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Job #: R-00128256
Location: Remote, GB
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: UK - SC


Project Manager


The Project Manager will be responsible for delivering contractual outputs to time, cost and quality constraints whilst working with the customer to define, bid and win the next phase of work on this major programme.

The Project Manager plays an integral part in the review and evaluation of technical solutions from our supplier community.  As the key point of contact for both internal and external stakeholders, the role leads the competitions team on a day-to-day basis in the running of competitions. This role will suit a project manager with Defence project and service delivery experience.

Are you ready for your next challenge?

Your Role and Responsibilities:

Your primary responsibility will be to bid and deliver discrete work packages within a major defence programme. You’ll be running a team delivering competitions to select the best supplier for our requirements, as well as securing on-contract growth to ensure a consistent pipeline of work.

The Project Manager role is a critical part of the competitions team, making sure that we meet all our contractual requirements on time and within budget. Working alongside the Programme Manager, the Project Manager is responsible for delivering the strategic leadership of their projects, as well as implementing standard project controls and management tasks.


This role will be strongly customer facing and as the Project Manager, you will be expected to have excellent written and stakeholder management skills.

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Management and control of small work packages; budget, procurement, and finances

  • Management of Risk, Assumptions and Dependencies

  • Stakeholder engagement for mission critical relationships throughout the customer organisation as well as industry partners and suppliers

  • Support to the Programme Manager in day-to-day resource management

  • Processing additional customer requests for support end-to-end through change management process

  • Internal and External Reporting on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis

  • Attending weekly and monthly customer briefings as a Leidos Representative

  • Managing project scope creep, requirements, and acceptance criteria

  • Support to the Programme Manager as required, and working collaboratively with other Project Managers, the Commercial Manager, and the Service Delivery Manager.

Skills Required:

  • Proven track record in successfully delivering projects or task work packages, ideally within the defence environment.

  • Good demonstrable Project Management experience (minimum 5 years). Strong 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, partners, suppliers, and internal staff.

  • 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, experience of facilitation and/or mediation an advantage.

  • Enthusiastic self-starter with good verbal communication.

  • Excellent written communication through the use of e-mail, presentations and reports.

Clearance Requirements:

  • This role requires SC clearance

Who We Are:
Leidos UK & EUROPE – we work to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient through technology, engineering and science. (add link to ‘Leidos UK & EUROPE’ text)

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 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 (add link to ‘Dynamic Working’ text)

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.

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.

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.

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