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Job #: R-00108790
Location: Morgantown, WV
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Remote Type: Hybrid Remote
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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We are seeking a Research Project Manager to join our team on the National Energy Technology (NETL) Research Support Services (RSS) Contract  in Morgantown, WV or Pittsburgh, PA. This work will involve managing the efforts of a multi-disciplinary, scientific, and technically-oriented national laboratory team that produces technological solutions for America’s energy challenges. From developing creative innovations and efficient energy systems, to advancing technologies that enhance oil and natural gas extraction and transmission processes, NETL research is providing breakthroughs and discoveries that support home-grown energy initiatives, stimulate a growing economy, and improve the health, safety, and security of all Americans. Highly skilled women and men at NETL’s three research sites – Albany, Oregon; Morgantown, West Virginia, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – conduct a broad range of research activities that support DOE’s mission to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States.

Location: Candidates must be local to the Morgantown, WV or Pittsburgh, PA area, as this position is onsite at the NETL campus in Morgantown, WV or Pittsburgh, PA. Remote work is possible up to 25%.

Come join the Leidos Research Support Team supporting the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), where you’ll be able to work side by side with world-class scientists and engineers supporting basic and applied research to discover, integrate, and mature technology solutions that enhance the nation’s energy foundation and protect the environment for future generations. Explore the Research Support Services (RSS) contract for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) here -

As a core member of the Management Team, you will play a valuable part in supporting and executing a wide range of projects and programs.  You will be responsible for all facets of Scope, Schedule and Budget for assigned projects utilizing sound Leidos Program Execution guidelines and procedures. In addition, the incumbent will leverage their management and leadership experience to support program wide process improvement, personnel development, operational excellence and strategic planning initiatives.

We are looking for someone with exceptional communication skills, keen attention to detail, and a strong focus on employees for a role that requires close collaboration with all stakeholders including Leidos and government customers.

If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Support operational execution including resourcing and financial aspects of contract deliverables, cost, and schedule to ensure successful achievement of all key performance indicators and commitments.
  • Identify and promote employee engagement activities to achieve high degree of employee retention and performance. Provide operational oversight and coaching to front line leaders, to include mentoring and developing of staff, and succession planning for the program.
  • Actively engage with functional support teams to ensure customer and Leidos requirements are met. 
  • Actively engage with Leidos technical organizations to support reach back support as needed for technical execution of research.
  • Proactively work with relevant Universities to establish recruiting pathways for key growth areas.
  • Effectively communicate and manage assignment progress to meet deadlines.
  • Planning, organizing, securing, and managing technical resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives within a matrix organization.
  • Ensuring that assigned projects are executed within scope, schedule, and budget constraints and at required quality following active customer communication.
  • Tracking project spending and projections for each project with input provided by the financial and support groups.
  • Interfacing with task and functional leaders, subcontractors, and support personnel to coordinate timely execution of deliverables.
  • Communicate with colleagues across multiple areas (project managers, other professional resources, etc.) to solve complex problems that require deliberate, thorough analysis.
  • Communicate status of assigned projects to government customers.
  • Work with highly technical teams to report status and assist with other support tasks.
  • Solve Problems.
  • Identify and mitigate risks for assigned projects.
  • Identify, and work with research leaders to develop scope work plans, assign staff, and hire additional supports.
  • Meet regularly with assigned staff to develop 5-year plans, follow up with annual goals, identify and foster areas of growth.
  • Coordinate with other Project Managers to form new research connections for staff, thereby increasing flexibility for customer and team.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 6+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 4+ years of experience.
  • At least 6 years of experience as a project manager, managing programs and contracts of similar scope, type and complexity.
  • Demonstrated experience in resource allocation, project costing, deliverable tracking, and schedule and financial data monitoring.
  • Strong skills in personnel and financial management, organization, communication, and conflict resolution.
  • Demonstrated experience identifying and sourcing highly specialized technical staff and collaborators.
  • Leadership experience managing direct reports as well as functional staff
  • Experience managing multiple subcontractors/teammates
  • Personnel Management: Experience managing a diverse workforce located at multiple locations
  • Must have the ability to use sound judgement in problem solving and must possess excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Must have the ability to coordinate activities at multiple sites and resolve complex issues across multiple sites, both pre-planned and last minute
  • Must have the ability to successfully manage multiple issues and tasks simultaneously, and must be comfortable working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Must have the ability to effectively plan and prioritize tasking and pro-actively take initiative when issues arise
  • Experience managing customer or client expectations.
  • Ability to learn and apply standard policies and procedures.
  • Must be able to meet the requirements for gaining access to work on the NETL campus
  • U.S. Citizen

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience coordinating the execution of complex research projects as part of a team.
  • Experience in developing, leading and successfully executing scientific projects.
  • PMP certification a plus
  • Experience in organizational coaching and transformational leadership with a growth mindset.
  • Experience on Site Support Service Contracts and/or a research environment

Program Specific Salary Range: $90K to $115K

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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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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