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Senior Program Manager, VP


Program Manager



Annapolis Junction, Maryland, United States


Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Senior Program Manager, VP to manage and lead a Large Scale System Development (PM-LSSD) program and maintain responsibility for the successful cost, schedule, and performance of a ACAT-1 Major Defense Acquisition program. The selected PM will:

  • Serve as the main point of contact for the Contracting Officer (CO), the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR), the Government Program Manager, and reports to the Division Vice President.

  • Directly contribute to program efforts in several areas, including cost management/avoidance, schedule estimation and tracking, contract performance management, risk management, requirements analysis, and quality assurance activities.

  • Ensure proper performance of tasks necessary to ensure the most efficient and effective execution of the contract.

  • Utilize expert communication skills needed to direct the skilled technical resources and report on the technical progress, issues, and problem areas, as well as write and review technical documents.

Required Minimum Skills, Education, and Experience:

Fifteen plus (15) years-experience as a program or project manager in managing programs and contracts of over $100M/yr, focused on system and software development and support to deployed operations. This experience should include the following:

  • Must have 5 years demonstrated experience leading a ACAT I Major Defense Acquisition Program and experience generating Earned Value Management (EVM) deliverables including Integrated Program Management Reports (IPMRs)

  • Must have 5 years demonstrated experience leading Large Solution Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) system development teams using a Solution Train and multiple Agile Release Trains

  • Must have at least three (3) years of demonstrated experience in the management and control of funds and resources using complex reporting mechanisms such as Earned Value Management.

  • Direct experience in managing multi-task contracts and subcontracts of various types and complexity, as well as experience in leading a multi-vendor environment is required.

  • Shall be knowledgeable of the guidelines provided by the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), DoD 5000 series, and ICD 801 policies.

  • Must have demonstrated experience in conducting requirements analysis, resource allocation, project costing, deliverable tracking, schedule and financial data monitoring, and reporting.

  • Must have a PMP, FAC-P/PM Senior Level, or Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level 3 certification in Program Management.

  • ACTIVE and CURRENT TS/SCI with Polygraph - Required for consideration.

KEY Capabilities:

  • Allocate resources (staffing, facilities, and budgets) on the contract

  • Review and approve all earned value, Estimate To Complete, Funds and Man-hour Expenditure Report, or other financial reports as appropriate

  • Review and allocate management reserve within contractual limits

  • Ensure cross-discipline integration within the contract to meet Government needs

  • Work with the higher level program manager, if applicable, to provide effective and efficient management of the contractor's effort

  • Review and propose the Integrated Program Baseline (or resource loaded schedule) to the Government

  • Review risk and risk mitigation activities and allocate budgets for the same

  • Prepare program status reviews and other formal reviews to be presented to the Government PM

  • Ensure the timely recruitment and training of program staff - both direct and indirect

  • Review all financial and technical reports before release to the Government

  • Communicate issues and solutions to the Government PM in a timely and transparent manner

  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory and administrative requirements imposed by the contract in coordination with the Contractor's contracts staff

  • Assist the Government PM by providing input to statutory acquisition reports and responses to Congressional Questions for the Record (QFRs)

  • Coordinate the preparation of Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs) and value engineering proposals to the Government PM

  • Provide Contractor input to the Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan reviews or Award Fee reviews, as appropriate

  • Communicate issues and solutions to the broader Government management structure as requested by senior Government leaders

  • Provide guidance and direct tasking for Deputy Program Manager assigned to the contract/program

  • Rapidly assemble and execute focused cross-disciplinary Government/Contractor teams to address urgent or unexpected cost, schedule, or technical program/contract issues.

Pay Range:Pay Range $187,500.00 - $250,000.00 - $312,500.00

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.