Leidos Veteran Health is seeking a Project Scheduler to support the VA’s Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM).
The Project Scheduler will support a large project within a program and will be responsible for all aspects of creating a maintaining an Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) for a complex software and systems implementation 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 various views.
- 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 and maintain linkages, dependencies and inter-dependencies with related projects.
- 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.
- 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.
- Develop and maintain Stop Light (red, yellow, green) report on tasks in progress (WIP).
- Bachelor's degree in a related field with 8-12 years of relevant experience or Master's Degree with at least 6-10 years of relevant experience managing schedules on complex federal technology projects.
- Strong communications skills with the ability to work with the functional areas to identify and maintain all schedule tasks and dependencies.
- 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.
- Ensure internal and external dependencies are documented and tracked for risk management.
- This position is located onsite in Rosslyn, VA 4 days/week and must report onsite DC VACO 1 day/week.
- This federal contract requires the candidate to have US Citizenship. Must be a US Citizen with ability to gain Security Clearance.
- Experience support healthcare information technology projects.
- Experience supporting information technology projects for Veterans Affairs agency.
- Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.
- Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) Certification.
- Current/Active VA background investigation/VA Access is a plus.
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:Public Trust
Travel:Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Project Analysis
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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