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Job #: R-00065195-OTHLOC-PL-2D0468
Location: Chantilly, VA
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000.00
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

The Mission Solutions Operation is seeking a Systems Engineering Manager for a mission IT program within its Mission Engineering Division. The manager will oversee the engineering and development portion of a multi-year, fast paced, highly dynamic IT program for a special access customer. The manager will interface with multiple levels of contacts throughout the customer organization.  The manager must provide the leadership and have the interpersonal communication skills necessary to lead, direct and manage multiple dynamic project teams.

This position can be either in Chantilly or McLean.

The candidate selected for this position will be responsible for:

  • Providing day-to-day oversight and management of all new engineering requirements to be worked on the program

  • Cost, schedule, and performance responsibility for six program CLINs

  • Oversight and responsibility for all of the engineers, project managers, and other personnel that work within the project teams

  • Demonstrating exceptional project management skills to include risk mitigation strategies, financial management, and stakeholder analysis

  • Serving as the primary focal point for the customer regarding new engineering requirements and the status, milestones, and resource commitments of each requirement

  • Presenting weekly and monthly status to include financials, risk and mitigations, schedules, and other ad-hoc information requested by the customer

  • Coordinating the development and implementation of budgetary briefings and ad-hoc reporting requests that are deliverable directly to the customer

  • Driving process improvements and innovation within the project teams

  • Focusing on retention of personnel and staffing with the optimal mix of engineering expertise

  • Creating a diverse and inclusive environment for Leidos and team personnel

Required Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent and 8 years of experience OR a Master's degree and 6 years of experience

  • Must have a TS/SCI with Poly to be considered

  • Minimum 4+ years in project/program management including leadership of teams within a dynamic development-focused organization

  • Exceptional knowledge of project cost control techniques including project financial metrics used for budgeting, estimating, tracking, and forecasting

  • Extensive experience with project management tools (e.g. Microsoft Project)

  • Strong knowledge of industry standard and best practices related to project management 

  • Ability to lead and manage diverse workforce at multiple locations

  • Strong track record of organizational leadership and business management, including strong analytical, presentation, and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to establish an effective working relationship with customers, technical staff, managers and peers

  • Ability to motivate employees and ensure engagement

  • As a condition of employment, this position requires the candidate pass both a customer required medical and psychological screening

Desired Qualifications:

  • Masters of Science degree or equivalent professional experience and 6 years of experience

  • Experience as a Cost Account Manager (CAM) or CLIN manager

  • Prior managerial experience within an IT environment

  • PMP certification or equivalent

  • Experience/certification in Agile development (e.g. Scrum)

  • ITIL Certification

  • Experience with IT modernization/consolidation 

Pay Range:

Covid Guidance for the US

In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® 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 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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