PAE, Inc Contracts Manager in Kabul, Afghanistan

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Contracts Manager

PAE is currently seeking a Contracts Manager to support our National Maintenance Strategy contract and the role is based in Kabul, Afghanistan. The portfolio will consist primarily of one major vehicle maintenance contract with the U.S. Department of Department of Defense (DoD). In addition to all of the necessary qualifications of a contracts professional, the selected candidate must be comfortable working in a dynamic and high-energy environment.

The Contracts Manager will:

  • Ensure contract compliance and contract administration; develop initiatives to increase profitability and cash; establish and maintain excellent customer relations, both internally and externally; and develop business strategies for new business opportunities.

  • Advise management of contractual rights, obligations and risks.

  • Compile and analyze data; and maintain historical information

  • Manage, participate in and/or conduct contract negotiation, contract administration, and customer contact activities to provide for proper contract acquisition and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications.

  • Team with the Operations and Business Management teams to monitor, assess and accurately report, both internally and externally, on Project cost, schedule, risks and opportunities.

  • Participate in proposal preparation as an integral member of the team with special emphasis on reviewing contract terms and risks, contributing to pricing strategy and assisting the PMO to develop mitigation strategies for proposal submittals.

  • Oversee the evaluation of contract performance to determine necessity for amendments or extensions of contracts, and compliance to contractual obligations.

  • Ensure communication is maintained for timely contract execution by the parties.

  • Ensure final contract documents are consistent with agreements reached at negotiations.

  • Assist in training about contract practices and negotiations to company personnel.

  • Be responsible for multiple task orders, contracts with varied contract types.

  • Perform other duties and special projects as required.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in business or other related field from an accredited college is required.

  • At least seven (7) years of Contracts administration/management experience is required.

  • At least five (5) years of specialized experience in the direct administration of major support services contract(s) for a professional engineering, program management and/or administrative support capacity to the Government is required.

  • Expertise in FAR and DFAR.

  • Prior experience in negotiating contracts with the United States Government is required.

  • Experience with varying contract types: fixed-price, cost, cost-reimbursable, time and material and incentive type contracts is required.

  • Demonstrated experience in drafting, effective writing is required.

  • Well-developed communication skills with ability to interface with multiple levels of operations personnel and administrative staff are required.

  • Organizational leadership and negotiation skills with staff from Management, Operations is required, along with flexibility to work across time zones.

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

  • Proficient Computer Skills in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Demonstrated past performance and experience in training duties and responsibilities.

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

  • Strong communication skills. Ability to effectively deal with people in the supervision of staff and team members.

  • 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

  • Able to work harmoniously in a cross-cultural environment

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

  • Possesses a valid driver’s license.

  • US Citizenship is not required.

Work Environment:

  • The full time work location for this position is Afghanistan. Work is in a hostile war zone 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 9 hours per day.

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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