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Senior Program Engineer ( R-00073798 )


Senior Network Engineer



Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States


Job Description:

Leidos is a Fortune 500™ company aimed at embracing and solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Through science and technology, Leidos makes the world safer, healthier and more efficient.

Our Civil Group offers an array of exciting career opportunities for the best IT, energy, logistics and engineering professionals. Driven by our talented workforce, the Integrated Missions Operation builds trust through an array of energy-related IT, environmental science and engineering solutions to meet our customers’ needs.

Key Capabilities:

The W87-1 Modification Program Division, NA-125.4, has an immediate need for two (2-3) full-time contractor Program Engineers to 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 W87-1 Modification Program.

The Program Engineer will assist the W87-1 Modification Program Manager (FPM), Lead Engineer and Senior Engineers with technical oversight, program management, program integration, management. Duties include coordination of day-to-day operations across the geographically dispersed M&O contractors, review and advise on matters pertaining to planning, integrating, and executing policies, programs, and procedures for development of guidance for resolving issues related to this weapons system.

This is a full-time contractor-support position located on-site at the NNSA offices in Albuquerque, NM.

Primary Responsibilities

Apply broad and diversified knowledge of respective nuclear weapons systems engineering, non-nuclear component realization, nuclear material production and component development, product realization process, Phase 6.X activities and deliverables, and program management disciplines. Analyze information and review system requirements for workflow, organization, and corrective measures. Apply process improvement practices for system development life cycle. Understanding of standard concepts, practices, and procedures within nuclear weapon acquisition and product realization. Exercise judgment and plan and accomplish goals based upon program planning and mission performance. Work independently, creatively and under general supervision.

Experience desired in the following areas:

  • Proficiency in the transition of requirements, interfaces, linkages, and technical risk mitigation activities associated with program scope into an integrated, schedule with schedule and cost risk contingency analysis.

  • Demonstrated ability sufficient to assess and provide program and technical management knowledge and capabilities to advise FPO on execution of cost, scope, and schedule for major system acquisitions, and to represent, within program guidance, the NNSA’s program interests and positions in interactions with other agencies and corporate entities.

  • Apply systems engineering principles (such as requirements and interface management, risk management, work breakdown structure, decision analysis) for the development and maintain an integrated program baseline.

  • Knowledge of and experience with programmatic and portfolio analysis tools, databases, and methodologies.

  • Absorb broad objectives from management, then independently analyze, evaluate, and integrate solutions for unusually complex and diverse technical problems.

  • Identify, track, mitigate, and resolve technical risks and issues related to product and/or system performance objectives.

  • Participating in Integrated Product Team (IPT) meetings.

  • Attending and participating in Project Officer Group and sub-group meetings (joint DoD/NNSA) and within guidance provided by the Lead Engineer and/or FPM.

  • Supporting special topic engagements as assigned.

  • Knowledge of the substantive nature of NNSA Nuclear Weapons programs and activities; missions, policies, and objectives; management principles and processes; and the analytical and evaluative methods and techniques for assessing program development or execution and improving organizational effectiveness and efficiency with emphasis of 6.X process and Defense Programs Business Process System.

  • Contributing to or leading assessments of current and needed capability and capacity of the NNSA weapons production complex for the W87-1 Program and recommend necessary facility and resource planning based on this information

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Science, however, a degree in Business, Program/Project Management, or closely related field with relevant experience will be considered.

  • Active DOD TS or DOE Q clearance.

  • Minimum of 10 years of related experience desired, with program/project systems engineering experience managing nuclear weapons system sustainment or acquisition.

  • Nuclear weapons and delivery platforms experience desired. However, could be as little as 7 years if the candidate has focused 6.X and interagency experience.

  • Manufacturing and Production floor experience in NNSA, military, government or corporate environments desired.

Preferred Qualifications

  • NNSA/DOD Interagency experience.

  • Managing interdisciplinary teams.

  • Knowledge of program and project management/scheduling tools and techniques.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated experience in writing and editing briefings for senior and executive managers.

Some travel is required.

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We value and support the well-being and mobility of our employees with competitive benefit packages, complementary e-learning training, work-life flexibility, an exciting External Referral Program, and a diverse, inclusive and ethical work place. In fact, in 2020, Leidos was ranked as one of the “World's Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute for the third consecutive year.

Please note that effective October 1, to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos business events outside of our facilities, employees, vendors, subcontractors, and visitors will be required to be vaccinated or maintain proof of a weekly negative COVID-19 test. In addition, we are receiving guidance from the Department of Energy, that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated . If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible.

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