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Job #: R-00062307
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 50% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2,000.00
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Looking for an opportunity to make an impact?

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainably. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

Are your ready for your next challenge?

We are in search for a Program Execution Lead in support of our Enterprise & Cyber Solution Operations within the Defense Group. We have offices across the United States and staff across the globe. E&CS provides IT engineering, cyber-defense, and deployed solutions that makes the world safer and more efficient through delivery of transformative information technology and engineering. 

The Defense Group provides a diverse portfolio of systems, solutions, and services covering land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace for customers worldwide. Solutions for Defense include enterprise and mission IT, large-scale intelligence systems, command and control, geospatial and data analytics, cybersecurity, logistics, training, and intelligence analysis and operations support. Our team is solving the world’s toughest security challenges for customers with “can’t fail” missions. To explore and learn more, click here.

If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!


•Maintain an understanding of major programs, risks, and technologies in order to provide regular support, oversight and guidance to PMs, DMs and Operation Leadership.

•Responsible for the implementation and compliance with Leidos’ Program Execution Policy, which includes oversight of E&CS programs through regular reviews and deep dives, as well as involvement in E&CS proposals to ensure proposals are optimally executable. 

•Work across programs, proposals and functions, ensuring standardization with processes, implementation and compliance of ISO and CMMI certifications, planning, tracking, and execution of complex tasking within technical, schedule, and budget constraints.

•Implementation and compliance of Leidos Policy LP-PE-1 which includes oversight of E&CS Pre-Award activities and Post-Award program execution through regular reviews, program deep dives, and involvement in E&CS proposals via participation and leadership in technical readiness reviews (TRRs), execution planning reviews (XPRs), bid risk reviews (BRRs), bid approval reviews (BARs), and proposal content review and generation.

•Conduct deep dives into troubled programs and support collaborative development of corrective action planning and monitoring for effectiveness.

•Oversee preparation of formal responses to any customer Letters of Concern or similar documents and coordinate development and implementation of associated Corrective Action Plans (CAP).

•Support the Defense Programs Director in the creation of Corporate Watch List, Enterprise Risk Register, and help identify Heavy Operations Programs.

•Support reporting of program execution status and metrics to E&CS management, coordinate with E&CS management and Program Managers regarding client assessment scheduling, performance and results, and draft submissions and responses to programs receiving CPARs.

•Support development and implementation of contractual and internal Service Level Agreements (SLAs), Acceptable Quality Levels (AQLs) and/or Key Performance Indictors (KPIs) to proactively manage and measure program performance, service delivery and customer satisfaction.  

Additional duties

•Mentor and train Program Managers; training may include one-on-one mentoring or sessions in the form of Lunchtime Learning sessions as well as developing and delivering training material for PMs.

•Review of Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), teaming agreements and other contractual documents for the purpose of understanding implications of program risk.

•Be a liaison and expediter for PMs and functional support including, but not limited to, Procurement, Contracts, Engineering, Mission Assurance, Business Development, Human Resources, Accounts  Payable and Finance. 

•Support the development of opportunity capture strategy by participating in large and critical E&CS capture activities such as Collaboration Sessions, price to win, and other reviews and meetings.

•Support and coordinate the implementation of Leidos Engineering Edge on IT Service and development programs.

WHAT SETS YOU APART (job qualifications)

•A related Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 15 years of related work experience, or a Masters with a minimum of 13 years of related work experience.

•A minimum of 10 year’s experience in defense systems (or subsystems) with experience in engineering and Program Management

•In-depth understanding of Program Management tools and processes, including an understanding of enterprise wide IT and cyber security solutions and services, cloud delivery, software development methods, scheduling, cost control, digital modernization and technical development.

•Strong verbal and written skills along with solid practical knowledge of US Government procurement and acquisition.

•Experience with financial management and earned value management for DoD programs.

•Must have strong leadership credentials, good organizational skills, attention to detail and work well as a key member of a team often tasked to be highly responsive and agile in order to satisfy quick turn program requirements.

•Working knowledge of IT service and cyber best practices, ITIL and the Defense Enterprise Service Management Framework (DESMF).

•Experience with Large IT programs and contracting

•Travel is required to support programs and bids both CONUS and OCONUS. On average, travel is expected to be less than 50%

Experience in the following areas:

•Cost estimating

•Budget management

•Schedule development and management

•Strong briefing skill with C level leadership

•Proficient using Microsoft Excel, Word, Project, and PowerPoint

Security Clearance Requirement

•A security clearance is not required to start. If you do not have a current clearance, you will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for a DoD Top Secret.

•Must be a U.S. Citizen


•Active DoD Secret or Top Secret

•Reside in the national capital region, or travel to the NCR, as needed, to support programs and interact with management.

•PMP certification or equivalent

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Please note that effective October 1, to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos business events outside of our facilities, employees, vendors, subcontractors, and visitors will be required to be vaccinated or maintain proof of a weekly negative COVID-19 test. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated or able to show negative COVID-19 test results to access facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. 

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, 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

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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