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Job #: R-00070589-OTHLOC-PL-2D0455
Location: Centennial, CO
Category: Facilities
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 75%
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Project Manager to work within the Project Management Office that plans and leads a diverse portfolio of projects on behalf of the U.S.’s National Science Foundation to support Antarctic science and research under the United States Antarctic Program (USAP). The mission of the National Science Foundation is "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense..." and as the prime contractor program managing the Antarctic Support Contract, Leidos Project Managers have opportunities to lead and support some of the most unique projects around the globe. The selected Project Manager candidate will be expected to be well experienced and competent in whole-project-lifecycle engagement and leadership – in taking projects and project teams from beginning to successful project delivery and completed closeout.

Location: 100% telework is allowed for this position, if the selected candidate is not local to Centennial, CO quarterly travel for 1 week to the office in Centennial, CO is expected at the candidates expense.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead in the development and execution of project initiation activities including, requirements gathering & management, project charter and project execution plan development, stakeholder identification and management.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of project schedule and estimate development methods and tools, and establishment of cost and schedule  baselines that will establish the performance expectations of project lifecycles. Knowledge of Primavera P6 is a benefit, but at a minimum must understand scheduling relationship types, basic scheduling knowledge, critical path, etc.
  • Executes projects by following standardized project management processes, specifically; scope management, change management, communications management, quality management, resource-needs planning and management, and project information and data management.
  • Hands on experience with the typical steps of a construction project from submittals and RFI’s, to red-lines, as-builts, and closeout.
  • Be knowledgeable in project procurement management. Areas of required knowledge and experience include contract types, contract and subcontract negotiations, and development of statements of work, requests for information, and requests for proposals.
  • Lead in the identification and management of project risks.
  • Develop, deliver, and present monthly project status reviews and briefings.
  • Navigate a matrixed organization to identify the resources and support needed to ensure project success. Manage projects throughout their entire lifecycle as part of a portfolio within a large, complex organization.
  • Leverage communication and collaboration skills within a diverse workforce.
  • Obtain and integrate requirements from external stakeholders, while working with the team to implement new technical solutions leveraging advanced concepts.
  • Ensure high end-user and client satisfaction.
  • Lead, manage and integrate day-to-day execution of project activities in accordance with contract requirements while holding those accountable to perform necessary tasks.
  • Ensure technical, schedule, cost, and financial performance are maintained within established thresholds.
  • Ensures compliance with program quality standards.
  • Serves as the primary contact for assigned projects.
  • Interfaces with task and functional leaders, subcontractors, and support personnel.
  • Plans and executes project closeout activities.
  • Possesses strong creative, communication, and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to manage a team of engineers through the progression of design while keeping individuals held accountable and hitting schedule deadlines.
  • Candidate must have experience organizing the project documents working collaboratively with other users. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of Construction and/or Project Management experience with Vertical Construction/Building Projects or Facilities Maintenance/Upgrade Projects, including 4 years at the Project Manager or Construction Engineering Manager level of responsibility. Additional years of experience will be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Relevant experience includes the delivery of complex projects ensuring coordination of multidiscipline and multi-company teams, understanding design risk assessments, and reviewing technical design documentation for coordination of civil, structural, mechanical and electrical.
  • Must be articulate in communication with multiple levels of clients and stakeholders. Must be comfortable speaking with all different groups: subcontractors, internal engineering, and National Science Foundation representatives.  
  • Must have current working knowledge of construction industry standards and certifications.
  • Must have demonstrated experience maintaining cost and schedule performance using earned value methodologies.
  • Experience managing various types of contracts for subcontractors including, but not limited to, Fixed Price, Time and Materials, Design Build, Incentive-Based.
  • International travel to support led projects is be expected.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional Registration or Project Management Institute certification is desirable.
  • Experience maintaining current infrastructure while building replacement infrastructure.
  • Experience in government contracting.

PHYSICAL AND / OR OTHER SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: Eventual international travel will be required in this position. Travel to Antarctica requires successful completion of the National Science Foundation (NSF) physical, dental, and psychological examinations prior to travel to Antarctica. Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of employment offer or other employment action. US citizenship or permanent residency is required.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $65,000.00 - $100,000.00 - $135,000.00


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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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