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Job #: R-00001559
Location: Germantown, MD
Category: Consult Emp
Schedule (FT/PT): Part time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes
Clearance Required: DOE Q
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

Job Description:

No two career paths will ever look the same. At Leidos, we know the most talented and diverse IT and engineering professionals will always have a multitude of career choices; your time at Leidos will be a wise investment in your career and in yourself.

Our Civil business is helping to modernize and manage infrastructure, systems and controls, and cybersecurity for civilian agencies and commercial clients around the globe. With core competencies in information technology, energy and environment, complex logistics, and specialized engineering, we solve technical challenges and implement newfound efficiencies on a number of programs!

Protect yourself and your family, with the benefits of working for a world-class employer. When you join Leidos, you join a Fortune 500 company and one of Ethisphere Institute's "World's Most Ethical Companies" Leidos...We strive to make the complex clear

The Strategic Materials Engineer is accountable for maintaining current awareness of program issues, risks, and progress toward completion of the activities undertaken by the geographically dispersed nuclear security enterprise, including national security laboratories and production sites engaged in sustaining our nation's nuclear weapons stockpile. The position will provide situational analysis and advise the Federal program manager on matters pertaining to planning, integrating, and meeting policies, programs, and procedures.

Primary Responsibilities
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Support the analysis and evaluation of alternatives for nuclear security enterprise projects. Provide federal program office with subject matter expertise in development of analysis of alternatives to include cost, requirements, and/or effectiveness analysis. Review best practices, coordinate guidance development and requirements, and prepare briefings for senior leadership.

Conduct cost and schedule analyses as well as risk assessments related to strategic materials program missions.

Communicating engineering and technical issues to federal managers, senior leadership, external stakeholders and others with diverse technical understanding and providing recommendations to address the issues, including budget planning for future fiscal years.

Evaluating program variables and providing assessments to the Federal program manager regarding how well technical plans and solutions are proceeding on schedule and whether deliverables conform to customer requirements, quality control standards, and negotiated metrics.

Providing program management support, including preparation, coordination, evaluation, review and analysis of program execution plans and tracking, monitoring, and reporting of program-specific milestones and updates of annual performance measures

Required Clearance:

Active DOE Q and/or DoD TS clearance

Required Education, Experience, and Skills:
• Bachelor's degree in nuclear engineering.
• 30 or more years of experience.
• 5 or more years of program management experience.
• Experience with using project management tools and techniques, e.g., EVM and Primavera P6.
• Experience with using budget and cost analysis tools, e.g., Excel.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated experience in developing briefings for senior and executive managers.

Preferred Qualifications
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• Master's degree in business or a technical engineering discipline.
• Staff experience in military, government or corporate enterprise and/or inter-agency experience, particularly related to the NNSA.
• Experience with cost estimating, cost/benefit analysis, and PPBE process.
• Experience with interdisciplinary technical teams.
• Nuclear power production or nuclear weapons experience.
• Experience with at least one of the strategic materials relevant to NNSA's mission.


Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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