Bid Manager, Adelaide

McMahon Services is one of Australia’s largest privately-owned construction, industrial and environmental services organisations. As an international business, we operate from city centres through to remote locations and employ over 1,100 people across Australia and New Zealand.

McMahon Services is committed to long-term employment rather than just for projects. We are a family business and pride ourselves on our values of reputation, integrity, safety and excellence to deliver exceptional outcomes for our customers.

Our people are central to what we do. Our work environment is positive, collaborative, and open, and we operate as a team.  We are firmly committed to looking after our staff, from safety in the workplace through to professional development, ongoing training, and equal opportunities.

With the company showing continued growth, we are seeking a Bid Manager to join our Civil & Infrastructure team to work on our various projects. Your primary responsibility will be managing the bid process and leading the bid team. You will also look after the development of bids/tenders submitted to the customers to ensure a high level of success in being awarded the tender. This role also requires ensuring that the tenders are developed to a consistently high standard, meeting the expectations of McMahon Services.

Work Type: Full Time

Location: Adelaide, SA

Key Responsibilities:

This will include, but is not limited to:

  • Leading and managing the bid team.
  • Managing bids/tenders to ensuring are developed to a consistently high standard.
  • Interpreting and responding to bid/tender requirements
  • Establishing a strong relationship with the pre-contract team
  • Planning successful strategies to develop winning bids/tenders
  • Research current and future market trends and write and/or check all proposals.
  • Working with relevant internal and external stakeholders to obtain the information required to compile the bid.
  • Assessing and addressing the technical and commercial risks relating to ongoing bids.
  • Optimising, managing bidding budgets and negotiating with specialist suppliers and/or subcontractors.
  • Overseeing the team during the bid process, ensuring internal deadlines are met, and bids are submitted on time.
  • Attending the handover meeting from tendering to delivery if the bid is successful

About You:

To be successful in the role, you will need:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Engineering, Business or Finance
  • Current Australian driver’s license
  • Demonstrated experience in civil construction or related industry success in delivering to financial targets within the timeframe
  • Proven experience leading successful bids/tenders using best practices approaches
  • Experience in negotiation and sound understanding of contract management and cost optimisation
  • Government and Defence bid/tendering experience desirable
  • Ability to pass a Drug and Alcohol and Fit for work assessment
  • High degree of attention to detail, critical thinking and problem-solving skills

What We Offer:

Full-time position with attractive remuneration, including access to weekly pay, Employee Assistance Program, annual Family Day event extended to your wider family, as well as the opportunity for additional training and career growth.

How To Apply:

If you believe this opportunity matches your experience, skills and work approach, and you are looking to join a construction company that embraces diversity and fosters its employees for long-term career progression, then send your application to [email protected]


Please note, only successful applicants will be contacted. This position is open only to those eligible to work in Australia.

As an employer who embraces equal opportunity and diversity, we encourage female, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.