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Job #: R-00119218
Location: Remote, US
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Standard Plus On Call
Remote Type: Remote
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $3,000.00
Group: Defense

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More About the Role:
The Defense & Intelligence Group of Leidos has an opening for the Navy’s Service Management, Integration and Transport (SMIT) Piers Connectivity Services program as a Project Manager. The SMIT contract will provide secure end-to-end Information Technology (IT) services to more than 400,000 hardware devices and 600,000+ users at over 1,600 Continental United States (CONUS) sites and over 82 OCONUS site across Asia, Europe, and the Middle East; constituting one of the largest combined networks in the world.

Under the Piers Connectivity Services portion of the contract, the Leidos team will provide pier side connect/disconnect service, network administration, and fiber optic cable repair supporting US Navy vessels arriving and departing from piers throughout the CONUS Theatre. This position may also provide support to the OCONUS Piers locations located in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

What You'll Get to Do:
The ideal candidate will have previous experience leading a geographically distributed team, with a focus on IT services and knowledge of the Navy Networks and piers connectivity requirements. The Project Manager will provide oversight of the connectivity of Naval vessels at CONUS Piers in support of the SMIT contract. The Project Manager is responsible for tracking the connect/disconnect service provided to all vessels arriving and departing CONUS pier locations serviced by the SMIT contract within the contractual service level target timelines.  The Project Manager will provide the Government and Piers Service Delivery Manager accurate and timely status regarding task execution and performance and will be responsible for the accurate and timely delivery of all deliverables. The Project Manager will track network operations and engineering activities; connect/disconnect actions at the piers, maintenance; repair and replacement of cables; and the shipment and status of replacement parts and equipment. The candidate must be willing to travel in support of the Piers Connectivity Services Program, to both CONUS and OCONUS Piers locations.

•Drive business and reporting rhythms, managing and directing staff to perform all tasks within scope and meet required service targets for connect/disconnect service to vessels arriving or departing from piers in your assigned region.
•Experienced program/project manager; responsible for reporting progress against the baseline, in addition to employing a risk register to identify risks, analyze identified risks, and the develop associated mitigations. 
•Responsible for the management program scope in order to meet schedule requirements; responsible for defining resource needs, directing personnel to perform tasks, and reporting progress to Program Management 
•Oversees IT knowledge and equipment asset transfer, ensuring that personnel are prepared to assume duties in order to meet defined schedule and scope requirements.
•Develop and manage a collaborative work environment, working with personnel to ensure that comprehensive knowledge transfer activities associated with job functions and daily tasks are successfully conducted. 
•Identify and document skill enhancements/training needed based upon observation of actual performance versus documented site Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
•Manage “as-is” information, inclusive of technical baseline documentation, SOPs, local procedures for security/onboarding, workload data (tickets), historical SLR performance and tools used to capture performance metrics.
•Manages staff to conduct asset inventories, directing asset reconciliations, inventories, and configurations across sites.
•Manages and tracks shipment of replacement parts, repair equipment, test equipment, tools, and consumables.
•Establish and maintain transparent and respectful working relationships with customer and Program Management leadership, and subordinates. 
•Serve as a mentor to junior-level leadership personnel, providing them with opportunities to enhance project management skills.

Physical Requirements:
•Must be able to lift and carry 50 lbs for up to a 100 feet at a time; must be able to lift 25 lbs vertically using ladders.
•Must be able to work in confined spaces, such as raised floors or communications closets; must be able to work in noisy environments, such as data centers and operations centers; must be able to stand or sit for 8 hours at a time.
•Must be able to utilize basic hand tools such as screwdrivers and wrenches while rack mounting active and passive equipment using small screws and brackets.
•Must be able to identify different colors of wires and cables; must be able to see objects and information displayed in schematics, test equipment, and computer monitors; must be able to judge distance between objects to work safely on ladders and in confined spaces; must be able to use and read digital test equipment such as OTDR.
•Must be able to drive corporate vehicle to different locations to work on projects and troubleshoot; valid state license required.

You'll Bring These Qualifications:
•Typically requires a B.A. Degree and 4-8 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 2 6 years of prior relevant experience. At least 5+ years of progressively responsible experience managing and/or executing the planning, provisioning, and delivery of IT projects.
•Must be a U.S. Citizen and possess an active DoD Secret security clearance.
•Previous experience with executing program baselines, identifying variances, and communicating issues in a timely manner.
•Prior personnel management experience with the ability to drive successful completion of projects and deliverables.
•Ability to maintain discretion associated with staffing and cost requirements. 
•Ability to utilize MS Office Products to develop and maintain program documentation. 
•Strong analysis skills, with the ability to effectively communicate results to leadership and subordinates.
•Able to multi-task, self-assign work, and function in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
•Experience with change management; with the ability to implement processes.
•Teamwork-oriented with a strong focus on customer satisfaction.
•Ability to think strategically, solve problems effectively and tenaciously follow-through to ensure client success.
•Advanced understanding of the technical aspects of the project.
•Results-oriented with strong people and time management skills, highly organized, motivated, and driven to succeed.
•Experience working with clients at all organizational levels with a high degree of professionalism and business acumen.  
•Ability to create and edit project documents, materials, and presentations, including schedule management. 
•Excellent written and oral communication skills are required with a demonstrated ability to work with cross-functional teams.
•Candidate must be highly motivated, proactive, organized and have the ability to manage concurrent projects and interface with external clients in a fast-paced environment with a high level of accuracy.
•Candidate must possess excellent leadership, organization, communication, and time management skills.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
•PMI Project Management Professional certification.
•Prior experience with resource planning labor category requirements, and requisition development.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $66,300.00 - $119,850.00

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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