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We have an opportunity in our Birmingham Studio for a Marketing and Bid Assistant. Reporting to the Northern Region Head of Marketing, this is a role that involves being part of a highly effective regional marketing and business development team.

About us

BDP is a continuous collective of architects, engineers, designers and urbanists. We design at every scale from city masterplans, neighbourhoods, parks, streets and buildings to specialist, bespoke light and acoustic installations.

We are placemakers who work at every stage of the design process from visioning to briefing to design, delivery and operation. We respond to the demands of our dynamic and ever-changing planet with cross-discipline design thinking that spans all of life’s activities, protects the environment and enhances social value.

Harnessing our collective ethos, the spirit of BDP is about making places for people. Our structure and governance as a global network of federated city studios creates design hubs that are connected to the cities, regions and communities they serve.

As part of the Nippon Koei Group, we fuse our passion for architecture and engineering with user-centred design and large-scale infrastructure projects to deliver world-class solutions for better, more prosperous places.

About the role

This is a varied and exciting position in which you will support the London marketing and business development team, engaging with studio staff as well as the wider marketing and communications teams around the practice to streamline BDP’s work-winning efforts.

This role would suit someone looking to start their career in marketing, and give the ideal candidate the opportunity to learn and develop their knowledge and skills across client focused marketing tasks within a global context.

The role will involve feeding into bids and preparing documents in Word, Powerpoint and InDesign, maintaining marketing collateral, maintaining marketing database and registrations on client portals and assisting at events as well as other marketing related tasks.

You will be organised and methodical with strong writing and interpersonal skills. Prior marketing roles and experience within the design or construction industry would be ideal but other backgrounds will be considered.


  • Support the North marketing team in the bid process. This will include reading and understanding key bid deliverables, helping produce and format content for submission documents
  • Coordinating and preparing marketing materials
  • Helping organise internal and external events
  • Collating and maintaining sector / group / professional marketing information on BDP Marketing Information Systems
  • Tracking industry events and updating relevant calendars
  • Supporting client-focused marketing and business development initiatives
  • Supporting other marketers around the practice in marketing related tasks if required.


  • Excellent communication skills, especially written English
  • Organised and methodical
  • Ability to compile, edit and proofread texts
  • Experience working in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel) and Adobe applications (InDesign knowledge would be advantageous)
  • Willingness to learn and use BDP’s Marketing Information Management systems effectively (Open Asset, Zoho, Deltek) and provide guidance to other staff in their proper use
  • Ability to manage workload and work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Possess a proactive, understanding and flexible approach to dealing with issues and achieving collective goals
  • Ability to act in a confidential manner when dealing with all BDP activities and not divulge any information concerning the work being undertaken or any other BDP business, either internally or externally.

BDP offers

In return, BDP can offer you a wide range of learning opportunities to encourage personal and professional career development. From sponsorship to profession-led events, we also offer annual appraisals and a mentoring program which is supported by our online internal learning platform.

We are committed to being an employer of choice and offer a competitive remuneration and benefits package as well as interesting work, a rewarding and friendly environment, excellent office space, and a respect for the work-life balance of our people through hybrid working. All permanent employees can participate in BDP’s stakeholder pension arrangement to which the company contributes, the BDP Profit Share Scheme and tax-efficient Smart Benefits, Life Insurance, Long Term Sickness Insurance, Private Medical insurance and health screening, interest-free season ticket loans and enhanced maternity and paternity provision, plus many more.

We offer regular international and studio-based social, sporting, and charitable activities. Some recent events include themed month-end socials, a hiking club, weekly complimentary yoga, wellbeing webinars, and toolbox talks. Our variety of employee forums drives the development of new ideas, giving everyone the platform to have a voice and be heard. To find out in more detail about what BDP can offer you, please follow: https://www.bdp.com/en/careers-at-bdp/why-join-bdp

To apply

To apply for the role please click on the ‘Apply’ button below the vacancy. You will then need to complete the online application form and attach an up-to-date CV with a cover letter (<300 words) that outlines your experience in fulfilling the above job description. Once submitted, your application will then be passed on to the recruiting director for review. If successful, you will be notified by our system inviting you to an interview.

BDP is actively fostering an inclusive organisation where people can be themselves and everyone has a sense of belonging. We want our teams to be diverse at every level, reflecting the communities we design for. As designers, we will create spaces for all that promote equity, wellbeing and participation within the built environment. We actively encourage people from a variety of backgrounds with different skills, professional and life experiences, to join us and help us to achieve our aspirations. We also welcome applications from candidates who wish to work flexibly. BDP also operates a hybrid working policy.

No third party or agency CVs will be accepted for this role.