Security Project Manager

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Job Category:
National Security / Protective Services
Yes, 50% of the time
Day Job
Potential for Teleworking:
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:
Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:
Top Secret/SCI
The Leidos Corporate Workplace Security Team is seeking an experienced security professional to provide security management and support to a number of projects across the national capital region.

This position will work as part of a multi-functional project team to facilitate and oversee security actions related to several fast paced, highly visible corporate construction and facility relocation/consolidation projects. 

Responsibilities will include developing security measures to prevent the loss, damage or compromise of intellectual, financial and company assets as well as providing a safe and secure environment for Leidos employees, affiliates and visiting personnel.  These security measures may include but are not limited to – construction and design standards, physical/electronic security systems, visitor management, parking management data protection and information system infrastructure protection.

The preferred candidate will have a strong background in devising and managing a range of systems and programs for the protection of corporate workplaces and operations, to include physical, technical and procedural approaches to risk management.

The Security Project Manager will have responsibilities related to both commercial and classified business operations and is expected to be knowledge and experienced in applying best practices to support asset protection/loss prevention, security and threat assessment programs, and emergency preparedness.  Additionally, they will be responsible for guiding and supporting the application of physical security measures under U.S. government national industrial security directives (i.e. ICD, NISPOM, etc.).

This position will be based out of Gaithersburg MD but will require frequent travel to Reston VA and within the National Capital Region, up to 50%.


Works under the guidance of the Workplace Security Program Manager to apply Leidos standard practices to new and existing facilities
Works in conjunction with the project team to fully understand and document security requirements and develop, recommend and implement the most appropriate use of security applications, devices, hardware, services and systems
Works with internal partners to develop effective strategies to mitigate vulnerabilities, maintain continuity of operations and safeguard the organization from security risks 
Attends project meetings and calls, functioning as the physical security expert and security point of contact and provides updates to the project team, corporate security and corporate real estate
Plans and oversees the construction of classified areas and ensures compliance with applicable standards
Performs site inspections and provides oversight and guidance to vendors as needed
Serves as a “champion” for security by working to implement security solutions that are favorable for overall Leidos operations
Has the ability to find new and creative security solutions while working within project constraints
Actively manages and prioritizes multiple projects at the same time.
Develops security design for electronic access control systems
Coordinates with vendors for installation and testing of security systems and related devices
Collaborates with relevant stakeholders to develop and maintain standards governing the construction of company facilities and the selection and use of security applications, devices, hardware, services and systems;
Participates in the performance of site facility surveys. security risk assessments, business continuity plans, emergency response plans, and other security related activities;

Current Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) with active Top Secret Security Clearance, SCI eligibility is preferred
Bachelor’s degree in security management, criminal justice, homeland security studies or other relevant field with 8+ years managing similar security functions or security related processes 
Experience with principles and practices of security management, including business management practices, personnel practices, administrative practices, security preventative practices, executive protection, investigatory practices, and related legal responsibilities. 
Working knowledge of risk assessments, general security operations, business continuity planning, emergency response planning.
Technical knowledge of electronic and physical security systems.
Process oriented with attention to detail.
Experience with managing large and complex projects. 
Proven success integrating physical security measures into complex environments in conjunction with maintaining life/safety requirements
Ability to read schematics and drawings/blueprints
Ability to work collaboratively as part of both small and large teams
Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
Willing to travel within the National Capital Region on a regular basis and the ability to work effectively from multiple locations
Ability to interact effectively with technical and non-technical audiences via both verbal and written communications (e.g., technical writing, procedural development, requirements analysis).
Must exercise fiscal responsibility through careful and appropriate use of company resources


Experience with the Software House C*CURE security management platform preferred
Accreditation/certification in physical security, security management, risk management or project management (CPP, PSP, PMP, etc)
Experience with government customers 
Skills with MS Office, Visio and graphic editing software 
IT/networking background
CCTV experience

Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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