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Project Lead (Peer Review & Grants Management)


Grants Management Specialist


Rockville, Maryland, United States


Leidos is seeking an experienced, energetic, and customer-focused project lead to join our grants management team supporting peer review activities for various federal grant-making agencies. As a project lead, you will serve as the primary point of contact for discrete peer review projects, manage the business process and logistics of the peer review, and coordinate resources to ensure deliverables are met accurately, efficiently, on schedule, and compliant with required standards and performance measures. You will interface regularly with federal program managers, subject matter experts, and your resource team for various types of reviews—both in-person and virtual.

This position requires strong leadership skills, a keen eye for detail, and excellent communication and organizational skills. Our ideal candidate is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, enjoys frequent team interaction and collaboration, and loves to be challenged!

*This position offers a part-time telework option.

As a Team Lead for a Department of Justice (DOJ) program will serve as a primary point of contact for select peer review activities. In this role, you will:

  • Lead peer review projects and related tasks to successful completion while interfacing with government officials throughout all phases of the grant application review process— from early pre-solicitation planning through post-peer review activities.

  • Prepare and submit accurate and timely program-specific deliverables.

  • Assist with logistics for various type of reviews, including in-person and virtual consensus reviews.

  • Ensure responsibility for efficiently meeting project milestone and schedule targets.

  • Identify, outreach, engage, and support subject matter experts throughout the peer review process, including coordinating assignments and monitoring work activities.

  • Train and lead seasonal team members, including coordinating workloads, monitoring deliverables and deadlines, and ensuring compliance with processes, procedures, and regulations.

  • Prepare, contribute, and participate in program kickoff and debriefing meetings, performance assessments, and program audits.

  • Champion continuous improvement, quality assurance, system innovations, and audit-related initiatives and tasks.

  • Lead and/or support special projects.

For this position, you must possess:

  • 3 years or more of project and/or grants management experience or related expertise.

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field (or Master’s Degree + 2 yrs. experience; or equivalent experience).

  • Excellent problem-solving, communication (verbally and in writing), time management, organizational, and customer service skills.

  • Flexibility; ability to manage shifting schedules and priorities in a deadline driven environment.

  • Experience with process improvement and quality assurance activities.

  • Experience with Microsoft 365 tools, especially Excel and Word, project collaboration tools, and online meeting platforms.

  • Ability to successfully obtain a government-issued Public Trust clearance.

Not required, but additional education, certifications, and/or experience will be considered a plus:

  • Meeting or event management certification such as Certified Meeting Professional.

  • Grants management certification such as Certified Grants Management Specialist.

  • Experience in criminal justice field.

  • Experience in Federal grants management / peer review process.

This position has a starting annual salary range budgeted between $70,000 - $75,000.

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 $55,250.00 - $99,875.00

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.