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Project Manager


Design Project Manager


Farnborough, Hampshire, United Kingdom


At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams in the UK to address some of the most complex problems in defence, government, safety and security, and transportation. 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.

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated Project Manager, to work alongside the current Project Management team for our government client. Supporting a multi-functional team and to manage the scheduling of project delivery, change and new business. This position is a full time, permanent role and applicants must have SC clearance or be willing to undergo the clearance process. You will be working as part of the engineering team supporting the Home Office Biometrics (HOB) Programme’s Strategic Central and Bureau Platforms. Working to assist with the implementation of change to HOB’s biometrics systems.

You must be self-motivated, be able to work independently and within a team to achieve day to day objectives to produce results on project deliverables, whilst also owning a variety of activities ensuring compliance with project milestones and customer KPI’s and SLA’s.

The Project Manager’s duties and responsibilities include ensuring teams meet all scope requirements by completing jobs properly according to their contract or agreement with the client. You must be an effective communicator, comfortable directly engaging with customers and colleagues. You must also demonstrate an analytical and systematic approach to project and technical challenges.

Your Role and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, coordinate and manage small and medium projects.

  • Integrate all functions and activities necessary to perform the project to meet the customer requirements.

  • Direct project team personnel, manage cost and schedule, ensure contract compliance, and serve as customer interface.

  • Provide strong, proactive, and assertive leadership skills that engage multidiscipline work teams to respond to business needs for assigned projects.

  • Manage project teams that typically includes third parties/vendors.

  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with the customer and stakeholders.

  • Create project management plans, set expectations, and ensure the project plans are driven by organizational procedures.

  • Coordinates with cross-functional project stakeholders to develop project scope, objectives, goals, and deliverables.

  • Ensures that requirements are gathered, documented, reviewed, and approved per organizational/PMO standards.

  • Ensures projects are delivered on-time, on budget, and remain in scope.

  • Monitors and tracks project dependencies.

  • Create a work breakdown structure that defines all activities required for the project deliverables.

  • Establish and provide high-quality, informative written and verbal project communications, including weekly status, dashboards, and project updates.

  • Actively monitor, track, and manage project tasks, timelines, attainment of established milestones and overall quality of project activities and deliverables.

The following skills are desirable:

  • Proven track record in successfully delivering projects or task work packages.

  • Able to demonstrate experience (minimum 2 years) in Project Management.

  • Experience in SAFe Agile and Waterfall models of delivery cycles.

  • Good interpersonal skills and judgement for dealing with both internal and external stakeholders.

  • Ability to engage and work within a multi-functional programme team comprising both customer, suppliers and internal staff with an awareness of engineering principles.

  • Able to demonstrate a good understanding of business, finance and personnel management techniques and the commercial aspects of projects.

  • The ability to communicate, negotiate and influence effectively.

  • Enthusiastic self-starter with good written and verbal communication skills.

  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Project or similar project management tool.

  • Excellent customer facing skills.

  • Proven analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities.

  • Technical background or understanding of System Engineering, Software development or Software testing.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Prince2 or APM PMQ

  • Leadership and Management

Clearance: Candidate must a UK National and be eligible to obtain SC clearance.

What we will 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:

Commitment to Diversity

We welcome applications from every part of the community and are committed to a truly diverse and inclusive culture. We foster a sense of belonging, welcoming all perspectives and contributions, and providing equal access to opportunities and resources for everyone.

If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know, and we will respond in a way that best fits your needs.

Who We Are:

Leidos UK & EUROPE – we work to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient through technology, engineering, and science.

Leidos is a growing company delivering innovative technology and solutions focused on safeguarding critical capabilities and transformation in frontline services, our work in the United Kingdom includes addressing some of the most complex problems in defence, healthcare, government, safety and security, and transportation.

What Makes Us Different:

Purpose: you can use your passion and abilities at Leidos to keep the people you care about safe. We are at the forefront of machine learning, AI, cyber security and solutions. Using your skills in the technology frontline by helping to build a safer world. You can inspire change.

Collaboration: having flexibility to do your job is one of our core benefits, enabling you to become part of our extraordinary team. We have been empowering our people to work flexibly for years. Whether you work from home, the office or on customer sites, we will give you the digital tools and the flexibility to work smarter and align your needs and ours.

People: Leidos empowers people from every background to be themselves and gives you the tools to learn new skills by enabling growth whilst developing. We believe that extraordinary people need opportunities to grow, to be inspired and to inspire others. At Leidos, we invest in technical academies, career rotations and a career development plan that enhance your future.


Pay Range:

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and 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.