PAE, Inc Aviation Program Manager in Dallas, Texas

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Aviation Program Manager


  • The Program Manager shall act as overall manager and administrator for contract effort. The Program Manager shall 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 PM and all other Navy/Marine 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


  • The Program Manager shall act as overall manager and administrator for contract effort.

  • The Program Manager shall 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.

  • Develops positive customer relationships between the Navy/Marine and PAE to achieve contract objectives.

  • Maintains close contact with the Contracting Officer at each site.

  • Coordinates operational matters with and maintains liaison with the flying squadrons.

  • Interfaces with PAE to resolve problems beyond the Program’s capability.

  • Devotes personal attention to the morale and welfare of all employees; and provides a safe and healthful work environment.

  • Establishes a close working relationship with the Commanders at each site to ensure an understanding of the requirements and capabilities of maintenance actions.

  • Communicates and cooperates to enhance the maintenance and sortie generation capability.

  • Reviews of the previous day, current day, and next day’s activities with each Site Manager, focused on identifying and resolving detractors to mission success.

  • Ensure Site Managers publish company Operating Instructions containing specific responsibilities for all PAE personnel IAW PAE Quality Control Program Plan.

  • Provides guidance and direction to the PAE management staff.

  • Ensure adherence to established standards of individual performance and discipline.

  • Interviews prospective managers and assists in the selection of new employees.

  • Approves personnel actions such as promotions, transfers, and appropriate disciplinary action recommended by Site Managers.

  • Responsible for PAE operating budget.

  • Reviews and approves project costs and expenditures.

  • Identifies, studies, and implements cost saving initiatives where applicable.

  • Practices and promotes the principles of the PAE Six Sigma Program.

  • Approves Special Certification Appointments.


  • Bachelor’s degree in an associated discipline is highly preferred, High School graduate or equivalent required.

  • Ten years management and supervisory experience within the last fifteen years, in the performance and execution of Navy/Marine contracts or equivalent military experience.

  • Must have extensive, thorough knowledge Navy/Marine maintenance concepts and procedures.

  • Experience in Professional Aviation Management for rotary and fixed-winged aircraft

  • Possess strong communications, interpersonal, leadership and managerial skills with an extensive background in building and leading a diverse team possessing myriad complementary/non-complementary skills to deliver operational, contractual, and financial results.

  • Demonstrably strong financial management skills.

  • Familiarity with Government contracting.

  • 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

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.

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