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Job #: R-00051362
Location: Hawthorne, NV
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Defense Group at Leidos is for an Operational Planner for a US Army ammunition storage and demilitarization depot in Hawthorne, Nevada.

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Supports the PM in developing project plans and deliverables that meet identified requirements by application of, or in accordance with, accepted Project Management principles. 

  • Ensures assigned individuals are executing the identified and assigned tasks and providing appropriate tracking and reporting per plan.

  • Manages GM/PM visits to installation and commercial sites to maximize impact of GM/PM visibility and employee communication with GM/PM. 

  • Works with GM/PM, DPMs and executive assistant to prioritizing external engagements and conference attendance.

  • Keeps abreast of all trade show and other customer and community focused events/activities in order to maximize the GM/PM's exposure to key Leidos customers. 

  • Develops relationships with executive-level and senior management and keeps them informed of corporate planning calendar and other items related to GM/PM priorities.

  • Consults with senior management, project sponsors, and/or other stakeholders regarding the interpretation of work-around, recovery plans, work scope changes, etc. for multiple projects.

  • Interfaces extensively with senior management; Interactions may involve controversial situations, or influencing and persuading other senior level managers.

  • Develops relationships with executive and senior level management and external vendors.

  • Makes recommendations and reports to the GM/PM and executive leadership on status of projects, GM/PM priorities, meetings and other areas of oversight. 

  • Leads others and directs all phases of assigned projects.

  • Supports to project teams regarding possible workaround, recovery plans, work scope changes, etc. 

  • Supports PM in policy revisions and budget development/adherence. 

  • Supports GM/PM in assessing scenarios requiring executive insight for problem/resolution such as issues arising out of particular organizations. 

  • Carries out and supports other operational projects as assigned by the GM/PM.

 Typical Education, Experience and Skills:

  • BA degree and 4 years of prior relevant experience; OR equivalent years of experience in lieu of education.

  • 5-7 years of relevant experience and leadership responsibilities, including 3-5 years of experience specifically in project management

  • Knowledge of program management/scheduling tools and techniques is expected.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in all project management areas is critical. 

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Active DOD Secret Security Clearance

  • Excellent verbal (including presentation) and written communication skills, including ability to establish positive and productive working relationships inside and outside the company across time zones.

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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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