Senior Program / Budget Analyst


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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.

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Job Description

Leidos is seeking a Senior Program/Budget Analyst to support the Office of Stockpile Sustainment (NA-122), Stockpile Services Division (NA-122.1). This individual will be responsible as the primary interface between the program's Federal Program Manager, Program Engineers and the NNSA Defense Programs (DP) budgeting system. The individual will assist in the Office budget, reporting, and communicating practices. The work performed is extensive in scope and preference is for an experienced individual with demonstrated program/budget analysis expertise or an individual with program/budget analyst background with a willingness and aptitude to learn the budget and program.

The individual must be self-starting, possess an ability to work in a highly dynamic environment, and have an ability to interface with a broad range of federal and military senior staff and leadership. This requires coordinating with Federal Program Managers and Engineers, Program Managers at the NNSA National Labs and nuclear weapon production facilities, and other program/budget analysts to draft cogent and consolidated budget documentation, program briefings, and program reports, draft work authorizations, and approved funding program documentation. The individual must understand and explain the technical and programmatic drivers for budget changes and priorities and respond quickly to real and posited work scope changes, variances, and funding levels with accurate analysis and documentation.

This is a full-time contractor-support position located on-site at the NNSA offices in Albuquerque, NM. The individual will report to the NA-122.1 Director/Deputy Director.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Serves as the primary interface between Project Engineers and the DP budgeting system.
  • Compiles programmatic monthly, quarterly, and end-of-year project reports for use by Project Lead Engineers.
  • Analyzes monthly, quarterly, and annual reports on budgetary issues.
  • Develops and maintains monthly updates of program status briefings, using established templates and data provided by NNSA systems and laboratory/production plant inputs.
  • Manages annual, quarterly and other periodic reporting requirements, including program reviews, providing programmatic input, and coordinating NNSA site meetings associated with program deliverables.
  • Keeps records on status of portfolio and program budget changes, including allocation/reallocation, expenditures, comparison of earned-value management system information to identify issues and suggest corrective action.
  • Serves as primary interface between NA-122.1, NA-122, NA-12 and NA-MB (Office of Management & Budget) on budget narratives, budget presentations, SSMP (Stockpile Stewardship and Management Plan) drafts, and other budgetary policy issues.
  • For the Federal Program Manager, analyzes, reports on results, and tracks action items on technical projects undertaken by the national security laboratories and nuclear weapon production facilities in nuclear weapon component development.
  • Advises Federal Program Manager in methods for meeting requirements associated with current and future fiscal year planning and assist in developing consistent methods with approaches for use by Federal and contractor budget-support staff members.
  • Prepares program cost and budget documentation over several budget fiscal years, including the development of complex spreadsheets, development of program planning and budget briefings, and draft preparation of work authorizations and approved funding program documentation.
  • Provides program management support in the preparation, coordination, evaluation, review and analysis of program execution plans and tracking, monitoring, and reporting of program-specific milestones and updates of annual performance measures.
  • Analyzes, formats, and presents justifications to senior Federal management and external organizations, such as Congress and the Office of Management and Budget.
  • Clearly and concisely conveys analysis results to all levels of Federal management in support of programmatic decisions.
  • As internal processes mature, creates and maintains database of codified and formalized procedures for NA-122.1 Office activities.
  • Develop budget and program information in excel, budget database etc., and extract that information as necessary for budgets, briefings, reports, etc.

Basic Qualifications & Required Clearance:
  • Active DOE Q or DOD TS clearance, or ability to attain a DOE Q clearance.

Required Education, Experience, and Skills:
  • Requires a BA degree and 12 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10 years of prior relevant experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated experience in developing briefings for senior and executive management required.
  • Staff experience in military, government or corporate enterprise desired.
  • Nuclear weapons experience desired.
  • Interagency experience desired.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Teams) and virtual meeting platforms (WebEx, Zoom) and proficiency may be tested.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in a related field from an accredited university.
  • Experience in program/budget management and analysis for the Nuclear Security Enterprise.
  • Knowledge of earned value management and program management/scheduling tools and techniques (Microsoft® Project, Primavera Project Planner ®, etc.)

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