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Tactical Air Manager (Air Mission Planner 4) - 11364

Date: Jan 6, 2023

Location: Mildenhall, Suffolk ENG, GBR, England, United Kingdom

Company: HII's Mission Technologies division

Requisition Number: 11364 

Required Travel: 11 - 25% 

Employment Type: Full Time/Salaried/Exempt

Hours Per Week: 40 

Security Clearance: TS/SCI 

Level of Experience: Senior 


Job Description

HII-Mission Technologies is currently seeking a Tactical Air Manager to support our government customers in the United Kingdom.


Are you a strategic thinker who enjoys working on complex issues and are you looking to use your skills and talents to support dynamic customers with challenging missions?  Then we would like to talk to you about working on tomorrow’s challenges today.


The Tactical Air Manager will be instrumental in the planning, development, and operations of a tactical air training capability in support of US Air Forces in Europe (USAFE). This position will encompass multiple aspects of planning and executing international air operations, including military airworthiness certification, regulatory oversight, sortie programming, operational coordination, and the daily oversight of tactical air operations management.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for working with a team to develop an implementation strategy for Theater-Level Management of tactical air training capability in support of USAFE
  • Coordinates necessary procedures and clearances for the authorization and operation of pilots and aircraft across multi-national borders in the USAFE AOR
  • Coordinates military airworthiness certification processes with multiple agencies and operational partners
  • Ensures smooth Flight Operations through oversight of multiple subcontractors’ performance in compliance of host nation and command requirements
  • Responsible for daily air operations in the execution of adversary air sorties meeting the customer’s requirements and maintaining situational awareness of all operations
  • Participates in planning conferences to establish rapport and educate theater participants on the HII-TSD adversary air training capability
  • Plans and forecast operations in conjunction with aircraft maintenance requirements to ensure sufficient adversary air sorties to meet the customer’s forecasted requirement
  • Ensures appropriate standardized flight and ground operational procedures are developed for adversary air training activities across the USAFE AOR.
  • Develops a process to ensure all required aircrew evaluations and certifications are current and maintained
  • Leads a diverse organization with multiple subcontractors, each providing a mix of flight crews, maintainers, technicians, and staff all supporting adversary flight operations and training
  • Responsible for the overall effective management of multiple high-performance aircraft
  • Maintains a full understanding of the operational status of all HII aircraft deployed in theater
  • Coordinates with the Logistics supervisor on matters pertaining to entrusted resources, facilities, GFE, and stewardship of company and Government loaned and or rental equipment

Minimum Qualifications

  • 10 years relevant progressive experience with a Bachelors in a related field; 6 years relevant progressive experience with Masters in related field.
  • Former or current experience flying, controlling, or coordinating military fighter aircraft 
  • Ability to interface at all levels of command and leadership on a regular basis
  • Effective interpersonal skills to coordinate efforts and work with other internal and external organizations
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Clearance:  Must possess and maintain TS clearance with SCI eligibility based on a Single Source Background Investigation (SSBI)

Preferred Requirements

  • Former military aggressor squadron experience
  • USAF Fighter Weapons School or US Navy Top Gun Graduate
  • USAFE/NATO experience in fighter operations
  • Threat Avionics and Electronics knowledge
  • Extensive writing and oral communication skills 
  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to adapt to changing organizational needs


This opportunity resides with Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, a business group within HII’s Mission Technologies division. From towers to processors, we design, develop, integrate and manage the sensors, systems and other assets necessary to support integrated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) operations, exploitation and analysis for the Intelligence Community, the military services, geographic and functional combatant commands and DoD agencies. 


HII is a global engineering and defense technologies provider. With a 135-year history of trusted partnerships in advancing U.S. national security, HII delivers critical capabilities ranging from the most powerful and survivable naval ships ever built, to unmanned systems, ISR and AI/ML analytics. HII leads the industry in mission-driven solutions that support and enable a networked, all-domain force. Headquartered in Virginia, HII’s skilled workforce is 44,000 strong. For more information, please visit:


HII is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.