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Job #: R-00136663
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


Commissioning Lead


Permanent and Fixed Term Employment (6-12 months) positions available

Salary From £45,000 - £55000 Depending on experience.

We offer paid overtime over 40 hours per week, you can expect to earn significant increments, commonly up to 50% of the salary.

Are you a Commissioning Lead ready to drive critical automation projects within the automotive industry?

Why should you join our Team?

We are problem solvers – we often have to think on our feet to solve engineering problems, finding solutions to challenges and mitigating risks.

Development/Growth - We offer meaningful and engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals, all while nurturing a healthy work-life balance. Our managers are committed to individual and collective development and as a global company, there are opportunities to learn and expand your horizons in many different ways.

Reward – we offer a competitive package with great benefits from a pension scheme (contribution matched up to 8%), private medical insurance and life assurance with loads of flexible benefits including dental insurance, gym flex and shopping discounts.

Your Role and Responsibilities;

  • To maintain and control all site commissioning activities with weekly update of Autostatus document to be completed whilst maintaining the project schedule, scope, and budget.

  • Maintain Site Safety

  • Manage and Attend all Stand Up Meetings, Boardwalks and build phase discussions.

  • Manage the build phases for contract scope of supply.

  • To maintain control over all companies and sub-contract project activities on site with particular emphasis on safety and quality

  • To maintain control of all site admin and safety processes according to Leidos and Site safety procedures and standards.

  • To manage all aspects of contracts allocated so that they are completed within time, specification and budget

  • Delivers a technical solution that satisfies the systems requirements per the approved plans and the contract.
  • Implements disciplined engineering processes between Project Management Office and Engineering

  • Works with the Engineering Project Technical Lead /s to ensure all contract technical requirements are met by implementation of the defined technical solution Authorities.

  • Closely monitors all subcontracted efforts to ensure compliance and no performance gaps between organizations.

  • Tracks technical, schedule, and cost performance measures (TPMs, SPMs, and CPMs) to assess engineering performance against the contract.

  • Ensure contract management and development activities are completed to support the programme (in consultation with the Procurement, Finance and Legal teams)

  • Managing supplier and sub-contractors’ capacity and capabilities. Manage technical, cost, schedule and contract baselines. Review performance variances and impacts to overall programme performance.

  • Effective change management to prevent scope creep and contractual change process is followed.

You will contribute towards the creation and ongoing maintenance of PMO documentation and overall Integrated Master Schedule and provide material to support the Project work or the Operational Support service.

You will be self-motivated and be able to work autonomously 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 technical challenges.

About you

You have a proven track record in successfully delivering projects or task work packages, ideally in automation, robotics, controls projects or task work packages in Automotive Body in White.

Strong technical experience in Robotics, Automation and Controls

Able to engage and work within a multi-functional programme team comprising both customer, supplier, and internal staff with an awareness of engineering principles.

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.

Excellent communication skills – able to move projects forward, motivate multi-functional teams to meet deadlines and keep customers updated on progress. You’re also confident in negotiating and influencing at all levels and competent in written comms, presentations and reporting.

Problem solver – keeping projects on track, mitigating any issues which may cause delays. Solving customer queries and incorporating any changes they want to make part way through.

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.

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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