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Job #: R-00027048
Location: Manassas, VA
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Rotating
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Airborne Solutions at Leidos currently has an opportunity for a Flight Operations Manager to work at our Manassas Regional Airport, Manassas, VA office.  The selected candidate will direct and coordinate Flight Operations for a state of the art Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform undergoing test and development activities.  The selected candidate will coordinate multifaceted efforts between Mission Payload Engineers, Fixed Wing Maintenance, Test Engineers and Leidos Program Management, consolidating and preparing daily, weekly and findings reports. The Flight Operations Manager will interact daily with senior level management on the short and long term planning and execution of program directed aviation efforts.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work across a diverse team of professionals to ensure daily flight operations success
  • Provide support and guidance to site Integrated Product Teams (IPT) in the execution of daily activities
  • Coordinate flight crew schedules with Pilots, Aerial Sensor Operators and Maintenance personnel.
  • Coordinate site scheduled activities amongst flight crews, subcontractors, and government personnel to ensure achievable operational plan
  • Ensure compliance with Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) INST 8210.1, flight and ground operations policies and procedures
  • Prepare, verify and submit Government Flight Representative required documentation
  • Orchestrate and manage execution of flight and ground activities scheduling
  • Coordinate and oversee execution of simultaneous maintenance actions
  • Provide daily feedback to Program Management on daily activities

Basic Qualifications

  • BA degree and 8+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6+ years of prior relevant experience. Additional experience may be used in lieu of degree.
  • Capable of working autonomously with little or no supervision
  • Experience with DCMA policies and procedures
  • Depth of knowledge in DCMA 8210 or Military Aviation Regulations and Publications
  • Knowledge in leading and coordinating the execution of aviation processes, projects and tactical employment
  • 10% travel to CONUS customer and company locations required
  • Current DOD Secret Clearance
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as required for Flight Operations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with MS Project, Office, PowerPoint
  • Knowledge and experience with FAA Part 145 guidelines
  • Knowledge and experience with ISR operations
  • Knowledge and experience with Mission Equipment Payloads
  • Superior Administrative and Communication Skills


External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



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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