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Job #: R-00007419
Location: Centennial, CO
Category: Engineering Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% 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!

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

Leidos has an opening for an Antarctic Engineering Design Manager with the Antarctic Support Contract, supporting large scale sustaining operations and multiple projects across three United States Antarctic Program stations, 2 research vessels and multiple field camps.

The Antarctic Engineering Design Manager provides engineering expertise and guidance for the design, development, and implementation of various project solutions. Additionally, the Antarctic Engineering Design Manager serves as the lead integrator for program-wide design efforts; oversees designs of major projects, coordinates design reviews with multiple stakeholders and works collaboratively with multiple A&E firms.

The Antarctic Engineering Design Manager develops and maintains schedules, ensures compliance with engineering principles, design standards, and program/customer expectations while driving strategic engineering support and demonstrating a breadth and depth of knowledge in and across multiple engineering disciplines. The Antarctic Engineering Design Manager supports and leads Engineering Review Boards, supports Change Requests and works with multiple stakeholders to ensure successful integration across the program.

The Antarctic Engineering Design Manager will oversee the full technical scope of the multiple projects including a major Design-Build project, develop detailed design schedules, and ensure projects have a successful start-up.

This position is responsible for the management of design and construction sequencing, test and validation, configuration, document controls and supply chain engineering (a support function for procurement).

Responsibilities Include:
  • Support the design process through the projects life cycle, overseeing and directing technical resources, monitoring the technical aspects of the project, coordinate with Project Managers, Sub-contractors and stakeholders and perform design management functions through construction. Manages a small team of Project Engineers.
  • Coordinate all design discipline staffing requirements for the Project management organization.
  • Responsible for design scope development, scope management and commercial/internal performance of the project design to meet project goals and objectives.
  • Monitor the quality and progress of the design on each project, ensuring that production requirements are satisfied.
  • Works closely with Project Managers/Engineers to resolve any existing or forecasted problems related to design staffing, quality of work, schedule performance, or productivity.
  • Staffing and scheduling the design work to meet construction milestones, and regular interaction with the team to ensure engineering optimization of the design and prioritization of the design work.
  • Establish the program requirements for design aspects of the projects, and monitor the draft and final deliverables for adherence to these criteria.
  • Work with other managers, engineers, and discipline leads to develop budgets, schedules, and plans for the various elements of a project.
  • Reviews and approves discipline staffing budget estimates and staffing assignment schedules on each project. Maintains appropriate staffing level, including temporary personnel, as needed. Reviews and approves staff forecasting reports.
  • Work with the Project Manager and key project individuals to devise and execute action plans to rectify potential cost overruns or delays, or to accommodate significant changes to the scope of work. Advise the stakeholders and program leadership of any such changes.
  • Establish standards and procedures manuals for project designs for the Project management organization Portfolio. Recommend improvements to organization and Program procedures.
  • Promote technical and commercial excellence on the project through application of Quality Assurance processes.


Deployment to Antarctica may be 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 customer for deploying to Antarctica. Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of employment offer or other employment action.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelors in engineering from an accredited institution with 10+ years of prior, relevant experience or a Master's with 7+ years of prior, relevant experience
  • Ability to work in complex, matrixed environment
  • Project management knowledge
  • Proven leadership and team building skills along with a professional demeanor
  • Knowledgeable in project management software
  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) license
  • Proven ability to perform in a supervisory/managerial capacity
  • Thorough knowledge of industry practices and regulations are required
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in fast paced, dynamic environment


US Citizenship or permanent resident is required for this position

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Previous experience as a Lead Engineer, General Engineering Manager, or Solutions Architect


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 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com .

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 .

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a Leidos.com email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to spam.leidos@leidos.com .

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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