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Job #: R-00066494
Location: Vista, CA
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Other Clearance
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2000.00
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Leidos is a Fortune 500™ company aimed at embracing and solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Through science and technology, Leidos makes the world safer, healthier and more efficient.

Our Civil Group offers an array of exciting career opportunities for the best IT, energy, logistics and engineering professionals.

The Security Detection & Automation (SD&A) business unit currently has an opening for a “Senior Project Coordinator” to support ongoing VACIS product development and product delivery activities.

Position Summary

The Senior Project Coordinator (Sr. PC) position supports the Client Services Remediation Program Management Office (PMO) in program execution and assists the PMO Director in ensuring a consistent, superior client experience. The Sr. PC is a subject matter expert for the PMO and holds ownership over key metrics. In addition to helping support the PMO in overall program execution, the Sr. PC will partner with several internal key departments including, but not limited to: Product Development, Software Engineering, Finance, Manufacturing and Client Services.

Primary Responsibilities :

  • Program Execution – Support Program Managers and PMO Director in program execution. This includes internal factory testing of various equipment as well as supporting site acceptance testing and customer acceptance in the field. Upon transition to product support, monitor product field reliability to ensure full customer satisfaction.

  • Day to day POC with the customer for active contracts.

  • Ensure that all programs run within scope, time, and budget constraints.

  • Interface with task and functional leaders, subcontractors, and support personnel.

  • Responsible for driving new and variant VACIS product development initiatives to completion / production readiness in support of near term customer procurement efforts.

  • Client Communication – Respond to client communications timely and accurately; understand client needs and feedback, collaborate and consult with clients and/or support program managers in doing so; follow up and communicate client's needs internally.

  • Develop product specifications against customer and derived requirements.

  • Lead engineering resources to develop product to meet or exceed defined requirements.

  • Communicate contract requirements to functional teams via regular project meetings

  • Ensure product design meets the technical, cost and schedule metrics as provided by management.

  • Lead product specific contract proposal efforts towards successful award.

  • Reporting & Documentation –Tracking for monthly and quarterly business reviews and assemble and circulate accompanying presentation decks/other materials;; assist in development of business processes and procedures/rules.

  • Flexibility : Going into situations without preconceived notions with a willingness to assess various options in order to determine a course of action.

  • Adaptability : Appropriately reacting to changing situations without a loss of effectiveness

  • Analysis : Critical thinking by analyzing how processes and procedures could be improved, collecting relevant information and identifying possible solutions.

  • Attention to Detail : Appropriately completing all of the individual tasks according to workflow/process guidelines.

  • Creativity : Being inventive, imaginative and innovative.

  • Energy : Maintaining a fast, active pace in the normal course of a day.

  • Integrity : Strict adherence to job-related standards, values or norms.

  • Learning Ability : Understanding and applying new information.

  • Internal Collaboration - Strive to meet the needs of the client while building internal relationships by providing overflow support and expertise to other PMO staff, as needed.

  • Responsible for working with internal operational groups throughout the programs’ lifecycles and coordinating deliverables to meet project objectives.

  • Forecasting – Assist with accurate forecasting of planned revenue based on anticipated stages of work as needed.

  • Training & Mentorship – Provide training and mentorship to other team members within the PMO.

  • Special Projects – Help support internal strategic initiatives and projects by acting as a Subject Matter Expert on behalf of the PMO.

  • General understanding of industry practices and standards.

This position is responsible for fostering a team environment and building cooperation between Installation team members, and other departments to provide the highest quality standards. A critical component of the job is to manage and resolve complex tasks.

Basic Qualifications

  • Ability to pass TSA suitability background check

  • Requires a BA degree and 2 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with less than 2 years of prior relevant experience. 6 year experience will be considered in lieu of degree.

  • Possess at least 2 years experience working as Project Coordinator with direct client/customer contact.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a professional, calm demeanor.

  • Critical thinking skills and the ability to efficiently gather and process information in a fast paced environment are required

  • Experience with MS Office, specifically Word, Excel, Project ,Outlook, and Microsoft O365

Desired Experience

  • Technical background with direct Product Development experience.

  • Direct experience with non-intrusive inspection equipment.

  • Familiar with government and commercial fixed-price contracts. 

  • Coordination of product support.

  • Bilingual language skills (Spanish) a plus.

Driven by our talented workforce, the Security Detection & Automation Operation is the cornerstone of Leidos’ comprehensive suite of fully integrated security detection and automation solutions for aviation, ports and borders, and critical infrastructure customers around the world, with more than 24,000 products deployed across 120 countries. Leidos is positioned to address emerging and evolving threats through rapid development of innovative solutions for our global customers.  Leidos’ SDA Operation, in conjunction with the TSA, also performs on-call, onsite installation servicing of X- Ray Detection Equipment using leading edge technology to ensure the safety of our clients, customer and passengers.

The Security Detection and Automation Operation is comprised of four divisions to align with our customers’ missions and needs:

See how Leidos is safeguarding people and commerce by selecting the link below!

Transforming global security and detection.

Leidos is growing! Connect with us on LinkedIn and Facebook.

We value and support the well-being and mobility of our employees with competitive benefit packages, complementary e-learning training, work-life flexibility, an exciting External Referral Program, and a diverse, inclusive and ethical work place. In fact, in 2020, Leidos was ranked as one of the “World's Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute for the third consecutive year.

Pay Range:

COVID Response

Effective October 1, in order to enter Leidos facilities in the US and to attend Leidos business events outside our facilities, employees will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry.  Effective December 8, all Leidos employees must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) unless they are entitled to a legal accommodation. 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® 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

Pay and Benefits

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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Commitment to Diversity

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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