Jess Avery

Bid Director


Jess is a client-focused bid director with 15 years’ experience in strategic work winning, including writing, managing, coaching and directing. She works across infrastructure, utility and health sectors. As an Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) Practitioner, Jess is committed to building collaborative, driven teams – her proactive analytic nature focuses teams and bids efficiently and seamlessly. Her overriding qualities are in being adaptive, productive and innovative.

Jess also has operational experience as a service manager and skills in people and change management, service design and improvement, leading strategy and business planning, audits and quality management and transformation and redesign of services.

Skills and behaviours

  • Developing win strategy and solutions
  • Programme planning and management
  • Bid writing, editing and proofreading
  • Interview coaching
  • Collaborating
  • Developing client relationships
  • Managing programmes and supply chains
  • Engaging stakeholders and managing lessons learned
  • Implementing a positive and confident leadership style
  • Challenging, encouraging and inspiring new thinking

Experience and successes

Jess has extensive experience in numerous sectors including highways, renewables, rail and health. Recent projects she has worked on include National Highways’ Areas 4, 9 and 12 contracts, the Coire Glas hydro pumped storage scheme and Network Rail’s CP6 and CP7 framework contracts.

Case studies

Birks Grange Village, University of Exeter – delivering new low-carbon student accommodation

0–25 Durham Family Health Service – enhancing our client’s delivery model

Specialist bridge inspections and maintenance contract – the Avonmouth and Severn Bridges