Production Scheduler, Senior - 32263 in Springfield, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 10/18/2020

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Job Description

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 is seeking a Production Scheduler Senior to join the team.

The Production Scheduler Senior works with systems engineers and program/project managers to provide 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 Senior provides definition, planning, and maintenance for robust tools and services to accomplish schedule activity, employing capabilities such as MS Project/Project Server, Primavera, or similar tools. The Production Scheduler Senior assists with regular reporting of schedule information to designated review activities and for leadership awareness.


  • 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 alternative 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:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, or related science, technology, and mathematics (STEM) degree with 8-10 years of relevant work experience.
  • Senior-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 experience.
  • Active TS/SCI clearance


  • Demonstrated proficiency in management and operation of Primavera or similar scheduling tool/service for definition, maintenance and reporting of project/program schedule information.
  • 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 experience.
  • Experience with IMS as defined by DI-MGMT-81861 Integrated Program Management Report.
  • Experience implementing MIL-STD-881D Work Breakdown Structures for Defense Material Items.



Security Clearance: Top Secret/Sensitive Comp Info

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