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Job #: R-00069419
Location: Centennial, CO
Category: Construction
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 50% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

The Leidos Corporation was selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as the Prime Contractor for supporting U.S. research sites in Antarctica. The Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) program team is based in Centennial, Colorado and is funded by the United States National Science Foundation (NSF).

Leidos is looking for a Facilities Engineer who will be part of the Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) team managing and maintaining facilities infrastructure at US Antarctic Program (USAP) Locations. This engineer will provide facility engineering and life safety systems support to remote field science operations in Antarctica, including the inventory of buildings and installed systems, establishing maintenance and replacement cycles, performing facility condition assessments, development and proposal of facility upgrade and replacement projects.

**The successful candidate is expected to deploy yearly to Antarctica for 4 to 6 months yearly to work at the USAP remote seasonal Field locations. This position is comprised of both office work and field work supporting these remote Antarctic locations.**

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Providing technical guidance on the design, installation, maintenance, and modification of Field Facilities and equipment.
  • Providing professional engineering advice to field facility operations and maintenance, including design, planning, specifications, and operation of electrical and mechanical equipment, HVAC systems design and operation, as well as structural and architectural considerations in field locations.
  • Providing guidance and recommendations to Facilities leadership regarding engineering and facilities issues.
  • Working in close collaboration with ASC Field Area Management and staff, Station Facilities Engineers, Design Engineers, Drafting, Document Control, and Project Managers.
  • Coordination and Collaboration with the Science Grantees performing Field work to understand their Facility needs, as well as to evaluate applicability, integration, reliability, and maintainability of Grantee owned and provided field systems.
  • Procurement and tracking of maintenance materials, safety supplies, and spare components.
  • Ensuring compliance with all applicable building codes and standards.
  • Maintaining the inventory of buildings and installed systems, and establishing maintenance and replacement cycles.
  • Performing facility condition assessments.
  • Developing and proposing facility upgrade and replacement projects.
  • Serving as an engineering advisor and analyst to the Facilities leadership team, the Field Area Manager and the Station Area Manager, by providing engineering advice, analysis, and assistance on a range of subjects including physical security, building safety, fire protection, property accountability, preventive maintenance planning, and emergency response planning.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college in mechanical or electrical engineering and 8+ years of prior relevant experience.
  • Possess professional knowledge of Architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, and fire protection engineering concepts and principles.
  • Experience in asset reliability centered maintenance strategies that target preventive/predictive maintenance economic value using an enterprise-level computer maintenance management system.
  • Experience and knowledge regarding the planning, development and implementation of facility asset rebuilds or replacement.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with management and staff to present, defend, negotiate and clarify programs, decisions and recommendations.
  • Skill in writing clear, organized, succinct reports, analyses, and recommendations.
  • Ability to make clear and convincing presentations and arguments concerning complex engineering and facilities issues, and to advocate, defend, negotiate, and fully justify positions and recommendations.
  • Ability to maintain sensitivity and discretion in dealing with highly confidential, sensitive, or controversial issues.
  • Field construction experience including managing changes, quality control, deliverables, redlining drawings, and other activities supporting work completion.
  • Experience with procurement and material tracking.
  • Experience with computer-based labor, material, and maintenance tracking in a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to read and interpret design drawings, specifications, and diagrams.
  • Current United States Passport, and valid Driver’s License issued in the United States.
  • Supporting an inclusive work environment fostering openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and job satisfaction.
  • Available to respond outside of normal working hours.
  • Proactively identify any unsafe conditions or hazards and communicate them effectively.
  • Complies with applicable safety, environment, health, and waste management policies and procedure.
  • US citizenship or permanent residence is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience planning and executing projects in remote and logistically challenging locations.
  • Experience in Antarctica or similar extreme cold environments.
  • Experience with resource loaded scheduling.
  • Experience with fire safety systems including fire alarm systems and suppression.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to perform physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of equipment, crawling, and working outdoors in cold, dry, high elevation environments.
  • Deployment to Antarctica is required in this position—deployment is contingent upon successful completion of the NSF physical qualification (PQ) process.
  • Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of employment offer or other employment action.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $78,000.00 - $120,000.00 - $162,000.00

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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 43,000 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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