Senior Project Manager at Leidos

Senior Project Manager
6314 Remote/Teleworker US
Full time

Job Requisition Id: R-00096017

Job Description:
Leidos is seeking a highly motivated, customer-oriented, and PMP-certified Projects Manager (Senior) who will be responsible for managing the products, schedule, and performance of a recently assembled training delivery team supporting the Federal Aviation Administration’s Acquisition Career Management Division (AAP-300). The contract training team will directly assist AAP-300 in its tasking to provide reliable and efficient delivery of effective, best-value training solutions to its target workforce. The successful candidate will manage issues, risks, and change requests to ensure successful and on-time project delivery. The preferred candidate has excellent communications skills, strong customer service skills, and experience serving as lead PM in the federal government or other large organization.

The PM will provide consultation and recommendations to customers on innovative training solutions and on effective and relevant curriculum development and delivery. They will work with instructors, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), instructional systems designers (ISDs), and multimedia developers to analyze, design, develop, and evaluate synchronous and asynchronous distributed learning solutions. They will oversee the creation of storyboards, scripts, scenario-based instruction, and other advanced learning strategies to meet the needs of the learners.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Providing consultation and recommendations to designers on innovative training solutions, as well as on effective and relevant curriculum development and delivery.
  • Handling multiple aspects of a mission critical project from new development to sustainment.
  • Monitoring and controlling projects, and implementing complex, custom developed solutions while ensuring a quality outcome and setting customer expectations.
  • Providing expert advice in the analysis and development of processes, procedures and methods to promote effective operations.
  • Coordinating with cross-functional stakeholders to develop project scope, objectives, goals, and deliverables.
  • Ensuring projects are delivered on-time, within budget, and remain in scope; monitoring and tracking project dependencies.
  • Leading project planning, resource alignment, progress reporting, and troubleshooting.
  • Ensuring project results meet requirements regarding technical quality, reliability, schedule, and cost.
  • Creating project management plans, setting expectations, and ensuring plans are driven by client expectations and organizational procedures.
  • Actively monitoring, tracking, and managing project tasks, timelines, attainment of established milestones, and overall project quality.
  • Evaluating performance and recommending schedule changes, cost adjustments, or resource additions.
  • Creating a work breakdown structure defining all activities required for project deliverables.
  • Overseeing and coordinating work performed by contractors.
  • Directing project team members, manage cost and schedule, ensure contract compliance, and serve as customer interface.
  • Providing strong, proactive, and assertive leadership while engaging a multi-discipline teams of experienced instructors, instructional systems designers, technical writers, and training coordinators.
  • Maintaining complete and accurate training documentation, student attendance sheets, training plans, and other records of contract activities as required by the FAA
  • Creating and delivering high-quality, informative, written/verbal project communications, including weekly project status, ad hoc updates, and monthly wrap-ups to project sponsors, end users, and management.
  • Responding to all client requests during Federal business days and hours for discussion or resolution of technical problems within 24 hours of notification.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Education, Instructional Design or similar concentration and 8+ years of prior relevant experience or Master’s degree in a similar concentration with 6+ years of prior relevant experience
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) credential
  • Conversant in adult learning theory
  • Progressive knowledge of the training product development and delivery cycle
  • Demonstrated effective leadership and analytical skills
  • Proven ability to build and maintain relationships, partnerships, and external networks
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a collaborative/team environment while keeping the team informed
  • Excellent customer interaction skills
  • Excellent research, decision-making, and organization skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and adherence to data protection/other guidelines where appropriate
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Microsoft Project or similar project management tool

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience supporting the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) customer base
  • Experience with Articulate 360 or other eLearning authoring tools
  • Experience using SharePoint sites.

Pay Range:
Pay Range $81,900.00 – $126,000.00 – $170,100.00
The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

About Us
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 36,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020.

Pay and Benefits
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.

Commitment and Diversity
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.