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Executive Chairman - Kuba Kabacinski

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Bid Manager

Full time Adelaide
  • Rapidly growing 120+ person Australian owned, multiple roles
  • Linux, Multiple Distributed Networks, Defence
  • Attractive salary package, flexible working hours

About the Role

Consunet has an exciting opportunity to coordinate and enhance the competitive bid submission process within its growing Australian defence technology company.

Consunet is seeking an experienced bid submission expert to help drive the coordination of high-quality bid submissions. The role will be responsible for initiating a seamless bid submission process from end-to-end, assisting with improving the competitiveness of bid submissions, and coordinate with a variety of stakeholders to produce tailored proposals within time critical deadlines.

Supported by our Customer Engagement Lead and executive leadership, the Bid Manager will have excellent attention to detail, as they coordinate and collate submission response content from various sections of the business.

The Bid Manager will possess exceptional communication skills, as they frequently collaborate with both internal and external stakeholders, fostering beneficial ongoing relationships that enhance the growing trajectory of the business. The Bid Manager will be accountable for controlling the consistency, accuracy, and quality of each submission. Coordination is key, as the Bid Manager will be working alongside multiple cross-functional teams/leads from engineering, science, cyber, ICT, projects, and security disciplines. Each day will offer variety, accountability, and flexibility as you successfully grow the profitability of the business.

To be considered for this role, you must be an Australian citizen.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate proven experience working in and managing the bid submission process. Defence related bid submission experience will be highly regarded, candidates with other industry related bid submission experience will also be considered.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Developing, reviewing, and negotiating POC (pre-contract awards).
  • Supporting our Project Managers with the contract management process.
  • The creation, management, and preparation of sub-contracts.
  • Coordinating agreements.
  • Contract risk identification, quantification, and coordination (in conjunction with Legal counsel).
  • ITAR/IP register maintenance.
  • Critical success in securing competitive tender submission projects.

To be successful in this role, you will be responsible and trustworthy, possess thorough attention to detail, a great working attitude and ability to meet deadlines.

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related discipline, or significant bid submissions experience, either working within the submission process or managing proposal development.
  • Experience within the Defence Industry will be highly regarded.
  • Working knowledge of ASDEFCON.
  • Extensive experience preparing and coordinating tender responses or bid submission opportunities, including financials.
  • Ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision, and within a team environment.
  • Impeccable attention to detail, with a strong analytical mindset, with the ability to produce innovative solutions to complex problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in high pressure situations, managing multiple time-critical tasks.
  • Excellent ability to build rapport and foster ongoing relationships to help grow the business.
  • Adaptability, flexibility, and extensive coordination skills will be highly regarded.
  • An interest in technical-focused products and solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and managing forecasts/budgets.

To be considered, candidates will have:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Minimum level of Clearance preferred: Baseline
  • Successful candidates must be eligible to hold and maintain an Australian Defence Security Clearance.

Security Clearance

Applicants are required to be Australian Citizens and be eligible to hold and maintain an Australian Defence Security Clearance. Eligibility requirements can be found at www.defence.gov.au/security/clearances.

Further benefits include:

  • A flexible, inclusive, and friendly work environment.
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Salary packaging options
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Generous Study Loan Scheme
  • Career and skills progression through training and development to team members.
  • Access to cutting-edge technology, research, and agile project management practices.
  • Mentoring and support from our experienced team members.

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:

  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Have you completed a chartered accountant (CA) qualification?


Please send your covering letter summarising your experience and current resume to recruitment@consunet.com.au, noting in the subject line: Consunet – Bid Manager

About Consunet

Consunet is headquartered in the Adelaide CBD with operations in Adelaide, Edinburgh (SA) and Canberra. We focus on the design, development, deployment and support of high-assurance software solutions – trusted software and systems that do exactly what they are supposed to, when and where they are supposed to do it, and with the cyber and security safeguards needed to protect it. We collaboratively work with customers to understand and solve complex problems, and to develop world-leading solutions that deliver enduring benefits.

As a 100% Australian-owned and operated corporation, Consunet strives to be the country’s leading cyber and spectrum security solution developer, and trusted industry partner to the Australian Defence and cyber security communities. A strong research and development and collaboration emphasis underpins our culture of innovation and excellence. We lead with vision to deliver trusted and sustainable outcomes for discerning and astute customers.

Are you seeking a challenging career with an Australian technology leader?

Consunet is a dynamic company on a rapid growth path. We are actively searching for suitably skilled Australians to join our team of trusted professionals.