Senior Scheduler/Planner

Job Description
BAE Systems in Rockville, MD is seeking a Senior Scheduler for the Strategic Systems Program contract in support of the U.S. Navy. This position will be responsible for developing and maintaining the integrated master schedule (IMS) within MS Project. This position is also responsible for personnel within the Scheduling Department. The successful candidate will advance the scheduling practices of the organization to include evaluation and inclusion of risks and opportunities, resource planning, metrics and reporting of scheduling progress.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develop, maintain and status project/program schedules as well as the integrated master schedule
  • Provide critical path analysis and create "what if" scenarios; provide recommendations to leadership and project owners to achieve scheduling targets
  • Facilitate scheduling discussions to create project schedule and determine relationships with other projects
  • Help technical experts establish milestones and provide support to monitor adherence to the master schedule by identifying programmatic problems and providing recommended solutions
  • Foster scheduling best practices by developing and presenting training while at the same time promote the best-fit practices for our program environment
  • Identify and track risks and opportunities
  • Recommend and lead scheduling process improvements
  • Review and revise scheduling documentation, processes and work instructions
  • Serve as a consultant to top management in long-range planning as it pertains to the vision of the role of scheduling for our internal use as well as our external customer's use
  • Support the BAE Systems Program Management Office to achieve or exceed business objectives
Typical Education & Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 4 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education
Proficient in MS Project Professional 2010 or more current version
Experience with MS Project Server Environment
Strong MS Excel skills
Able to facilitate cross-functional teams; experienced with leading small scheduling teams
Experienced in developing scheduling metrics, reporting and meeting targets
Excellent communication skills both virtually and face to face with colleagues and external customers
Must adhere to company policies regarding accurate and timely time keeping and corporate responsibility code of conduct

Preferred Skills and Education
Project Management Professional Certified (PMP or PMI-SP)
Experience with U.S. Navy SSP
Background in Business Operations
Experience in other scheduling software or with alternative scheduling tools

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security
BAE Systems Intelligence & Security, 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. That's BAE Systems. That's Inspired Work. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression. To see Inspired Work in action, visit and follow us on Facebook:

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