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Automotive Project Manager BIW

Automotive Project Manager BIW

Posted 30 May by Appcast Enterprise


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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. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainably. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

Leidos currently has a permanent vacancy for an Automotive Project Manager. You will be a part of a close-knit team running a portfolio of automation projects within the automotive sector. This PM will be supporting a multi-functional team and manage the scheduling of project delivery, change and new business. We are seeking someone with previous experience in the vehicle manufacture sector, specifically managing projects in Body in White (BIW).

The Automotive Project Manager will organize and drive projects from concept to completion; working with our customers to devise, implement and then manage project plans (including PMP and IMS), including acceptance criteria and ensuring milestones are met, on time and within budget. Regularly reviewing and approving risk management process recommendations and ensuring the impact of risks is eliminated or significantly mitigated, expediting any issues to secure efficient completion of the overall programme. Driving internal and external teams (including sub-contractor management) to complete tasks within the acceptance criteria. Your customers are your prime focus, you’ll provide regular updates and progress reports on performance variances and impacts to overall programme performance. You’ll manage any changes that are requested, overseeing contract management and development activities. Good commercial acumen, managing technical, cost, schedule and contract baselines.

*We are ideally seeking candidates local to the Liverpool UK area (Halewood, Ellesmere Port, etc.)

  • Responsibility for administrating Project activities and providing direction and corrective actions to ensure that milestones achieve their acceptance criteria on time and within budget.
  • Ensure that robust Management Plans (including PMP and IMS) are created, maintained, and applied in accordance with industry best practice.
  • Reviewing and approving risk management process recommendations and ensuring the impact of risks is eliminated or significantly mitigated. Expediting matters as necessary to secure efficient completion of the overall Programme.
  • Ensure contract management and development activities are completed to support the programme (in consultation the Procurement, Finance and Legal).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Work autonomously to achieve day to day objectives with significant results on project or operational deliverables.
  • Owning a variety of activities ensuring compliance with project milestones and customer KPI’s and SLA’s.
  • Effective communicator, comfortable directly engaging with customers and colleagues. You must also demonstrate an analytical and systematic approach to technical challenges.

Required Experience:

  • Able to demonstrate experience in Project Management on Automotive Projects.
  • Proven track record in successfully delivering projects or task work packages in Automotive Body in White (BIW) Projects.
  • Strong technical experience in Automation and Controls.
  • Good interpersonal skills and judgement for dealing with both internal and external stakeholders to develop strong working relations to support achieving objectives.
  • 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.
  • The ability to communicate, negotiate and influence effectively.
  • Enthusiastic self-starter with good verbal communication.
  • Excellent written communication through the use of e-mail, presentations and reports.

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

Travel: Yes, 50% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40

Automotive / Body in White / Final Assembly

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.

Reference: 52764161

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