Program Analyst / Scheduler - 36570 in Alexandria, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 6/1/2021

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Job Description

Commonwealth Technology Innovation (CTI), an Alion company, offers large company resources and a small company working environment that provides our team members the freedom to apply their skills and creativity in a highly collaborative setting. Beyond competitive salary and benefits, our employees earn a sense of accomplishment by making meaningful contributions to our nation’s top security priorities. We value integrity, imagination and problem solving, and recruit talent with diverse backgrounds who bring a broad spectrum of experience to our team. We expect that you will shape this position based on your strengths and interests to help build upon the industry-leading reputation we’ve developed over more than five decades.

The Program Analyst/Scheduler position is new for CTI, reporting to a CTI Program Manager. This individual is responsible for project schedule (with associated resource requirements) development, CTI Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) input, maintenance and publishing for a complex portfolio of Engineering and Manufacturing Programs. The successful candidate will collect schedule and resource requirements from responsible managers and integrate data into schedules used for labor, program cost and schedule forecasting, performance tracking and reporting. The Lead Scheduler works closely with a multidiscipline management team including Program Managers, Principal Engineers, Systems Engineers, Project/Task and Manufacturing Managers, Contracts and Security to perform resource leveling and schedule/resource risk analysis, and collects data concerning actual progress and resource applications to adjust the plan/schedule for work going forward. Earned Value methodology is also used to track progress against plans. The Program Analyst/Scheduler works closely with other Program Analysts to streamline actual cost tracking processes and tools to satisfy program and corporate reporting requirements.

Other responsibilities:

-Assemble project budgets and track actual costs against the budget using reports and queries from the Cost Accounting system.

-Track task execution by project against planned schedule using information collected during meetings and queries to project/task leads.

-Build and revise program labor, materials and Other Direct Cost forecast by project using project proposals, actual cost and progress and Estimate to Complete information provided by Project/Task leads.

Job Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in business, accounting or finance
  • ability to manage multiple project accounts
  • Knowledge of MS Project, particularly schedule development, sub-schedule integration, resource leveling, project budget development
  • Ability to collect and integrate master scheduling requirements and translate them into input for the schedule
  • Current Secret Clearance based on an investigation within the last five years


  • Excellent Excel knowledge and abilities for data manipulation and analysis
  • Experience with accounting software packages (Deltek CostPoint, Quickbooks, etc)
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills
  • Additional expertise in other, current scheduling/resource planning software packages
  • Experience with Earned Value Management
  • Bachelor of Science degree

Security Clearance: Secret

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