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Job #: R-00004087
Location: Centennial, CO
Category: Construction
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 50% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
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. We welcome your perspective and ideas, in order to foster collaboration and deliver world-class solutions. We look for solutions that not only transform businesses, but change the world.

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!

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The Leidos Corporation is seeking a Construction Manager who will support US research sites in Antarctica. The successful candidate will serve as a member of the Facility Maintenance Engineering & Construction team working on the United States Antarctic Program's (USAP).

The Construction Manager (CM) will be managing construction projects throughout the United States Antarctic Program. Projects range from civil work, utilities construction, facility construction, renovation, repairs, and science construction support. Construction efforts will be a mix of self-performed and subcontracted work. The position is based in Centennial, CO and requires periodic and perhaps multiple deployments to Antarctica in a single year. It is anticipated that the CM will deploy each season, typically during the Austral Summer (Oct - Feb). Deployment may sometimes be required during the shoulder seasons (Aug. - Oct and/or Feb - June). Total deployment time is expected to be 4 to 5 months per year.

While in Centennial, the Construction Manager will collaborate in the development and review of upcoming construction efforts. This includes the development of new, and review of existing, resource loaded schedules; development of material takeoffs for self-performed work. The Construction Manager will work with the engineering staff, planning and controls, and project managers to ensure that designs are complete, materials are procured, and resources are identified and hired as required to meet project requirements. The Construction Manager will also work with Engineering and other Stakeholders on constructability reviews and in developing innovative approaches to building design/construction for Antarctica. The Construction Manager in conjunction with the project manager will work with Safety to ensure project safety plans are thought out, and meet OSHA and other applicable safety standards and requirements.

While in Antarctica, the Construction Manager will oversee construction superintendents, trade supervisors, and tradespersons and is responsible for managing resources tied to construction activities and change control activities if needed. The Construction Manager will also oversee execution of subcontracted construction activities to ensure delivery of those scopes of work in compliance with specifications, schedules, quality and other project requirements.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Directly responsible for the execution of project construction.
  • Manages construction activities following project plans, specifications, and project schedules.
  • Keeps relevant project managers and others informed of project status, issues, and incidents for the project.
  • Plan and coordinate for availability of equipment, tools and materials required to execute self-perform scopes of work
  • Performs planning and estimating as required to support construction estimates, schedules, and procurements. This may include schedule development, design reviews, constructability reviews, development of material take-offs and "bills of materials" based on engineering design drawings and project specifications, and development of cost and labor estimates
  • Responsible for change control during the construction phase of projects and for managing budgets tied to construction activities.
  • Identifies required design and specification changes prior to construction, and utilizes the request for information process, documented changes through engineering review.
  • Participates in project meetings/teleconferences to monitor progress, implement procedures, ensure compliance with specifications and standards, and ensure safety procedures are being followed.
  • Reports project progress in relation to project schedules, and updates schedules at required intervals.
  • Interacts with National Science Foundation, military and other agency officials in a professional and tactful manner, on an as needed basis.
  • Communicates professionally, both orally and in writing, with subordinates as needed to relay information they need in order to be successful in their jobs. This includes, but is not limited to, staff meetings, performance appraisals, job requirements, projects, Quality Standard Procedures, and safety practices.
  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining a safe workplace program and ensuring that safety is the highest priority on the job site.
  • Complies with applicable safety, environmental, health, and waste management policies and procedure.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:
  • EDUCATION: Typically requires a BA/BS degree. BA/BS degree in Management, engineering, or related discipline is preferred. Equivalent work experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree.
  • EXPERIENCE: Typically requires a minimum of ten years of relevant experience is required, including 5 years of construction supervision. Experience supervising trades employees, project scheduling and project cost estimating is required.
  • PHYSICAL AND / OR OTHER SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: Deployment to Antarctica is required in this position at discretion of management. When required to deploy, the individual in the position must successfully complete the physical and dental examinations, as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica. Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of employment offer or other employment action. Complies with applicable safety, environment, health, and waste management policies and procedure. US citizenship or permanent residence is required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for interaction at all experience levels.
  • US citizenship or permanent residence is required.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience executing construction projects in remote and logistically challenging locations.
  • Experience working in a matrixed organization of Project Managers, Construction Managers, Engineers, Estimators, Project Controls, and Drafters.
  • Experience managing field crews and coordinating multiple subcontractors simultaneously.
  • Experience managing field changes, quality control inspections, final punch-lists, progress reporting, and other activities supporting Final Completion.
  • Experience developing and reviewing project schedules for completeness and accuracy. Primavera and Microsoft Project experience preferred.


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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