Sr. Project Scheduler


Job Description:

Are you interested in improving and shaping the IT industry? Leidos is seeking a Sr. Project Controller who is motivated by variety, is seeking a challenging environment for professional growth, and is interested in supporting an Investor Owned Utility client headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana. Leidos has a long-term customer who we have supported in all areas of IT operations since the client's first outsourcing engagement over 20 years ago.

Leidos has an opening for a highly motivated candidate to join our team as a Sr. Project Scheduler. This position is responsible for the creation, maintenance, updating and analysis of person-hour and cost loaded schedules for projects and programs in Primavera P6. The position is also responsible for ensuring all scheduling requirements are implemented and adhered to for all schedule-based needs for the appropriate level of management and oversight are met. Individual uses critical thinking techniques that are applied to project planning process and across multiple projects where necessary. He/she ensures the project has reliable cost and schedule estimates and achieves project goals on time and budget. The Scheduler makes sure projects have schedule, scope and risk controls implemented in accordance with Project Delivery Standard and in line with the requirements of our client's processes. Additionally, the individual will provide our client's Management with quality, forward looking data and reporting.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Develop all fully resource loaded, and cost loaded project and program level schedules and Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), integrated with all applicable vendors' schedules in accordance with our client's Project Delivery Standard (PDS), in alignment with our client's Stage Gate Process and as consistent with project/program specific contract and scope requirements
  • Performing schedule analysis on projects
  • Responsible for scheduling and dependency management within and across his/her assigned portfolios
  • Schedule audits
  • Provide earned value support
  • Cost and resource loading data in accordance with program / project governance procedures
  • Interfaces with Project Manager/Project Leads to gather data and adjust scheduling parameters
  • Interface as required with all stakeholders on a project level and program level
  • Create and maintain the scheduling database for all schedule templates and historic/completed, proposed, and active schedules for projects and programs
  • Collaborates with the Project Manager, Financial Analyst and applicable vendors for the alignment and forecasting of project financials based on actual cost and schedule performance as reflected in the project schedule
  • Advise management on best use of coding / templates / reports within the scheduling software
  • Provides forward looking schedule analysis to leadership
  • Evaluate project schedule progress and performance and identify developing problem areas
  • Conduct analysis to determine alternative courses of action or recovery on slipped schedules
  • Establish, maintain and report baseline and current schedule status in efforts to communicate clear, accurate and objective project and program progress updates
  • Proactive communication of scheduling impacts to major milestones and critical path activities in accordance with the project/program timeline commitments
  • Partner with project manager and leads in preparation for the project's estimate-to-complete (ETC)
  • Perform schedule analytics and critical path management reviews to determine and communicate the quality and accuracy of the schedule
  • Analyze and report anticipated and current schedule status for communication to proactively focus management's attention of known or potential areas of concern or risk
  • Attend project meetings, assist in taking and relaying meeting notes, action items
  • Adhere to in accordance with our client's Project Scheduler Standards

Basic Qualifications
  • 5+ years of scheduling experience using Primavera P6
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Information Technology, Computer Science, MIS, Engineering, Construction Management or equivalent work experience
  • High degree of computer literacy including advanced knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and the remainder of the MS Office suite.
  • Solid understanding of Project Management and Project Management Office
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision and work effectively in a collaborative team environment
  • Excellent researching, decision-making and organizational skills are required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proven analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities
  • Work independently and follows through on assignments with minimal direction while keeping the team informed
  • Possess a mastery of basic/generic data skills (tools & concepts)
  • Maintain confidentiality and adhere to data protection and other guidelines where appropriate
  • Capital project management experience with project controls (scheduling) focus
  • Complex Problem Solving -- identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions

Preferred Qualifications
  • PMI-SP and/or PMP certification preferred
  • Primavera P6 certification desirable

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