Leidos is seeking a Master Scheduler. The candidate will be responsible for all aspects of creating a maintaining an Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) for this project. The Scheduler must have high-level MS Project skills. They will be required to facilitate meetings and work one-on-one to ascertain project activities, resources, requirements, predecessors, successors, impacts, milestones, etc. They will construct and maintain the MS Project plan daily, distribute weekly, run reports, and generate various views.
Responsible for applying scheduling theory to develop and maintain the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) and related artifacts in compliance with scheduling best practices and applicable standards
Implement program scheduling business rhythms, developing baseline schedules and associated artifacts to meet contractual/project requirements, and monitoring, analyzing, and reporting performance against baseline schedules to ensure that contractual, cost and schedule
Strong communications skills with the ability to work with the functional areas to identify and maintain all schedule tasks and dependencies.
In conjunction with the Project Manager, and with input from the cross-functional team, generate, publish and maintain an accurate a Master Schedule, using MS Project, showing the tasks and resources required to deliver on-time, per customer requirements and milestones.
Work closely with PMO, development, operations and other project teams to develop detailed schedules, keep these schedules current and seamlessly integrated into the Master Schedule.
Provide hands-on development of layered schedules detailing how a specific project is progressing including how the project contributes to overarching program requirements and objectives.
Develop resource loaded and level project schedules using the performance work statement (PWS), technical proposal, WBS, and oral directions from senior project managers and technical leads.
Develop and maintain linkages, dependencies and inter-dependencies with related projects.
Ensure internal and external dependencies are documented and tracked for risk management.
Identify major milestones, decision points, project life-cycle and other project events.
Identify critical path and task dependencies.
Set and maintain the baseline schedule and track all changes to the baselined schedule on a weekly basis.
Perform ‘what if’ scenarios within the schedule.
Develop schedule version control processes, policies, and procedures and ensure they are followed during the development and maintenance of schedules.
Perform schedule estimating through elicitation of team members and other stakeholders to capture estimations of new work, updated actuals and remaining work.
Champion and support continuous Risk Mitigation and Issue Management through schedule analysis.
Generate schedule reports based on planned vs actual work.
Travel: May require occasional travel throughout the continental U.S.
* As a condition of employment, this position requires the candidate pass both a customer required medical and psychological screening
Bachelor's degree with 8 years of relevant experience, Master’s degree with 6 years
Must have a TS/SCI with Polygraph
MS Project and/or other schedule management tools (e.g., MS Project Server/Deltek Open Plan)
Scheduling theory and related best-practices (e.g., PASEG)
Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) architecture (e.g., WBS or IMP based)
Understanding of Critical Path
Schedule Status/Forecast Management/Business Rhythms
Baseline Change Control
Ability to work independently with overall responsibility for the Master Schedule
Proven ability to work well within a team/collaborative environment.
Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.
Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) Certification.
Pay Range:Pay Range $84,500.00 - $152,750.00
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.
Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 46,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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