and presenting them in a powerful way that wins us work and positions us ahead of the pack 

  2. Strategic thinking: Using your best judgment to critically and objectively assess if a bid or RFP opportunity is something we can and should pursue 

  3. Sourcing: Finding bid and RFP opportunities for us to consider 

  4. Build a winning knowledge asset: Consolidating previous bid responses, best practice and lessons learned into a clear and coherent repository to aid future work 

  5. Develop everyone and learn: Maximise the development of everyone you work with, teaching and guiding wherever possible to upskill in your area of expertise but also to learn from those you work with too 

Your Capabilities:

You will be a proven sales leader with a specialism in bid writing and management.

Must-Have (The fundamentals) 

  • Mastery: Outstanding bid writing and bid management skills with a keen eye for detail. To prove this, please put the word “steadfast” in your cover letter. 

  • Communication: A confident and clear communicator, able to work with subject matter experts to extract information related to complex subjects and translate these into written format for bids and RFP’s. 

  • Leadership: You lead yourself proactively and lead others by asking the right questions and challenging them. 

  • Impact: A proven track record of writing and leading winning high value bids and RFP’s. 

Nice to Have (If you don’t have it now you will be trained intensively after joining) 

  • Mastery: Implements and continuously improves seamless end to end bid management processes to great effect. Widely regarded as one of the best bid writing professionals in construction globally with a track record to back it up. 

  • Communication: A master in the art of influencing and persuasion who can lead people at all levels towards a desired outcome. 

  • Leadership: Manages and coaches a high performing bid team while also a recognised thought leader in engineering and construction. 

  • Impact: Has successfully sourced, written and won bids that have delivered a huge step change towards strategic business objectives. 

Laminar isn’t the place for you if any of the following is true: 

  • You want an easy, chilled-out role without much challenge 

  • You like to be the smartest person in the room 

  • You don’t like continuously receiving honest candid feedback 

  • You prefer to do your own thing rather than work with a team 

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Frequently Asked Questions 

Can you tell me more about what the role is like? 

Because we are fast growing all of our roles are evolving all the time so what you start with might not be what you are doing in 6 months. Initially this role will be focused on sourcing, writing and managing bids and RFP’s.

Where will I be working? 

This role is likely to be mostly remote and home-based. However, if you would like to work in a co-work space to get out of the house we can arrange that. If you are in one of our locations with offices you can come as often as you like. 

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Salary and Benefits 

Standard Stuff 

  • Paid Annual Leave 25 days + statutory Bank Holidays 

  • Flexible hours 

  • Compensation for this role depends on your capability 

  • Pension & private health insurance 

  • IT Equipment 

  • All travel costs outside of your local area are covered 

The Life-Changing Stuff 

  • Grow your whole self: Our leaders are more like coaches and one of our main objectives is to give 5 years’ worth of learning and development for every 1 year with us. You have a coach, mentor, well-being therapist and a development-orientated environment: That’s literally what our vision is all about and the primary reason Laminar exists. You can check out more of Laminar's coaching program here.

  • Be surrounded by the best: We only hire and retain the very best people. You might be used to being the smartest in the room but that won’t be the case in Laminar. You will be surrounded by people you can learn from. We are 100% meritocratic so fast progression is the norm. You will be supported to excel in whichever areas you are most interested in! With Laminar, development is unbounded. 

  • Long-term impact: We are focused on solving the biggest issues in construction project delivery in a way that can spread and outlast us. 

  • A generous equity scheme: as a fast-growing consultancy as well as the fact we are building software this has a huge upside, particularly for people that stay with us through our growth. 

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Applying properly!!! Important!!! 

We get thousands of applications so please write us a letter as part of your application explaining:  

  • Why do you want to join us?  

  • What do you think you bring to the team? 

We aren't a giant faceless corporation; we really care about the people who want to join our team so all letters will be read thoroughly. 

After that, we will reach out to you to schedule a casual conversation to help you to know us a bit better and tell us a bit about yourself.  

After that, we will schedule a couple of technical and personal assessments to understand what your level of capability is based on our own development matrix. This is to ensure that when you join you are starting at the right level of responsibility based on your capability not just based on experience. 

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