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Job #: R-00131338
Location: Bedfordshire, GB
Category: Electrical Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 50% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 10%
Clearance Required: UK - BPSS


Technical Lead for Industrial Automation Projects

Overview: As a Technical Lead for Industrial Automation Projects, you will be responsible for overseeing the planning, execution, and delivery of automation projects in the industrial sector, with a focus on Body in White (BIW) delivery, electrical controls, industrial robotic applications, compliance, and machine safety. You will lead a team of engineers and technicians to ensure projects are completed on time, within budget, and to the highest standards of quality and safety.

Key Responsibilities:

Project Planning and Management:

  • Develop project plans, schedules, and budgets in collaboration with stakeholders.
  • Coordinate resources, including personnel, equipment, and materials, to execute projects effectively.
  • Monitor project progress and implement corrective actions as needed to ensure adherence to timelines and budgets.

Technical Leadership:

  • Provide technical guidance and expertise in BIW delivery, electrical controls, robotic applications, compliance, and machine safety.
  • Lead the design, development, and implementation of automation solutions that meet project requirements and industry standards.
  • Mentor and coach team members to enhance their technical skills and knowledge.

Collaboration and Communication:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including engineers, programmers, designers, and project managers, to achieve project objectives.
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders to provide project updates, address concerns, and solicit feedback.
  • Foster a collaborative and positive work environment that encourages creativity, innovation, and continuous improvement.

Compliance and Safety:

  • Ensure that all automation projects comply with relevant regulatory requirements, industry standards, and safety protocols.
  • Conduct risk assessments and implement safety measures to mitigate potential hazards associated with automated systems.
  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies, trends, and best practices in industrial automation to ensure compliance and safety.

Quality Assurance:

  • Establish and maintain quality assurance processes to ensure the reliability, performance, and accuracy of automation systems.
  • Conduct thorough testing and validation of automation solutions to identify and address any defects or deficiencies.
  • Implement continuous improvement initiatives to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of automation processes.


  • Degree in Engineering or related field.
  • Extensive experience in industrial automation, with a focus on BIW delivery, electrical controls, robotic applications, compliance, and machine safety.
  • Proven track record of successfully leading and managing automation projects from conception to completion.
  • In-depth knowledge of automation technologies, programming languages, and control systems (e.g., PLC, HMI, SCADA).
  • Strong understanding of regulatory requirements, industry standards (e.g., ISO, ANSI, OSHA), and safety protocols in industrial environments.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and adapt to changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Certifications in relevant areas (e.g., Certified Automation Professional, Functional Safety Professional) are a plus.

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.

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