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Job #: R-00069310
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Category: Project Analysis
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 25%
Clearance: DOE Q
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. Driven by our talented workforce, the Integrated Missions Operation builds trust through an array of energy-related IT, environmental science and engineering solutions to meet our customers’ needs.

Key Capabilities:

The W87-1 Modification Program Division (NA-125.4) has an immediate need for a full time Project Controls expert, mid-to possibly senior level, to support the Federal Program Manager (FPM) with building and maintaining an Integrated Site Schedule (ISS).  This individual will provide technical support to the Federal Program Manager (FPM), as well as liaison with other Defense Programs (DP), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), and Department of Defense (DOD) organizations associated with the W87-1 Program.  The work performed is extensive in scope and requires experience with demonstrated project controls expertise, self-starting, ability to work in a highly dynamic environment, and interface with broad range of federal and military senior staff and leadership.

This is a full-time contractor-support position located on-site at the NNSA offices in Albuquerque, NM.


Project Controls expert compiles and analyzes the data from the clients.  Prepares monthly, quarterly, bi-annual, annual, and as needed reports to support the program and program operations.  Works with the FPM to provide feedback of data quality and errors to be fixed during the next submittal cycle.  A key element will be to support the development and maintenance of an NNSA integrated master schedule (NIMS) for the W87-1 Program from individual project summary and detailed schedules provided by the participating sites with ISSs.  The Project Controls expert will be responsible for working with the scheduling team, planning, monitoring and reporting on the W87-1 Program.  This position requires advanced knowledge in the field of nuclear weaponry, and Primavera/P6 expertise.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Developing and maintaining project management policies and procedures.

  • Developing and maintaining a positive relationship with client scheduling staff.

  • Coordinating, scheduling, analyzing client summary schedules and detailed schedules.

  • Comparing and evaluating possible courses of conduct with respect to scheduling and making scheduling decisions after considering the relevant possibilities.

  • Completing system analysis, reviewing cost controls, planning and managing baseline data.

  • Using Earned Value Management System (EVMS) principles, terms, and concepts to evaluate client contractor progress.

  • Exercising independent judgment to perform as a role model for the team, being self-motivated professional, demonstrating good interpersonal and communications skills, and passing on the working details of the Nuclear Security Enterprise.

  • Working as part of the Team to produce regular reports and surge/special products that clearly and accurately represent the status of the W87-1 Program.

  • Work in classified environments to analyze sensitive schedule and program data; work with derivative classifiers to extract appropriate elements for integration into unclassified integrated master schedules and other products.

  • Teams with technical staff and project leads and managers to make recommendations to influence key decision makers within the scope of project controls.

  • Researches, assembles, and evaluates project information or data and recommends sound, practical solutions to project related issues.

  • Analyzes, compiles, and presents project specific data from a variety of sources to meet on-demand needs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a science or engineering discipline.  

  • Minimum of 12 years project controls experience required contributing to technical programs (10 years with a Master’s).

  • Extensive experience with NNSA programs.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated effectiveness in communicating with senior federal and site managers and major stakeholders in the program

  • Minimum of 2 years demonstrated expertise with Primavera/P6.

  • Knowledge translating DOE order 413.3B and Nuclear Weapons 6X Phases to schedule logic preferred.

  • Understanding of Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) principles, terms, and concepts to evaluate program progress and health.

  • Experience using EVMS Standards such as DOE Order 413.3B and ANSI/EIA 748.

  • Staff experience in military, government or corporate enterprise required.

  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite with particular emphasis on word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet applications (MS Word, MS PowerPoint and MS Excel) required and proficiency may be tested.

  • Nuclear weapons experience desired.

  • Interagency experience desired.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated experience in developing briefings for senior and executive management.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of BA/BS, MBA or Master’s degree in a related field desired.

  • Active DoD TS and/or DOE Q clearances required.

  • Interagency experience.

  • Prior project controls/systems engineering experience with NNSA headquarters, NNSA field (e.g., SNL, LANL or LLNL) or the Department of Defense (e.g., Air Force, Navy, Army, DTRA).

  • Willingness to travel, estimated 10-15%.

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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.

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 the Department of Energy, that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated . If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible.

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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 January 18, 2022, 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

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