Senior Program Planner / Scheduler (Remote)
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Job Description:

Leidos is a Fortune 500™ company aimed at embracing and solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Through science and technology, Leidos makes the world safer, healthier and more efficient.

Our Civil Group offers an array of exciting career opportunities for the best IT, energy, logistics and engineering professionals.

Per contract requirements, US citizenship or permanent residency is required.

Leidos is seeking a Senior Program Planner / Scheduler in Centennial, CO to serve as a member for the Antarctic Support Contract scheduling team. The position will be responsible for managing the schedules for several major capital projects (>$1 million) that are focused on revitalizing the US Antarctic Program’s (USAP) facilities around the Antarctic.

The Senior Program Planner/Scheduler will develop project schedules with Control Account Managers and/or Project Managers. The candidate will be responsible for applying best scheduling practices to develop the IMS’s, along with working according to EVM standard EIA-748/GAO reporting and annual surveillance. Tasks are performed under the general direction of program managers and functional managers.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Support the Project Controls functions on large capital programs projects

  • Create and manage schedules using Primavera P6 for large projects compliant with EIA-748/GAO requirements. Creating schedules for new projects as well as continue development and management of existing schedules in all phases of projects.

  • Develop, update and generally maintain baseline schedules and associated artifacts to meet contractual/project requirements.

  • Gather needed information and update project ETC/EAC.

  • Conduct critical path and network analysis on schedules.

  • Maintain vertical and horizontal traceability between supplemental schedules and integrated master schedule.

  • Monitor, analyze, and report performance against baseline schedules to ensure contractual, cost and schedule objectives are met.

  • Apply knowledge of and experience in cost-schedule integration between P6 and Cobra.

  • Obtain weekly/monthly updates on schedules, including coordination with project managers and major subcontractors.

  • Work closely with the project financial analyst to ensure cost-schedule integration is maintained.

  • Participate in annual earned-value surveillance, including data calls and interviews.

  • Generate weekly schedule status reports for project managers, and other activity reports as required.

  • Work closely with Project Managers with development and maintenance of project documentation.

  • Conduct Page & Line reviews of project schedules with Control Account Managers

  • Receive, analyze, manipulate and enter schedule data from primary subcontractor on project program into project IMS.

  • Participate with project manager and project controls analyst to plan, create and implement baseline change requests (BCR).

  • Be an active participant in peer reviews of projects.

  • Support earned value system including maintenance, reporting and analysis.

  • Facilitate planning discussions and engage with project team, functional organizations, the suppliers and customers in project focused meetings.

  • Mentor junior schedulers in EV scheduling standards.

  • Maintain EV schedule process documentation, procedures, and training

  • Participates in presentations and group discussions at internal and external financial/schedule meetings.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the functional and operational units

  • Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 8 years of prior relevant experience; an additional 4 years of experience will be considered in lieu of degree, and a thorough understanding of Earned-value (EIA-748/GAO) knowledge and building schedules that support EVM based projects.

  • Knowledge of financial planning/budget planning and tracking.

  • Microsoft Office, and advanced Excel skill set including pivot tables, macros, lookup tables

  • Strong understanding of project planning practices, financial and EVM reporting

  • Knowledge of construction management, practices and processes

Expected Skillsets:

  • Key experience and skills need to demonstrate that this candidate can:

  • Step in and assist us with building/maintaining Earned Value (EV) schedules

  • Understand EIA 748 guidelines and interpret these in schedules

  • Assist with establishing EV processes, procedures, and training for our scheduling team

  • Major (DoD, DoE, NSF) programs experience

  • Interacting with program managers and the customer

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Primavera P6

  • Microsoft Excel

  • Experience with National Science Foundation Large Facility Office (LFO)

  • Experience with Department of Energy (DOE), Government Accountability Office (GAO), or Department of Defense (DOD) EVMS.

  • Strong understanding of ANSI-748C and the NDIA Intent Guide and experience implementing these guidelines

  • Deltek COBRA

Travel Requirements:

  • May require travel to out of state customer sites

PHYSICAL AND/OR OTHER SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: Deployment may be required in this position. This position requires successful completion of the National Science Foundation (NSF) physical and dental examinations for deploying to Antarctica. Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of employment offer or other employment action.

Per contract requirements, US citizenship or permanent residency is required.

Driven by our talented workforce, the Integrated Missions Operation builds trust through an array of energy-related IT, environmental science and engineering solutions to meet our customers’ needs.

Key Programs and/or Capabilities:

  • Antarctic Support Contract (ASC)
  • Large Infrastructure
  • Mission Support
  • Digital Modernization
  • Command & Control
  • Mission Applications
  • Science
  • Energy and Environment
  • Engineering Services

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We value and support the well-being and mobility of our employees with competitive benefit packages, complementary e-learning training, work-life flexibility, an exciting External Referral Program, and a diverse, inclusive and ethical work place. In fact, in 2020, Leidos was ranked as one of the “World's Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute for the third consecutive year.

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Pay Range $68,900.00 - $106,000.00 - $143,100.00
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Leidos Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 36,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit Pay and Benefits Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here. Securing Your Data Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to Commitment to Diversity All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.
Company ratings
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    3.7 / 5
  • Culture & Values
    3.5 / 5
  • Career Opportunities
    3.2 / 5
  • Work/Life Balance
    3.8 / 5
  • Senior Management
    3.3 / 5
Company reviews
"Mission and vision of the company."
Former EmployeeAccounting Supervisor
My first job since I moved to Tucson, Arizona. Company’s mission and values at the time interested me to apply for the position & along the way I enjoyed my journey and growth within the company. It was important for me to know my efforts were visible through the organization and that it matters. I am not with the company now, but my heart still lies there. Best company to work for.

"Great place to learn the wonderful world of enterprise policy."
Former EmployeeInternal Auditor
+ Competitive compensation + Sponsors clearances + Great opportunities for career mobility and learning + Great people to work with, lots of passion and pride for their work + Flexible and work/life balance was good + Established processes for the most part + Supervisors and managers will work one on one with you to help your professional development. I had no complaints during my time as an intern at Leidos.

"To be honest not the best, suffers from inept management"
Former EmployeeLinguist
For the most part it could be good. It's not a place you are going to really work towards any sort of a goal. They pay somewhat below industry standards and its a typical contracting company and in the right circumstances this could suit the needs of some people. The real issue with this company is terrible lower level management. The term toxic environment gets tossed around a lot as cliché but it really is that bad. Qualities that I would use to describe management there: Disrespectful, vindictive, and conniving. Management can get so bad it can become a situation where there is open and sanctioned harassment of employees. This takes the form of routine interactions so you'd be hard pressed to point to an individual act, but by the volume of negative interactions and questionable nature of them you can pretty much create a nightmare situation for anyone. And it happens here. I have not seen it happen at any professional company before. And the worst part is its petty and not necessary. It's almost like they don't have adults there. You may have a good experience here but you may also realize that life is too short if you are unfortunate enough to experience and see some of these things. On a plus note the upper level management seems professional, but you will rarely interact with them.

"Has the potential to be an awesome company"
Former EmployeeAdministrative Assistant
The upper management sucks and they play favorites. Some people were in positions that they did not need to be in simply because of their gender. I did not enjoy my time working at Leidos. I was underpaid and overworked because the manager was lazy.