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Facilities Project Manager (Antarctica) ( R-00089860 )

Construction and Facilities

Project Manager



Centennial, Colorado, United States


Job Description:

This is a Project Management position, reporting to the Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) Projects, Planning and Integration (PPI) Projects Management Manager. The Project Manager will be executing various projects on the Leidos ASC program which supports the National Science Foundation (NSF) The NSF is responsible for the operations and redevelopment of three research facility campuses in Antarctica. The Project Managers are responsible for managing projects from project planning/project initiation through pre-construction budgeting/schedule stage, procurement, issued for construction drawing development, construction, commissioning/space turnover and contract closeout.

About the Antarctic Support Contract:

Leidos Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) is the prime contractor to the National Science Foundation (NSF) in support of the United States Antarctic Program (USAP). Leidos supports the NSF’s Office of Polar Program’s Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics by aligning with their Mission and Vision Statements:

  • Vision: Expanding our scientific reach in Antarctica through increased operational and logistical effectiveness.

  • Mission: To provide the operational and logistical platform necessary for the U.S. to conduct world-class science in Antarctica and maintain its active and influential presence on the continent.

Leidos ASC provides science and logistics support for approximately 150 science and technical events across three geographically remote research stations; McMurdo Station, Palmer Station, and South Pole Station and several deep field sites across Antarctica. Each station or field site supports world class research across multiple science disciplines. The planning and implementation of science support requirements in Antarctica is a critical part of our mission.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead project teams and ensure project completion within budget, schedule and conformance with design documents and governance documents

  • Working with all departments including Facilities, Operations, Transportation & Logistics,

  • Engineering, Estimating, Scheduling, Procurement, Finance and Accounting to achieve an integrated team approach.

  • Develop project acquisition strategies with the project team and subcontracting department.

  • Develop logistics plans that allows contractors to complete their work in a coordinated, efficient manner.

  • Coordinate and integrate the activities of all Project Team members and support functions. Establish priorities for the project staff based on client and project requirements.

  • Manage the subcontract team to ensure compliance with the subcontract terms and conditions and performance baseline commitments.

  • Review and approve all major purchase orders, change orders and contractor/vendor requisitions as prepared by the project staff.

  • Establish regularly scheduled meetings to review the following: shop drawing preparation / approval, equipment/material lead times and required on-site dates, manpower projections vis-a-vis the project schedule, quality/performance issues on and off site.

  • Review and approve all project forecasts, schedules, cost estimates, financial reports.

  • Ensure that the customer is apprised of all deviations from the project baseline data (i.e., original schedule, budget, etc.) and obtain approval for deviations.

  • Attend monthly project/client meetings to review project progress and issues. Present project data including Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) specifics, schedule trending analysis and critical path analysis assessment.

  • Obtain client’s acceptance of the work, and sign-off for the completed project. Responsible for the preparation and submission of the final project report, and prompt closeout of the subcontracts.

  • Develop contingency planning scenarios to recover performance baseline (cost, schedule and scope) to ensure delivery on commitments in the contract/subcontract.

  • Developing, presenting, and obtaining approvals of Mission Needs Statements, Functional Operational and Requirements documents, Analysis of Alternatives and Project Execution Plans.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree with 4-8 years of Construction Project Management experience.

  • Must be articulate, able to communicate with multiple levels of clients and stakeholders.

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional Registration or Project Management Institute certification is desirable.

  • Remote and/or extreme environment construction experience is preferred, but not required.

U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Permanent Residence is required.

May require deployment to Antarctica. If required, the individual in the position must successfully complete the physical and dental examinations, and psychological examination for winter-over positions, as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica. Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of employment offer or other employment action. Comply with applicable safety, environment, health, and waste management policies and procedure.

Must be able to obtain a Public Trust security clearance.

Pay Range:Pay Range $74,750.00 - $115,000.00 - $155,250.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.