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Manufacturing Project Manager


Design Project Manager


Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom


Manufacturing Project Manager

Home-based, regular travel will be required to our offices in Bedford or Wickford and to customer sites.

Are you a Manufacturing Project Manager ready to drive critical automation projects within the automotive industry?

Are you keen to travel to sites in the UK, Europe and the US with regular time spent on site?

About you

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.

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.

The Role

We have recently won some major projects within the UK and overseas with prestigious automotive customers. As a Project Manager, you will be part of a close-knit team running a portfolio of automation projects within the automotive sector.

You’ll organise and drive projects from concept to completion; working with our customers to devise, implement and then manage project plans (including PMP and IMS), including acceptance criteria and ensuring milestones are met, on time and within budget.

You’re a problem solver – regularly reviewing and approving risk management process recommendations and ensuring the impact of risks is eliminated or significantly mitigated, expediting any issues to secure efficient completion of the overall programme.

You’re a great communicator, driving internal and external teams (including sub-contractor management) to complete tasks within the acceptance criteria. Your customers are your prime focus, you’ll provide regular updates and progress reports on performance variances and impacts to overall programme performance. You’ll manage any changes that are requested, overseeing contract management and development activities.

You also have good commercial acumen, managing technical, cost, schedule and contract baselines.

Why should you join our Program Team?

We are problem solvers – we often have to think on our feet to solve engineering problems, finding solutions to challenges and mitigating risks.

Development/Growth - We offer meaningful and engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals, all while nurturing a healthy work-life balance. Our managers are committed to individual and collective development and as a global company, there are opportunities to learn and expand your horizons in many different ways.

Reward – we offer a competitive package with great benefits from a pension scheme (contribution matched up to 8%), private medical insurance and life assurance with loads of flexible benefits including dental insurance, gym flex and shopping discounts.

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 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.