PAE, Inc Operations Manager in Multiple Locations, Iraq

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Operations Manager


This is a Management position primarily based in Iraq. The selected candidate will take ownership of all Operational responsibilities to include directing the daily performance of the organization, planning, scheduling and training processes to meet the requirements of the contract. This position reports to the Iraq Program Manager. The duties and responsibilities listed below are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.


  • The Operations Manager acts as the Program Manager’s principle operations representative

  • Responsible for the management of all O&M functions, including ensuring there are qualified personnel to meet staffing requirements, and the central planning, coordination, control, and actual performance of these functions

  • Manages the O&M functions and other assigned functions at BDSC to ensure overall contract performance, which requires getting information to and from critical operating/supporting elements and directing/ coordinating actions to ensure resources are fully utilized to properly perform the mission

  • Monitors system readiness, identifies problem areas, and responds to mission requirements to perform contract requirements

  • Directs and monitors the preventive maintenance program; accepts, processes, coordinates, and assigns work orders, projects and large task assignments

  • Controls resources; monitors staff proficiency and qualifications; monitors staff endurance; monitors the locations and activities of assets; and coordinates the flow of information to and from O&M staff

  • Other duties and special projects as assigned



  • Must have a demonstrated working knowledge of Operations and Maintenance activities for a small plant, overseas or military facility

  • Possess a minimum of ten years O&M experience compatible with program requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to manage required staff


  • Education : A high school diploma or equivalent education is required. A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Political Science, Organizational Effectiveness or similar discipline leading to a broad management background is preferred

  • Security Vetting : Must obtain a favorable MRPT certification and maintain eligibility at the required security level for the duration of the contract

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

  • Citizenship: US Citizenship is required for this position

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


  • Relevant overseas operations management experience

  • Experience working with PAE

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or similar credential


  • Knowledge of ALL principles and processes involved with Operations Management responsibilities at an overseas facility

  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing excellent customer services

  • 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

  • Expert computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Ability to become an active and functioning member of a team

  • Must have the ability to be innovative and be an agent for change

  • Expert communication skills to facilitate and disseminate information

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.

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