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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 project management analyst on a major weapon acquisition program. The scope encompasses providing subject matter expertise on program management to the Federal program manager and staff as well as establishing technical 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 experienced 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 in Albuquerque NM.
The Principal Project Management Analyst uses broad and diversified systems engineering and program control knowledge to contribute to the successful execution of the weapon acquisition process. The Principal Project Management Analyst 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 Principal Project Management Analyst provides situational analysis and advises the Federal program manager on matters pertaining to planning, integrating, and meeting policies, programs, and procedures.
Specific duties include:
• Contributing to assessments of NNSA weapons production complex capability and capacity to accommodate weapon program 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 understanding.
• Traveling frequently to various locations across the country for meetings.
• Active DOE Q and/or DOD TS clearance
Required Education, Experience, and Skills:
• Bachelor's degree in business or project management.
• At least 12 years of related program management and technical experience.
• Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite with particular emphasis on word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet applications (MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and MS Excel).
• 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.
List additional skills and experience that is "nice to have" but not required.
• Master's degree in a related field from an accredited university.
• Project Management Profession certification.
• Staff experience in military, government or corporate enterprise and/or interagency experience.
• Specific experience with the weapon program 6.X process.
• Experience with interdisciplinary technical teams.