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Job #: R-00138784
Location: Farnborough, HAM
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 50% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 25%
Clearance Required: UK - DV


Programme Manager


Leidos are on search of a Qualified and Experienced Programme Manager with Programme, Project and Service Management experience of medium to large size and high complexity deliveries (£20m – £70m p/a), who has experience within the Defence Industry.

As a Programme Manager in Leidos you will be working on one of our programmes or proposals across our Defence Portfolio.

Are you ready for your next challenge?

Candidates will need to have a breadth experience showing individual contribution or leadership within the following Business Lifecycle phases:

  • Business Development Activities/Customer Engagement to shape requirements and offers, including Client-side working.
  • Develop and write innovative bids / proposals for new business which take into account a full assessment of the risks, opportunities and strategic growth priorities.
  • Start-up experience – mobilisation of contracts within complex environments.
  • Management and leadership of BAU contract phase, including developing and delivering On Contract Growth.
  • Exit and contract close out.
  • Project intervention, problem resolution and RTG planning for Red and at-risk projects within complex environments e.g. policing and Intelligence domains.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Programme Manager for our Government client.  Supporting a multi-functional team and to manage the scheduling of project delivery, change and new business.  This position is a full time, permanent role and applicants will have DV clearance or be willing to undergo the clearance process.

You will be self-motivated and be able to work autonomously and within a team 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. This is a strongly customer facing role and the Programme Manager will be expected to have excellent written and stakeholder management skills. You must also demonstrate an analytical and systematic approach to project and technical challenges.

Your Role and Responsibilities.

  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget.
  • Produce internal and external reporting on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis
  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects and proposals.
  • Contribute at weekly and quarterly customer briefings as a Leidos Representative
  • Management of programme scope, requirements and acceptance criteria
  • Lead the commercial programmatic decisions making process.
  • Managing project scopes and objectives for proposals involving all relevant stakeholders.
  • Ensure resource availability and allocation.
  • Manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders.
  • Perform risk management to minimise project risks.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.

We are looking for someone with excellent organisation, communication and leadership skills who can demonstrate:

  • Proven track record in successfully delivering complex programmes
  • Experience in SAFe Agile and Waterfall models of delivery cycles.
  • Good interpersonal skills and judgement for developing strong working relationships with Stakeholders in support of achieving objectives.
  • Ability to engage and work within a multi-functional programme team with an awareness of engineering principles.
  • Proven experience of Core Programme Management skills eg. Delivery Team Creation, Schedule creation, Risk Management and EVM.
  • A strong understanding of business, finance and personnel management techniques and the commercial aspects of projects.
  • The ability to communicate, negotiate and influence effectively with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Line management and leadership experience.
  • Certification to APM, Prince 2 or Agile Prince 2

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

Location: This role will have an element of working from home or Leidos Facility, with frequent travel to customer sites in the South of England.

Clearance Required: This role will require attainment and maintenance of DV clearance and for the applicant to be a UK national.

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.

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 

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.

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.

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