One of the construction industry’s most recognisable figures, Lorraine Brady is the Tender Desk Director for BAM UK & Ireland, with responsibility for leading a high-capability function on behalf of the UK & Ireland Division. This critical role involves the development and implementation of organisational capabilities, processes, and systems to support the UK&I Division to deliver best in class proposals and bids that meet the requirements of our Clients and aligns with the overall strategic direction of the Division.
Lorraine leads a geographically diverse team providing support and independent challenge to a broad spectrum of bids within BAM UK & Ireland. Her expertise adds value to build a high-quality order book for BAM, through support and independent challenge seeking continuous improvements to add value, achieve consistency and drive improved results.
Lorraine started her career in architectural design and progressed rapidly into design, project and bid management, working for global Engineering Procurement Construction Management (EPCM) companies including CH2M (now acquired by Jacobs) and Fluor. This experience greatly amplified her ability to successfully execute projects based on solid planning, achieving project objectives and exceeding company performance goals.
Lorraine’s project delivery expertise across the full project life cycle has afforded her an excellent understanding of client awareness (“voice of the client”), enhanced assurance of successful project outcomes, and the criticality of instilling a culture of continuous improvement.
As shared through the nomination process, Lorraine is a strong advocate for #BreakTheBias to increase gender equality within the construction sector and is a regular supporter and speaker at CIF International Day Women’s Day and Women in STEM.