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Job #: R-00128492
Location: Undisclosed, GB
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: UK - DV


Programme Manager

We are in search of a Programme Manager for our Leidos engineering capability. The successful Programme Manager will have a full understanding of the principles of Programme Management, and ideally will have prior experience as a Programme Manager involving accepting and integrating deliveries from suppliers. Using your experience in Programme Management, you will be responsible for working with customers and suppliers to execute programme delivery activities across the full lifecycle.

Are you ready for your next career challenge?

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams in the UK to address some of the most complex problems in defence, government, safety and security, and transportation. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

As a Programme Manager in Leidos you will be working on one of our key programs delivering support on a complex and ever changing HMG system. 

What you will do

Your primary responsibility will be to deliver both the in-service support contract and oversee project work packages to support our HMG customer. The programme encompasses service delivery to an operationally critical IT system. You will own the contract that maintains the wider system and be responsible for deliveries of smaller work packages and supporting bid work.

The Programme Manager role is a critical element for a larger technical programme, and some technical knowledge is desirable. Working alongside a Service Delivery Manager, Chief Engineer, Solution Architect and a Project Manager the Programme Manager is responsible to help deliver the strategic leadership of the project, as well as implementing standard programme controls and management tasks. This is a strongly customer facing role and the Programme Manager will be expected to have excellent written and stakeholder management skills.

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Management and control of work packages; budget, procurement and finances
  • Management of Risk, Assumptions and Dependencies, and understanding linkage between shop floor decisions and corporate risk
  • Stakeholder engagement for mission critical relationships throughout the customer organisation
  • Support to the Service Delivery Manager in day to day resource management
  • Processing additional customer requests for support End to End
  • Produce internal and external reporting on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis
  • Attending weekly and quarterly customer briefings as a Leidos Representative
  • Managing programme scope creep, requirements and acceptance criteria
  • Owner internal and customer deliverable documentation
  • Leads the commercial programmatic decisions
  • Developing, implementing and updating resource allocations plans
  • Good commercial understanding of business best practice
  • Support to the Portfolio Manager, and working collaboratively with other Programme Managers, the Commercial Manager and the Service Delivery Manager.

Personal Skills & Qualities- Desirable Skills:

  • Experience in planning and delivering tasks through engagement with technical colleagues and customers
  • Knowledge of Scaled Agile is desirable, but not essential
  • Experience in the use of PM tools, ideally including MSP, JIRA and You Track
  • An understanding of the management of Risk
  • Have a commercial awareness of contracts (T&M, FFP etc), ATPs, and change requests
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills – both verbal and written
  • Experience of supporting bid proposals desirable not essential
  • Flexibility and agility in thought and daily working practices to accommodate customer direction.
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001

The role will be as a mobile worker, mainly working from home but visits to a customer site are essential. Training will be provided where necessary on any Leidos proprietary tools and processes.

Location: This role will be mainly working from home, with travel to sites in the south-west.

Clearance Required: This role will require DV clearance.

For more information and guidance please visit:

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)

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.

Working together as Team Leidos we are helping to transform the UK's defence supply chain by providing an integration of a complex mixture of services, at low risk, using a modern suite of systems that will deliver one version of the truth. For the first time, the MOD will see the whole picture, as it is happening.

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.

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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