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Job #: R-00026908
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Category: Policy Analysis
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: DOE Q
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Civil

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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.  The Program Engineer assists the Federal manager with programmatic oversight of the Tritium Modernization Portfolio and is accountable for maintaining current awareness of issues, risks, and progress toward completion of the activities undertaken by the geographically dispersed national security laboratories, DOE laboratories and agencies, and commercial contractors. The Program Engineer collaborates with NNSA program offices and project team members on the capital acquisition process for the Tritium Finishing Facility and provides situational analysis to the Federal program manager on matters pertaining to planning, integrating, and meeting policies, programs, and procedures that impact the Tritium Modernization Program interests and provides assurance that the facility will meet mission requirements. This position requires an experienced person with demonstrated project management and engineering management expertise developed during engagement on large projects with commercial, Federal, and/or defense agencies.  This is a full-time contractor-support position located on-site at the NNSA offices in Albuquerque NM.

Primary Responsibilities

In concert with the Federal Program Manager and other team members, responsibilities will include:

  • Establishing relationships with technical representatives from the NNSA national security laboratories, DOE laboratories and agencies, and commercial production contractors; attending meetings to monitor design and production progress and issues; and reporting on these to inform the Federal program manager decisions.
  • Leading the effort to gather and analyze data on current tritium R&D requirements, capabilities and gaps across the DOE Complex and monitoring technology maturation efforts to understand that technologies can be successfully deployed in a production environment.
  • Understanding process, supply and demand, and risk models to assure that they provide data useful to the Tritium Modernization Program.  Developing a tritium enterprise risk strategy action plan to collect and prioritize risks across the tritium enterprise including collection of risk data outside the scope of the Tritium Modernization Program. 
  • Developing a tritium bridging strategy document to capture NNSA infrastructure and process investments necessary to maintain and extend the life of the current facilities until the new facilities are fully operational. 
  • Communicating complex program and budget execution concepts to the Federal program manager, senior leadership, external stakeholders and others with diverse technical understanding.

Basic Qualifications

  • Active DOE Q and/or DOD TS clearance

Required Education, Experience, and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science, or other technical field and 12 years of experience in technical enterprises.
  • 5 or more years of related program management of large projects and technical experience in military, government, or corporate construction, manufacturing, or production floor environments.
  • Familiarity with safety basis considerations/requirements for nuclear facilities.
  • Experience with risk assessment process and development/implementation of risk management plans.
  • Background in applying systems engineering and systems integration principles.
  • Experience with project management tools and techniques, e.g., EVM and Primavera P6.
  • 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 leading collaborative efforts across multiple programs/entities.
  • Demonstrated successful experience with briefing and interacting with executive management, senior leadership, or members of Congress and their staff.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in engineering or other technical discipline.
  • Familiarity with the DOE Order 413.3 B Critical Decision (CD) process and project management for large capital projects.
  • Experience with technology maturation process, particularly maturation of technologies for insertion into a production environment.
  • Nuclear power production or nuclear weapon experience, including familiarity with Phase 6.X process.
  • Experience with cost estimating, cost/benefit analysis, and PPBE process.
  • Experience with interdisciplinary technical teams.
  • Program Management Institute certification as a program management professional (PMP)


External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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Policy Analysis


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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