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Job #: R-00106090-OTHLOC-6314
Location: Remote, US
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $3,000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Gibbs & Cox, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, is the largest independent naval architecture and marine engineering firm in the United States. Since our founding in 1929, 24 classes of combatants and nearly 7,000 vessels have been built to Gibbs & Cox designs. We proudly support military and commercial clients in the U.S. and internationally with all phases of marine design, construction, and lifecycle management. Our passion is solving our customers’ 21st century maritime challenges with quality and integrity.

This position will define and establish a Program Management Office Center of Excellence and function as its lead (PMO CoE Lead) for Gibbs & Cox, Inc., a division of Leidos within the C4ISR Ops.  This position will report to the Leidos division manager, the President of G&C, in the development of proposals, execution of programs, resolving problems related to the implementation of the G&C Matrix Organization into the Leidos Business Framework (LBF), and all other duties consistent with the enabling the Defense and Maritime portfolio to deliver consistent and high quality results across Gibbs & Cox programs. This role requires a highly organized individual with the ability to multi-task and adapt to changes in a rapidly growing and evolving organization.   To be successful in this role, you will have a broad experience in the shipbuilding design and production industry and the specific business practices related to the industry, as well as an understanding of Leidos business administration, management, and quality practices and procedures.

As the Program Management Director, you will be responsible for:

  • Enterprise Resource Planning:

    • Implement a division resource management plan using matrixed technical resources, project management, project control and functional manager inputs. Produce a useable and accurate forecast of staff utilization across the G&C projects sufficient to predict over-utilization and under-utilization by department and by resource name.

    • Compile and validate the resource and staffing plans for Division use in forecasting, execution, strategy, and staffing goals.

    • Identify staffing and skill gaps as proposals are developed. Work with Proposal Capture Team and Engineering and Design management to translate proposed staffing into G&C matrix staffing profiles.

    • Work within WINIT opportunities to evaluate and identify forecasted staffing and skill gaps for high PWIN opportunities.

    • Monitor business reporting of staff utilization to identify gaps in contract coverage and identify issues preventing utilization at targeted levels.

  • Delivery Assurance:

    • Maintain and communicate consistent interpretation and implementation of the Leidos Business Framework, Defense Group Program Execution Policies, and Leidos Engineering Edge NextGen (EENG) across all the G&C projects .

    • Ensure change control is documented and executed throughout projects.

    • Ensure program configuration management (CM/DM) and project financial controls are properly implemented on all projects.

    • Actively participate in the proposal process to ensure the project has clear and executable schedule and deliverables with defined acceptance criteria.

    • Support Initiation Phase for all new programs to ensure an organized and successful program start-up, including establishment of a credible project performance baseline, staffing plan, and any needed Program Unique Policies (PUPs).

    • Work with PFA’s to adopt G&C matrix charge structure into Leidos business systems.

    • Work with individual PMs and Matrix Department Mangers, to prioritize, plan, track and execute the division’s portfolio of projects.

  • Continuous Process Improvement

    • Manage a library of G&C Project Unique Processes (PUPs) and Quick Reference Cards (QRCs) and manage continuous process improvement efforts for the Program Management team.

    • Coordinate with the Defense and Maritime Program Execution leads to represent G&C interests to the maintenance of their processes and to facilitate relationships between them and our PMs.

    • Coordinate with G&C QA to ensure PM representation in the QADR process.

    • Participate in hiring process for G&C PMs.

    • Collect periodic Business Intelligence reports and disseminate to the Portfolio management teams, collect responses, and input, and consolidate for reporting outside of the Division.  Review data calls and collected inputs to identify more efficient and effective mechanisms for mapping G&C Division needed management tools for Ship Design and Production efforts into Leidos business management processes.

    • Work with PM’s, Department Managers, and Portfolio Executives to translate Leidos business processes into Division activities – identifying process improvements to adopt “best of” processes where necessary.

    • Monitor effectiveness of business processes to support Division unique requirements and lead activities to initiate changes or improvements when needed.

Basic Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Finance, or related field with 15+ years of shipbuilding design and production experience, or Masters degree with 13+ years shipbuilding design and production experience.

  • United States Citizen.

  • Must hold an Active Secret Clearance.

  • Ability to proactively lead collaborative efforts across all business lines.

  • Experience in establishing and reviewing Project Management procedures and processes that will enable the execution of successful projects.

  • Ability to apply the disciplines of project management and industry knowledge into both customer focused and internal business management projects.

  • Experience managing a muti-functional team; experience leading a PMO and executing large complex projects.

  • Knowledge of Business Management and Administrative processes and procedures.

  • Broad experience in the Shipbuilding Design and Production industry and its customary business practices.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Engineering Management, or equivalent certifications plus experience.

  • Proficiency in Project Management experience and training, including DAWIA certifications or PMP.

  • Experience managing business administration functions.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $128,050.00 - $197,000.00 - $265,950.00

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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