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Job #: R-00100883-OTHLOC-6525
Location: Moffett Field, CA
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 is seeking a Project Manager to work on NASA's Human Health and Performance Contract (HHPC). This program provides biomedical, medical and health services in support of human spaceflight programs. This role will provide project management and oversight to technical teams developing flight hardware on the Orion and Human Landing System (HLS) Programs. This position is located at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX.

The Project Manager will lead projects through the full lifecycle from requirements and verification development to hardware design, development and testing, to project / product reviews and safety reviews. Job functions include reviewing engineering drawings and verifications, conceptualizing methods of operations, remaining current on trade studies, assessing designs, and determining hardware options. 

This position will perform integration across multiple engineering disciplines (Systems Engineering, Project Engineering, Design and Fabrication, and Test and Integration) to accomplish the project goal. The role is responsible for allocating tasking, providing technical / budget / schedule status, managing risk, and providing routine reporting to contractor management and the NASA customer.

US Citizenship or US Permanent Residency required. Must have the ability to obtain a Public Trust Security Clearance.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Drive projects through each phase, including: feasibility, design, procurement, assembly, integration, test, and sustainment.

  • Develop and manage cost estimate, budget, statement of work, and schedule for all assigned projects.

  • Oversee technical team to ensure deliverables are completed on-time, within budget, and achieve program quality standards.

  • Understand project requirements and evaluate design against requirements to assess feasibility.

  • Review plans, conduct investigations, and make recommendations to ensure established requirements and procedures are met.

  • Communicate project status (orally and written) regularly to both contractor management and the NASA customer.

  • Administer project procurement activities, such as preparation and negotiation of statement of work, change orders, and invoices with subcontractors / vendors.

  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to guarantee project remains within scope, budget, and timeline.

  • Track, update, and provide recommendations for statement of work or budget changes to the Task Order Manager.

  • Identify, communicate and manage project risks; implement mitigation strategies.

  • Demonstrate commitment to a high standard of safety and adhere to the Safety, Health, and Environmental plan.

  • Guarantee compliance with Quality Assurance plan, policies, and procedures. Participate in ISO/CMMI/AS9100 Audits.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field and 5+ years of relevant experience

  • Project Management experience (planning, budgeting, scheduling, risk management) in a technical field

  • Experience with aerospace projects, including flight hardware development and design

  • Experience with procurement activities including contract / vendor negotiation

  • Cost Account Management and reporting experience

  • Excellent communicator (oral and written) with strong presentation skills

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate others to high standards of performance

  • Proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Familiarity with Microsoft Project or similar tool

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior working experience supporting NASA programs, and knowledge of NASA systems

  • Previous experience in Human Systems Engineering (ex. human factors and designing for the product end-user)

Pay Range:

Pay Range $66,300.00 - $102,000.00 - $137,700.00

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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