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Technical Project Manager


Design Project Manager


San Diego, California, United States


Leidos Innovations Center (LInC) is seeking a highly motivated Research and Development Program Manager to manage programs within its Electronic Warfare (EW) division R&D portfolio in our San Diego, CA office. The candidate will support our EW Signal Processing Business Area and be responsible effectively executing technical programs as well as for understanding customer needs to create new business. The ideal candidate will possess superior analytical and problem-solving skills, operate independently with limited supervision and feedback, be a strong team player, and have the ability to establish solid working relationships with technical staff and peers within the division, as well as our external Government customers. Experience in communications, EW, and radar systems; hardware/software fabrication; vehicle/platform system integration; and/or test and evaluation is a plus.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Plan, coordinate, and manage small, medium, and large-scale programs

  • Integrate all functions and activities necessary to ensure the program meets customer expectations and contract requirements

  • Actively monitor, track, and manage program tasks, performance, subcontractors, risks, costs, and schedule

  • Conduct quality review and submission of all deliverables

  • Provide strong, proactive, and assertive leadership while engaging multi-discipline teams and responding to business needs

  • Make decisions at the program team-level and properly escalate issues that cannot be resolved timely

  • Create program management plans, set expectations, and ensure plans are driven by organizational procedures

  • Ensure requirements are gathered, documented, reviewed, and approved per organizational/program standards

  • Ensure programs are executed on-time, within budget, and remain within scope

  • Create a work breakdown structures defining all activities and develop schedules to monitor and track dependencies, milestones, and deliverables

  • Establish and maintain financial plans, track and report monthly actuals vs. planned expenditures, and implement corrective actions as necessary to address variances

**Note: The classified nature of this work allows for minimal remote/telework opportunities.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and 8+ years of prior relevant experience

  • Experience overseeing technical teams and managing R&D programs

  • Excellent verbal and written communication, management, and organizational skills

  • Experience with captures, including business development, customer relations, and proposal management/writing

  • Experience with agile scheduling

  • Experience with financial systems and managing program budgets

  • Proven ability to build and maintain lasting customer relationships, external stakeholder networks, and teaming partnerships

  • Must have an active Secret clearance and able to obtain a TS/SCI level clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field and 2+ years of prior relevant experience

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

  • Active Top Secret/SCI clearance


Electronic Warfare

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $87,100.00 - $157,450.00

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.