• Full Time
  • Anywhere


Begin your career with Leonardo, you could be part of a world-class team that create, design, test and qualify world-leading products and technologies!


Position subject to security clearance and proof of 5 – year UK residency.

The Job

The Opportunity

Leonardo is a global leader in defence industry, which delivers Electronic Warfare (EW), Situational Awareness and Surveillance across the land, sea and air domains.

We are looking for a Project Engineering Lead to join the Integrated Mission Solutions (IMS) sector within the EW line of business. The IMS business area designs and develops integrated toolset solutions, used to support defensive aid equipment through programming and analysis of recorded mission data.

This Project Engineering Lead (PEL) role will be mainly focused on project delivery with support into the winning of future business. You will work closely with Customers (domestic and/or export), End Users and internal stakeholders to agree the optimal technical solution as well as managing the engineering deliverables through to successful completion.

Under the guidance of the Project Engineering Manager (PEM), the PEL is responsible for providing their team with clear expectations of the engineering outcomes, in terms of engineering design, schedule, budget and milestone adherence. The PEL is also responsible for the people management and personal development of their team, comprising of Systems and Software engineers, and ensuring that engineering aspects of the projects are delivered in accordance with company Life Cycle Management processes.

This role could be based out of either the Luton or Lincoln offices.


  • Agile Development Engineering: Apply and develop your knowledge of managing engineering projects in a fast-paced and dynamic Agile team.
  • EW Expertise: Leonardo has subject-matter experts with extensive and detailed knowledge of the EW domain; technology, performance, and operational capabilities – the learning potential is limitless!
  • Teamwork: You will work alongside like-minded professional engineers in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Connections: You will be joining an expansive team of around 7,000 people at six major sites across the UK.
  • Legacy: We are proud of our rich heritage in Electronic Warfare (EW); over 100 years of EW history. Today we’re providing the latest advances in radio frequency technology and you can be part of the next 100 year legacy.
  • Diversity of Work: Integrated Mission Solutions is one of the fastest expanding areas within the EW line of business, providing tools and services to support a wide range of Products and Customers
  • What you will do

  • Lead the Engineering aspects of the Project, in terms of technical quality, schedule and budget
  • Management of multi-disciplined engineering teams, comprising primarily of Software and Systems engineers, working in an agile methodology ensuring that roles within the teams are clearly defined
  • Establish and maintain good lines of communication across the Engineering IPT, to the IPT lead, functional heads and to the Customer engineering team
  • Working alongside the Customer to define a design solution that best fits the end user requirement within their budgetary needs
  • Management of Customer expectations in line with agreed solution
  • Ensure that the design rationale is documented
  • Control project configuration and change management to ensure design reuse is maximised.
  • Lead business winning opportunities from an engineering point of view within the IMS sector
  • Identifying technical risks and mitigation strategies
  • Support the trade off studies and Make/ Buy decisions as required, ensuring the decision points are fully documented
  • Travel within the UK and potentially aboard, working alongside other teams within Leonardo, Customers, End Users and Industry Partners.
  • What we are looking for:

  • Degree qualified (or equivalent) in an engineering / technical subject, ideally with relevance to a Software / Systems domain
  • Good schedule and budget control
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Strong leadership, but can also demonstrate team working skills
  • Knowledge of the engineering lifecycles and business process
  • Knowledge of Agile methodologies and how to apply them to a range of projects
  • It would be nice if you had:

  • Experience of managing projects in an Agile environment
  • In an engineering / technical subject
  • Good problem solving ability
  • Understanding of Electronic Warfare Operational Support
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