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Keywords / Skills : Bid Manager, Bidding & Proposals, Bid

3 - 6 years
Posted: 2019-04-08

Job Description
Bid Manager

What we are looking for?

SSH are looking for a talented Bid Manager to join our Dubai office located in Dubai Design District, where we provide front-end design leadership for the wider group. The focus will be to negotiate the terms and conditions of contracts and ensuring compliance during the administration phase, as well as documenting and approving on any changes or amendments that may arise during the Contract period.

Our portfolio of live projects includes cultural, healthcare, hospitality and retail projects across the Middle East and North Africa.

SSH is one of the leading master planning, infrastructure, building design, construction supervision and project management firms in the Middle East, with a reputation for design integrity and a portfolio of landmark projects throughout the region.

What will my responsibilities look like in this role?

To independently develop, document, manage, and deliver bids and proposals in accordance with SSH standards, processes, effectively uses consultation reviews throughout to form the basis on which to achieve the overall bid objectives across all of the stages.

Demonstrates Strong Stakeholder management skills through all correspondence, acting as point of contact ensuring clarity and efficiency during bids, and ensuring to build strong relationships for client satisfaction and managing critical issues.

Effectively confers across company divisions, regions, and territories to coordinate work and discuss and resolve matters relating to bids and proposals.

Clarifying the lines of responsibility for all project stakeholders, including sub-consultants, to ensure efficient communication & coordination.

Demonstrates ability in efficiency, and profitability, in process from inception through to completion of bid(s).

Is able to assess resources , expenses, risk to ensure profitability.

Will evaluate the performance of project team members and provides ongoing feedback.

Develops and maintains all bid related data and documents as per company’s data management systems and procedures, ensuring all project key parameters and data (objective & subjective) are available and updated for proper reference or decision making.

To ensure ongoing company quality compliance and standards during projects, by clarifying quality instructions, reviewing reports and documentation, and follows-ups with project teams ensuring proper implementation of data management systems and procedures at all stages.

What do I need to apply?

Essential Experience

-Degree in Engineering (preferably MEP) with 3-6 years’ relevant workplace experience.

-Understanding of the design process within a multidisciplinary consultancy.

UAE Experience

-Excellent command of English (written and spoken)

-Cordial relationships with clients and stakeholders.

-Professional proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Project, Illustrator, InDesign

Full knowledge of Statutory Authorities requirements, knowledge of regulations and submission requirements.


Resource Management

Market Knowledge

Scope Definition


Cost Estimation

Risk Management


BSc. In Engineering or Architecture or Business Management

Completion of project management courses is desirable not essential

About Company

SSH specialise in the delivery of world class, design-led projects in the MENA region. We are a multidisciplinary firm with a 50 year track record and expertise in architecture, engineering, infrastructure, interior design and project management.

We are respected project leaders, trusted international partners and reputable employers. Our aim is to raise the profile of sustainable design and engineering throughout our region by offering an exceptional blend of quality, innovation and value.

SSH (formerly Salem Al-Marzouk and Sabah Abi-Hanna) was founded in Kuwait in 1961. Since then, we have expanded to become one of the MENA region’s leading Architecture and Engineering firms.
We played a key role in the planning, design and delivery of modern Kuwait’s infrastructure. We have led many landmark projects that have re-shaped the nation’s skyline, enhanced its urban fabric, improved transportation networks and promoted economic growth.
Today, SSH International employs 500 people and has offices in Kuwait, Oman, Abu Dhabi and South Africa. We are currently ranked at number 97 in the world by World Architecture Magazine and at number 8 in our region.
We place a strong emphasis on design integrity and combine this with our unparalleled working knowledge of the region. These qualities have made SSH a trusted strategic partner of the world’s leading design firms.
SSH has always recruited high calibre people who bring expertise and innovation to every project. We have also maintained a strong ethical approach to running our business.
With 50 years’ experience, we have an exemplary track record and we remain firmly committed to raising the profile and quality of architectural and engineering projects throughout our region.

Our Vision
To be the architectural and engineering consultant, strategic partner and employer
of choice in the MENA Region
Our Mission
In order to realise our vision we will:
Provide regional leadership in delivering high standards of quality and value to our customers.
Collaborate with the world's leading designers, as projects require, delivering exceptional design and engineering services.
Continue to raise our international and regional profile through innovation and the proficient delivery of landmark projects.
Promote a performance-based culture throughout our whole business structure.
Employ and empower the best people in a creative environment to ensure we meet our customers' design and development challenges.
Support our people within an extended family work environment and we will promote a healthy work / life balance.
Ensure that openness and integrity are always at the core of everything we do as we strengthen relationships built on trust.
Build long term shareholder value through the realisation of our vision.

Company Values
SSH will operate within strict legal and ethical guidelines in all of our activities. We will provide a challenging and rewarding environment for all employees and maintain a sharp focus on professional excellence, Health and Safety and environmental awareness.
We will strive to maintain and extend our creative, design, technical, process and commercial advantage over our competitors. Our collaborative approach will be reflected throughout our organisation and ensure that our customers and partners regard us as the ‘Go to Guys’ for design and project delivery throughout the region.
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