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Job #: R-00029077
Location: Centennial, CO
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 50% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Leidos Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) has an opening for a McMurdo Station Operations Manager.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead and oversee McMurdo Station Operations departments, while collaborating with teammate leadership from PAE (station operations), Six Mile (waste management) and Gana-A’Yoo Service Corporation (GSC) (station services), in safe execution of the USAP mission.
  • Provide budget (Control Account Manager) oversight, when required, for selected Operations departments.
  • Assist with development of Annual Program Plan information for selected Operations departments.
  • Provide input on Operations impacts from Project or Sustaining changes and plans.
  • Facilitate Operations support capabilities and solutions for National Science Foundation grantees, ASC departments and other partner groups, including Support Forces Antarctica, Naval Information Warfare Center, NASA and Antarctica New Zealand.
  • Status ASC and NSF management on support capability.
  • Communicate with station community and partner agencies on behalf of McMurdo Operations.
  • Liaise with project managers and project teams in support of minor and major project activities.
  • Support station Emergency Operations Center, while deployed, as a 24-hr on-call Core Team member.
  • Provide implementation support for US Army Corps of Engineers, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) partners.
  • Provide off-ice support for Winter Site Manager and Winter Operations teams.
  • Lead McMurdo Operations groups in development of new or improved operations capabilities and modes of support.
  • Regularly communicate Operations concerns, status and priorities to Deputy Operations Manager and ASC Station Management.
  • Work in close collaboration with ASC Area Manager.
  • Participate in Performance Management Team (PMT), Milestone and other key station support meetings.
  • Lead conflict resolution and de-escalation efforts.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 8+ years prior relevant experience, additional years of experience or industry relevant certifications will be considered in lieu of degree
  • Minimum 6 years of supervisory/management and administration experience
  • Demonstrated aptitude with verbal and written communications to clients and customer groups
  • High level of comfort using Microsoft Office

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project Management Professional Certification
  • Six Sigma Training

PHYSICAL AND/OR OTHER SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: Deployment may be required in this position at discretion of management. If required, the individual in the position must successfully complete the physical and dental examinations, and psychological examination for winter-over positions, as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica. Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of employment offer or other employment action. Complies with applicable safety, environment, health, and waste management policies and procedure. US citizenship or permanent residency required.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 50% of the time

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Proj and Prog Management

About Leidos

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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