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Job #: R-00102549
Location: Washington, DC
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Clearance: DOE Q
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Leidos is looking for a high-performing candidate to fill a position supporting the nation's nuclear deterrence mission with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of Defense Programs as a Program Analyst.  The program analyst provides support and subject matter expertise to the overall program goals of the Secondary Stage production modernization program office.  Working with a high caliber and collaborative team, this role provides subject matter expertise to the federal program manager and project managers through a programmatic liaison with Program Managers at the national security laboratories and nuclear weapon production facilities who are engaged in managing technical work to modernize our nuclear weapon stockpile.  This position requires an experienced person with demonstrated program management expertise ideally developed during engagement with Federal and/or Defense agencies. 

This is a full-time contractor-support position located on-site at the NNSA offices in Washington DC, with the potential of partial telework (2-3 days onsite, 2-3 days telework).


  • Directly support the modernization of technologies and capital acquisitions at NNSA sites.
  • Organize, plan, schedule, implement, control, and analyze performance on various projects and programs.
  • Effectively manage a diverse and complex portfolio.
  • Organize, plan, schedule, implement, control, and report on all elements of the program office.
  • Coordinate interfaces with the Office of Stockpile Management and assist with identifying programming and planning requirements to support Stockpile Modernization.
  • Liaise across all strategic materials within the Program Office and directly support the management of the cross-cutting program scope.
  • Present the status of contract activities, requirements, and problems during program reviews and in response to requests from oversight agencies and Congress.
  • Coordinate with contracts, finance, project management, and contractors to identify, mitigate, and control program risks.
  • Enable process improvement and innovation.
  • Create and implement plans and processes to meet program performance including schedule, quality, cost, and security requirements.
  • Manage and integrate the efforts of subcontractors, assuring flow-down and fulfillment of all contractual requirements.
  • Plan and lead program reviews and briefings.
  • Identify and report on issues or related problems and potential risks. Evaluate the strategy for integrated schedules, risk, and modeling. Make recommendations to the Director on the strategic direction for integrated schedules, risk, and modeling. Organize the implementation of the strategic direction across the portfolio and internal coordination for modeling efforts.
  • Maintain currency on relevant management tools and technologies, and provide inputs for white papers and processes for risk mitigation.

Required Clearance:

  • Active DOE Q and/or DOD TS clearance

Required Education, Experience, and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a science or engineering discipline.
  • Minimum of 12 years contributing to technical programs (10 years with a Master’s).
  • Extensive experience with NNSA programs.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite particularly MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and MS Excel including expertise with pivot tables (using and building).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated effectiveness in communicating with senior federal and site managers and major stakeholders in the program.

Desired Education, Experience, and Skills:

  • MBA or Master’s degree in a related field from an accredited university.
  • Staff experience in military, government, or corporate enterprise; interagency experience.

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® innovation company rapidly addressing the world’s most vexing challenges in national security and health. The company's global workforce of 47,000 collaborates to create smarter technology solutions for customers in heavily regulated industries. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $15.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2023.  For more information, visit

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