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Job #: R-00022322
Location: Vienna, VA
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes
Clearance Required: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Health

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Job Description:

Leidos has an opportunity for a Subcontract Program Manager (SPM) on the DHMSM contract in Vienna, VA.

The DHMSM subcontract program manager provides technical and programmatic oversight and management of DHMSM subcontractors; provides an independent assessment of the subcontractor’s performance, and identifies, escalates and resolve subcontractor performance issues to the DHMSM Program Manager (PM). The DHMSM subcontract program manager focuses on ensuring program management discipline and that the subcontractors meet the program cost, schedule, and performance requirements. 

The subcontract program manager is responsible for and manages all phases of the subcontract lifecycle including Request for Proposals (RFPs), development of management plans, negotiation strategy, and subcontract status monitoring and reporting.  This effort is performed in conjunction with the DHMSM procurement subcontracts administrator and the DHMSM program team.   Specific responsibilities include:

  • Acts as the primary focal point for the subcontractor; briefs the program manager, customer, and Leidos management on the subcontractor status and issues affecting program performance, cost, or schedule
  • Primary technical interface with the subcontractor in coordination with the PM and subcontracts management team
  • Represents the subcontractor’s concerns and interests to the PMO
  • Interfaces and coordinates between Leidos, the subcontractor, and other subcontractors
  • Objectively determines the subcontractor status relative to technical, schedule, and cost performance to identify issues and ensure the subcontractor takes corrective actions

Qualifications of the Subcontract Program Manager:

  • Vision to understand the entire program scope and the ability to lead and motivate the subcontractor to keep progress moving
  • Ability to manage multiple projects/activities; detail oriented
  • Strong project management and process improvement skills
  • Sufficient domain technical knowledge to lead and participate fully in technical interchanges with the subcontractor and communicate customer technical questions and concerns accurately to Leidos technical staff
  • Sufficient technical or domain knowledge to oversee and evaluate products/services provided by the subcontractor
  • Sufficient technical knowledge to create or understand SOWs, specifications, SDRLs, interfaces, and requirements flow-downs
  • Understanding of finance, subcontracting, contracting and contracts types, schedule, and EVMS, if there is a contractual requirement
  • Understanding of the FAR and other government regulations pertinent to the subcontract
  • Understanding of fraud and compliance risk issues
  • Task lead management and general managerial experience
  • Ability to communicate, build relationships, and gain the subcontractor’s trust
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills
  • Proven capability to lead change in a team environment

US Citizenship required-must be able to obtain and maintain a government security clearance


Bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant technical field. Advanced degree in a relevant field is preferred for this position. Experience in Managing Projects and Track Record:  At least 10 years of successful Project or Program Manager experience. Should have at least 10 years of project experience working on projects and programs in positions of increasing responsibility. Certifications: PMP® or other professional project/program management certification (e.g., DAWIA Level III) required.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust


Yes, 10% of the time

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Proj and Prog Management


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 33,000 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

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