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Job #: R-00102734
Location: Remote, US
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 Mission Performance and Improvement (MPI) Advisor for the Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) in support of the National Science Foundation and the United States Antarctic Program (USAP). The ASC MPI team orchestrates ASC’s management of performance, risks, and incidents, using continuous improvement methodologies to: reduce variability; foster a culture of effectiveness, efficiency, and accountability; and ensure alignment of activities with programmatic objectives. MPI Advisors provide guidance, training, monitoring, and reporting for performance-related activities throughout ASC. This position allows for 100% telework.

Deployment to Antarctica may be required at the discretion of management (frequency/length subject to flow of business). The individual in the position must successfully complete the physical and dental examinations as required by the National Science Foundation for deploying to Antarctica. Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of employment offer or other employment action.

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). 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.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop processes and provide oversight to ensure adherence to the ASC framework for developing strategic plans; managing performance, risks, and incidents; driving consistency; and maintaining fidelity.

  • Collaborate with functional areas to ensure risks and incidents are effectively identified, measured, monitored, and handled. Lead risk/incident/response owners through concept, planning, execution, and implementation phases for effective and timely action.

  • Facilitate the training and use of Continuous Improvement (CI) tools; coordinate with stakeholders to drive improvement efforts that create or correct trends toward favorable results.

  • Facilitate analysis of scenarios to help process owners identify areas for improvement in projected outcomes or root cause in actual outcomes.

  • Assist leadership in crafting metrics that accurately measure progress of business and operational activities.

  • Perform ongoing coordination of performance management metrics, working with team members to evaluate the effectiveness/efficiency of operations.

  • Coordinate organizational change management efforts to enable achievement of programmatic objectives

  • Use business intelligence tools to analyze data/trends and prepare reports.

  • Anticipate business needs and proactively identify indicators that will strengthen the program’s ability to deliver, through actionable insights.

  • Inform senior management on the status of programmatic threats, opportunities, and emerging trends; identify critical areas to monitor, and coordinate efforts to escalate incidents, findings, and feedback to appropriate stakeholders.

  • Assist leaders with translating deficiencies and potential advantages into action plans; provide recommendations to enhance practices in alignment with recognized frameworks.

  • Follow written policies and procedures for business activities.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Science, Engineering, Statistics, other job-related disciplines and 6+ years of prior relevant experience. Additional years of experience will be considered in lieu of degree.

  • A results- and process-oriented mindset with emphasis on creating and maintaining clear and effective communication.

  • A proven ability to lead teams, with or without positional authority, in complex evaluation, analysis, modeling, and communication activities.

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver technical projects with a team, often working under tight time constraints with many stakeholders involved.

  • A strategic mindset; energy and passion for elicitation, analysis, and advisory activities that improve the posture of the enterprise.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Education and/or experience in Statistics, Psychology, Communications, or Performance Excellence.

  • Continuous Improvement certification

  • Change Management/Organizational Change Management certification

  • Project Management certification

  • Risk Management certification

Must be able to obtain a Public Trust security clearance.

US Citizenship or permanent residency is required.

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® 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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