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Job #: R-00097865
Location: Centennial, CO
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Leidos’ Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) is seeking a Director for its Science and Area Management division. This exciting position leads teams critical for the successful support of scientific research in Antarctica as well as management of four different operating Areas.  This position is part of the Sr. Leadership Team providing vison and direction to the program as a whole, providing strategic planning and coordination.  The selected person will have a history of budget management and leadership skills. They will have the ability to build and sustain inclusive work culture leading to excellent program performance.

About the Antarctic Support Contract (ASC):

The Leidos Antarctic Support Contract is the prime contractor to the National Science Foundation (NSF) in support of the United States Antarctic Program (USAP). Leidos supports the NSF’s Office of Polar Program’s Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics by aligning with their Mission and Vision Statements:

  • Vision:  Expanding our scientific reach in Antarctica through increased operational and logistical effectiveness.

  • Mission:  To provide the operational and logistical platform necessary for the U.S. to conduct world-class science in Antarctica and maintain its active and influential presence on the continent.

Leidos ASC provides science and logistics support for approximately 150 science and technical events across three geographically remote research stations; McMurdo Station, Palmer Station, and South Pole Station and several deep field sites across Antarctica, and onboard research vessels. Each station or field site supports world class research across multiple science disciplines.  The planning and implementation of science support requirements in Antarctica is a critical part of our mission.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Overall responsibility for the leadership of Station and Area Managers to ensure performance excellence at each location delivering cohesive management of those locations.

  • Leads and provides strategy and direction for the Science & Technical Project Services function which provides all science support planning and implementation for the program.

  • Chair of Science and Area risk board managing threats and opportunities to those areas.

  • Ensures teams have proper planning and integration of key logistics drivers including Government contracted assets including large and small fixed wing, helicopters, research vessels, science traverses (~$90M/annually).

  • Interacts directly with the customer at the executive level to communicate program priorities and planning activities.

  • Integrates all activities with the Sr. Leadership team of the program to ensure long term success and best effective utilization of resources.

  • Ownership of financial tracking and reporting for area of responsibility (~$60M/annually).

  • Development of staffing plans for areas to ensure proper staffing and development.

  • Motivating performance across at all locations utilizing Area Excellence Plans.

  • Provide thought leadership, development and mentoring to senior staff.

  • Supporting the organization to improve technical and process innovations and robust solution development into the program.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required with 12+ years of relevant experience or Masters with 10+ years of relevant experience or 18+ years of relevant experience.

  • 7+ years of management experience with experience leading geographically diverse teams.

  • Experience managing large (>$5million annually) budgets, from formulation to completion, and reporting on status throughout.

  • Ability to lead Program Excellence functions that ensure excellent delivery of products and services to customers.

  • Ability to support and promote inclusion across an organization.

  • Exceptional interpersonal communication skills and has the ability to both inspire and motivate.

  • Strategic and tactical goal setting for a team and program and following through to completion.

  • Highest of ethical standards, demonstrated by day to day actions; and possess the ability to set the ethical tone for the program.

  • Analytical skills to evaluate complex problems, work in ambiguous environment and develop recommendations and solutions.

  • Ability to build and maintain relationships across all levels of an organization and extend a culture where employees are motivated to succeed through collaboration, commitment, and clear and open communications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Federal government project experience.

  • Strong technical background.

  • Post graduate degree in relevant field.

  • Emergency management training.

US Citizenship is required for this position.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust government security clearance.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $142,350.00 - $219,000.00 - $295,650.00

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 47,000 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

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