Country Fuels Manager (OCONUS)

Job Locations IQ-Iraq
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(7/7/2020 7:21 AM)
Location : Location
Clearance Requirement
Job Requires Relocation


*** This position is contingent upon a contract award ***


SOS International LLC (SOSi) is seeking a Country Fuels Manager to support a large Base Operations Support (BOS) program providing operations & maintenance (O&M) support services to our U.S. government customer in Iraq. The Country Fuel Manager will serve as the senior manager for the bulk and retail fuel storage facilities, fuel procurement, fuel analysis, and distribution at the Chief of Mission sites. The Country Manager shall have experience in bulk fuel storage and distribution systems/facilities, mobile and direct fuel servicing equipment (aviation and ground), quality surveillance, inventory, accounting, and administration. Practical experience in the basic design and layout of petroleum facilities, component makeup and flow characteristics of storage piping systems, and the ability to read and understand basic drawings, blueprints, and system specifications is also required.


  • Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace and ensuring safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
  • Oversee bulk fuel storage (above ground, underground, and fabric tanks and tactical systems) and distribution services in support of operational requirements.
  • Analyze fuel usage during all seasons of the year and order fuel according to mission use and requirements, taking into account peaks and lulls in fuel burn rate according to operational factors.
  • Manage all facets of fuel logistics to ensure proper fuel procurement, movement approvals, and delivery of high quality fuel.
  • Responsible for receipt, storage, internal handling, and shipping of fuel products.
  • Interface with the operational activities at the location to maintain excellent communications with regard to upcoming exercise, logistics maneuvers, and other activities to ensure contractual requirements are met.
  • Comply with all Environmental & Safety and Quality Assurance requirements and goals. Provide information and materials to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation.
  • Instruct staff in company work policies and procedures.
  • Confer with staff to resolve performance and personnel issues.
  • Conduct daily meetings with trades to discuss project work, client concerns and trade shop workflow.
  • Evaluate employee performance.


  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Eight (8) years verifiable experience managing bulk and retail fuels operations that require fuel procurement and logistics management, in a large institutional setting.
  • Fuel Distribution Systems Mechanic vocational diploma or have completed an apprenticeship program with a Journeyman certificate.
  • Fuel Management Certifications (U.S. military preferable).
  • Ability to obtain/maintain a DoS Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT).
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of fuel system related activities for a comparable facility.
  • Knowledge of applicable U.S. Codes and accepted trade practices. General knowledge of industrial safety and environmental regulations.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment.
  • Knowledge and experience regarding occupational hazards and related safety precautions of fuel systems.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing excellent customer service, including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Ability to plan, arrange, schedule, assign and inspect work of mechanical and electrical plant personnel.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage staff.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment that requires handling multiple tasks at a given time and rapidly adapting to changing priorities and schedules.
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Expert computer skills, specifically Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to become an active and functioning member of a team.
  • Ability to be innovative and be an agent for change.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous fuel analysis and ordering experience in international setting.
  • Previous fuel supervisory experience in an international environment with a multi-national workforce in harsh environmental conditions.
  • Knowledge of all principles and processes involved in operating and supporting fuel storage and delivery functions at an overseas facility.
  • Experience in an environment with a multi-national workforce.
  • Expert communication skills to facilitate and disseminate information.
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity with an international perspective.

Working Conditions

  • Willingness to live and work under environmental and other conditions that may be uncomfortable or hazardous at times.
  • Personnel should be aware of moving on short notice and under adverse conditions.
  • Requires periods of non-traditional working hours including consecutive nights or weekends when necessary.
  • Fast paced, deadline-oriented environment.


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