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Program Manager

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World



Program Manager



The Program Manager shall act as overall manager and administrator for contract efforts. The Program Manager shall be the primary interface and point of contact with government program authorities and representatives on all contract issues. The Program Manager supervises all employees on the contract, and establishes management procedures and controls, planning and directing project execution, and monitoring and progress.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Oversee operations, maintenance, and development of systems to mission success is achieved to the satisfaction of the customers (USMC, other military units, squadron commanders, and stakeholders of the Inter-Deployment Training Cycle.)
  • Develops positive customer relationships to achieve technical and financial contract objectives.
  • Maintains close contact with the Contracting Officer and customer stakeholders at each site.
  • Responsible for PAE operating budget.
  • Reviews and approves project costs and expenditures and identifies, studies, and implements cost saving initiatives where applicable.
  • The program manager supervises operations by developing management procedures and controls.
  • Provides guidance and direction to the PAE management staff dispersed across multiple locations
  • Ensures adherence to established standards of individual performance and discipline.
  • Approves personnel actions such as promotions, transfers, and appropriate disciplinary action recommended by Site Managers.
  • Devotes personal attention to the morale and welfare of all employees; and provides a safe and healthful work environment.


  • 10 years program management and supervisory experience within the last fifteen years in the performance and execution of contracts; may substitute a portion of this with military experience.
  • Experience with USMC and/or joint warfare training environments
  • Experience with Live, Virtual, and Constructive (LVC) training
  • Possess strong communications, interpersonal, leadership and managerial skills.
  • Demonstrably strong financial management skills.
  • Familiarity with Government contracting
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred
  • Experience with DOD/USMC policies and procedures
  • Experience complying with ISO standards
  • Must be able to forecast future budget requirements and concurrently manage execution of the project’s budget to achieve established performance objectives.
  • Must deal with the customer and company employees in a courteous, professional, and effective manner.
  • Must be a US citizen and completed high school or equivalent.
  • Must read, write, speak, and understand English.
  • Must have a basic knowledge of computers—able to input and extract data.
  • Must be able to achieve and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance


  • Bachelor’s degree in associated discipline; masters preferred.


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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Atlanta, Georgia
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