Bid WHIPS – Multiple Positions 

Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane

About the Role 

Aurora Marketing is Australia’s leading tender management company, with 20 years of experience in bid strategy, management, writing and production. We have won more than $135B worth of projects, across almost every sector of Australian industry, resulting in an extraordinary success rate of 98.5%!

As part of our growth strategy we are recruiting now for full-time Bid Managers to join our team in each of our locations. These exciting new roles are generously rewarded with an incentive package that reflects the intensive engagements you will work on and your opportunity to support the growth of the company.

These roles are ideal for experienced Bid Whips who have been freelancing but would prefer permanent employment for a range of reasons including:

  • Certainty and stability of income
  • Comparable income to their freelancing income
  • Opportunity to earn more income through commission
  • Access to more interesting projects and clients
  • A development path to bid coordination and bid whip engagements (which then leads to a higher salary package)
  • A fun and dynamic team environment
  • Support from our entire team to provide coaching, guidance and encouragement, and
  • Generous training and development in both personal and professional fields. 

Ideally, our new Bid Whips will have 2-3 years of bid writing experience in construction, infrastructure, transport and/or defence projects, and we are particularly looking for people with experience bidding on major and mega projects, especially PPPs.

The package 

Our tender writer roles are generously rewarded with a package that includes:

  1. A base salary including all normal provisions including annual leave, public holidays and sick leave
  2. An additional payment for every hour of billable work
  3. A commission on any revenue you bring to the business
  4. Our Above and Beyond Program which includes additional earnings, additional paid leave and additional training and development reward, and
  5. Superannuation.

The person

You must be a diligent and capable person, with a mix of writing skills including question analysis, content development, technical and persuasive writing, editing and proofreading. You will have a proven ability to work with technical teams and subject matter experts, particularly engineers and project managers, and have been able to earn their trust to get the job done. You will be hard working, well organised, able to work under pressure and to deadlines.

The duties 

  • Representing Aurora Marketing in our tender engagements
  • Implementing Aurora Marketing’s bid winning methodology, systems and processes
  • Working collaboratively with subject matter experts to prepare bid-winning deliverables
  • Ensuring client satisfaction by delivering expert bid writing services
  • Supporting other Aurora Marketing activities when not engaged on an active project.

Culture

  • Close-knit high-performance team driven by core values of quality, reliability, passion, persistence and tenacity. 

 If you have at least 2 years of relevant bid experience and great energy, drive and enthusiasm to be a part of our team, apply now.

 

 

 

"After more than two decades working in a variety of marketing and communications roles, I came into tender writing almost by accident.  After my first role with Aurora Marketing as a bid whip on a major project, I discovered I loved the competitive challenge of working with a client on developing a winning bid strategy."

Kerri Anderson - Bid Whip

"I've worked for Aurora on and off over the last 10 years. It's been a very welcoming experience, with highly professional staff, all driven to excel and cater first and foremost for our clients' needs. Although we all work across Australia, in a decentralised manner, you never feel alone; it's comforting knowing you have a team of experts to support you when needed."

Michelle Jacobs - Bid Writer

There is an inspiring focus on growth and development within the team, both in terms of business opportunities and in terms of individual training and personal development. The beauty of working with Aurora is in being part of a very close and supportive core team that works on an exciting and diverse range of large-scale, often city-shaping projects.

Kylie Brown - Bid Whip

"I've worked for Aurora on and off over the last 10 years. It's been a very welcoming experience, with highly professional staff, all driven to excel and cater first and foremost for our clients' needs. Although we all work across Australia, in a decentralised manner, you never feel alone; it's comforting knowing you have a team of experts to support you when needed."

Brooke Fossey - Bid Whip

Aurora is the most dynamic and rewarding company I have ever worked with – which is why I am still her after a decade! What I have learned throughout this time, I could never have learned in any one organisation. The work is ever changing because of the nature of the tenders and clients we work with, but regardless of this, Aurora is always consistent in professionalism, approach and delivery.

Alisa Cork - Bid Whip

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