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Saab Global

Assistant Site Lead

Twentynine Palms, California, United States of America
Closing date: 31 October 2024

Job Description:

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) Force-on-Force Training Systems-Next (FoFTS-Next) program will provide the training tools needed to prepare Marines for any contingency, anywhere.

Saab, Inc has an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Site Lead to provide integral support to the FoFTS-Next program at MCAGCC, Twentynine Palms. The Assistant Site Lead will report to the Site Lead to manage the overall site staff performance and training execution.

The Assistant Site Lead line manages the site staff and attached personnel to ensure proper planning, preparation and delivery of all training events assigned to the site.  The Assistant Site Lead assists the Site Lead in ensuring the operations are carried out in accordance with the contract, local laws, and regulations, defined processes, policies, and strategies. The Assistant Site Lead provides input to and manages the site budget (timecards, staffing, facility costs, vehicle fleet) for the site.

Join our team as we assist the Marines in revolutionizing their force-on-force training methodology!

Responsibilities include:

  • Reports to the Site Lead in all matters concerning operational support at the fielded location and assigned Deploy for Training activities.

  • On the job training and formal courses for Site personnel, to include sub-contractors working on the program at the home station.

  • Line manages the site staff and any attached personnel to ensure that the operations are carried out in accordance with the contract, local laws, and regulations, defined processes, policies, and strategies.

  • Provides input to and manages the site budget (Cost, investments, staffing) for the home station, and is responsible for developing and submitting the travel budget when conducting off-site training in support of an event (DFT, MWX)

  • Advises USMC staff and exercising troops on how to get the best from the system, is proactive in supporting all elements of the Master Events List.

  • Working with the Site Lead and Operations Officer, assigns support staff to exercise taskings and creates the Exercise Coordinating Instructions for all training events at Company-Level and above.

  • Working with the Site Lead and Operations Officer, supports the planning for all exercise support activity at the fielded location and non-homesite training activities.

  • Day-to-day management of all OSHA related activities at site in accordance with local laws and regulations.

  • Reports operational status to the Capability Manager in accordance with the quality procedures.

  • Ensures that the training systems are maintained, and that the configuration is kept as specified.

  • Leads the preventive and corrective maintenance activity.

  • Handles purchasing and shipments related to the site.

  • Maintenance, serviceability, and resupply of the team’s vehicles.

  • Ensures that spare stock holdings are fit for purpose and that defined stock targets are met.

  • Day-to-day coordination with the building manager which the site is located within and acts as the main point of contact from the staff for all building related requirements.

  • Ensures that adequate processes and business management guidelines are in place and are kept updated.

  • Report effectiveness, efficiency and need for improvement of the system to the Saab Quality & Environmental Manager.

  • Shares best practice and ensures continuous improvement.

  • Daily management of Health & Safety at site in accordance with local laws and regulations.

  • Ensures that Site Work Instructions (WI/SOP) are up to date and changes communicated to the staff.

  • Maintains and updates the CROW Competence Matrix.


  • Assists in educating site personnel in security matters.

  • Suggests security actions.

  • Reports incidents to the Training Operations Manager and Saab Security Manager.

  • Checks the identity of any unauthorized person who stays within the site.

  • Checks that locking devices, doors, fencing and other roped off areas are effective. All defects shall be reported to the Security Manager in the Incident Report System.

Compensation Range: $104,300-$133,000

The compensation range provided is a general guideline. When extending an offer, Saab, Inc. considers factors including (but not limited to) the role and associated responsibilities, location, and market and business considerations, as well as the candidate's work experience, key skills, and education/training.

Skills and Experience:

  • Former USMC officer (Maj or above) or Senior SNCO (MSgt or above)

  • BA/BS degree in an engineering, business, or related discipline and 8+ years of experience

  • Understanding of USMC Combined Arms tactics; Tactics, Techniques & Procedures

  • TES/Simulator experience

  • Experience leadings teams upwards of 50 personnel (10+ years)

  • Financial management experience

Physical Requirements:

  • Heavy lifting (50 lbs. maximum)

  • Potential for extreme weather conditions (over 90 degrees, or below 30 degrees)


  • Valid US Driver's License

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance

  • If required, able to travel for up to 14-days to conduct training or support a training event

Citizenship Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Drug-Free Workplaces:

Saab is a federal government contractor and adheres to policies and programs necessary for sustaining drug-free workplaces. As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen.


Saab provides an excellent working environment offering professional growth opportunities, competitive wages, work-life balance, business-casual atmosphere and comprehensive benefits:

  • Medical, vision and dental insurance for employees and dependents

  • Paid time off including: minimum of 3 weeks vacation, 5 floating holidays, 8 designated holidays, parental leave, personal illness, bereavement, jury duty, long-term and short-term disability

  • 401(k) with immediate vesting on employer match

  • Tuition assistance

  • Student loan assistance

  • Wellness account, subscription and employee assistance programs

  • Employee stock purchase program with employer match

About Us:

Saab is a leading defense and security company with an enduring mission, to help nations keep their people and society safe. Empowered by its 19,000 talented people, Saab constantly pushes the boundaries of technology to create a safer, more sustainable and more equitable world. In the U.S., Saab delivers advanced technology and systems, supporting the U.S. Armed Forces and the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as international and commercial partners. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, the company has business units and local employees in eight U.S. locations.

Saab is a company where we see diversity as an asset and offer unlimited opportunities for advancing in your career. We are also a company that respects each person’s needs and encourage employees to lead a balanced, rewarding life beyond work. Saab values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran, disability status, or any other federal, state, or locally protected category.