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Job #: R-00105595
Location: Port Hueneme, CA
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2,000.00
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Join a team committed to a mission!

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainable. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

Are you ready for your next career challenge?

The Defense Group at Leidos, supporting the Medium/Overlord Unmanned Surface Vessel (MUSV) Program, is seeking a USV Operations Coordinator to support a dynamic high growth organization. The Operations Coordinator will work in Port Hueneme, CA, and reports to the program’s Operations Lead. The Operations Coordinator will also serve in a supervisory role for USV Captains and Crew employed by Leidos. The successful candidate will use their experience in the maritime industry to ensure ships are fully staffed and ready to meet afloat, pier side, or shipyard requirements.  The Operations Coordinator will coordinate with uniformed and contractor Operations personnel to stay informed of ships’ operational employment, to include test and evaluation schedules, in order to properly schedule crew rotations and appropriate maintenance personnel for O-, I-, or D-level maintenance.  The Coordinator will also work closely with program administrative personnel for appropriate base and vessel access, crew travel, and tracking crew training / certifications.  The program operates and maintains prototype autonomous vessels for test and evaluation of the vessels as well as developing operations, maintenance, logistics and training procedures for the autonomous Fleet of the future.  We are seeking resilient, innovative team-players with a reputation for excellence.   This position requires you to be on site @ Port Hueneme, CA with up to 25 % travel locally. We are expecting award in March 2023.

Are you ready to make an impact? Begin your journey of a flourishing and meaningful career, share your resume with us today!

Responsibilities – Work you’ll do:

  • Coordinate with uniformed and contractor Operations personnel to stay informed of planned USV operational employment, test and evaluation schedule, and maintenance availabilities.

  • Coordinate crew rotation schedule to ensure appropriate Leidos crew members or maintainers are available for scheduled events. 

  • Coordinate with subcontractor vessel operators in support of program operations and maintenance schedule requirements.

  • Communicate the crew rotation schedule to crew members in a predictable, transparent manner to facilitate smooth crew transitions.

  • Coordinate with Program administrative personnel to execute Leidos crew travel, expense reports, training, and performance evaluations.

  • Assist the program management team in preparing reports and deliverables to the government.

Required Experience, Skills, and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Management with 5+ years of prior Operations Management experience. 10+ years of related experience will be considered in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree.

  • Minimum two years of direct supervisory or personnel management experience

  • Demonstrated experience with scheduling crew rotations in coordination with ship operational schedules and maintenance availabilities.

  • Ability to communicate effectively across organizational and cultural boundaries.

  • Solid understanding of Project Management and Project Management Office

  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision and work effectively in a collaborative team environment

  • Excellent researching, decision-making and organizational skills

  • Strong record of maintaining confidentiality and adherence to data protection and other guidelines

Preferred Experience, Skills, and Education – Favorable if you have:

  • Prior US military service, or civil service in DoD, preferably Navy or USCG

  • Experience on autonomous vessel, vehicle, or aircraft projects

  • Strong attention to detail

Clearance Required: US Citizenship and the ability to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance upon hire (after start)

Pay Range:

Pay Range $97,500.00 - $150,000.00 - $202,500.00

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.


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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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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