We are looking for a Senior Project Manager to join us on a permanent basis. We are on a mission to ensure that Leidos stands out in what is becoming an increasingly popular market place. It means creative solutions to problems using innovative design implementation and testing of systems and services with a focus on scalability and sustainability.
Are you ready for your next career challenge?
Qualified and Experienced Senior Project Manager with Portfolio, Project and Service Management experience of small to medium size and high complexity deliveries (£5m – £30m p/a), who has a breadth of experience within one or more of the following domains:
National Security – Home Office, UKIC, Policing, NCA
Defence – Defence Intelligence, Offence Cyber, Defence Digital
Candidates also need to have experience showing individual contribution or leadership within the following Business Lifecycle phases:
Business Development Activities/Customer Engagement to shape requirements and offers, including Client side working.
Start-up experience – mobilization of contracts within complex environments
Management and leadership of BAU contract phase, including developing and delivering On Contract Growth
Exit and contract close out
Project intervention, problem resolution and RTG planning for Red and at risk projects within complex environments e.g. policing and Intelligence domains.
We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated Senior Project Manager, to work alongside the Senior Programme Manager 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 will be self-motivated and be able to work autonomously and also within a team to achieve day to day objectives with significant results on project or operational deliverables, whilst also owning a variety of activities ensuring compliance with project milestones and customer KPI’s and SLA’s. 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.
The Senior 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. In addition, they must provide concrete guidance on what everyone needs to do and the most efficient way to complete each step.
Your Role and Responsibilities;
Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects.
Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget.
Developing project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders.
Ensure resource availability and allocation.
Use appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs.
Report and escalate to management as needed.
Manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders.
Perform risk management to minimize project risks.
Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors.
Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.
Have an understanding of the high level technical requirements to converse with the customer and project teams effectively.
We are looking for someone with excellent organisation, communication and leadership skills who has:
The following skills are desirable:
Proven track record in successfully delivering projects or task work packages.
Able to demonstrate experience (minimum 5 years) in Project Management.
Able to demonstrate experience in management of technical software delivery projects.
Experience in SAFe Agile and Waterfall models of delivery cycles.
Good interpersonal skills and judgement for dealing with both internal and external stakeholders to develop strong working relations to support achieving objectives.
Ability to engage and work within a multi-functional programme team comprising both customer, supplier and internal staff with an awareness of engineering principles.
Able to demonstrate a sound 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 verbal communication.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills.
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Technical background in System Engineering, Software development or Software testing.
Candidates need to demonstrate Line management and leadership experience
Candidates must be certified to APM, Prince 2 or Agile Prince 2
Clearance: Candidate must be 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:
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);
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.
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.