PAE, Inc ANA Project Manager in Kabul, Afghanistan

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ANA Project Manager


Position Title : ANA Project Manager

Reports To: Program Manager

Overall job objectives

The ANA Project Manager will manage and oversee maintenance operations and contract performance for all ANA vehicles and equipment. The ideal candidate will have expert level knowledge of our industry as an experienced leader in managing large maintenance and maintenance supply services in contingency environments. The ANA Project Manager will be a change agent with a passion for building and maintaining relationships with our customers.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform as PAE’s leader and authorized representative for performance of maintenance services required under one-half of the ANA portion of the Afghanistan National Maintenance Strategy (NMS) contract.

  • Act as the Point of Contact (POC) for contractual or administrative questions or issues that arise related to the project, interfacing with contractual customer’s or sponsor activity’s contracts and program representatives, plus PAE and subcontractor corporate management daily.

  • Track performance metrics and develop report formats that demonstrate contract performance, for submission to the CO, COR, or their delegate.

  • Directly lead, oversee, and manage employees and subcontractors who perform contract maintenance and supply services and the associated training program (classroom, practical application, etc.) to ensure professionalism and quality workmanship.

  • Ensure successful performance of maintenance, supply, and training functions that meet prescribed Acceptable Performance Level (APL) and Acceptable Quality Level (AQL) standards

  • Inspect building operations and maintenance, and oversee the budgeting, requisitioning and inventory control of parts and equipment to support contract operations.

  • Review work product, reports, and electronic maintenance/supply system data to identify trends. Proactively prioritize assignments to ensure work is accomplished on time while performance metrics and other contractual commitments are met.

  • Recommend, develop, implement, establish and enforce procedures and programs to ensure an efficient, cost effective program; review contract operations to continuously seek improvement.

  • Monitor and manage cost control, financial performance, budgeting, and overall operating costs within assigned parameters.

  • Key responsibilities on contract performance include adherence to company and government processes, regulations, and statutes.

  • Establishes milestones and monitors adherence to master plans and schedules, identifies program problems and obtains solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications.

  • Responsible for coordinating subordinate employee recruitment, selection and training, performance assessment, work assignments, salary, and recognition/disciplinary actions

  • Perform additional duties and projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in logistics operations or vehicle and/or mechanical equipment maintenance services with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in supply operations supporting maintenance activities.

  • Five to seven (5-7) years’ international experience in challenging locations, preferably the Middle East and Southwest Asia.

  • Demonstrated responsibility for managing a large geographically dispersed team of over 1,000 people.

  • Working knowledge of military maintenance, supply, and training doctrine.

  • Experience participating in or managing maintenance projects with a variety of heavy, medium, and light tactical and non-tactical vehicles.

  • Successful performance of scheduled and unscheduled maintenance to prescribed maintenance Operational Readiness (OR), Mission Capability (MC), or Operational Availability (OA) standards.

  • Experience in supply chain management, transportation, training, and warehousing.

  • Experience managing and accounting for tools, test equipment, material handling equipment including calibration and maintenance.

  • Experience in successfully managing a multi-national workforce.

  • Experience utilizing a variety of information systems to effectively manage a large, national maintenance program.

  • Ability to collect, analyze and summarize data and to prepare clear and concise reports.

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment that requires handling multiple tasks at a given time. and rapidly adapting to changing priorities and schedules.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

  • Language Skills: Strong, professional, oral and written English communication skills.

  • Medical: Favorable passage of a drug screen and physical examination.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelors’ degree in a related discipline

  • Program Management Professional (PMP) certification or equivalent

  • Experience working with the Afghanistan National Army

  • Working knowledge of Afghan customs and cultural differences

  • Experience in depot-level repair and overhaul

Work Environment

  • The full-time work location for this position is Afghanistan; an austere and hostile environment.

  • Minimum work hours are 9 hours a day, 6 days a week. Work may include nights and weekends (Friday) on short notice.

  • Able to walk/stand on level or inclined surfaces for prolonged periods per day, sit for prolonged periods per day, and climb/descend stairs or rough terrain.

  • Must be willing and able to perform physical activities including but not limited to heavy lifting of up to 40lbs; climbing in and out of equipment; crawling; and working outdoors.

  • Able to routinely grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbows/knees, and reach above/below shoulders. Able to communicate by voice and detect sound by ear.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may regularly be exposed to extreme and austere desert-like environment - temperatures can reach 49 °C (120 °F) during summer, and as low as -9 °C (15 °F) during winter.

  • May be exposed to extreme noise from acts of aggression.

PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

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