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Program Execution Lead

Company: Leidos
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Job Description:


Job Description:

Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, has a career Opportunity for a Program Execution Lead within the Dynetics Group located in Huntsville, AL. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Dynetics provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions. Dynetics includes many delivery programs, production programs, and programs with emerging technologies.

The Program Execution Lead must maintain an understanding of major programs, risks, and technologies in order to provide regular support, oversight and guidance to PMs.

Job Summary:

The Program Execution Lead (PEL) for the Dynetics Group is responsible for the implementation and compliance of Leidos’ Program Execution Policy, which includes oversight of Dynetics programs through regular reviews and deep dives, as well as regular involvement of Dynetics proposals to ensure awards are optimally executable.

The selected individual must have an in-depth understanding of Program Management tools and processes, including an understanding of earned value management. The position responsibilities will include working across programs ensuring standardization with processes, planning, tracking, and execution of complex tasking within technical, schedule, and budget constraints. The candidate must be able to work with minimum guidance in addressing actions, and then use their own knowledge, ingenuity, innovation, and experience to ensure proper program execution.

The PEL will participate and provide leadership during pre-award (capture phases) in technical readiness reviews (TRRs), execution planning reviews (XPRs), bid risk reviews (BRRs), and bid approval reviews (BARs) as well as proposal content review and generation.

Primary Responsibilities:

Program Execution Lead for Dynetics is responsible for the implementation and compliance of Leidos Policy LP-PE-1 which includes oversight of Dynetics  programs through regular reviews and deep dives, regular involvement of Dynetics  proposals through participation and leadership in technical readiness reviews (TRRs), execution planning reviews (XPRs), bid risk reviews (BRRs), and bid approval reviews as well as proposal content review and generation.

The PEL shall conduct deep dives into troubled programs and supports collaborative development of corrective action planning.

The PEL will support the Dynetics Programs Director in the creation of Corporate Watch List for any Dynetics programs on Corporate Watch List.

Additional duties include:

- Mentoring and training of program managers.   Training may include one-on-one mentoring or sessions in the form of Brown Bag Lunchtime Learning sessions as well as the generation and delivery of training material for new PMs

- Review of Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), teaming agreements and other contractual documents for the purpose of understanding implications to program risk.

-Being a liaison and expediter for PMs and functional support including, but not limited to Procurement, Contracts, Business Development, Accounts Payable and Finance.  Supporting the development of opportunity capture strategy by participation in large and critical Dynetics capture activities such as ---Collaboration Sessions, price to win, and other reviews and meetings.

Basic Qualifications:     

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school in engineering and 12+ years’ experience.

Candidates must have a strong background in defense systems (or subsystems) with 12+ years of prior relevant experience in engineering and Program Management or Masters with 10+ years or prior relevant experience in engineering and Program Management.

Strong verbal and written skills along with a solid practical knowledge of complex missile weapon systems and system integration is required.

Experience with financial management and earned value management for DoD programs is required.

Candidate must have strong leadership credentials, good organizational skills, attention to detail and work well as a key member of a team often tasked to be highly responsive and agile in order to satisfy critical warfighter needs.

The candidate must have experience in the following areas:

•Cost estimating

•Budget management

•Schedule development and management

•Strong briefing skill with Sr. Gov’t customers (SES, General Staff) and C level leadership

•Proficient using Microsoft Excel, Word, Project, and PowerPoint

Candidate must be a resident of the North Alabama area or willing to relocate to the Huntsville - North Alabama, AL area.

Candidate must be a US Citizen Secret and possess a Secret  (and be able to obtain/ maintain) a Top Secret Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

Graduate Degree is a plus

PMP certification or equivalent

External Referral Bonus:


External Referral Bonus $:

Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Proj and Prog Management

Pay Range:

Keywords: Leidos, Huntsville , Program Execution Lead, Other , Huntsville, Alabama

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