Principal Program Analyst

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Principal Program Analyst

Washington, DC

Leidos is a science and technology solutions leader built on a legacy of daring innovation and outstanding accomplishment. Leidos’ 33,000 employees support vital missions with our government and commercial customers and, together, solve some of the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and healthcare markets.  Leidos employees transform problems into opportunities for their customers to meet their goals and advance their endeavors. 

Leidos is looking for a high performing candidate to fill a position supporting the nation's nuclear deterrence mission with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of Defense Programs to provide technical program financial and cost management on a major acquisition program.  The scope encompasses providing subject matter expertise on program and cost management to the Federal program manager; establishing technical and programmatic liaisons; and creating a strategic interface with decision makers and decision making tools in the NNSA headquarters on behalf of the Federal program manager.   This position requires an experienced person with demonstrated project management, cost engineering, and PPBES expertise developed during engagement on large projects with Federal and/or defense agencies.  This is a full-time contractor-support position located on-site at the NNSA offices in Washington, DC.


The Principal Program Analyst is accountable for successful execution of PPBES and cost engineering assignments.  This person is responsible for maintaining current awareness of issues, risks, and progress toward completion of the activities undertaken by the geographically dispersed national security laboratories, DOE laboratories and agencies, and commercial contractors. This person will be expected to provide situational analysis and advise the Federal program manager on matters pertaining to planning, budget, cost, and program integration and assist in implementing direction. 

Specific duties include:

• Identifying, assessing, and analyzing program impacts from a cost and budget perspective to inform the PPBES.

• Communicating complex program and budget planning and execution concepts to the Federal program manager, senior leadership, external stakeholders and others with diverse technical understanding.

• Evaluating program variables and providing assessments to the Federal program manager regarding how well technical plans and solutions are proceeding on schedule and whether deliverables conform to customer requirements, quality control standards, and negotiated metrics.

• Performing cost engineering projections for proposed alternative program approaches.










• Active DOE Q and/or DOD TS clearance

Required Education, Experience, and Skills:

• Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science, or other relevant field.

• 15 or more years of related program management of large projects and technical experience in military, government, or corporate construction, manufacturing, or production floor environments.

• Experience with project management tools and techniques, e.g., EVM and Primavera P6.

• Experience with cost estimating, cost/benefit analysis, and PPBEs processes.

• Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite with particular emphasis on word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet applications (MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and MS Excel).

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

• Demonstrated successful experience with briefing and interacting with executive management, senior leadership, and members of Congress and their staff.

• Program Management Institute certification as a program management professional (PMP)

Desired Education, Experience, and Skills:

• Master’s degree in a related field.

• Staff experience in military, government or corporate enterprise and/or interagency experience.

• Experience with interdisciplinary technical teams.

• Nuclear power production or nuclear weapon 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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