MS Project Scheduler/Planner

US-MA-Waltham
Job ID
2017-35254
# of Openings Remaining
1
Category
Business Services
Residency Status
U.S. Citizenship Required

Overview

QinetiQ North America delivers world-class technology and revolutionary products to defense, security and commercial markets worldwide.  Our offerings range from survivability and unmanned systems to power, controls, sensors and transportation solutions. Customers rely on our products to increase readiness, improve mission effectiveness, streamline operations, increase situational awareness and enhance security.
 
At QinetiQ-NA, you’ll find a dedicated and talented team of people who enjoy their work and take pride in their accomplishments. As a member of our team,
you’ll work with cutting-edge technology and some of the industry’s most brilliant minds.  We offer a comprehensive, flexible benefit package including tuition assistance and  career development opportunities. If you’re interested in working for a technology-driven company that is the leader in its industry...but one that maintains the fast-paced, creative environment of a start-up...QinetiQ-NA is the right place for you 

QinetiQ North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

NOTE:

Any external applicant will be subject to a pre-employment background check

 

Position Requires U.S. citizenship with (or ability to obtain) U.S. government Secret security clearance.

 

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Responsibilities

Job Description:

 

Will be responsible for assisting the lead scheduler (or functioning as lead scheduler). This includes establishing and maintaining the Project baseline, updating, measuring and reporting progress, analyzing deviations, and recommending progress improvement actions. This position will also lead discussions with the Project Team and Management on the status of the Project and identify Project risks and opportunities.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develops and maintains project schedules based on input from the proposal schedule, the Project Manager and the Project Engineers
  • Oversees bi-weekly progress updates from the Project Team
  • Reviews schedule status of purchased materials, subcontractors, manufacturing and engineering accomplishments. Identified issues must be communicated to the Project Team timely
  • Provides bi-weekly update reporting for the project including 4 week look ahead, critical path analysis and manpower/resource reporting and forecasting.
  • Monitors schedule progress and identifies unfavorable variations as early as possible (CPI and SPI).
  • Assists with the development of a recovery plan when significant variations in actual vs planned earned value is identified
  • Responsible for determining and reporting any risk events or issues that arise that can affect Project Cost or Margin
  • Supports Project Controls Analyst with Monthly Project Reporting
  • Supports proposal planning
  • Incorporate contractual and programmatic changes into the IMS in order to maintain realistic, current contract schedule baselines

 Education & Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university or college in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Engineering, Information Technology or related field of study and 0-5 years of experience.
  • Experience in using MS Office suite products (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Experience with Microsoft Project

Desired Skills:

  • Strong work ethic, team player, dedicated, reliable, self-motivated and positive attitude
  • Organized and detail oriented with an ability to work independently
  • Able to prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Must be accurate and efficient
  • Flexible and able to drive/ guide change
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-entity, global environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to communicate effectively
  • Risk identification and management skills a plus
  • Earned Value Management System (EVMS) experience a plus
  • Knowledge and experience in assisting Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) in planning, scheduling and cost estimating tasks
  • Familiarity with ancillary scheduling programs (MPM, Milestones Professional) a plus
  • Ability to obtain/maintain government security clearance may be required
  • DoD work experience is a plus

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