Position Description :
The Solutions Designer will be responsible for extracting the requirements from all Bid response materials and creating a high-level solution overview based on the Cyber services that CGI provide.
The Solution Designer will require a solid understanding of cyber security (including CGIs cyber services) and be able to extract all the requirements from Client documentation in order to create a high-level solution design, which is then mapped against the Bid.
The Solution Designer will be required to perform a quick review / design for the purposes of Bid review and then a fully detailed and working solution in the event that the Directors choose to proceed with the Bid.
The Solution Designer will, in essence own the entire solution design, which must meet the Bid requirements and will need to be clearly articulated to the other members within the Bid Team, especially the Bid Writer.
Your future duties and responsibilities :
The Bid process may be drawn out, attending to different requests from the client, or may need to be written and delivered at speed.
The demands on time may require long working hours which could encroach on personal time to meet short deadlines from the Client, or in researching new aspects.
Travel to Client sites will be required.
Creation of service solution based on requirements contained within the Clients PQQ, RFI, RFP and ITT.
Creation of service solutions for external bids (Primary role), also internal transformational projects (Secondary role).
Maintain traceability of requirements into proposed solution.
Maintain a catalogue of bids, including details of where we have decided to no-bid for future review.
Identify trends within the Cyber sector and feedback as required for service alignment.
Reporting to the Director of Cyber Defence within the UK, you will need to demonstrate drive and enthusiasm with a willingness to learn and succeed.
Required qualifications to be successful in this role :
The Bid Writer will work closely with the Bid Manager and wider Sales teams within CGI to support of providing a full, timely, positive and clear response to any request for information in the sales domain.
Experience and Skills
Proven hands-on experience as a Solution Designer working in a bidding / business development role
Strong commercial awareness.
Strong understanding of at the Cyber Security industry.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Able to articulate, engage and respond to requests for information, always finding a positive approach and responding in a manner which secures the clients confidence in our knowledge and skills from the outset
Proven stakeholder management skills with the ability to effectively communicate with individuals at all levels, both internally and externally.
Proactive approach to workload and performance when working to tight deadlines whilst managing Client requirements in a professional manner
Strong organisational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to prioritise against deadline, Client demands, workload, and complexity
Excellent time-management skills, able to deliver on time and ensuring that all parties are kept updated on progress
Must have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages including Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
Hybrid working 3 days in the office and 2 days working from home