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Chief Engineer


Applications Engineer


Farnborough, Hampshire, United Kingdom


Chief Engineer

Are you a leader looking to launch your career to the next level?

The Role:

We have an opportunity for a Chief Engineer to join us. The Chief Engineer has overall responsibility for all engineering activities on the project and are part of the project leadership team. Responsibility and accountability extend from project start up through to operations and closedown and includes on contract growth.

What will I be doing?

  • Delivery and technical assurance of the solution within the quality, cost and schedule constraints.

  • Achieving acceptance of the solution by the customer.

  • Providing technical leadership and mentorship across the project.

  • Ensuring that the engineering processes within the project are commensurate with the requirements of the contracted standards and Leidos corporate governance.

  • Identifying the skills and staff required to deliver the engineering solution.

  • Defining the engineering practices and resources required to deliver the project and services within the constraints of the company engineering policies.

  • Managing the effectiveness of engineering activities across the project.

What does Leidos need from me?

For this role we are seeking a technical leader; someone who is able to coordinate and direct engineering teams in successful delivery and acceptance of the system. As the Chief Engineer you should be able to execute and perform without assistance, and possess significant practical experience and applied knowledge across the following areas:

  • Complex systems integration projects, involving IT systems.

  • Technical Management of subcontractors.

  • Systems Engineering and understanding of the principles behind each of the main processes.

  • Technical Team Management including the planning of work packages, allocation to team members and reporting.

  • Technical Team Leadership including providing technical direction to team members.

In order to be successful in this role you should also have:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and work well in a team environment.

  • Ability to clearly articulate and communicate design and technical concepts in written and verbal forms.

  • Intellectual calibre and confidence to conduct complex discussions with civilian and service customers and suppliers.

  • Commercial awareness sufficient to support discussions with customers and suppliers.

  • Extensive engineering experience in IT/Software related systems, including experience in a leadership position.

It would be desirable if you had:

  • Experience working on public sector and sensitive projects.

  • A background in Software Engineering or IT Systems Integration.

  • Knowledge of Government processes and procedures.

  • Chartered Engineer status

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)

Dynamic Working

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 plans that enhance your future.

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.