PAE, Inc Operations Manager in Baghdad, Iraq

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Operations Manager

PAE is currently seeking a Operations Manager to support a large O&M support services contract at multiple U.S. government sites in Iraq. This position reports to the Program Manager and will be responsible for the daily oversight of O&M services at their assigned site ensuring professional and quality services are provided to the Customer in accordance with program requirements. The additional duties and responsibilities listed below are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive:

Essential Job Duties:

  • Provide efficient management and smooth operation of a large compound in Iraq.

  • Ensure excellent service provision in the areas of logistics, catering, laundry, custodial services, administration, maintenance, finance, procurement, billeting, and grounds keeping.

  • Manage the compound office including staff, finances and facilities.

  • Develop relationships and liaise with partners and service users.

  • Ensure service delivery meets the needs of PAE’s client and service users.

  • Provide Finance, Human Resources and Administrative support as well as provide regular communication updates.

  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum twelve (12) years of directly related professional experience, with at least 5 of those years in a supervisory role

  • Proven experience should include capabilities in the following service areas, to include: power generation, fuel operations (bulk and retail), water purification and distribution, sewage treatment, management of electrical, plumbing, heating-ventilation-air conditioning (HVAC), carpentry and other types of building maintenance support, grounds keeping and custodial services, motor pool/motor vehicle maintenance, building automation systems (BAS), cable TV and compound communication networks, light construction projects, quality assurance/quality control, and personnel housing management

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

  • 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.

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity with an international perspective.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

  • Education: A high school diploma or educational equivalent is required. Bachelor’s degree in Business Management or related discipline is highly preferred. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of college degree.

  • Security Vetting: Must obtain/maintain an active DoD or DoS Secret security clearance and maintain eligibility for the duration of the contract (U.S. citizenship required)

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

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

Desired Qualifications:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or similar credential(s).

  • Relevant overseas Operations & Maintenance (O&M) experience, preferably in the Middle East.

  • Department of State (DoS) and/or PAE program experience preferred

Work Environment

  • Willingness and ability to deploy to Iraq for extended periods is required. Position may be located in a war zone in an environment with harsh and dangerous working and living conditions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may regularly be exposed to extreme and austere desert-like environment - temperatures can reach 120- 130 degrees Fahrenheit/50-55 degrees Celsius during the summer months. Must be willing and able to perform regular job requirements in this austere and extreme environment.

  • Must be willing and able to perform physical activities including but not limited to heavy lifting and moving of items, parts, assemblies and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum; climbing in and out of equipment; crawling; and working outdoors. This includes being able to lift and carry 40 pounds of personal protective equipment for extended periods of time; and being capable of running and ‘duck & cover’ during emergencies without putting oneself or others at risk.

  • Must be able to work a minimum of 6 days per week and 10 hours per day, some jobs have higher daily and weekly minimums.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s 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.

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), should you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a currently open position with PAE, please call Recruiting at (703) 656-6064 or email with "Disability Assistance" in the subject line.