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Job #: R-00094232
Location: Adelphi, MD
Category: Project Analysis
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5,000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Leidos Defense Group is currently seeking a Senior Project Analyst to support a crucial DoD mission. This project analyst will support the customer in performing its research and development mission through program planning and budget tasks, project monitoring and tracking, and the conduct of several science and engineering related projects. 

The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) in Adelphi, MD is currently seeking a driven, results oriented and motivated self-starter with excellent organizational skills to join our team as a Senior Project Analyst. Role functions would include ensuring requirements and milestones are established and met, through the implementation of project planning processes, providing visibility on contracts and funding. Successful candidate will work with project managers and technical leads to develop budgets and schedules meeting contractual/project requirements.

The analyst will monitor technical progress for customer projects and may conduct research to advise on recommendations for technical experiments, tests, and demonstration events. This may include data collection and analysis, and post-event reporting and briefings.

The employee will work independently on multiple, concurrent small to medium, moderately complex projects/assignments, set objectives for their own area to meet the objectives or goals. They will solve problems spanning a range of issues or areas through independent research and by drawing from prior experiences and completing in depth, detailed analysis. They will provide status updates and make recommendations based on their findings.

Though not frequent, there is a possibility for occasional travel on this project.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support the customers’ budget manager in their responsibility to plan, execute and track the management of multiple funding types, including congressional, mission, and customer funding.

  • Perform or assist with performing the following tasks:

    • Coordinate periodic program reviews with technical engineers for ongoing development projects

    • Monitor project technical performance, schedule, costs, and deliverables

    • Consolidate data, conduct or validate analysis, and develop program reports and briefings for senior officials

    • Maintain accurate records of the expenditures of funds on multiple projects

    • Monitor funds expenditure to anticipate events such as the exhaustion of funding or the date at which additional incremental funding will be required

    • Research, assess and provide inputs to support the customer evaluation of alternative funding plans for future contracting activities

    • Draft various financial and policy documents, including working with external authorities as needed for editing and final release

    • Maintain an electronic database of the financial and technical progress reports on multiple projects

  • Assist the engineering team in researching emerging technologies, and planning, conducting, and reporting on experiments, demonstration events, and tests.

  • Work under the direction of the task lead and COR, and with feedback from the supported government customer.

  • Work as a part of, or lead small cross-functional teams including technical, contractual, managerial, and administrative personnel

Additional Responsibilities (may include but not limited to):

  • Communicates with colleagues across multiple areas (project managers, engineers, other functional resources, etc.)

  • Explains procedures, solutions/recommendations, practices, and procedures to others within the organization 

  • Develops spreadsheets, briefings, white papers, and reports to senior and peer personnel communicating status, outcomes, and recommendations.

  • Collaborate with other organizational personnel to develop the same products on a larger scale, and with higher visibility.

  • Operate both independently, and as part of small teams where they may be the sole project analyst. 

  • Coordinate as needed with the larger customer organization financial, contracting, and technical project teams, to include resolving issues, and support of organization-wide policy implementation, audits, and inspections.

  • Support cyclical financial tracking and reporting, complete budget forecasts, track burn rate expenditures, and budget expenditure reporting.

  • Complete both single-event planning for special projects, and multi-scenario planning for budget contingencies such as a continuing resolution.

  • Coordinate/lead projects where project analysis functions and responsibilities are a major component.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, science, or related technical field, with eight or more years relevant experience. May consider additional years of applicable experience, certifications, and/or training in lieu of degree requirement.

  • Currently possess an active DoD Top Secret/SCI clearance, must be able to successfully complete a post-hire Special Access Program briefing to remain in this position

  • Proficient in MS Office applications, mainly Excel (including functions such as pivot tables, graphing trend lines, and data analysis), and PowerPoint (preparing, editing, formatting presentations from disparate sources of information)

  • Communicates clearly in written and verbal form with senior, peer, and subordinate personnel

  • Operate in a dynamic environment, rapidly learn new skills, and ability to organize and analyze information from disparate sources into various formats for subsequent use

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in finance, science, or related technical field, with six or more years of relevant experience

  • Previous experience within the ARL program office or another government agency (including department of defense)

  • Familiarity with government funding processes and tools, to include program acquisition cycle; funding types, uses and timelines; contract types, contract documentation such as awards, modifications and MIPRS; and funds management systems such as ODS, GFEBs and WAWF

  • Technical knowledge or experience in customer’s functions, including aeronautical, electrical, systems engineering, chemistry, or physics

Pay Range:

Pay Range $75,400.00 - $116,000.00 - $156,600.00

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 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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