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As lockdown restrictions ease and we start to consider travelling again, the future of cross-Channel operator Eurostar remains uncertain.
Eurostar is seeking financial support from the UK Government, citing higher access charges here as a reason.
The French Government has pledged to provide support for the operator, while £200 million has been provided by one of its shareholders, Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Hermes Infrastructure.
Registered in the UK and supporting 3,000 jobs either with the business or in the supply chain, the company is, however, 55% owned by SNCF (French state rail), 40% by CDPQ/Hermes and 5% by SNCB (Belgian state railways).
So: Should the UK Government provide financial assistance to Eurostar?

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Bid Manager - Cardiff - Rail / Civil engineering

  • Job added:   10 July 2020
  • Salary:   £300 - £400/day
  • Location:   Cardiff
  • County:   South Glamorgan
  • Job Type:   Contract
  • Reference:   212157332
  • Company:   CV-Library
Bid Manager - Cardiff - Rail / Civil engineering

Our client, a medium sized contractor are currently recruiting for a Bid Manager to be based in Cardiff to work on a number of Civil engineering & Rail projects.

Remuneration:

£350-£400 per day or £50,000 - £60,000 per annum plus car/car allowance & benefits

Location:

Cardiff

The Role:

Strategy development, solution development, commercial considerations, partner identification and risk management.
Facilitating kick off meetings, storyboarding and win theme sessions with the wider team.
Liaising with the operations team and other external teams who input into responses.
Building specific customer focused propositions, configured to meet their requirements.
High quality document management.
Ongoing development of the content library.
Providing direction to the wider bid team.
Managing pre tender communications and pre tender meetings along with attending relevant events.
Supporting the creation and maintenance of written materials as required.
Write and produce high quality content.
Prepare and co-ordinate the pricing of the bid.
Continual risk tracking and management.
Prep and coordinate the pricing of the bids.
Requirements:

Degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline is desirable. Depth and breadth of experience will be taken into account where these qualifications have not been attained.
Competent and proficient understanding of Microsoft Packages, in particular Word and Excel.
Must have an understanding of the rail environment.
Writing Experience.
Professional Bidding Qualifications (APMP or equivalent)
Significant experience of managing multiple tenders.
Proven experience in a similar role.
If you are interested in hearing more please contact John Baker
Keywords:

Bid Manager, Bid Management, Rail, Railway, M&E, Mechanical, Electrical, MEP, Contractor, Construction, Contract, Freelance, Freelancer, Temp, Temporary, Cardiff, Permanent, Wales, Civil engineering, Civils, Bid Writing

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