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Job #: R-00117613
Location: Houston, TX
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Remote Type: Hybrid Remote
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customer’s success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainably. 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.

If this sounds like an environment where you can thrive, keep reading!

Leidos is currently seeking a Flight Hardware Project Manager to work on NASA's Human Health and Performance Contract (HHPC). The Project Manager will provide project management and oversight to technical teams performing flight hardware development and certification. Projects involve crew health hardware supporting human spaceflight on Programs including Orion, Human Landing System (HLS), Gateway and International Space Station.

**This position is located on-site at The Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX.**

Your Main Objective:

As a Flight Hardware PM you will lead projects through the full lifecycle, including: requirements and verification development, hardware design, hardware development and test, project and product reviews, and safety reviews. As the PM, you will also perform integration across multiple engineering disciplines (systems engineering, project engineering, design and fabrication, test and integration). The ability to allocate tasking, status technical/budget/schedule, manage risk, provide reporting, and presentations of findings is critical to success in this role. Additional job functions include: project planning, defining and maintaining project schedules, developing and managing project budgets, leading reviews, reviewing engineering drawings, reviewing requirements and verifications, conceptualizing methods of operations, reviewing trade studies and assessing design, and assessments of hardware options. 

Must be able to complete a Public Trust background investigation; due to contract requirements, U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Residency is required.

Your Primary Responsibilities:

  • Drive all phases of the project: feasibility, design, procurement, assembly, integration, test, and sustainment.

  • Lead technical team to complete deliverables / products on-time, within budget and with Quality oversight

  • Develop, track, and manage project cost estimate, budget, statement of work, risk, and schedule for all projects assigned

  • Review requirements and assess design against requirements. Complete internal collaboration, review, and integration of project development

  • Deliver oral and written status to both contractor management and the NASA customer

  • Perform execution, management, and collaboration of project procurement activities, including: preparation and negotiation of statement of work, change orders, and invoices with subcontractors and vendors

  • Provide oversight, guidance and collaboration with HHPC internal stakeholders, external subcontractors and vendors to ensure project scope, budget, and schedule objectives are met

  • Review plans, conduct investigations, and provide recommendations as necessary to assure compliance with established requirements, guidelines, and procedures

  • Coordinate and facilitate meetings for assigned project with internal HHPC and external customer stakeholders

  • Track, update, and provide recommendations for statement of work or budget changes to the task order manager

  • Identify, manage, and communicate project risks and mitigation strategies

  • Ensure compliance with Safety, Health, and Environmental plan, all safety laws, and the Company's safety policies

  • Adhere to the established Quality Assurance plan, policies, and procedures

  • Participate in ISO/CMMI/AS9100 Audits

What Sets You Apart:

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering or related field and at least 5 years' experience

  • Project lead experience in a technical field (aerospace, mechanical) including hardware development and design

  • Experience developing and managing project schedules and budgets

  • Skilled in vendor negotiation and completing procurement activities

  • Experience identifying risk and implementing mitigation strategies

  • Proficiency in reading and interpreting engineering drawings

  • Working knowledge of configuration and data management processes

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both oral and written, and ability to collaborate across multiple disciplines

You Might Also Have:

  • Experience with Flight Hardware Development processes as outlined in SA-014/EA-023

  • Previous experience supporting NASA Programs

  • Human Systems Engineering, experience such as human factors and designing for the product end-user

  • Cost Account Management experience, including reporting

  • Familiarity with MS Project or similar tool

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 46,000 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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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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