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 operates and maintains three geographically remote research stations; McMurdo Station, Palmer Station, and South Pole Station as well as two Research Vessels. Each station supports world class research and the facilities are a critical part of this mission and supports over 1300 people living, working and performing research across Antarctica. Leidos is also undertaking the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernization for Science at McMurdo rebuilding the location with new facilities to make a long and enduring impact in Antarctica.
The Program Planner / Scheduler will be a critical team member for the Antarctic Support Contract. The position will manage sustaining effort and minor recapitalization schedules across functional areas, including Science, Facilities, IT, Operations, Research Vessel, for the US Antarctic Program’s (USAP) for activities around the Antarctic. They are a critical part of the Planning and Controls team that will develop schedules in an Integrated Master Schedule (IMS). This position might also support larger Major Recapitalization scheduling efforts including support of the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernization for Science (AIMS) project that is rebuilding McMurdo Station Antarctica. The position is based in Centennial, Colorado. The employee will be responsible for applying scheduling theory to develop the IMS.
Duties for the position include the following:
- Create and manage schedules using Primavera P6 for sustaining labor and resource schedules as well and recapitalization projects schedules that may be required to be 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 and sustaining activities.
- Develop baseline schedules and associated artifacts to meet contractual/project requirements.
- Monitor, analyze, and report performance against baseline schedules to ensure contractual, cost and schedule objectives are met.
- Conduct critical path and network analysis on schedules.
- Maintain vertical and horizontal traceability between supplemental schedules and integrated master schedule.
- Obtain weekly/monthly updates on schedules, including coordination with project managers and major subcontractors.
- 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.
- Be an active participant in peer reviews of projects.
- 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.
- Knowledge of financial planning/budget planning and tracking
Expected Skill Sets:
- Strong analytical skills
- Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
- Demonstrated ability to work independently
- 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
Preferred Qualifications / Experience:
- Primavera P6
- Earned-value (EIA-748/GAO) knowledge
- 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
- Deltek COBRA
- May require travel to out of state customer sites
- May require deployment to Antarctica
PHYSICAL AND/OR OTHER SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: Deployment may be required in this position. 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.
External Referral Bonus:Ineligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:None
Travel:Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Project Analysis
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