Deputy Program Manager
Leidos is seeking a Deputy Program Manager to provide staff management, technical leadership, and project management to multiple projects related to vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-vehicle emerging technologies, automated vehicles, traffic operations, and intelligent transportation systems. The Deputy Program Manager is expected to work on a full time basis and report to FHWA’s Turner Fairbank Highway Research Facility in McLean, VA. The role may require some travel to lead meetings, including meeting preparation and facilitation, writing meeting proceedings reports, and leading web-conferences and webinars.
Leidos operates FHWA’s Saxton Transportation Operations Laboratory (STOL), where staff develop emerging technologies to improve transportation safety, mobility, and environmental impacts. Saxton Lab provides a variety of services to support the advancement and deployment of vehicle-to-infrastructure technologies. Leidos seeks a proactive, motivated, and knowledgeable professional who will learn and support client needs and gain their trust. The Deputy Program Manager will lead staff recruiting, development, and management for approximately 15 onsite and offsite employees, and will learn and support all aspects of Program Management.
The candidate should enjoy helping others deploy technologies in real world settings and developing new solutions, tools, and opportunities to advance these support services and technology adoption. Some of the projects and technologies we develop are listed below.
• Transportation Simulation Manual
• Cooperative Automation Platform
• V2I Standards and Tools
• Connected and Automated Vehicle Modeling
• Connected and Automated Vehicle Applications
• Data Management and Cybersecurity
The Deputy Program Manager will support the Program Manager by working with project managers, clients, and program staff to support the successful execution of the projects by tracking program budgets, schedules, and resource allocation.
Other responsibilities include…
• Responsible for leading proposals including proposal team management, writing, reviewing content from other proposal team members, developing work breakdown structures, and estimating level of effort. These activities will be supplemented by the Program Manager, who will help position the team, develop relationships, and define the win strategy.
• Provide technical leadership and project management to multiple projects related to transportation operations, intelligent transportation systems, and connected and automated vehicles.
• Oversee and mentor task managers in execution of the project budget, schedule, federal and state client interactions, and deliverable quality.
• Oversee and direct work performed by subcontractors and other project staff to meet project objectives. Projects range in size from approximately $50,000 to $3 million.
• Identify new opportunities, develop new business, and maintain existing client engagement. In addition to managing projects
• Perform technical work and develop deliverables as needed.
In addition to providing program management support, this position provides diverse job functions, many of them are listed below:
• Opportunities for business development and program growth
• Freedom to manage, own, and develop program, solutions, and new support services
• Client interaction and relationship development
• Equipment management, testing, and installation
• Software configuration
• Performance tracking and reporting
• Lead demonstrations, meetings, and webinars
• Produce clear and concise written communication and deliverables
• Provide technical guidance to clients, colleagues, and project team
• Review, produce, and/or oversee project deliverables (reports, software, physical solutions, etc.)
• Development of proposals, work efforts, budgets, schedules, and work breakdown structures
• Writing technical reports and systems engineering documentation
• A Bachelor’s degree in a technical field, preferably in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Communications Engineer, Systems Engineering, or Computer Science. Other disciplines will be considered.
• Must have at least 5 years of experience in consulting and the transportation industry. This position requires an understanding of connected and automated vehicles, federal consulting and proposal protocols, and state and local jurisdiction operations and systems. The candidate needs experience and understanding of connected vehicle and transportation standards (e.g., SAE J2735, IEEE 1609, NTCIP 1202, etc.) or the ability to learn these topics quickly and independently.
• Must enjoy helping others, be self-motivated, take ownership, have big picture and forward-looking vision, an ability to see the connections between things, desire to learn and grow, and ability to self-teach with minimal guidance.
• Ability to exercise staff management expertise, compassion and insight, and desire to mentor and develop staff.
• Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to listen and accurately identify client needs and issues, must be proactive in actions and communications, and able to follow-through on commitments and deliver quality products ahead of or on schedule.
Desired Experience -
• Work experience in a consulting environment
• Understanding of how different jurisdictions operate and their procurement protocols
• Industry relationships and positive reputation (ideally as an expert in the industry)
• Knowledge of traffic signal design, infrastructure construction, and traffic management center operations
• Experience developing transportation standards and participation in standards organizations
• Software programming
• SharePoint and Power BI
• Geospatial positioning (e.g., GPS) and position correction (e.g., RTCM)
• Aerial photo accuracy, correction, mapping, and conversion to data
• Network engineering
• Wireless communications, particularly DSRC, cellular, or Wi-Fi
• Systems Engineering
• TMC communication protocols
• Data management
• Artificial Intelligence
• Vehicle automation
• Active Project Manager Professional (PMP) certification
• Detailed knowledge of U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration’s Operations Program
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.