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Project Manager – Change Management


Design Project Manager


Remote, United Kingdom


Project Manager – Change Management

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

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

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.

In this Change Management role you will be responsible for;

  • Effective change management to prevent scope creep and contractual change process is followed.

  • Ensuring that robust Management Plans (including PMP and IMS) are created, maintained and applied in accordance with industry best practice.

  • Reviewing and approving 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.