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Job #: R-00054527
Location: Centennial, CO
Category: Program Financial Control
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Subcontracts Program Manager that is responsible for the full life cycle of Subcontract Management to include: pre-proposal, proposal, execution, and closeout activities. Will also be responsible for evaluating Subcontractor Request for Proposals, preparing Statements of Work, supporting the Subcontract Administrator (SCA) in negotiating subcontracts, identifying potential business risks, working with the SCA to execute subcontract modifications and change management, and supporting the SCA in the negotiation of Terms and Conditions. The Program Subcontract Manager has the overall authority for managing subcontractors.

The Subcontracts Program Manager is responsible for and manages all phases of the subcontract lifecycle, from initiation of the business case for a make/buy decision through RFPs, development of the Subcontract Management Plan, negotiation strategy, and subcontract status monitoring and reporting. This effort is performed in conjunction with the procurement subcontracts administrator and the program team.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Acts as the primary focal point for the subcontractor; briefs the program manager and Leidos management on the subcontractor status and issues affecting program performance, cost, or schedule
  • Primary technical interface with the subcontractor
  • Represents the subcontractor’s concerns and interests
  • Interfaces and coordinates between Leidos, the subcontractor, and other subcontractors

Active member of the program management team -

  • Responsible for supporting the subcontract definition, identification, and acquisition process throughout the pre-award phase of the project lifecycle
  • Develops a subcontracting plan or approach that outlines how the subcontracts will fit into the overall technical and programmatic implementation of the contract
  • Establishes specific work breakdown structure elements for the subcontracted work
  • Works with the program team to develop the statement of work, specifications, data requirements, schedules, and acceptance criteria for the subcontracted effort
  • Works with procurement to determine and develop flow down terms and conditions from Leidos’ contract and special terms and clauses for the subcontract
  • Provides technical evaluations and single/sole source justifications
  • Supports procurement in developing a complete subcontract Requests for Proposals
  • Evaluates the subcontractor proposal for compliance with the statement of work
  • Assists procurement in evaluating the subcontractor proposal
  • Works with the program team to conduct a profitability analysis to determine the hour and dollars for each subcontractor that are consistent with the Leidos’ proposal
  • Assists procurement in developing a list of clarification questions for each subcontractor proposal

Objectively determines the subcontractor status relative to technical, schedule, and cost performance to identify issues and ensure the subcontractor takes corrective actions -

  • Directs and manages all technical and programmatic performance requirements that are levied on the subcontractor
  • Develops the business rhythm required to effectively manage the subcontracted elements
  • Establishes clear lines of communication and exercises persistent follow-up with the subcontractor
  • Acts as a liaison between the subcontractor and the program’s technical staff
  • Clarifies the technical requirements within the scope of the subcontract
  • Makes decisions affecting the technical performance of the subcontractor
  • Uses surveillance methods that provide visibility into and verification of the status of the subcontractor effort
  • Conducts site visit and independent assessments
  • Conducts subcontractor program reviews or holds periodic status meetings that address performance milestones set forth in the subcontract and the progress in achieving those milestones
  • Leads technical design and interface reviews, technical status reviews, and working group activities
  • Notifies members of the technical team, program team, and procurement on the timing, frequency, distribution and review responsibility of reports from the subcontractor and the schedule and location of meetings and reviews
  • Identifies specific triggers for extraordinary meetings and procedures for corrective action and problem resolution
  • Monitors subcontractor technical progress/status against the technical baseline and provides an independent assessment
  • Monitors the risk management processes for the subcontractor
  • Monitors/witnesses subcontractor tests and other verification activities
  • Performs control account manager role on contracts with earned value management system requirements
  • Manages the Subcontract Data Requirements List (SDRL) delivery and approval
  • Validates all subcontractor invoices to ensure that payment is in accordance with progress and services provided
  • Reviews and approves subcontractor timecards, invoices, deliverables, work quality, and acceptance criteria
  • Ensures early problem identification and timely resolution of issues to meet program goals and commitments
  • Notifies procurement of the need for formal subcontract changes, and supports the RFP, negotiation, and change processes
  • Works with procurement and the program team to contractually formalize performance issues which may lead to subcontractor termination for convenience or termination for default
  • Planning for and meeting small business participation goals and requirements
  • Manages funding of subcontracts
  • Performs earned-value measurements, if required by the prime contract.

Additional Responsibilities Include:

  • Review Cost-point Purchase Requisitions for completeness and obtain additional information considered necessary
  • Prepare Request for Quotation (RFQ)/Request for Proposal (RFP) and identify sources eligible to receive RFQ/RFP for complex and/or non-routine procurement requirements
  • Evaluate suppliers' quotes/proposals for compliance with RFQ/RFP and fact find suppliers' proposals
  • Lead the source selection team for competitive procurements
  • Perform complex cost and/or price analyses to determine price reasonableness
  • Supports negotiations with suppliers on price, schedule, and terms and conditions, and any other contractual requirements
  • Ensures the highest ethical standards of good business practice
  • Oversee the uniform implementation of subcontract requests for proposal, subcontractor cost and/or price analysis, subcontract negotiations, subcontract administration and amendments
  • Provide and administer interpretation of subcontracts and amendments and other subcontract documents
  • Performs or confirms inspection and acceptance of goods and services and takes corrective actions, if a deficiency is identified
  • Assist during DCAA/DCMA Procurement audits
  • Support Leidos Proposal Activities, coordinating receipt of subcontractor proposals and development of Leidos Proposal Basis of Estimates (BOEs) as required

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field or an equivalent amount of experience
  • 12+ years of experience working in supply chain functions including supplier selection/competition, negotiation and procurement planning
  • Proven skills in preparation, negotiation, execution and interpretation of various subcontract types: firm fixed price (FFP), time & material (T&M), cost plus award fee (CPAF), cost plus fixed fee (CPFF), cost plus incentive fee (CPIF) and master level agreements (IDIQ, BOA, MSA)
  • Demonstrated experience in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Agency FAR Supplements
  • Excellent contract review and negotiation skills
  • Ability to clearly articulate point of view verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge to create or understand statements of work, specifications, supplier deviations, interfaces, and requirements flow-downs
  • Experience in demonstrating success in efficiencies to customer and/or internal projects through targeted supplier engagement
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and refined time management skills
  • Understanding of fraud and compliance risk issues

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working for a US Federal Govt. Contractor in a Contract or Subcontract Role
  • Experience in design and construction, Design-Bid-Build and Design/Build, subcontracting environment
  • Ability to navigate a fast-paced, team environment to adjust priorities to meet critical deadlines
  • Ability to take a leadership position in a program team environment
  • Adaptability required to support unique business problems likely to arise during implementation of Antarctica based program

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Program Financial Control

Pay Range:

Pay Range $87,750.00 - $135,000.00 - $182,250.00

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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