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Job #: R-00100417
Location: Bedfordshire, GB
Category: Documentation Control
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Production Controller and Planning Engineer

Job Description:

The Security Enterprise Solutions, Civil Group of Leidos is seeking a Production Controller and Planning Engineer who is seeking a position in a dynamic environment.  Under moderate supervision, the Production Controller and Planning Engineer is responsible for activities that span the entire planning and procurement cycle.

What you’ll be doing:

Reporting to the Manufacturing Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing and carrying out the accurate material planning and forecasting for ongoing projects utilising tools such as MRP to assist in these tasks. You will also be responsible for managing the flow of manufacturing orders and ensuring that material and time bookings against those are accurate.


  • Working with internal customers and stakeholders to ensure enquiries are addressed for manufacturing, service and projects

  • Work with engineering and manufacturing on Bill Of Material (BOM) review and analysis

  • Maintain reports and monitor material movement throughout manufacturing and inventory processes

  • Support the purchase requisition process, monitor and communicate progress through the process across multiple departments

  • Conduct follow-up with buyers, planners and requestors regarding completion of open Purchase Requisitions or Manufacturing Orders.

  • Work with Managers to plan and manage production

  • Review production plans and schedules to identify and report potential risks

  • Avoid shortages and excess of equipment and material

  • Review production requirements and establish priorities and schedules

  • Monitor progress of manufacturing orders by planning and monitoring material movement in production

  • Plan equipment and material needs for manufacturing orders and service/spares

  • Work with Management in resolving production planning and control issues

  • Prepare job order documents and give timely approvals

  • Work with cross-functional teams to complete job orders on-time and within customer specifications

  • Work with Product Line Management, Service Technical Support, Manufacturing and Sustaining Engineering on end of life (EOL) item lifecycle.

  • Communicate production updates to management on regular basis.

  • Assist in processing customer orders and shipments according to the established schedule

  • Other related tasks reasonably expected by the business

Basic Qualifications

You will have a thorough understanding of material planning and ERP/MRP tools, together with relevant experience gained from within a production/manufacturing business or environment;

  • Understanding of ERP and MRP tools

  • Experience of ERP systems such as SAP, JDEdwards, Deltek, Syspro, Epicor or similar

  • Knowledge of Manufacturing methods and assembly processes

  • Detailed project planning of Manufacturing Operations and Processes

  • Excellent Microsoft Office, Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills

  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks

  • Great organization and communication skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Positive attitude and a willingness to progress into tasks of greater responsibility

  • Must be a UK/EU Citizen

Although the role is to be based from our Bedford facility, the successful candidate may be required to regularly travel to other locations within the UK and worldwide, therefore a valid passport and full UK/EU driving licence is mandatory.

Please Note: - This role will be based in Bedford, UK and suitable candidates will need to be within commuting distance of our Bedford facility.

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.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 45,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022.  For more information, visit

Pay and Benefits

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.

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Beware of fake employment opportunities using Leidos’ name. Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information during any part of the employment application process (i.e., ask you for money), nor will Leidos ever advance money as part of the hiring process (i.e., send you a check or money order before doing any work). Further, Leidos will only communicate with you through emails that are generated by the automated system – never from free commercial services (e.g., Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail) or via WhatsApp, Telegram, etc. If you received an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information (e.g., about you or your previous employer), and you are concerned about its legitimacy, please make us aware immediately by emailing us at [email protected].

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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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