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Job #: R-00052949
Location: Centennial, CO
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 50% of the time
Shift: 24/7 12 Hour Shift Pattern
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Marine Project Coordinator to serve as a senior Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) staff member at sea ensuring National Science Foundation (NSF) policies and international laws pertaining to science work are followed and enforced.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Serve as the primary contact on the ship interfacing with ASC management, NSF stakeholders and foreign governments regarding science project personnel and logistics.
  • Responsible for all aspects of the ASC functions on board the ASC-contracted research vessels.
  • Monitors the subcontract (charter agreement) for the research vessel on behalf of ASC.
  • Oversees proper use and maintenance of NSF equipment on the ship.
  • Coordinates, manages and directs all aspects of the shipboard program, including safety orientation for all new personnel.
  • Without direct oversight develops onsite contingency planning to ensure ship adheres to program schedules and other issues that arise at sea and during port calls often working with foreign country representatives and dignitaries.
  • Works directly with the Ship’s Master and Chief Scientist to plan and execute the science plan overseeing the activities of approximately 25 scientists.
  • Provides hands-on leadership and directs the 24-hour operations of approximately 10 ASC staff members (primarily subcontractors) aboard the vessel to meet science objectives safely.
  • Directly responsible for tracking and documenting a variety of cruise data including crew lists, custom documents, training rosters, procurement's, Antarctic environmental occurrences, subcontractor performance and pay, accident reporting, and shipping manifests with supporting logistics documents for movement of science samples and equipment internationally.

This position will be located on a research vessel. The standard work schedule for this position is 84 hours per week. (Monday through Sunday, 12 hours per day.)

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Transportation, Nautical Science, and 4 years work experience in the marine science industry; additional years of experience will be considered in lieu of degree.
  • One year supervisory experience.
  • At least two years commercial sailing, previous experience on research vessels or other applicable career experience.
  • Background in ship operations or marine operations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in leadership positions aboard ships at sea.
  • Leadership/management training; small group facilitation and problem solving.
  • Ability to speak and read Spanish a strong plus.
  • US Merchant Marine Officers License or able-bodied Seaman document issued by United States Coast Guard.
  • Academic research vessel experience and experience working in Antarctica.

PHYSICAL AND / OR OTHER SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: Deployment to Antarctica is required for this position. The individual in the position must successfully complete the physical and dental examinations 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.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 50% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:



24/7 12 Hour Shift Pattern

Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Proj and Prog Management

Pay Range:

Pay Range $71,500.00 - $110,000.00 - $148,500.00

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 40,000 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

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