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Job #: R-00005327
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Category: Policy Analysis
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: DOE Q
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.

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!

Leidos is looking for a high performing candidate to fill a position supporting the nation's nuclear deterrence mission with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of Defense Programs as a program engineer on a major weapon acquisition program. The scope encompasses providing subject matter expertise on program management to Federal program manager and staff as well as establishing program management liaison with scientists and engineers at the national security laboratories, nuclear weapon production facilities, and Department of Defense who are engaged in sustaining the nation's nuclear weapon stockpile. This position requires an experience person with demonstrated project management and engineering management expertise developed during engagement with Federal and/or Defense agencies. This is a full-time contractor-support position located on-site at the NNSA offices on the Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque, NM.

Primary Responsibilities:

The Program Engineer uses broad and diversified systems engineering and program control knowledge to contribute to the successful execution of the weapon acquisition process. The Program Engineer is accountable for maintaining current awareness of issues, risks, and progress toward completion of the activities undertaken by the geographically dispersed national security laboratories and nuclear weapon production facilities. The Program Engineer provides situational analysis and advises the Federal program manager on matters pertaining to planning, integrating, and meeting policies, programs, and procedures.

Working within a program team, the primary responsibilities of this position include:

• Contributing to assessments of NNSA weapons production complex capability and capacity to accommodate weapon program production and recommending facility and resource planning to accomplish the mission.
• Transitioning requirements, interfaces, linkages, and risk mitigation activities into an integrated, resource-loaded schedule.
• Developing and maintaining the integrated program baseline.
• Applying analysis tools, databases, and methodologies, including Earned Value Management, and advising the Federal program manager on cost, scope, and schedule execution.
• Developing and communicating solutions to complex program execution issues to the Federal program manager, senior leadership, external stakeholders and others with diverse technical and program understanding.
• Traveling frequently to various locations across the country for meetings.

Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelors' degree in engineering, science, or other technical field.
• At least 10 years of similar program management assignments including translating requirements into program management tools, such as EVMS and schedules.
• Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite with particular emphasis on word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet applications.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated experience in developing briefings for senior and executive managers.
• Knowledge of and experience with nuclear weapons programs and activities, particularly with the acquisition phase 6.X process.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master's degree in a relation field.
• Staff experience in military, government, or corporate enterprise and/or interagency experience.
• Experience with interdisciplinary technical teams.


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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