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Job #: R-00047144
Location: Whiteley, HAM
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Other Clearance


Job Description:

Leidos are 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.

A Systems Engineering Manager is required to develop and maintain a high performing team of Systems Engineers to support Leidos UK’s current programmes and growth opportunities. This first line management role provides the opportunity to manage staff within the Systems Engineering capability of Leidos UK Engineering and Technology. It is anticipated that the successful candidate would continue in their current programme role and take on the additional responsibilities stated herein.

The candidate must be able to demonstrate successful team leadership in the Systems Engineering domain. The position will require understanding of systems engineering standards, principles and best practices. However, the successful candidate may have come from a different engineering background.

Typical Duties:

  • Develop and maintain talent management plans for all direct reports (e.g. succession, training and development planning)

  • Support staff development through the use of Performance and Career Development processes

  • Support the recruitment and selection of new staff to meet business needs

  • Support resourcing and work force planning processes to ensure bids and programmes are properly resourced

  • Promote company values and support direct reports to put them into action

  • Represent direct reports by ensuring their feedback, views and interests are filtered to the right forums

  • Keep direct reports informed of company, division, sector and team activities

  • Coach, mentor and / or performance manage as and when required

  • Manage compliance to processes and other corporate obligations (e.g. timesheets, compliance training)

  • Energise the team and maintain high morale in a high change and fast paced environment 

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated leadership experience in an engineering domain

  • Enthusiastic self-starter with good verbal communication

  • Excellent written communication through the use of e-mail, presentations and reports

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with direct reports and the wider management team.

  • Success with designing / delivering systems in a Virtualised Environment

  • Experience of working with Service Oriented Architecture

  • Demonstrable successes within the System Engineering or System Architecture environment

  • Demonstrable experience in requirements management, design documentation, compliance reports and engineering analysis

Desired Skills:

  • Previous line management experience is desired but not required

  • Understanding of the principles of systems engineering, and integration and test

  • Comprehensive understanding of various software development methodologies and practices (e.g. DevOps, Scrum)

  • Knowledge of systems / software design methodologies and tools (e.g. UML, MBSE, DOORS, CAMEO)

  • Experience of the complete system life cycle from problem definition through to deployment

  • Commitment to sharing ideas, technologies and best practices

  • Able to use understanding of customer needs and expectations to generate mutually beneficial solutions or alternatives

  • Willingness to offer fresh, innovative ideas and/or unconventional approaches

  • Make technological recommendations to accomplish objectives

What do we do for you? 

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, and cycle to work scheme)

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Other Clearance



Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Systems Engineering

Pay Range:


Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to [email protected].

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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