GBSD Scheduling Lead


Job Description
Why BAE Systems? BAE Systems is the third largest defense contractor in the world with an exceptional, mission-focused culture. The 800+ BAE Systems employees and sub-contractors located at Hill Air Force Base, Utah are closely aligned to the United States Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center. We support the Center in sustaining the existing LGM-30 Minuteman III (MM III) weapon system and acquiring its replacement, the YLGM-182A Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD). We are a uniquely-valued mission partner delivering daily technical excellence and innovative solutions to our government customers. BAE Systems has earned accolades as a "Top Workplace" in Utah based on employee feedback for three consecutive years, earning special distinction for providing a healthy work-life balance for our valued employees. We work very hard to ensure this is a great place to work!

Why Utah? You've got to see it to believe it! Utah is an amazing state with diverse geography, an eclectic culture and an exceptional quality of life. We are located north of Salt Lake City at the foot of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. The area offers an incredible range of outdoors pursuits across the seasons including hiking, climbing, hunting, fishing, camping, boating and world-class skiing at resorts that hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics. The state is home to five amazing National Parks and an easy drive from two more; Grand Teton and, famously, the first National Park in the world, Yellowstone. The Salt Lake City area offers a vast array of cultural activities and businesses including multiple professional sports teams. It is a western states hub for exceptional, cutting-edge medical care with people traveling from across the region for a range of nationally renowned specialty care centers and doctors. The Salt Lake International Airport is expanding and offers easy, direct access to just about anywhere you want to fly.

Why GBSD? The Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) Program is an enormous and complex "Mega-Project" modernizing the entire ICBM weapon system deployed across tens of thousands of square miles in five states. Without any doubt, GBSD is one of the DoD's most important acquisition efforts for the next decade, if not longer. It includes a complete refurbishment of hundreds of aging Minuteman III ICBM facilities to secure and support a newly designed, technologically advanced ballistic missile. It will also provide an entirely new command and control system as well as vast array of required support equipment specifically engineered to operate and sustain the new weapon system over the decades ahead. GBSD is the Department of Defense's newest official "program of record," having just achieved Milestone B. It enjoys broad, strong support at the national level. It is a long-term project -- the weapon system will deploy over a nine-year period beginning in approximately 2026, and remain operational until at least 2075. GBSD is a career-defining program that will present unique and challenging opportunities that simply are not available with smaller projects.

BAE Systems is seeking an experienced Scheduler to support a diverse and complex Enterprise Integrated Master Scheduling (EIMS) and program management functions. The position interacts directly with customer and BAE Systems senior managers, support across the spectrum of program acquisition, sustainment, integration, scheduling baseline control, analysis, and reporting.

Responsibilities include:
  • Establish and maintain a multiple project schedules using Oracle Primavera P6 software
  • Obtain from participating groups monthly progress updates to schedule activities and consolidate into the project master schedule
  • Import contractor schedules into Primavera enterprise project structure and integrate into GBSD IMS
  • Review and analyze government and contractor program schedule (duration, activity constraints, relationships, critical path) to highlight variances and potential schedule risks
  • Strong experience in preparation of reports inclusive of impacts, logic changes, float and delays.
  • Perform Schedule Risk Assessments
  • Build collaborative internal relationships with program and project teams, as well as external relationships with customers, regulatory bodies, other agencies and business partners
  • Work with IMS stakeholders to ensure scheduling best practices are implemented across the ICBM System Directorate
  • Interface regularly with the government counterpart to comply with evolving support requirements and mission objectives
This is a rare opportunity to join a high-performing team within a large defense company with an extraordinary, positive culture and mission focus. In this position, you will provide direct support to a national security critical weapon system throughout engineering development, deployment and sustainment. You will become a trusted mission partner to the innovative, digital engineering-driven Air Force organization that will design, build, test, transition, and sustain the world's safest, most secure, and effective land-based nuclear deterrent, on-schedule.

Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires US citizenship status

Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Must have 10+ years of applicable experience (8+ years with a Master's degree)
  • Demonstrated Oracle Primavera P6 capability in planning, building, maintaining and keeping status on multiple project schedules and integrating them at the enterprise level
  • Familiarity with cost schedule, performance and risk
  • Knowledge of project management best practices
  • Experience with schedule risk analysis and DCMA 14-point assessments
  • Working knowledge of DID 81861 and 81466A
  • Demonstrated human relations, and effective communications skills
  • Must have current Secret security clearance or higher (adjudicated within the past 6 years) and be eligible to obtain and maintain all applicable Special Program accesses.


Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Exceptional customer communication and engagement skills
  • Understanding of DoD/DOE acquisition and program management process
  • Innovator with continuous improvement mindset
  • Experience in lean management, CMMI and root cause analysis


About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

Intelligence & Security (I&S), based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do-from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels.

At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We're laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.