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Job #: R-00008982
Location: Centennial, CO
Category: Project Analysis
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

Job Description:

Leidos has an opening for a Project Analyst in Centennial, Colorado. The Project Analyst will be an integral team member for the planning and execution of the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration (ITGC), a joint U.S.-UK Antarctic research project. Provides direct support to the Thwaites Science Project Manager. Provides detailed project planning, scheduling, procurement, and issue tracking processes; integrates planning and execution with all Thwaites team members including US Antarctic program (USAP) operational personnel and scientists, National Science Foundation (NSF) personnel, and British Antarctic Survey (BAS) personnel; works directly with Thwaites Science Project Manager to execute project plan and implement Continental and Peninsula Thwaites operations and support.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Executes the Thwaites project plan in coordination with the Field Science Manager and Science Project Manager.
  • Develops operations and science integration in the areas of planning, scheduling, issue tracking, inventory management, and procurement and cargo tracking support for the Thwaites science project.
  • Responsible for full back up for Thwaites Project interests in the absence of the Field Science Manager or Science Project Manager. Fully responsible for all project based activities.
  • Maintains detailed records of project meetings and conference calls; compiles and distributes notes; tracks progress with action items.
  • Tracks financial data, identifying anomalies and providing recommendations for adjustments and improvements
  • Identifies, creates, submits, and tracks project procurements in Maximo; tracks cargo movements for US and UK participants; maintains accurate inventory records of Thwaites project materials.
  • Initiates cargo and science sample shipments with appropriate personnel for both Continental and Peninsula operations for the USAP.
  • Team member for the Support Information Package (SIP) review process; generating Research Support Plans (RSPs), and ensuring the RSP is consistent with the Operational Notice for Thwaites land-based science teams.
  • Contributes to the creation and maintenance of project-specific Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) documentation including Annual Program Plan (APP) budget and Integrated Master Schedule (IMS).
  • Participates in joint planning efforts with BAS; this includes authoring and maintaining shared documentation including a Thwaites project Concept of Operations (CONOPS), a US/UK high-level integrated milestone schedule and risk register, and Polar Geospatial Center (PGC) and BAS Geographic Information System (GIS) coordinate information.
  • Directly interacts with the National Science Foundation (NSF), British Antarctic Survey (BAS), science community, vendors, military and other agency officials for Thwaites project planning and execution in a professional, diplomatic and tactful manner.
  • Integrates and coordinates with ASC planners, department managers and/or work center supervisors in Denver as appropriate for Thwaites project planning and execution.
  • May serve in on-ice science implementation role and coordinate communication and integrating support between science teams and work centers if in McMurdo.
  • Provides the Field Science Manager and Science Project Manager with regular updates of the current and future status of schedules and related activities.
  • Promotes a safe work environment and ensures that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
  • Provides support to technical event representatives as required.
  • May be required to work outside on various job sites in extreme cold weather conditions.
  • Performs other duties as required.


Required Education and Skills:
  • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts and 2 years relevant experience. Additional years of experience will be considered.
  • 4 seasons complementary support experience or two seasons complementary supervisory experience with a remote Polar program required.
  • Minimum 2 seasons experience and competency in USAP procurement, inventory management, and/or project coordination required.
  • Valid driver's license required.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Must be proficient with custom and off the shelf database systems. Experience using Maximo, PolarIce, and Pipeline is preferred.
  • Familiarity with project management concepts of scope, schedule, and budget is required.
  • Familiarity with at least one of the following is required: remote field operations, flight planning and operations, marine vessel operations, polar traverse operations.
  • Must be customer service oriented and work collaboratively.
  • Must exhibit strong professional communication skills including tact and diplomacy.
  • Must be detail-oriented.
  • Willingness and ability to deploy to Antarctica for extended periods is desired.
  • Must be willing and able to lift and move items, parts, assemblies and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum.
  • Must be willing and able to perform physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of equipment, crawling, and working outdoors.
  • Must successfully complete the physical, dental and psychological (if applicable) examinations as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica.
  • Must participate in community programs, such as "house-mouse" (chores), "daisy-picking" (cleaning-up around the station), recycling efforts & safety objectives if deployed.


This position requires successful completion of a government background check to access government facilities and systems. Work cannot begin on the contract without a fully adjudicated security clearance. If you are not a United States Citizen or Green Card holder, this check could take 12-18 months to complete.

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