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Job #: R-00107311
Location: Remote, US
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $1000
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Leidos is a Fortune 500™ company aimed at embracing and solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Through science and technology, Leidos makes the world safer, healthier and more efficient.

Are you tired of working 60+ hours a week?  Are you looking for a better Work Life Balance?  At Leidos, Work Life Balance is not just a catch phrase, it’s a way of life.  We expect our employees to work a normal 40 hour week.  If this sounds good to you, we invite you to explore our job opportunities with Leidos.

In this role, you will gain many intangible skills, such as time and task management, critical thinking and problem solving, the ability to convey complicated problems in a concise manner, as well as solve complex problems using available tools. 

The NISC IV program at Leidos is looking for a Cost Estimator!
Leidos is currently seeking a motivated, results oriented and motivated self-starter with a business improvement background to join the NISC team as a Cost Estimator in support of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Power Services Group (PSG) which include the following programs: Fuel Storage Tanks (FST), Engine Generators (EG), Battery Systems, Uninterrupted Power Supplies (UPS) and Environmental Remote Monitoring Systems (ERMS).

Primary Responsibilities:

Day to day assignments to include, but not limited to:
  • Provide expertise to conduct research, evaluations, and studies.
  • Participate in post implementation analysis to include the research and recovery of project actual values.
  • Participate in complex studies to support the statistical analysis of cost estimates, and cost/benefit studies.
  • Support the development of cost estimates, from needs evaluation of budget formulation and approval for funding request, for proposed changes to the National Airspace System.
  • Investigating new tools and technologies to improve core competency within the Cost Estimating group – as needed.
  • Present recommendations/solutions related to short and long-term program planning.
  • Provide support to the Team by keeping track of incoming workload, updating the progress of the workload, and providing weekly and monthly status reports including charts and graphs.
  • Provide planning, scheduling, networking, and coordination assistance among all regional and headquarters’ efforts and related monitoring/tracking programs.
  • Classify and summarize data for the preparation and submission of reports on a recurring basis.
  • Provide assistance and recommendations to FAA managers and staff who directly affect the conduct and attainment of agency goals.
  • Ability to revise and adjust priorities as workload fluctuates.
Required Qualifications:
  • BA degree and 4+ years of prior relevant experience OR Masters with 2+ years of prior relevant experience. Additional years of relevant experience may be accepted/considered in lieu of degree.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Ability to present ideas to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to use MS Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
  • Ability to obtain Public Trust security clearance.
  • Good with verbal and written communication.
  • Analytical and mathematical skills.
  • Ability to use RS Means.
  • Evaluate specifications, drawings and/or blueprints.
  • Calculate production cost and labor.
  • Gather and analyze data and provide realistic estimates to ensure a project is completed on time and within budget.
  • Previous experience as a cost estimator associated with mechanical and electrical based projects.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working with the FAA.
  • Experience with creating Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCEs).
  • Knowledge of Fuel Systems and Emergency Engine Generator Power Systems.
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD.
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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 45,000 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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Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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Beware of fake employment opportunities using Leidos’ name. Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information during any part of the employment application process (i.e., ask you for money), nor will Leidos ever advance money as part of the hiring process (i.e., send you a check or money order before doing any work). Further, Leidos will only communicate with you through emails that are generated by the automated system – never from free commercial services (e.g., Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail) or via WhatsApp, Telegram, etc. If you received an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information (e.g., about you or your previous employer), and you are concerned about its legitimacy, please make us aware immediately by emailing us at [email protected].

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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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