Leidos is seeking a charismatic individual with the desire to shape the future of transportation. We’re looking for a professional with experience in new transportation technologies, such as V2X, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV), and transportation communications. This individual will have the opportunity to lead development of these technologies, manage projects, business development, strategy and outreach, and interact with industry to increase participation and adoption.
Leidos operates FHWA’s Saxton Transportation Operations Laboratory (STOL), where emerging technologies are developed to improve transportation safety, mobility, and environmental impacts throughout the nation and internationally. Saxton Lab provides a variety of services to support the advancement and deployment of vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technologies, cooperative automation, modeling and simulation, open source software, data management, and cloud-based systems.
We’re a hands-on lab where you not only get to see quick results from your work, but help develop the solutions in an agile and supportive environment. We develop hardware, software, and solutions from concept to design, development, prototyping, testing, integration, and deployment. We are looking for an outgoing, motivated, and knowledgeable professional that enjoys helping others deploy these technologies in real-world settings.
With over 30 different projects, this position provides the opportunity to own and lead a variety of projects and activities across the portfolio. A successful candidate completes deliverables on time and within budget, understands business, efficiently develops proposals, and works to develop staff, improve our team, and advance our reputation as the leader in new transportation technologies.
This position is located at FHWA’s Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, VA and next to all of the attractions of Washington, DC. This position may provide the opportunity to travel to meet with industry experts and partners, provide technical support, and participate or present at conferences.
This position provides diverse job functions, including but not limited to:
- Project management.
- Staff management & development; supervising a team of approximately 5 people.
- Lead outreach and communications strategies based on experience and industry relationships.
- Produce clear and concise written communication and deliverables.
- Review, produce, and oversee project deliverables (reports, software, physical solutions, demonstrations, etc.).
- Write technical reports, proposals, and systems engineering documentation.
- Lead demonstrations, meetings, and webinars as Subject Matter Expert and/or STOL representative.
- Generate or pursue opportunities for business development and program growth.
- Manage, own, and develop programs, solutions, and new innovations.
- Client/customer management.
Required Education & Experience:
- A working knowledge of ITS, V2V/V2I, and/or CAVs.
- A Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years project management experience; or a Master’s degree with 8+ years project management experience; or a PhD with 6+ years project management experience.
- Must be willing to work onsite on a full time basis.
- Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust clearance.
- Self-motivated, has big picture and forward-looking vision, an ability to “see the connections,” desire to learn and grow, and ability to self-teach with minimal guidance.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, along with the ability to listen and accurately identify client needs and issues.
- A desire to improve, integrity, and ability to find solutions to bureaucratic solutions to lead improvements that shape the future of transportation.
- Successful experience with U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, state, and local proposals, projects, operations and systems.
- Experience and understanding of transportation standards (e.g., SAE J2735, IEEE 1609, NTCIP 1202, etc.).
- Established industry relationships and positive reputation (ideally as an expert in the industry).
- Knowledge of traffic signal design, infrastructure construction, Next Gen ATMS (Advanced Traffic Management Systems), and/or traffic management center operations.
- OEM or transportation startup experience.
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:None
Travel:Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family: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 www.Leidos.com.
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