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Job #: R-00098838-OTHLOC-0617
Location: Hanscom Afb, MA
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 50% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $3,000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Defense Group at Leidos currently has a potential opening for an experienced and motivated Program Manager (PM) to support our Tewkbury, MA /Hanscom AFB offices.  This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience and skill supporting the Air Force Life Cycle and Management Center Force Protection Division (AFLCMC/HBU) team on the Medusa Counter Small Unmanned Aerial System Program. This position will support growth in the Defense Force Protection Market with overall emphasis on Base Defense and Counter-UAS (C-UAS); providing a wide range of engineering support to enhance both Base Defense and C-UAS operational capabilities in CONUS and OCONUS locations.

This will be a teleworking position, with travel to Massachusetts when necessary.

Primary Responsibilities

  • This PM is responsible for planning, organizing, and executing resources and customer relationships to bring about the successful start-up of specific programs.
  • Responsibility to manage all aspects of management, technical, cost, schedule and customer relationships on the contract. 
  • Manage performance by maintaining close familiarity with developing requirements, interviewing and hiring personnel capable of meeting requirements, and participating in meetings with military and Government personnel to obtain and provide feedback.
  • Direct all phases of the effort supporting the contract from inception through completion.
  • Participate in the negotiations which effect the contract: coordinating the preparation of business plans, proposals, proposal work statements and specifications; as well as managing operating budgets and financial teams/conditions of contract that effect contract operations. 
  • Act as the primary customer contact for all contract operations; leading contract review sessions with customer to discuss cost; schedule; and technical performance. Establishes design concepts; criteria and engineering efforts for product research; development; integration and test.
  • Direct all the work of the personnel and efforts supporting execution.
  • Requires the flexibility to work on short notice, overtime, evenings, weekends and holidays as needed. 
  • Responsibilities will include: partnering with business development and line management to grow the business base by developing business relationships with both small and large partners to address force protection, base defense, and C-UAS opportunities. 
  • Employ their subject matter expertise to support development of near and mid-term growth strategies for current programs and adjacent opportunities. 
  • In addition to the PM responsibilities, this position will require ongoing support to relevant captures and proposals.

Basic Qualifications

  • Requires a BA/BS or equivalent experience and 10+ years of prior relevant experience or Master’s with 8+ years or prior relevant experience.
  • Requires US Citizenship and active Secret Clearance.
  • Working knowledge of System-level requirements / Software development methodologies.
  • Proven ability to successfully manage and or lead a program which was multifaceted of in terms of size, scope, and complexity.
  • Proven ability to interface effectively with Industry, Academia, and the USAF synchronizing efforts across multiple lines of operations simultaneously.
  • Knowledgeable in program management methodology and techniques; performance evaluation and change management principles.
  • Demonstrated ability in the areas of personnel planning, project reviews, scheduling, and budget control.
  • Qualified applicant will possess excellent managerial and leadership skills
  • Have a demonstrated ability to plan, direct, and coordinate all contract operations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated familiarity with USAF and force protection, law enforcement and installation security related organizations, policies and strategy.
  • Have the ability to gain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance with the ability to access SCI.
  • Previous assignment history in US Air Force or supporting USAF contractually.
  • Previous assignment history in USAF Geographic Combatant Commands in force protection, physical security and/or law enforcement leadership roles.
  • Previous experience managing large and complex USAF contracts.
  • Demonstrated ability to work across internal functions and with outside entities to facilitate successful product completion/delivery.
  • Familiarity with DOD hazards risk assessment, Insider threats and Mission Assurance programs.
  • Current PMP certification.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $118,300.00 - $182,000.00 - $245,700.00

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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