Albuquerque, New Mexico


Job Description:

Leidos is a Fortune 500™ company aimed at embracing and solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Through science and technology, Leidos makes the world safer, healthier and more efficient. (

Our Civil Group ( offers an array of exciting career opportunities for the best IT, energy, logistics and engineering professionals. Driven by our talented workforce, the Integrated Missions Operation builds trust through an array of energy-related IT, environmental science and engineering solutions to meet our customers’ needs.

Key Capabilities:

+ Large Infrastructure

+ Mission Support

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+ Command & Control

+ Mission Applications

+ Environmental Science (

+ Nuclear Security

+ Engineering Services

Job Description

The Ballistic Missile Weapons Division, NA-122.2, United Kingdom (UK) Program, has an immediate need for one full-time contractor Senior Program Support Engineer to provide technical support to the UK program, and provide training to the new federal UK Program Engineer for a duration of one year.

Primary Responsibilities:

Apply broad and diversified technical knowledge of US and UK nuclear weapons production, modernization and associated program activities, and organizational relationships across NNSA, DoD and the UK.

Serve as the Senior Program Support Engineer supporting established US/UK nuclear weapon exchanges under the auspices of the 1958 Mutual Defense Agreement (MDA). Responsible for assisting federal team members with negotiating requirements, program planning and direction, with the DoD (US Navy) and integration of activities supporting that program within the NNSA Nuclear Weapons Complex. Technical support activities include:

+ Directs planning and execution via Warhead Side Sessions for joint US/UK weapon program research, design, development, production, modification, surveillance, safety and dismantlement.

+ Assesses current and needed capability and capacity of the NNSA weapons production complex for the assigned weapon program and coordinates necessary facility and resource planning based on this information.

+ Provide experience-driven guidance to support development of new or revised policies, requirements, and procedures for US compatibility assessment, qualification, and production with procurement activities.

+ Provides direction and guidance to design agencies, production agencies and various NNSA offices regarding Weapon Program workload commitment, including the allocation of funds, to support all approved planned activities and in the day-to-day resolution of design, production and logistical issues.

+ Interfaces with design agency and production agency senior program leadership personnel in ensuring clear understanding of programmatic commitments and performance status.

+ Ensures nuclear weapon complex integration in support of weapon program commitments and deliverables and is accountable to NNSA, US Navy and UK senior leadership for performance and achievement of programmatic commitments.

+ Independently provides appropriate coordination and interpretation of NNSA guidance, develops new initiatives in support of established program objectives, and is considered an expert with regard to the assigned program.

+ Represents NNSA at critical Joint Reentry System Working Group Meetings (joint UK/DoD) by assisting federal staff in negotiating and administrating stockpile-related commitments under the MDA, and Interagency Agreements with the DoD and UK.

+ Manages UK ATOMIC/US RESTRICTED DATA information, consistent with Joint Atomic Information Exchange Group, DOE Orders, and local procedures for the control of classified and UK accountable nuclear information.

Basic Qualifications

+ Requires a Masters with 15 – 20 years of prior relevant experience or Doctorate with 13 – 16 years of prior relevant experience. 19 years of experience "may" be considered in lieu of a Masters degree.

+ Demonstrated technical knowledge of nuclear weapons design and production both in the US and in the UK.

+ Knowledge of NNSA and Navy Strategic Systems Programs.

+ Requires the ability to obtain and hold a DOE Q clearance, and potentially additional clearances as may be required

+ Working with interdisciplinary, inter-organizational teams.

+ Knowledge of program and project management/scheduling tools and techniques.

+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated experience in writing and editing briefings for senior managers.

+ Some travel is required.

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We value and support the well-being and mobility of our employees with competitive benefit packages, complementary e-learning training, work-life flexibility, an exciting External Referral Program ( , and a diverse, inclusive and ethical work place. In fact, in 2020, Leidos was ranked as one of the “World's Most Ethical Companies ( ” by the Ethisphere Institute for the third consecutive year.

Please note that effective October 1, to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos business events outside of our facilities, employees, vendors, subcontractors, and visitors will be required to be vaccinated or maintain proof of a weekly negative COVID-19 test. In addition, we are receiving guidance from the Department of Energy, that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated . If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible.

Pay Range:

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.

Albuquerque, New Mexico

At Leidos, quality performance means two things:

  1. Satisfying our customers by delivering the products and services they need on time and in budget.
  2. Continuously improving our processes so that our work meets requirements and is done right the first time.

Our proprietary EngineeringEdge® solution gives us a consistent, company-wide approach to planning, designing, developing, and delivering solutions that achieve our customers’ goals. Comprehensive and customizable, EngineeringEdge is based on industry standards and best practices from:

  • CMMI®, the CMMI Institute.
  • Project Management, the Project Management Institute.
  • the International Organization for Standardization (ISO®).
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  • Electronic Industries Alliance.
  • Our four decades experience on a wide range of programs.

Many Leidos organizations have been able to earn coveted CMMI maturity level 3 and higher, as well as ISO 9001 organizational designations.

In addition, we have our own high standards for ethics and performance.
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