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Automotive Project Engineer


Applications Engineer


Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom


Project Engineer - Automotive / Body In White / Final Assembly

You are ideally based near Solihull or Bedford or willing to travel there on a regular basis.

Permanent. Salary from £35k to £50k depending on experience.

We offer paid overtime over 40 hours per week, Project Managers can expect to earn significant increments, commonly up to 50% of their salary.

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

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 Us

We have recently won some major projects within the UK and overseas and as a result, we are seeking a Project Engineer to support Project Managers in delivering work packages for our prestigious automotive customers.

You’ll support the Project Lead in the cradle to grave delivery of each project, providing a solution which meets all technical contractual requirements, follows the approved plans and meets customer expectations.

You’ll be involved in managing cost/contract, schedule, and technical performance across the program lifecycle, paying close attention to contract requirements, coordinating internal teams and supplier and sub-contractors’ capacity and capabilities, reviewing performance variances and impacts to the overall programme performance.

You’ll track technical, schedule, and cost performance measures (TPMs, SPMs, and CPMs) to assess engineering performance against the contract and uphold effective change management to prevent deviation from the original scope and ensure the contractual change process is followed.

You’re a great communicator, coordinating internal and external stakeholders and working with customers and suppliers. You’ll be involved in presentations, preparing and delivering project updates and reports.

About you

You have some experience 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.

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.