Program Manager - Whidbey Island in Whidbey Island, WA at PAE

Date Posted: 11/11/2019

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Program Manager - Whidbey Island


  • The Program Manager shall act as overall manager and administrator for contract effort. The Program Manager will be the primary interface and point of contact with government program authorities and representatives on program/project and contract administrative issues.
  • The Program Manager supervises operations by developing management procedures and controls, planning and directing project execution, and monitoring and reporting progress.
  • Maintains a partnership with the PMA and all other NAVAIR communities.
  • Allocates resources to meet all mission requirements.
  • Ensures the maintenance organization is not overly tasked with augmentation duties outside maintenance functional areas.
  • Plans and directs project execution; monitoring and reporting progress.
  • Must be customer oriented while staying within the confines of the contract
  • The program manager shall act as the overall manager and administrator for contract effort.
  • Establishes and maintains business liaison with senior and supported military headquarters operations and logistics staff principles.
  • Provides program management level development and training of PAE project/site managers. Monitors personnel, equipment and facilities requirements and assists on-site project managers as necessary.
  • Develops proposals, statements of work, and cost estimates for complex modifications and repair of aircraft and ground weapons and support systems. Develops material listings and quantities in support of new business or contract re-competition.
  • Assists in transition activities for contract start and completion.
  • Assigns charge numbers, audits payroll inputs, approves invoices for payment. Coordinates development of Funds Expenditure Reports for all contracts and monitors financial performance. Monitors invoices submitted to customers and coordinates with Contract Management to obtain timely payment.
  • Administers and executes policies and procedures that typically affect contracted operations, sites, and associated workforces.
  • Provides direction and leadership applying established policies and precedents. Work is reviewed for soundness of judgment and overall quality and efficiency.
  • Provides liaison and frequent interface with Government Project Officers and the COR.
  • Participates with senior Government leadership and staffs in strategic and long-range logistics planning.
  • Develops, implements, and coordinates resource and control programs that support program and project operations.

Ensures that projects are completed on schedule following established procedures and schedules. Provides oversight of program personnel administration and payroll.

  • Communicates and coordinates among program, project, customer, and supporting staffs.
  • Ensures production and quality management systems oversight for multiple project activities.
  • Analyzes potential issues/problems and develops corrective actions for their resolutions.
  • Prepares and presents information briefings as required or needed.
  • Orients operations to support PAE Performance and Growth objectives.
  • Studies, investigates, and analyzes performance essential to maintain efficient, effective operations, and as requested by company management or designated Government representatives.
  • Attends, coordinates, or conducts conferences and meetings as needed to support program management.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Briefs senior leadership, military commanders, and senior staff members on organization, function, operation, and status of assigned PAE programs.


  • The Program Manager should have six years of management or supervisory experience (within the last ten years) in the execution of aviation maintenance contracts. Prior Navy aircraft maintenance supervisory experience a plus.
  • Position requires extensive knowledge and disciplined application of company policies and procedures.
  • Position requires BS/BA degree in business, management, or another relevant discipline; plus a career of supervisory/management experience in government or contract to support operations; or a combination of education, experience, and a minimum of ten years experience in project or program management of field support operations
  • Previous supervisory and management experience of major projects with a large workforce.
  • Desired education, background, and experience in payroll, administration, and DS or higher-level equipment maintenance leadership, production control, quality control, and supply support.
  • Must be able to travel as necessary, without medical restrictions, and willing to sign a release for anthrax immunization if required.
  • Must read, write, speak, and understand English.
  • Must be able to qualify for a SECRET security clearance, if required.

Physical Demands:

This classification’s activities range from, an office-like environment with extensive sitting demands to a flight line-like environment with extensive climbing, standing, stooping, bending, pushing, kneeling, stretching, and walking demands. May occasionally be required to lift objects whose weight exceeds 30 pounds. Special vision abilities to perform this job are close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust and focus.

Work Environment:

The diversity of work conditions may range from an office environment where there is little or no physical discomfort to a flight line environment where inclement weather may subject the individual to severe

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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