Posted Date:  8 May 2024
Posting End Date:  03 - June - 2024
Location:  Midlands
Company:  Severn Trent Services
Department:  Oren Environmental
Salary (£):  Competitive

Bid Writer


Hello, we’re Severn Trent Services a commercial arm of the Severn Trent Group. We provide water and waste services to companies nationwide, including the MoD and The Coal Authority.


Our purpose is taking care of life’s essentials, but we’re also big on making a difference, not just because we should but because we care.  


Due to an increase in number of requests to tender for services from new and existing clients, we require a Bid Writer to join our growing team within Oren Environmental along with supporting the wider business with a portfolio of future projects.


We welcome people from all walks of life and celebrate individuality. We know diverse minds, experiences and backgrounds help us to learn and better serve our customers and the communities where they live.


If you want to do more because you care, we’d love to talk to you. There really is something for everyone here. 




As our Bid Writer will be to engage and coordinate with all STS business units and to ensure the creation and assembly of information into strong coherent and compelling bids.

Additionally, you’ll play a key role within a driven and engaged team which has a passion and desire to grow our company. You’ll also prepare written submissions including formal tenders and detailed proposals for works and services.

The other key accountabilities of the role are:


  • Update and maintain a library of tender response documents for all business areas and evaluate requests tenders and identify assessment criteria focus areas.
  • Identify critical success factors which ensure winning bids, while briefing management of business unit teams to ensure creation of high-quality responses for all topics.
  • Assemble, publish, and submitted tender documentation to the highest standards, which will also include copy writing and proof reading. You’ll also support Severn Trent Services Business Units in the structuring of proposals and other documentation. 




To succeed in this role, you’ll have experience with bid management and tender compilation, working with operational teams to create winning submissions and a good understanding of the importance of Financial and Commercial issues on tendering.


Additionally, you’ll have the ability to communicate at all levels, develop and maintain good customer and supplier relationships. An awareness of the external market place and work within a pressurised environment. You’ll also have a can-do-attitude and have strong written and commercial skills.


It would be desirable but not essential if you have operations or engineering experience in the utilities or public sector or working with local authorities.

As travel is required, you’ll also need to hold a full U.K driving license.

The right skills and experience are important. But if you have the right character, positivity, and a caring attitude we want to talk to you too.


We welcome people from all walks of life and celebrate individuality as we know diverse minds, experiences and backgrounds help us to learn and better serve our communities. We want people who show up and get involved. Those who are ready to be part of something bigger and who want to make a difference because they care. Is that you?


Working here isn’t just a job. You can build a career at Severn Trent. We’ll reward you for it, too. We have a range of benefits that recognise great work, and award-winning training to help you reach your potential. And we’ll also help you play your part in looking after the environment and the communities where we live.  

With that in mind, here are just some of our favourite's perks that you’ll get being part of the Seven Trent Services family:


  • Competitive Salary
  • Annual bonus scheme of up to 15% of your annual salary, based on company performance)
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays (and the ability to buy/ sell up to 5 days per year)
  • Leading pension scheme – we will double your contribution (up to 15% when you contribute 7.5%) 
  • Sharesave – the chance to buy Severn Trent Plc shares at a discounted rate 
  • Dedicated training and development with our ‘Academy’ 
  • Electric vehicle scheme and retail offers 
  • Family friendly policies 
  • Two volunteering days per year  




We can’t wait to hear from you.


Before you apply, you’ll need an updated copy of your CV and about five minutes to spare. If you’re not too sure about what you need to do, or have a question about the role before applying, please get in touch with our amazing team of recruiters at

And if your curiosity has peaked and you're wanting to find out even more, search #LifeAtSevernTrent on social media.


Ps. we’ll always let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date - so keep an eye on your phone and emails.