Bid Writer / Defence Education Project (Navy)

Job Title: Bid Writer / Defence Education Project (Navy)
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Dandenong South, Victoria
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH43879_1579239456
Contact Name: Sophie Richards
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 17, 2020 16:37

Job Description

Our client is embedded within the Education sector is looking for a Tender Writer to assist them on a large Naval Defence tender repsonse. Education sector experience is desirable as there will be exposure to other various bids and tenders across Defence and commercial projects. This is a 7 week contract with possible extensions.

The Bid Writer will be accountable for the co-ordination, development and writing of content for small and large tenders/grants/proposals in the education, training and employment market and supports the submission of timely, quality and professional responses to tender opportunities.

The role will focus on reviewing tender requirements, develop response strategies, engage with technical subject matter experts (SMEs), organise resources to write quality content, and ensure quality and complaint responses are delivered on time.

Technical writing experience from a variety of fields is well received. For this role, experience writing within the Defence sector, ideally the Naval sector, is essential.

Of particular interest is experience in:

  • Defence bids/tenders
  • Naval sector - essential
  • Designing bids from scratch
  • Defence templates including ASDEFCON - essential

Key responsibilities - Review Bid/Grant/Proposal Requirements

  • Receive tender documents and addendums to ensure understanding of tender and client requirements
  • Study tender documents and review aspects of the tender documents to develop contractual, technical and win strategies
  • Review drafted proposals from the Workforce Solutions team, including the Training Needs Analysis, to understand customer requirements and develop content
  • Provide visibility of tender/grant/proposal activity to ensure resources are adequately provided and timelines are met
  • Participate in bid reviews at bronze, silver and gold milestones for large bids to ensure edits are integrated appropriately
  • Attend internal bid meetings as required to ensure clarity of expectations and report on progress
  • Undertake duties as outlined in the Responsibility Assignment Matrix to ensure agreed accountabilities are met.

Skills and Experience


  • Extensive experience (5 years plus) in writing content for EOIs, RFTs, capability statements, case studies, CVs, and pitch presentations
  • Experience in and understanding of business development, the tender/bid process and co-ordination and writing of documents
  • Extensive experience in working within a bid environment and bid teams
  • High-level writing skills to author and edit technical content
  • Highly developed communication and presentation skills
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word and PowerPoint (desk Top Publishing skills in InDesign an advantage
  • An ability to multi-task and meet several competing deadlines
  • An ability to demonstrate research and analytical skills
  • Attention to detail and a keen focus on meeting customer requirements
  • An ability to write quickly and concisely
  • Planning and scheduling of work, independent and with competing priority
  • Demonstrated ability to build rapport and effectively engage with a diverse range of stakeholders

About us

Kinexus, formerly Kinetic Recruitment, is one of the leading suppliers of security cleared contract and permanent recruitment services. We are the first specialist agency supplying to the Defence Industry, we understand the culture capabilities that are required to succeed like no other.

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below and attach your resume as a word document. Alternatively, please contact Sophie Richards on 03 9982 0304 quoting the Job Title for this position.

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