KPPO/TAT Director (Contingent)

Egypt Req #710
Monday, June 7, 2021


VSE Corporation is seeking for a highly motivate, internationally minded, leader to fill the Knox Perry Planning Office / Technical Assistance Team (KPPO/TAT) Director role in Alexandria Egypt. This is a Contingent requirement.

This is an unaccompanied billet, but the successful applicant can have family member/dependents with them at the successful applicant’s own expense.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:(include scope of authority)

The successful applicant will be required to directly supervise, mentor and train assigned Egyptian apprentice and journeyman personnel. This includes assigning work, evaluating performance, identifying training needs and hearing/resolving issues and conflicts.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Directing US and Egyptian personnel in the planning and development of work packages for DSRAs, SRAs, PMAs and emergent work in support of former US Navy class ships.
  • Directing US and Egyptian personnel in providing all facets of technical training, troubleshooting, maintenance, and ship operational support
  • Participate, as a key member, in Work Definition Conferences, Arrival Conferences, Departure Conferences, Docking Conferences, Production Meetings and all other meetings and conferences germane to the repair of both HM&E and Combat Systems Equipment aboard former US Navy vessels.
  • Responsible for planning and coordinating major training evolutions to include, Light Off Assessments and Vendor performed evolutions.
  • Developing detailed Plan of Action and Milestone (POAM) inputs for key planning and training events and providing progress reports to the project management team.
  • Provide weekly and bi-weekly progress reporting to the Egyptian Navy and off-site project management team.
  • Plan and execute weekly progress and status meetings with High-Ranking Egyptian Officers.
  • Manage and provide recommendations for proposed special projects, upgrades and resource management.
  • Accountable for all matters concerning the performance and quality of support provided to the Egyptian Navy and NAVSEA as related to the technical assistance team.
  • Record comprehensive lessons learned throughout all phases of training and technical support and develop new processes and procedures to improve services.
  • Cooperates and collaborates with other supervisors to coordinate activities of various projects.
  • Oversee the development of detailed SOW and RFPs for contractors and subcontractor work as required by the In-Country Manager.
  • Provide budgetary oversight to TAT team special projects and provide final approval for all materials ordered to support daily operations of the TAT Team.
  • Ensure Quality Assurance procedures and tests are followed.
  • Manage and provide recommendations for the accomplishment of emergent work for ships not in availability.
  • Ensure Quality Assurance procedures and tests are followed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Possess familiarity with project management toolsets to include Microsoft Project, Risk analysis, Primavera or similar tool.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work with a wide variety of functions and levels of management.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
  • Ability to help identify program risk and work with Program Manager to mitigate and resolve program risk.
  • Understanding of Earned Value Management (EVM) concepts and procedures.
  • Proven ability to provide status reporting (status charts, variance analysis, etc.).
  • Ability to interpret program requirements via multiple sources (RFP, SOW, WBS, etc.).
  • Ability to support management and customer reviews as requested by Program Manager.
  • Ability to identify and recommend improvements to scheduling processes, practices or materials, which lead to positive results in product quality.
  • Ability to exhibit sound interpersonal skills involving interfacing, coordinating and negotiating with company personnel, customers and suppliers.
  • Must have 15 years of progressive experience in the repair of ship systems and 5 years of the required experience shall have been obtained in a shipyard environment as a Senior Planner. Additionally, must have proven experience in providing technical guidance and oversight to repairs and upgrades to all HM&E and weapons systems aboard former US. Navy vessels.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technical area, or 4 additional years of equivalent experience.
  • Must be a US Citizen and be able to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance.
  • Must be able to work in a heavy industrial environment, on and off board vessels.


·Project Manager Professional (PMP) Certification a plus.

  • Have experience working in an Arab country for long periods of time.
  • As an In-Country-Team member the successful applicant is expected to maintain a good working relationship with Egyptian Navy counterparts in a dynamic work environment.
  • The selected applicant will be subject to a background check and drug testing.
  • Must be able to obtain a Country Clearance and Base Pass authorization.
  • Applicant must have a current passport with at least 2 years prior to expiration after arrival in Egypt.
  • A secret security clearance is recommended but not required.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. VSE considers candidates regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. #LI-REMOTE

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.

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  • Job Family Operations
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Egypt