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Nuclear Program Analyst / Engineer (NNSA) ( R-00088814 )


Applications Engineer



Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States


Job Description:

Do you want to make a difference that counts? Join Leidos and make a difference for our Federal customers in national security. Leidos has a Program Engineer opportunity to support the W80-4 Life Extension Program Division, NA-125.3. The Program Engineer will provide technical support to the Federal Program Manager (FPM), as well as program engineer liaison with other Defense Programs (DP), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), and Department of Defense (DOD) organizations associated with the W80-4 Life Extension Program (LEP).

Must possess an Active DoD Top Secret or DOE Q clearance.

This is a full-time position at the NNSA offices in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and will require up to 25% travel.

The Program Engineer will also assist the W80-4 LEP FPM, Chief Engineer, and Federal Engineers with technical oversight, program management, program integration, and risk identification.

Duties include:

  • Coordination of day-to-day operations across the geographically dispersed M&O contractors
  • Developing and reviewing plans for program integration and execution
  • Providing technical recommendations for development of guidance in resolving issues related to this weapons system.
  • Applying broad and diversified knowledge of nuclear weapons systems engineering, nuclear and non-nuclear component product realization processes, Phase 6.X activities and deliverables, and program management disciplines.
  • Analyzing information and reviewing system requirements in preparation for design reviews and product realization gates.
  • Application of Defense Program’s business processes, practices, and procedures in support of nuclear weapon acquisition and product realization.
  • Applying systems engineering principles (such as project assessment and control, risk management, design definition, integration process) to adjust and maintain an integrated program baseline.
  • Understanding broad objectives from management, then independently analyze, evaluate, and integrate solutions for unusually complex and diverse technical problems.
  • Identify, track, and develop strategies to mitigate technical risks related to product and/or system performance objectives.
  • Support the Federal Engineer(s) in Integrated Product Team (IPT) and represent the Federal Program Office in Products Realization Team (PRT) meetings.
  • Conduct technical review of warhead component designs to meet requirements and component functionality within a system context and provide insight into the appropriateness of progressing to a final design.
  • Attend and represent the FPO in Project Officer Group and sub-group meetings with the Department of Defense (DoD) and their performing contractors.
  • Provide technical leadership on special topic assignments as needed.

Required Experience/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Science. Master’s degree preferred, and at least 10 years of related technical experience.
  • NNSA/DOD Interagency experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide technical and programmatic assessments, advise the FPO on execution of cost, scope, and schedule for the weapon system acquisition, and to represent, within program guidance, the NNSA’s program interests and positions in interactions with other agencies and corporate entities.
  • Knowledge of program and project management/scheduling tools and techniques, to include understanding requirements flow, interface linkages, and technical risk mitigation strategies associated with program scope to assist in developing an integrated schedule with cost and risk contingency analysis.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience managing nuclear weapons system sustainment or acquisition.
  • Nuclear weapons and delivery platforms experience.
  • Design and Manufacturing experience in NNSA, military, government, or corporate environments.
  • Broad knowledge of NNSA Nuclear Weapons programs and activities; missions, policies, and objectives; management principles and processes; the joint NNSA/DoD 6.X weapon system acquisition process; and the Defense Programs Business Process System.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated experience in writing and editing briefings for senior and executive managers.

Pay Range:Pay Range $94,250.00 - $145,000.00 - $195,750.00

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.