Automotive Project Manager - Change Management (BIW)

United Kingdom
GBP 60,000 - 80,000
Job description


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Unleash your potential at Leidos, where we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customer’s success. Leidos is a Global Fortune 500 Science and Technology Solutions company aimed at embracing and solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Through science and technology, Leidos is making the world safer, healthier, and more efficient. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainably. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

Leidos currently has a permanent vacancy for an Automotive Project Manager - Change Management. You will be a part of a close-knit team running a portfolio of automation projects within the automotive sector. We are preferably seeking someone with previous experience in the vehicle manufacture sector (BIW).

The Automotive Project Manager - Change Management will be responsible for effective change management to prevent scope creep and ensure contractual change process is followed. You will ensure that robust Management Plans (including PMP and IMS) are created, maintained and applied in accordance with industry best practice. Review and approve risk management process recommendations and ensuring the impact of risks is eliminated or significantly mitigated. Expediting matters as necessary to secure efficient completion of the overall Programme. Ensuring contract management and development activities are completed to support the programme (in consultation the Procurement, Finance and Legal). Managing supplier and sub-contractors capacity and capabilities. Manage technical, cost, schedule and contract baselines. Review performance variances and impacts to overall programme performance.

*This position is home-based, some travel will be required to our offices in Bedford or Wickford and regularly to customer sites.

Required Experience:

  • You have a proven track record in successfully delivering projects or task work packages, ideally in the Automotive sector but we would encourage applicants from all engineering/ manufacturing/ automation backgrounds.
  • Ideally some technical experience in Automation and Controls.
  • Comfortable in both independent and collaborative working. Customer driven and flexible in approach.
  • Excellent communication skills – able to move projects forward, motivate multi-functional teams to meet deadlines and keep customers updated on progress. You’re also confident in negotiating and influencing at all levels and competent in written comms, presentations and reporting.
  • Problem solver – keeping projects on track, mitigating any issues which may cause delays. Solving customer queries and incorporating any changes they want to make part way through.
  • You will require a full, clean UK driving license. Willing to travel to customer sites as and when required.
  • Due to the nature of our business, you must be able to obtain and maintain BPSS clearance.

What we do for you:

At Leidos we are PASSIONATE about customer success, UNITED as a team and INSPIRED to make a difference. We offer meaningful and engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals, all while nurturing a healthy work-life balance.

We provide an employment package that attracts, develops and retains only the best in talent. Our reward scheme includes:

  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 33 days Annual Leave (including public and privilege holidays)
  • Access to Flexible benefits (including life assurance, health schemes, gym memberships, annual buy and sell holidays and a cycle to work scheme)

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline onlyand not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

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