• Director, East Coast Operations

    Job Locations US-VA-Virginia Beach
    Posted Date 5 months ago(1/25/2018 11:44 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Active Clearance
    Project Management
  • Overview

    VT Group is a leading technology integrator with close to 50 years’ experience delivering technology and C4ISR solutions to solve the complex challenges faced by our government and commercial customers in the Defense and National Security markets.



    VT Group is seeking Director, East Coast Operations located in Virginia Beach, VA.


    The Director, East Coast Operations is responsible for meeting or exceeding profit and growth objectives for VT Group’s Maritime Operations on the East coast.  This entails the general oversight of existing operations as well as the identification and procurement of new business opportunities.  


    Specific duties include:

    • Implement vision and strategic roadmap for the operations function within a transformational and growth oriented organization.
    • Plan, execute and meet financial objectives of a wide variety of C5ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Combat, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) ship modernization projects.
    • Manage multiple simultaneous C5ISR ship modernization projects, each with a project team of 20 or more employees, including project managers, production managers, team leads, and support personnel.
    • Responsible and accountable for performance of all aspects of C5ISR ship modernization projects to include: development of technical approach, staffing plan, bill of material and ancillary services, day-to-day project execution in order to fully achieve contract requirements and deliverables within defined project schedule and financial constraints.
    • Monitor daily work performance and engage as appropriate to resolve emergent issues to keep projects on-track. When emergent issues impact project performance, develops estimates of impact to contract cost, schedule and deliverable requirements.
    • Develop financial and workforce staffing forecasts for upcoming future projects.
    • Analyze the sequence of operations and work flow, and process re-design/re-development to improve efficiencies in installation operations, production facilities and equipment layouts.
    • Employ analytical and empirical methods for efficient and/or optimal utilization of production facilities and personnel.
    • Conduct studies pertaining to cost control, cost reduction, inventory control, and production record systems.
    • Identify and understand federal government customer requirements and resulting business opportunities on the East coast
    • Cultivate and maintain relationships with key customers and partners
    • Identify and manage key partner relationships from routine to complex arrangements; oversee activities of such relationships; support the development of business alliances to achieve financial and growth objectives for the corporation; and provide guidance for the drafting of appropriate contractual arrangements (i.e. Teaming Agreements, Joint Ventures, etc.)
    • Achieve sales order targets and ensure effective expenditure of resources
    • Support development of capture plans and proposal strategy for individual opportunities; assist in the development and review of key proposals
    • Keep management apprised of customer situations and competitors
    • Maintain good relationships in the community and attend business development forums in order to develop new federal contracting business
    • Communicate business development activity and support sales forecasting.



    • Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering or related field) plus six (6) year’s experience, or an equivalent combination of related training and experience. Prefer: 10+ years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Other Qualifications:

    • Five of more years managing ship and submarine repair and modernization projects.
    • Experience with shipboard and submarine installations and systems. Prefer: Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program experience.
    • Prefer: Advanced graduate study in industrial engineering, operations management, business management, systems management, or statistics.
    • Active Secret Clearance.
    • Have current and extensive contacts within the federal government community, including key decision makers, influencers, and partners
    • Knowledge of federal business acquisition process
    • Commitment to customer satisfaction
    • Demonstrated subject matter credibility
    • Interpersonal skills to lead groups with or without direct line authority; negotiating and influencing skills; work as a contributing member of a team and in a team environment and collaborate across functions to manage cost and price factors that influence customer acquisition, retention, and revenue.
    • Must possess detail orientation and ability to work in a fast paced work environment
    • High level analytical and creative problem solving skills to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions
    • Ability to perform sophisticated quantitative analyses that translate into actionable insights
    • Superior research and problem-solving skills founded on analytical rigor, strategic thinking, and strong business judgment
    • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally.
    • Ability to multi-task and handle multiple priorities simultaneously.
    • Adept at planning and organizing and identifying priorities and changing same when appropriate
    • Ability to obtain and maintain the required security clearance
    • Ability to make formal presentations
    • Willing to travel


     Computer Skills:

    • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Costpoint accounting software; inventory and manufacturing software; Access software; and advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Project.


     Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

    • Prefer: Project Management Professional (PMP)
    • Prefer: Professional Engineering license
    • Prefer: Lean/6-Sigma certification
    • Valid driver's license.



    • Position may require occasional travel, less than 10%


    VT Group offers eligible employees a variety of comprehensive benefits programs, which may include:

    • Medical insurance through a nationwide network
    • Dental insurance for preventive, basic and major services
    • Vision insurance that covers a wide range of services (subject to a specific co-pay or co-insurance amount)
    • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) options
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • 401(k) Retirement Plan
    • Paid Time Off




    Join VT Group if you want to serve with friendly and caring people who are dedicated to delivering critical services and helping our customers solve difficult problems in often world-changing circumstances.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    VT Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


    VT Group is a drug free workplace. All applicants must pass a drug test before beginning work or receiving an offer of employment. Refusal to submit to testing will result in disqualification of further employment consideration.


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