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The Leidos Corporation was selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as the Prime Contractor for supporting U.S. research sites in Antarctica. The and is funded by the United States National Science Foundation (NSF).
About the Antarctic Support Contract:
Leidos Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) is the prime contractor to the National Science Foundation (NSF) in support of the United States Antarctic Program (USAP). The Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) program team is based in Centennial, Colorado. 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. 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.
Leidos is looking for a Facilities Engineer who will be part of the Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) team managing and maintaining facilities infrastructure at US Antarctic Program (USAP) Locations. This engineer will provide facility engineering and life safety systems support to remote field science operations in Antarctica, including the inventory of buildings and installed systems, establishing maintenance and replacement cycles, performing facility condition assessments, development and proposal of facility upgrade and replacement projects.
The successful candidate is expected to deploy yearly to Antarctica for 4 to 6 months yearly to work at the USAP remote seasonal Field locations. This position is comprised of both office work and field work supporting these remote Antarctic locations.
Providing technical guidance on the design, installation, maintenance, and modification of Field Facilities and equipment.
Providing professional engineering advice to facility operations and maintenance, including design, planning, specifications, and operation of electrical and mechanical equipment, HVAC systems design and operation, as well as structural and architectural considerations in field locations.
Providing guidance and recommendations to Facilities leadership regarding engineering and facilities issues.
Working in close collaboration with ASC Area Management and staff, Station Facilities Engineers, Design Engineers, Drafting, Document Control, and Project Managers.
Coordination and Collaboration with the station needs for safe continuous operation, as well as to evaluate applicability, integration, reliability, and maintainability facility infrastructure.
Procurement and tracking of maintenance materials, safety supplies, and spare components.
Ensuring compliance with all applicable building codes and standards.
Maintaining the inventory of buildings and installed systems, and establishing maintenance and replacement cycles.
Performing facility condition assessments.
Developing and proposing facility upgrade and replacement projects.
Serving as an engineering advisor and analyst to the Facilities leadership team, the Station Area Manager, by providing engineering advice, analysis, and assistance on a range of subjects including physical security, building safety, fire protection, property accountability, preventive maintenance planning, and emergency response planning.
Performing other duties as assigned.
This position reports to Leidos ASC Facilities management and works within an integrated management team of Leidos and subcontract employees.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college in mechanical or electrical engineering along with 8+ years of experience.
Possess professional knowledge of Architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, and fire protection engineering concepts and principles.
Experience in asset reliability centered maintenance strategies that target preventive/predictive maintenance economic value using an enterprise-level computer maintenance management system.
Experience and knowledge regarding the planning, development and implementation of facility asset rebuilds or replacement.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with management and staff to present, defend, negotiate and clarify programs, decisions and recommendations.
Skill in writing clear, organized, succinct reports, analyses, and recommendations.
Ability to make clear and convincing presentations and arguments concerning complex engineering and facilities issues, and to advocate, defend, negotiate, and fully justify positions and recommendations.
Ability to maintain sensitivity and discretion in dealing with highly confidential, sensitive, or controversial issues.
Field construction experience including managing changes, quality control, deliverables, redlining drawings, and other activities supporting work completion
Experience with procurement and material tracking.
Experience with computer-based labor, material, and maintenance tracking in a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
Ability to read and interpret design drawings, specifications, and diagrams.
Current United States Passport, and valid Driver’s License issued in the United States.
Supporting an inclusive work environment fostering openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and job satisfaction.
Available to respond outside of normal working hours.
Proactively identify any unsafe conditions or hazards and communicate them effectively.
Complies with applicable safety, environment, health, and waste management policies and procedure.
Ability to perform physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of equipment, crawling, and working outdoors in cold, dry, high elevation environments.
Experience planning and executing projects in remote and logistically challenging locations.
Experience in Antarctica or similar extreme cold environments.
Experience with resource loaded scheduling.
Experience with fire safety systems including fire alarm systems and suppression.
US citizenship or permanent residence is required.
Deployment to Antarctica is required in this position (4 to 6 months per year)—deployment is contingent upon successful completion of the NSF physical qualification (PQ) process.
Pay Range:Pay Range $84,500.00 - $130,000.00 - $175,500.00
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.
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 www.Leidos.com.
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