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Technology Assessment Project Manager – Point Mugu, CA

Leidos

This is a Contract position in Oxnard, CA posted July 1, 2020.

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Job Description:

The Defense Group of Leidos has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Technology Assessment Project Manager to support efforts for NGEN-R in San Diego, CA.

The duration of this position is 9-12 months or until completion of the transition. However, we are anticipating these roles to become full time after we complete our transition.

NGEN-R is the largest IT services program for the Navy. Under the Service Management, Integration, and Transport portion of NGEN-R, the Leidos team will deliver the core backbone of the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet, including cybersecurity services, network operations, service desk, and data transport. Ultimately, Leidos will support the Navy in unifying its shore-based networks and data management to improve capability and service while also saving significant dollars by focusing efforts under one enterprise network.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience leading large, geographically-distributed programs and teams, with a focus on IT services. The Senior Technology Assessment Project Manager will exhibit strong management and communication skills, with the ability to manage competing priorities, and communicate with internal and external stakeholders. Candidates will need to exhibit an understanding of IT project management concepts, inclusive of scope, schedule, cost, resource, communication, risk, and stakeholder management. The Senior Project Manager will be responsible for the management of a team in order to analyze current IT program execution efforts and inventory, and determine measures required to improve, or maintain processes in order to meet customer requirements. Travel of approximately 50% to various sites on the Island of Oahu will be required.

Primary Responsibilities:
-Drive business and reporting rhythms, managing and directing staff to complete data knowledge transfer.
-Experienced program/project manager; responsible for reporting progress against the baseline, in addition to employing a risk register to identify risks, analyze identified risks, and the develop associated mitigations.
-Responsible for building and directing teams, inclusive of aligning personnel to basis of estimates, evaluation of candidates, and communicating progress to Program leadership.
-Responsible for the management program scope in order to meet schedule requirements; responsible for defining resource needs, directing personnel to perform tasks, and reporting progress to Program Management.
-Oversees IT knowledge and equipment asset transfer, ensuring that personnel are prepared to assume duties in order to meet defined schedule and scope requirements.
-Develop and manage a collaborative work environment, working with personnel to ensure that comprehensive knowledge transfer activities associated with job functions and daily tasks are successfully conducted.
-Identify and document skill enhancements/training needed based upon observation of actual performance versus documented site Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
-Manage “as-is” information, inclusive of technical baseline documentation, SOPs, local procedures for security/onboarding, workload data (tickets), historical SLR performance and tools used to capture performance metrics.
-Manages staff to conduct asset inventories; directing asset reconciliations, inventories, and configurations across sites.
-Direct resource management actions; inclusive, but not limited to staff onboarding/off-boarding, weekly time-reporting and approvals.
-Establish and maintain transparent and respectful working relationships with customer and Program Management leadership, and subordinates.
-Serve as a mentor to junior-level leadership personnel, providing them with opportunities to enhance project management skills.

Basic Qualifications:
-BA/BS or equivalent experience and 5+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 3+ years of prior relevant experience; additional specific experience my be accepted in lieu of education.
-Minimum of 2 years of prior experience supervising or leading teams/projects.
-Currently hold a DoD SECRET Security Clearance.
-Ability to travel up to 50% of the time.
-Experienced with the development and management of program documentation, inclusive of a risk register, standard operating procedures, basis of estimates, and other program documentation.
-Prior experience with resource planning labor category requirements, and requisition development.
-Exhibit leadership qualities required to coordinate and lead meetings to drive progress associated with assignments.
-Previous experience with executing program baselines, identifying variances, and communicating issues in a timely manner.
-Prior personnel management experience with the ability to drive successful completion of projects and deliverables.
-Ability to maintain discretion associated with staffing and cost requirements.
-In-depth knowledge of Program/Project Management principles and concepts (WBS, PWS, IMS, RACI, Risk Management).
-Ability to utilize MS Office Products to develop and maintain program documentation.
-Strong analysis skills, with the ability to effectively communicate results to leadership and subordinates.
-Able to multi-task, self-assign work, and function in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
-Experience with change management; with the ability to implement processes, while addressing political considerations.
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to successfully communicate idea.

Preferred Qualifications:
-PMI Project Management Professional certification.

External Referral Bonus:

Ineligible

Potential for Telework:

Yes

Clearance Level Required:

Secret

Travel:

Yes, 50% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day

Requisition Category:

Manager

Job Family:

Proj and Prog Management

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services 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 annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That’s why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a Leidos.com email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to spam.leidos@leidos.com.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.