The Defense Group of Leidos is seeking a Junior Program Manager with an expertise in Chemical Engineering to work out of our Picatinny Arsenal New Jersey location. This position reports directly to the Program Manager and the candidate will support management of technical and programmatic aspects of energetic materials and munitions R&D contracts. This position is ideal if you are a scientist wanting to expand your skills to include program management.
Provide technical direction and manage personnel executing multiple programs
Responsible for guiding, planning, organizing, securing and managing resources to bring about successful completion of specific program goals and objectives
Serve as a technical lead and interface with task and functional leaders, subcontractors, and support personnel.
Set up processes in line with program management best practices to ensure flawless contract execution
Identify and pursue new contracts and growth opportunities. Prepare and submit milestone deliverables and contractually required reporting in an accurate and timely manner.
Develop relationships with customers and serve as a focal point for technical communications.
Prepare budgets and resource allocations for programs and track costs vs plan to ensure program execution at budget.
Requires a minimum of BA/BS (chemistry/chemical engineering) and 5+ years’ experience managing R&D programs.
Demonstrated understanding of R&D aimed at programmatic aspects of energetic materials and munitions.
Knowledge and experience with one or more of the following areas – Computation, Synthesis, Scale up, Process Engineering and Development of novel materials .
Knowledge and experience with DoD contract execution and management.
US citizenship required.
Ability to obtain a DoD Secret Security Clearance.
R&D experience in the development and characterization of new materials for specific applications.
Advanced degree highly preferred.
People and project management experience.
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:None
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Proj and Prog Management
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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, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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