Biloxi, Mississippi

Sunik, an Akima Company, delivers superior services for logistics, facilities, maintenance, and repair across today's most complex and demanding DoD and federal civilian installations. Our personnel enjoy competitive benefits packages and challenging roles in work environments committed to innovation, diversity and opportunity for career growth. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), 100% of our company's profits go back to our more than 14,000 Iñupiat shareholders that have resided near and above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years. Our business helps support their way of life and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived in a challenging environment.

Essential Duties & Job Functions:
  • Guides staff in work prioritization, implementing cost effective measures to work execution and in making decisions regarding work quality.
  • Directs and controls the activities as required to meet or exceed contract performance objectives and thresholds.
  • Performs all necessary management functions in order to plan, implement, track, report, and deliver the required services described in the applicable Performance Work Statement (PWS).
  • Leverages resources and develops engineering planning methods and techniques to accomplish site-wide maintenance, repair, and minor construction work.
  • Directs contract activities and sets the priorities for the entire project. Conducts regular work control and scheduling meetings to ensure the effective execution of work (direct scheduled work, recurring maintenance, over and above).
  • Conducts regular staff meetings. Monitors all work in-progress and adjusts work and/or staff to meet variable workloads and/or changes in work and schedules which cannot be accurately predicted.
  • Reviews and approves proposed work schedules and assesses long- and short-range work plans.
  • Provides technical and professional expertise, advice, and opinions on work of significant depth and complexity.
  • Plans and formulates work plans, organizes tasks, and reviews maintenance data to determine efficiency and effectiveness, and to ensure successful contract performance.
  • Identifies problem areas, analyzes root causes, and identifies solutions and implements courses of action to avoid problems in the contract.
  • Ensures project goals/objectives and contract obligations are met, and sound business practices are appropriately and consistently applied.
  • Develops budgets, manages within approved budgets, and reports financial status.
  • Works closely with staff in developing and implementing strategies, processes, and initiatives in order to achieve customer satisfaction, and meet and/or exceed performance requirements.
  • Develops and maintains good working relationships with contract customers, subcontractors, and suppliers.
  • Establishes and administers local operating policies and procedures consistent with the contract, and corporate policies, procedures, standards, requirements, and expectations.
  • Maintains a positive and energetic attitude in order to attract, retain, and develop competent and productive employees by giving proper direction, guidance, training, and counseling.
  • Reviews proposed project purchases, financial transactions and obligations, and approves within delegated authorities. Manages the project budget and prioritizes requirements to balance funding and support the mission of the site.
  • Manages all project personnel in accordance with corporate policies and procedures, and union collective bargaining agreements. Ensures compliance with existing union collective bargaining agreements in the execution of contract requirements.
  • Conducts employee performance evaluations; plans, assigns, and directs work; rewards and disciplines employees; addresses employee complaints; and resolving personnel/task conflicts/problems.
  • Ensures safe work environment for all employees free from harassment, intimidation, retaliation, or discrimination.
  • Ensures contract deliverables are accurately prepared and submitted timely in accordance with contract requirements.
  • Participates and supports health, safety, and environmental requirements actively, and addresses issues to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and obligations specific to the contract.
  • Provides safety management leadership and commitment by developing, implementing, monitoring, and improving initiatives focused on safety performance. Supports, develops, and implements safety strategies and programs to reduce injuries and avoid losses.
  • Demonstrates quality control leadership and commitment by participation and improvement to the Quality Control Program.
  • Exercises sound business practices/methods to ensure all business activities are in compliance with all corporate policies/procedures and contract requirements; are carried out in a legal and ethical manner and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations; and are in accordance with good corporate safety practices.
  • Performs related work as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • The Program Manager shall have as a minimum a bachelor's degree or higher in business, engineering, or architectural disciplines, and shall have a minimum of 10 years' management experience in facilities management
  • Valid state Driver's License with acceptable driving record pertinent to the position.
  • Proven ability to manage and coordinate activities of staff engaged in planning and scheduling of maintenance and repair work
  • Knowledge of physical plant management including exposure to building systems, HVAC, plumbing and/or electrical
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or Facilities Management Professional (FMP) certification desired
  • Experience in a military environment required, Airforce preferred
  • Experience managing a union workforce is highly preferred
  • Civil Engineer experience preferred working at an Airforce Facility

The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Subject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessar y. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

We are an equal opportunity employer. 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.

We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you have a physical and/or mental disability and are interested in applying for employment and need special accommodations to use our website to apply for a position please contact, Recruiting Services at or 571-353-7053. Reasonable accommodation requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Biloxi, Mississippi

Akima supports a diverse portfolio of operating companies with one strategic goal: enabling superior outcomes for our customers’ missions.  Together with its operating companies, Akima represents an uncommonly broad array of specialized talents, technologies, domain expertise, and proven program success at some of the most visible and demanding implementations across all of government and industry.


Akima is an enterprise with 30 years of federal contracting experience and over 7,500 employees supporting more than 14,300 Iñupiat shareholders in the NANA region of Alaska.  Akima provides the backbone infrastructure to support more than 40 socio-economically disadvantaged small businesses (SDBs) with mature business processes and shared back-office support services normally only found in a Fortune 500 defense contractor.


We leverage this infrastructure and the shared experiences of our operating companies to bring world-class solutions to U.S. Department of Defense, intelligence community, and civilian organizations in 46 states and 12 countries.

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