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Director, Climate and Environment

Reston, Virginia, US
Closing date
Jan 25, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Climate Change
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Employment Type
Full time
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Job Description:

The Integrated Missions Operation (IMO) within Leidos' Civil Group has an immediate opening for the position of Director, Climate and Environment.

We seek a visionary and proven leader to grow and manage a $100M+ portfolio within IMO and to provide leadership on strategy development, increase our value proposition and grow Leidos' work in climate and environmental arenas. The successful candidate will need to thrive in a fast-paced environment driven by strong growth potential within a highly competitive market. Must be a self-starting, high-energy leader focused upon delivering results. Significant customer facing engagement is expected in order to shape and position to win new business.

The Director, Climate and Environment will report directly to the Senior Vice President, Integrated Missions Operation and will be responsible for directing and growing portfolio commitments for all customer, employee, program, financial and new business short- and long-range strategies.
  • Build a global network of consultants/employees to broaden the base of expertise that can be used for marketing, proposal development, and technical assignments
  • Work with project leads to ensure climate change projects are delivering high-quality, on-time deliverables
  • Oversee and mentor staff with project and technical roles and provide strategic and technical guidance on projects as needed

The ideal candidate will have prior experience leading professionals in a dynamic research or consulting environment and bring excellent team leadership skills and a proven capability to manage and grow a successful business stream. This leadership role will proactively build and leverage relationships with other Leidos portfolio and division managers, group staff and functional support and be expected to collaborate across the company and exhibit teamwork to contribute to enterprise success. The Director will engage in strategic thinking by understanding "big picture" analysis both from the technological and business case perspectives for both new and existing market initiatives.

The Director is expected to expertly establish and manage customer and business partner industry relationships while creating new capabilities and increasing market share in new markets or white space opportunities. The Director must demonstrate highly ethical performance and behavior that is conducive to professional growth, employee engagement, and continuous staff development. The candidate will exemplify Leidos' mission and commitment to innovation and quality and demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in their priorities and approach.

Work location is negotiable, but Reston, VA is preferred. Travel to program locations is expected, as needed, approximately 25% of the time.

Requires Education and Experience:
  • 20+ years of experience in climate change
  • A STEM, social science, climate change, environment Master's degree; PhD desired
  • Proven climate change expertise, bringing substantial content knowledge across a range of climate-related issues with a deep understanding of the climate change landscape including areas such as climate finance, renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, water, natural resource management, sustainable development, or other areas
  • An entrepreneurial and creative approach to developing new, innovative ideas that will stretch the organization
  • Understands the climate change and environmental landscape, and possesses expert knowledge of the funding priorities and mechanisms of donors.
  • Proven experience and interaction with senior level customers, achieving high levels of customer intimacy and collaboration, with strong networks and connections in the field and strong relationship-building skills
  • Ability to establish/articulate a strategic vision and achieve meaningful change and growth
  • 10 years of supervisory/management experience
  • Proven progressive success with leading organizations in growth, continuous improvement, and change
  • Demonstrated ability to build, engage, and empower a leadership team and an established workforce to include talent management and development
  • Established research record and presentations at conferences and other expert forums
  • Stellar written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to convey complex technical issues to non-expert audiences and present and share research results in a way that resonates with clients, practitioners, and policymakers

Must be able to obtain a Department of Energy clearance; U.S. Citizenship is required.

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