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Job #: R-00073814
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Category: Consult Emp
Schedule (FT/PT): Part Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 75%
Clearance: Top Secret
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:

Job Description

The Ballistic Missile Weapons Division, NA-122.2, United Kingdom (UK) Program, has an immediate need for one full-time contractor Senior Program Support Engineer to provide technical support to the UK program, and provide training to the new federal UK Program Engineer for a duration of one year. 

Primary Responsibilities:

Apply broad and diversified technical knowledge of US and UK nuclear weapons production, modernization and associated program activities, and organizational relationships across NNSA, DoD and the UK.  

Serve as the Senior Program Support Engineer supporting established US/UK nuclear weapon exchanges under the auspices of the 1958 Mutual Defense Agreement (MDA).  Responsible for assisting federal team members with negotiating requirements, program planning and direction, with the DoD (US Navy) and integration of activities supporting that program within the NNSA Nuclear Weapons Complex.  Technical support activities include:

  • Directs planning and execution via Warhead Side Sessions for joint US/UK weapon program research, design, development, production, modification, surveillance, safety and dismantlement. 

  • Assesses current and needed capability and capacity of the NNSA weapons production complex for the assigned weapon program and coordinates necessary facility and resource planning based on this information.

  • Provide experience-driven guidance to support development of new or revised policies, requirements, and procedures for US compatibility assessment, qualification, and production with procurement activities.

  • Provides direction and guidance to design agencies, production agencies and various NNSA offices regarding Weapon Program workload commitment, including the allocation of funds, to support all approved planned activities and in the day-to-day resolution of design, production and logistical issues.

  • Interfaces with design agency and production agency senior program leadership personnel in ensuring clear understanding of programmatic commitments and performance status.

  • Ensures nuclear weapon complex integration in support of weapon program commitments and deliverables and is accountable to NNSA, US Navy and UK senior leadership for performance and achievement of programmatic commitments. 

  • Independently provides appropriate coordination and interpretation of NNSA guidance, develops new initiatives in support of established program objectives, and is considered an expert with regard to the assigned program. 

  • Represents NNSA at critical Joint Reentry System Working Group Meetings (joint UK/DoD) by assisting federal staff in negotiating and administrating stockpile-related commitments under the MDA, and Interagency Agreements with the DoD and UK.

  • Manages UK ATOMIC/US RESTRICTED DATA information, consistent with Joint Atomic Information Exchange Group, DOE Orders, and local procedures for the control of classified and UK accountable nuclear information.

Basic Qualifications

  • Requires Masters with 20+ years of prior relevant experience or Doctorate with 16+ years of prior relevant experience. Will consider a Bachelors degree and 16 years experience in lieu of a Masters.

  • Demonstrated technical knowledge of nuclear weapons design and production both in the US and in the UK.

  • Knowledge of NNSA and Navy Strategic Systems Programs.

  • Requires the ability to obtain and hold a DOE Q clearance, and potentially additional clearances as may be required

  • Working with interdisciplinary, inter-organizational teams.

  • Knowledge of program and project management/scheduling tools and techniques.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated experience in writing and editing briefings for senior managers.

  • Some travel is required. 

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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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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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