The Senior Program Planner / Scheduler will be a critical team member for the Antarctic Support Contract scheduling team. The position will be responsible for managing the schedules for several major capital projects (>$1 million) that are focused on revitalizing the US Antarctic Program’s (USAP) facilities around the Antarctic. They will develop project schedules with Control Account Managers and/or Project Managers. The position is based in Centennial Colorado. The employee will be responsible for applying best scheduling practices to develop the IMS’s. Candidate will be responsible for working according to EVM standard EIA-748/GAO reporting and annual surveillance.
About the Antarctic Support Contract:
Leidos Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) is the prime contractor to the National Science Foundation (NSF) in support of the United States Antarctic Program (USAP). Leidos supports the NSF’s Office of Polar Program’s Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics by aligning with their Mission and Vision Statements:
Vision: Expanding our scientific reach in Antarctica through increased operational and logistical effectiveness.
Mission: To provide the operational and logistical platform necessary for the U.S. to conduct world-class science in Antarctica and maintain its active and influential presence on the continent.
Leidos ASC provides science and logistics support for approximately 150 science and technical events across three geographically remote research stations; McMurdo Station, Palmer Station, and South Pole Station and several deep field sites across Antarctica. Each station or field site supports world class research across multiple science disciplines. The planning and implementation of science support requirements in Antarctica is a critical part of our mission.
Support the Project Controls functions on large capital programs projects Tasks are performed under the general direction of program managers and functional managers.
Create and manage schedules using Primavera P6 for large projects compliant with EIA-748/GAO requirements. Creating schedules for new projects as well as continue development and management of existing schedules in all phases of projects.
Develop, update and generally maintain baseline schedules and associated artifacts to meet contractual/project requirements.
Gather needed information and update project ETC/EAC.
Conduct critical path and network analysis on schedules.
Maintain vertical and horizontal traceability between supplemental schedules and integrated master schedule.
Monitor, analyze, and report performance against baseline schedules to ensure contractual, cost and schedule objectives are met.
Apply knowledge of and experience in cost-schedule integration between P6 and Cobra.
Obtain weekly/monthly updates on schedules, including coordination with project managers and major subcontractors.
Work closely with the project financial analyst to ensure cost-schedule integration is maintained.
Participate in annual earned-value surveillance, including data calls and interviews.
Generate weekly schedule status reports for project managers, and other activity reports as required.
Work closely with Project Managers with development and maintenance of project documentation.
Conduct Page & Line reviews of project schedules with Control Account Managers
Receive, analyze, manipulate and enter schedule data from primary subcontractor on project program into project IMS.
Participate with project manager and project controls analyst to plan, create and implement baseline change requests (BCR).
Be an active participant in peer reviews of projects.
Support earned value system including maintenance, reporting and analysis.
Implement EV best practices for scheduling.
Facilitate planning discussions and engage with project team, functional organizations, the suppliers and customers in project focused meetings.
Mentor junior schedulers in EV scheduling standards.
Maintain EV schedule process documentation, procedures, and training
Participates in presentations and group discussions at internal and external financial/schedule meetings.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the functional and operational units
Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
Perform other duties as necessary.
Bachelor's degree and 5 years of scheduling experience using project scheduling tools such as Primavera P6 or Microsoft Project. An additional 4 years’ relevant experience will be considered in lieu of degree education.
Thorough understanding of Earned-value (EIA-748/GAO) knowledge and building schedules that support EVM based projects.
Knowledge of financial planning/budget planning and tracking.
Strong analytical skills.
Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and also as a team member.
Ability to execute in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
Excellent Communications skills both written and verbal.
Excellent Microsoft Office experience.
Advanced Excel skill set including pivot tables, macros, lookup tables.
Strong understanding of project planning practices, financial and EVM reporting.
Experience with National Science Foundation Large Facility Office (LFO).
Experience with Department of Energy (DOE), Government Accountability Office (GAO), or Department of Defense (DOD) EVMS.
Strong understanding of ANSI-748C and the NDIA Intent Guide and experience implementing these guidelines.
May require travel to out of state customer sites
Deployment to Antarctica may be required in this position (3 months). This position requires successful completion of the National Science Foundation (NSF) physical and dental examinations for deploying to Antarctica. Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of employment offer or other employment action. Per contract requirements, US citizenship or permanent residency is required.
Must be able to obtain a Public Trust security clearance.
Pay Range:Pay Range $74,750.00 - $115,000.00 - $155,250.00
The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.
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