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Job #: R-00136587-OTHLOC-6489
Location: Liverpool, POST-MER
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 50% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 10%
Clearance Required: UK - BPSS


Looking for an opportunity to make an impact?

Unleash your potential at Leidos, where we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customer’s success. Leidos is a Global Fortune 500™ Science and Technology Solutions company aimed at embracing and solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Through science and technology, Leidos is making the world safer, healthier, and more efficient.

Leidos currently has a permanent vacancy for an Automotive Subcontracts Manager. You will be a part of a close-knit team running a portfolio of automation projects within the automotive sector. We are preferably seeking someone with previous experience in the vehicle manufacture sector (BIW).

The Subcontracts Manager will work directly with our subcontractors on site to ensure that all work is completed to expected levels of quality, on time and to cost. You’ll monitor progress and their performance throughout the project, raising any concerns and mitigating any risks to deadlines/cost schedules. Regularly reviewing progress and approving risk management recommendations and ensuring the impact of risks is eliminated or significantly mitigated. You’re also effective in change management, preventing deviation from the original scope and managing any change requests which may arise. Driving internal and external teams (including sub-contractor management) to complete tasks within the acceptance criteria. You also have good commercial acumen, managing technical, cost, schedule and contract baselines.

*This position is home-based, some travel will be required to our offices in Bedford or Wickford and regularly to customer sites.

Required Experience:

  • Proven track record in delivering projects with Sub Contractor / Supplier Network
  • Authored detailed Request for Quotations for contractual scope of supply on Automation / Automotive projects.
  • Establish and manage the cost, schedule, technical baselines, quality and performance of sub-contractors and suppliers.
  • Able to demonstrate experience in Subcontract Management on Automotive Projects.
  • Strong technical experience in Automation and Controls
  • Able to demonstrate a sound understanding of business, finance and personnel management techniques and the commercial aspects of projects.
  • Able to communicate, negotiate and influence effectively.
  • 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.

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)

Potential for Telework: Yes, 10%

Clearance Level Required: UK - BPSS

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40

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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