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Cerner Director - Master Scheduler in Arlington, Virginia


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Director - Master Scheduler

Job Description:

As a Director & Principal Project Planning/Scheduling Engineer with Cerner, you will be responsible for program-wide schedule management for our Federal client. This will include ownership of the traceability between the Integrated Master Plan (IMP) and the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS). You will create and oversee wide-ranging, resource loaded project schedules as well as plan and direct cross-functional teams. This role will allow you to act as a trusted advisor, subject-matter expert and escalation point for the client through building and maintaining relationships, strategic consultation and resolution of issues. In scope will be to develop and lead strategies to improve client satisfaction and referenceability, in conjunction with leading regular service reviews with client leadership to track performance against KPIs and other goals and create and advance tailored roadmaps to drive client value through improved operational and financial results. You will detect and redirect resource over-allocation as well as manage major product deliverables for the program and provide visibility to management and the customer. Responsibilities will also include directing and overseeing complex project schedules, interfacing with multiple divisions and activities, identify requirements, and develop into a uniform overall project plan. You will perform risk analysis and provide briefs to both internal stakeholders and the customer. You will be responsible for Contract Budget Allocations, process all Baseline Change Requests and maintain Program Logs. Finally, you will utilize Earned Value Management (EVM) methods to provide support for Program Management Reviews and conduct Integrated Baseline reviews and Program Management Review (PMR).

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Applicants for U.S.-based positions with Cerner must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

Due to specific client contract requirements, this position requires that the successful candidate be a U.S. citizen. The client contract also requires receipt of the appropriate government security clearance card applicable for the position.

Some Cerner positions may be obligated to comply with client-facing requirements and occupational health requests, including but not limited to, an immunization set, an annual flu shot, an annual TB screen, an updated background check, and/or an updated drug screen.

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Company Overview:

Cerner is a place where people are encouraged to innovate with confidence and focus on what is important – people’s health and the care they receive. We are transforming health care by developing tools and technologies that make it more efficient for care providers and patients to navigate the complexity of our health. From single offices to entire countries, Cerner solutions are licensed at more than 25,000 facilities in over 35 countries.

Cerner’s policy is to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category. Cerner is proud to be a drug-free workplace.

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent relevant work experience

  • At least 10 years of project/program management work experience including planning, scheduling, and/or risk assessment

  • Strong expertise with Federal government EVMS standards and guidelines

  • Strong familiarity with Critical Path Methods (CPM)

  • Prior experience with Sub-contractor relationships

  • MS Project, MS Project Server, or MS Project Professional

  • Receipt of the appropriate government security clearance card applicable for your position

  • Due to the client contract you will be assigned, this position requires you to be a U.S. citizen

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Health Care, Information Technology or a related field

  • At least 8 years of project/program management work experience including planning, scheduling, and/or risk assessment for federal government projects/programs

  • Experience with DCMA and/or GAO standards


  • Must currently reside in or be willing to relocate to the Washington, DC area

  • Willing to travel up to 25% as needed

  • Willing to work additional or irregular hours as needed and allowed by local regulations

  • Work in accordance with corporate and organizational security policies and procedures, understand personal role in safeguarding corporate and client assets, and take appropriate action to prevent and report any compromises of security within scope of position

  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned



Relocation Assistance Available:

Yes - Domestic/Regional



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Cerner Government Services

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