Production Scheduler, Lead - 32262 in Springfield, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 9/18/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/18/2020
  • Job ID:
    32262

Job Description

Summary

Alion supports the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) on an Engineering IDIQ contract. Our team of engineers, system architects, analysts, and managers provide requirements decomposition, architecture engineering, engineering analysis, and integration & implementation of technical solutions to deliver geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) mission capabilities.  Alion seeks a Production Scheduler Lead to join this team.

The Production Scheduler Lead works with systems engineers and program/project managers to provide leadership of schedule management activities: developing schedules, collecting and reviewing project and program data for updating and maintaining schedules, conducting critical path analysis, identifying dependencies, conducting predictive analyses, and providing comprehensive visualization/reporting. The Production Scheduler Lead provides definition, planning, and maintenance for robust tools and services to accomplish schedule activities, employing capabilities such as MS Project/Project Server, Primavera, or similar tools.The Production Scheduler Lead oversees regular reporting of schedule information to designated review activities and for leadership awareness.

Responsibilities:

  • Create, manage, maintain, and operate an automated enterprise schedule activity using government approved schedule tool (e.g. Microsoft Project/Project Server) to allow for the integration and assessment of schedule files and schedule data from Segments and Offices to support the Program schedule.
  • Lead overall response for Engineering Program meetings both internal and with NGA/NSG, and schedule presentations for projects, programs and activities, by providing reports, Gantt charts, and other visualization products, clearly communicating schedule expectations and/or status.
  • Identify system development milestones that drive phasing of capabilities to meet enterprise epics or equivalent planning timeframes.
  • Develop, manage, and maintain connection of strategic-level and enterprise-level effectivities with lower-level Program/Segment/Project effectivities and milestones. 
  • Oversee program/segment/project scheduling, executable technical roadmap development, incremental reviews of schedule milestones and activities, and maintain schedule baselines as directed to ensure an informed enterprise level schedule.
  • Assure critical path analysis and "what-if" scenarios are available to identify schedule change impacts, associated risk, and develop mitigation plans.
  • Collaborate with the Enterprise Release Management to facilitate coordinated capability releases.
  • Work with Enterprise MBSE tools to provide input and extract data.

Skills and Experience
Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, or related science, technology, and mathematics (STEM) degree with 12-18 years of relevant experience.
  • Expert-level experience with IT technical development project or program scheduling.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in management and operation of Microsoft Project and Project Server for definition, maintenance and reporting of project/program schedule information.
  • Previous IC or DoD program/project work experience.
  • Active TS/SCI clearance.

Desired:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in management and operation of Primavera or similar scheduling tool/service for definition, maintenance, and reporting of project/program schedule information
  • Demonstrated experience in government or industry in establishing, managing, and/or leading a tool-based, schedule management and reporting process.
  • Experience in government or industry in IT and Information Systems program management, or development and maintenance support procedures or processes.
  • Experience in government or industry leading schedule management for developments using traditional or Agile and Scrum based methodology or application of methods.
  • Project Management Institute-Scheduling Profession Certification (PMI-SP), AACE PSP Certification, or Microsoft Project/Project Server Certification
  • Demonstrated experience overseeing and directing automation of scheduling tasks through preparation of macros, scripts or custom procedures.
  • Previous NGA and/or NSG/ASG program/project work experience.
  • Experience with Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) as defined by DI-MGMT-81861 Integrated Program Management Report
  • Experience implementing MIL-STD-881D Work Breakdown Structures for Defense Material Items.

*CJ


Security Clearance: Top Secret/Sensitive Comp Info

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