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Program Manager




Morgantown, West Virginia, United States


Work Where it Matters.

Akima Facilities Operations (AFO), an Akima company, is not just another federal facilities contractor. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), our mission and purpose extend beyond our exciting federal projects as we support our shareholder communities in Alaska.

At AFO, the work you do every day makes a difference in the lives of our 15,000 Iñupiat shareholders, a group of Alaska natives from one of the most remote and harshest environments in the United States.

For our shareholders , AFO provides support and employment opportunities and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years.

For our government customers , AFO sustains mission readiness and ensures quality of life by maintaining high value assets and operations at peak performance and successfully manages these operations through accurately forecasting, managing, and aggressively controlling costs.

As an AFO employee , you will be surrounded by a challenging, yet supportive work environment that is committed to innovation and diversity, two of our most important values. You will also have access to our comprehensive benefits and competitive pay in addition to growth opportunities and excellent retirement options.

Job Summary:

Akima Facilities Operations is looking for a Program Manager to work in the Morgantown WV; Pittsburgh, PA OR Albany, OR location.


Candidate will be responsible for Site Operations Services at multiple sites to include Morgantown WV, Pittsburgh PA, and Albany OR.

This position is contingent upon award of the Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory Site Operations Support (NETL SOS) contract.


Job Responsibilities:

  • This position is responsible to the company President/General Manager for the direction, safe operation, compliance, quality delivery and profitability of the assigned contract.
  • Manages program(s) to ensure that implementation and prescribed activities are carried out in accordance with specified objectives. Responsible for the delivery of an assigned program(s).
  • Manages the planning, scope definition, design, execution, and delivery.
  • Tracks progress against milestones, budgetary guidelines, or other performance indicators, and prepares reports to senior management.
  • Responsible for managing activities of external consultants and/or vendors.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the field's concepts and principles.
  • Leads and directs the work of other employees and has full authority for personnel decisions.
  • Administers departmental policies and procedures, evaluates results and performance, and assists with the development of new or modified budgets, strategic plans, or policies.
  • Act on behalf of the company for all matters relating to the NETL SOS contract. Responsible for success of all aspects of contract and program management. Serve as the central point of contact with the Government for performance of all work on the contract.
  • Lead a diverse workforce in a customer-service, deadline-oriented environment to provide infrastructure support services to include Research & Development (R&D) Support Services, Engineering & Facilities Support Services, ES&H Support Services and Quality,
  • Work would include but is not limited to oversight of: Administration, Environment Safety Health and Quality Program, Engineering, Project Management, Property Management, Operations and Management, custodial, snow/ice abatement, pest management, grounds management. Coordinate all special projects from scope development to proposal preparation through operational execution.
  • Responsible for managing personnel, equipment, vehicles and facilities.
  • Manage contract operations within budget to maximize the balance among contract performance, contract expenses and company costs, and profit margin. Deliver to the company the planned gross margin and profit contribution for the company FY.
  • Operationally manage subcontractors, vendors and consultants regarding contract support.
  • Responsible for skill and professional development of company employees reporting to the PM and the PM’s management team.
  • Understand project finances and be able to successfully execute a profitable contract. Responsible for Profit and Loss at the project level, timely Government funding notifications, financial reporting and briefings.
  • Lead and support all aspects of contract and operations management to ensure contract compliance, safe work execution, and quality delivery.
  • Coordinate with Akima Facility Operations and other company resources to effectively obtain company support, to include personnel hires, employee benefit and record processing, travel and other expense vouchers, performance reviews, vendor set-up, invoice processing, time collection, addressing employee issues/concerns, etc.
  • Work with Akima subcontract administration and pricing personnel to request subcontract pricing information (such as requests for equitable adjustment), execute option periods, and adjust subcontract value and scope based on changes to the prime contract. Lead proposal development for scope changes, REAs and pricing adjustments.
  • In conjunction with your Environmental Safety Health Officer develop, implement and maintain a comprehensive worker safety and health and environmental management program that prevents and reduces injuries, illnesses and losses and complies with holding company safety and environmental programs and guidelines. Work closely with SSH Officer and Director of Safety to achieve company safety goals and support safety initiatives.
  • Maintain an organized filing system for contract, operational and personnel records for reference and personnel transitions as appropriate, and ensure contract records are submitted to the holding company Contracts department for inclusion in official company files and employee records are submitted to HRIS for inclusion in official personnel files. At the conclusion of the POP, work with Contracts to execute contract quick close process.
  • Promote development and implementation of management techniques and tools such as planning and control, systems and procedures analysis, operational audits, management surveys, feasibility studies, methods analysis, quality control, and statistical sampling techniques.
  • Formulate recommendations for improved organizational structure, policies and techniques, methods, procedures, and systems designed to achieve compliance.
  • Continually look for potential business development opportunities for the Akima family of companies and report potential opportunities to company management or business development resources.
  • Assist in recruiting personnel and overseeing their training and orientation.
  • Be an example to employees, customers and teammates of the NANA values and hold employees accountable to perform contract duties and company functions in accordance with those values.
  • The PM shall have knowledge of all facets of facilities, maintenance and logistics operations with a direct line of communication to the COR-P.
  • The SP shall notify the COR-P when the PM is temporarily unavailable, and who will be designated as the acting PM.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific, engineering, or business field with more than fifteen (15) years of related work experience in the management of research, development, demonstration, or commercial programs, projects, and facilities.
  • More than seven (7) years of consecutive experience in managing diverse and integrated work forces (e.g., professionals, engineers, scientists, technicians, craftsmen, etc.).
  • Effective Profit and Loss management background.
  • Strong personal leadership, management and organization skills as well as the ability to integrate and harmonize diversified functions to provide overall efficient and effective contract operations.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Exemplary attention to detail
  • Maintains sensitivity to, and report on, instances of fraud, waste and abuse.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of project management processes and financial management skills.
  • Proficient at the suite of MS Office products and have proven communication, analytic and problem-solving, team building and collaboration skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a scientific, or engineering field with more than twenty (20) years of related work experience in management of a diversified workforce and geographically dispersed work environment.

We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability, or have known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us at or [Register to View] (information about job applications status is not available at this contact information).

Job: Program & Project Management

Travel: None

Organization: AFO - Akima Facilities Operations

Clearance: DOE Q

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-8436