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Job #: R-00043359
Location: Bethesda, MD
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos is currently seeking a qualified, energetic leader to fill the position of Surface and Surveillance Training Program Director at its Bethesda, Maryland location, to lead the High Fidelity Simulation (HFS) Trainer Projects.  The Surface and Surveillance Training Program Director reports directly to the HFS Business Area Manager and is principally responsible for design, development, test, and installation of large-scale US Navy training systems.  

Responsibilities include government customer and fleet end user communication, system requirement analysis, budget development, program execution tracking, financial management, and program office support.  Achieving success as the Surface and Surveillance Training Program Director requires strong technical and program management skills as described below.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Deliver Trainer products on time and within budget
• Lead surface and surveillance execution under trainer contracts
• Guide, advise and assist technical staff in program execution
• Monitor technical progress and make course corrections as needed
• Manage training programs by supervising and coordinating with technical program managers to ensure projects have adequate staffing, achievable plans, and provide deliverables that meet contract requirements
• Communicate with internal development teams, external partnering organizations, U.S. Navy schoolhouse personnel, and military and civilian DoD customers.
• Identify technical and financial risk and communicate risks to senior management
• Support generation of winning proposals

Required Education:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Math or Physics

Required Experience:

• Bachelors degree and 15+ years of professional experience. Minimum of 10 years of specific experience in development of Navy systems managing projects related to the design, development, test, and evaluation of complex systems.
• Must have an active SECRET Security Clearance with ability to acquire a TOP SECRET clearance.
• Must have past experience with, and demonstrate the skills and capabilities to successfully execute the duties and responsibilities of this position
• Effectively manage a team or organizational unit and establish strong, collaborative working relationships with government customers, technical staff, senior managers and peers
• Grow existing customer relationships and programs through responsiveness to customer needs, sustained excellence in program execution,
• Solid analytical and problem-solving skills, along with excellent written and oral communication skills

Desired Experience:

• Master’s Degree in Engineering or Computer Science; OR a Master’s Degree in a Management Discipline and a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Computer Science
• In excess of 10 years of experience managing projects and programs related to the design, development, systems integration, test, and evaluation of complex systems related to acoustics and training systems.
• In excess of 10 years of experience with U.S. Navy surface ship and surveillance ASW systems

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% 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 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

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