To our valued Leidos candidates:

Coronavirus is on everyone's mind with the effects being felt around the world. The markets are volatile, and we're all concerned for the health and safety of our families, friends, and colleagues. Please know that we're taking all necessary measures to safeguard our employees, customers and the communities in which we live, including following all recommended best practices around social distancing.

With that in mind, in an abundance of caution, we are canceling all face to face career events, such as job fairs and open house events. In the coming days and weeks, we will be hosting career events virtually, using our online chat tools so that we may continue our hiring practice safely and securely. You can find available virtual career events at

We are using telephone meetings and online chats via Brazen to conduct interviews and hiring discussions, and we are offering options for video interviews so that you can have a virtual face to face meeting with your potential new leader. We do not conduct interviews or extend offers via text or chat based social media, such as WhatsApp or MySpace.

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process, nor will Leidos ever advance money as part of the hiring process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are generated by automated system. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to Chris Scalia, Leidos’ Senior Vice President of Talent Acquisition, at [email protected].

As a company, as a country, as a world, we have confronted challenging moments before. We are confident that, guided by our values and the strength of our community as well as the commitment we have to the important work we do each day, we will find our way through this time together. We will do this with the care and concern for one another and the common good that defines. Please keep those impacted by the virus in your thoughts.

Close Window
Join our talent network

Job #: R-00026797
Location: Farnborough, HAM
Category: Account Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: UK

This job posting is no longer active.

Share: mail twitter linkedin


Job Description:

We are looking for someone with experience in Bid Management who thrives on working in an active, fast-paced environment to challenging deadlines. You must be self-motivated and able to work to demanding deadlines, managing competing stakeholder demands.

The Bid Director will have primary responsibility for bid governance and client response compliance. They will be responsible for the management of the opportunity from qualification through to contract award. They will:

  • manage all aspects of the planning and execution of all bid activities, including, budget administration, resource estimation and development and execution of the bid management plan to deliver the overall proposal response
  • work with the Capture Director to tailor and implements a suitable bid process to fit the opportunity, ensuring the solution refinement / freeze fits with the proposal development activities
  • Develops and maintains the bid management plan and schedule, gaining buy-in / understanding from the bid team and key stakeholders / management team
  • Take responsibility for managing the bid plan and timetable and ensuring the status is always clear, reporting on our progress and any required recovery plans.
  • Responsible for ensuring quality content is being developed and produced from key contributors to the planned schedule.
  • prepare and trains bid members, as required, in the bid process methods to ensure understanding and adherence to the process, practices and schedule
  • work with the Capture Director to select reviewers and schedule / organise key bid reviews to assure proposal quality and compliance, together with consistency across all proposal artefacts
  • manage the business approval process and any security and export processes / approvals and the final production and proposal delivery arrangements.
  • ensure configuration control of key bid documentation and ensures effective communication of changes to stakeholders
  • manage any resubmission or clarification activities through to contract award

Our ideal candidate must:

  • have a proven capability in the bid management of winning, 25m + up to hundreds of million pound complex services opportunities from initial pre-qualification through to project delivery
  • be comfortable working with senior stakeholders and be able to manage complex opportunities through an internal governance process

Essential Skills:

  • A proven track record over at least 5 years working as a Bid Manager / Director in UK Public Sector is essential
  • Comprehensive understanding and experience in the management of the Bid Management process
  • Excellent organisation, management and communication skills
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to manage to a challenging deadline
  • Strong people management, written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to travel/ be deployed across the UK for several months at a time

Desirable skills

  • Previous experience of the bid teams working across multiple sites

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 25% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Account Management

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

Pay and Benefits

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

Securing Your Data

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to [email protected].

Commitment to Diversity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

This job posting is no longer active.

Talent Community

Join our Talent Community to create a profile, enabling a streamlined application process and to help our recruiters better understand your areas of expertise and interest.

Join our Talent Community