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Bid Coordinator - Trails, Mountain Bike and Cycling - WA

COMMON GROUND TRAILS


When you work at Common Ground you become more than an employee, you become family. We pride ourselves on providing a flexible, supportive and hard working environment that fosters excellence, creativity and connection with the people around you. Located in beautiful Margaret River, our headquarters are literally on the trails with incredible riding, running and hiking in all directions. What more could you ask for?

Our team is seeking an experienced and successful Bid Coordinator that loves trails, riding bikes, and the outdoors! Common Ground Trails is reshaping the world utilising trails to create outdoor enthusiasts and the next generation of environmental stewards. We work across planning, design and construction of trails and bike facilities in both urban and natural spaces. Our work is currently primarily focused on hiking and mountain bike trails and pump track design and construction, but we work across all trail and outdoor disciplines.

Based in our Margaret River office, we require an awesome team member to coordinate and write winning submissions to meet growing demand for our services, and to help us deliver on our mission to a broader client base.

The role:

  • Coordinate a review of new opportunities, prepare internal briefing materials, and facilitate the team bid/no bid decision process

  • Write and coordinate all aspects of tender submissions

  • Work closely with team members to develop winning strategies and compile concise, persuasive proposals

  • Coordinate the bid process from initial request to contract award, managing deadlines, preparing professional responses using InDesign, presentations, feedback, and data analysis

  • Maintain a knowledge database and proposal systems to streamline targeted pitches and proposals

You will have:

  • Experience in producing high quality, compelling tender submissions (minimum 2 years)

  • Ability to organise and prepare winning tenders, including writing initial content, graphic design support as well as reviewing and editing proposals

  • Excellent written and verbal communication

  • Skilled in MS Office 365 and Adobe Suite (including InDesign)

  • Ability to operate at a fast pace, juggle many tasks and work as part of a team

  • Excellent time management skills to ensure firm deadlines are met

  • Experience with responding to State & Local Government tenders is highly desirable

  • A creative background using Adobe InDesign is highly desirable

  • Strong understanding and/or passion for cycling and trails, and associated

  • infrastructure, construction and industry practices are desirable but not necessary.

What we offer you:

  • An opportunity to join a progressive, fast-growing business in a developing and evolving industry

  • A hardworking, fun-loving team culture, where we do a great job because we enjoy where we work

  • Clients and projects that will energise you! We push the boundaries to design and construct innovative walk and mountain bike trails, pump tracks, skills parks and play spaces across Australia

  • Flexible working hours by agreement

  • Outstanding mentorship from recognised industry leaders

Who we are:

Common Ground is a trail and bike facility consultancy specialising in all facets of developing and establishing facilities that connect people with trails, outdoor spaces, landscapes and most importantly each other. We work on mountain bike and walking trails, pump & jump tracks, BMX tracks, learn to ride tracks and play spaces.

Our team is a mix of landscape architects, urban designers, architects, trail builders and professionals, who collaborate as a team to deliver outstanding outcomes. We are also experienced and passionate mountain bikers, trail users and BMXers and we aim to infuse this enthusiasm into every project we undertake, from small scale volunteer projects, through to major destination development.

Above all, our work is exciting, it’s challenging, it’s fun and it’s fast-paced. We get to stand back at the end of a project and see what we’ve built. People get outdoors, get active and connect to nature when they ride or walk our tracks and trails. This helps to create future stewards for our environment, some of the most unique and ancient landscapes in the world, and we feel really good about that.

Common Ground’s head office is in Margaret River WA, with a second office in Kyneton VIC, and we have staff working remotely across Australian and Canada. This role will be based in our Margaret River office working closely with key team members.

What’s next….

If the above sounds like you and you’d like to take the next step and apply for the role of Bid Coordinator, then we’d love to hear from you.

Appy via Seek, attached a copy of your resume and a covering letter quoting the job reference number PD006-BC and addressing the ‘you will have’ criteria above.

Salary range will be commensurate with experience and demonstrated abilities.

All applications will be held in strict confidentiality.

No recruitment agencies please

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