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Project Scheduler



Full Time

On Site


Newark, New Jersey, United States


Job Description:

Are you interested in improving and shaping the delivery of IT projects? We’re seeking a Project Scheduler who is motivated by variety, is seeking a challenging environment for professional growth, and is interested in supporting large information technology projects for of our clients, who is one of the top 10 largest electric companies in the U.S., headquartered in New Jersey.

If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!

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.

Location: Role may be remote; however, preference will be given to candidates in the Newark, New Jersey area.


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

Required Education & Experience:

  • 5+ years of scheduling experience using Primavera P6

  • Experience supporting an I.T. environment that would involve either a software development, network infrastructure or database environment.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Information Technology, Computer Science, MIS or equivalent work experience

  • 9-12 years of related experience will be considered in lieu of a bachelors degree.

  • 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

Come join our rapidly growing team and enjoy these benefits:

  • Accrue 3 weeks of PTO during your first year

  • Get ten paid holidays a year

  • Access to benefits on day one

  • Employee discounts

  • 401(k)

  • 401(k) matching

  • Dental insurance

  • Health insurance

  • Vision insurance

  • Life insurance

  • Employee assistance program

  • Flexible spending account

Pay Range:

Pay Range $59,150.00 - $91,000.00 - $122,850.00

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.