Project Manager

VSE HQ Alexandria, 6348 Walker Lane, Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America Req #71
Thursday, October 15, 2020

 VSE Corporation is seeking a Project Manager of MENA Operations at our Headquarters located in Alexandria, VA. 

As the Project Manager - MENA Operations, you will be responsible for providing operational direction and support to VSE teams located OCONUS in the Middle East, Europe and North Africa.  For those projects that have permanent OCONUS presence, duties may include traveling to the location and conducting the duties of the in-country manager when required. 

 Duties & Responsibilities:

•    Your duties will also include working with your counterpart, Project Manager - MENA Programs, to ensure funding requirements are identified, subcontractors are identified and utilized IAW their statements of work, financial tracking and associated burn rates are maintained within established budgets and other areas as required.*    
•    Current In-Country efforts include the Follow on Technical Support (FOTS) and In-Country Technical Assistants Team (ICTAT) Egypt.  You will manage all efforts that support the execution of work directed by our customer at the Naval Sea Systems Command in support of the Egyptian military.*
•    You will work with the In-Country Lead to manage a team of fifteen VSE technicians and over 200 Egyptian nationals supporting maintenance, repair, and overhaul efforts on board several classes of Egyptian naval vessels and other systems.*
•    The incumbent must be a motivated self-starter who can effectively lead a team of VSE personnel in a challenging work environment; able to handle multiple concurrent taskings and maintain professional relationships with our customer and the end user; a resourceful problem starter; have Strong organizational skills, time management, and attention to detail with a focus on quality results.*

 •    The selected applicant will be subject to a background check and drug testing.

This includes:
1)    Coordinate VSE maintenance/repair/overhaul actions with our U.S. customer and Egyptian maintenance staffs, repair facilities, and operational staffs.*
2)    Manage and maintain strong professional relationships with U.S. government Naval Sea Systems Command and senior leadership in the Egyptian navy.*
3)    Ensure VSE resources are correctly supported and aligned to optimize support for the various maintenance, repair, and overhaul activities being executed at various Egyptian locations.*

Position is full time in Alexandria, VA.  Travel to Egypt and other countries in the MENA region is required as well as trips to various VSE remote offices (Chesapeake, Virginia; Charleston, South Carolina; Jacksonville, Florida, etc.)

* Essential function.


Minimum Requirements:

•    Bachelor’s degree with 10 years of related experience on board U.S. Naval ships involved with the repair, maintenance, overhaul of hull, mechanical, electrical systems and/or combat systems.
•    Must be an effective communicator and be comfortable briefing senior U.S. and international naval officers on a frequent basis.

 Preferred Requirements:

•    Foreign Military Sales experience
•    Experience with Office of Military Cooperation, Military Liaison Office, or other U.S. Security Assistance Organizations. 
•    U.S. Navy Officer 
•    U.S Navy shipboard experience
•    Shipboard experience in Hull, Mechanical and Electrical efforts or in Combat Systems and Weapon systems
•    Naval Shipyard operations experience. 
•    Ability to obtain Secret Clearance.
•    Excellent quantitative, written, and presentation skills; innovative, organized, thorough.


Think Analytically, Observe/Examine Details, Concentrate on Tasks, Effective Verbal Communication, Remember Details Adjust to Changes, Effective Written Communication, Interpret Data, Handle Stress/Emotions, Make Decisions. Discriminate Colors  

Regular Attendance, Attend Meetings, Use Math/Calculations, Maintain Work Schedule, Meet Deadlines, Stay Organized Irregular Hours, Keyboard/Type, Operate Equipment, On-Call Hours, Handle Confidential Info, Direct Others* 

Stand, Kneel, Sit, Crouch, Walk, Crawl, Climb (Stairs/Ladders), Talk, Lifting up to 50 Pounds, Bend, See, Balance, Hear, Carrying Up to 30 Pounds, Bend, Stoop, Eye/Hand Coordination

Mechanical Hazards, Electrical Hazards, Dust/Dirt, Humid, Noise, Extreme Temperatures, 

VSE is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, Protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Other details

  • Job Family Operations
  • Job Function General and Operations Manager
  • Pay Type Salary
  • VSE HQ Alexandria, 6348 Walker Lane, Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America