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Applied Physics Laboratory Project Planner / Master Scheduler in Laurel, Maryland

Position Description

Are you a Master Planner / Project Scheduler with experience managing large scale projects?

Do you have proficiency in scheduling software and possess strong leadership and communication skills?

If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL!

We are seeking a Master Planner/Scheduler to support Civil Space and National Security Space projects in an EVMS controlled environment. The successful candidate will provide project planning/scheduling support and assist in Earned Value Management (EVM) Implementation and aid in Proposal development. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to join an experienced planning and scheduling team while supporting critical contributions to critical challenges!

As a Planner/Scheduler at JHU APL, your primary responsibilities will include:

  • 1. Planning/Scheduling Management & Support - You will plan, develop, status and manage project Integrated Master Schedules (IMS) throughout various stages of the project life-cycle. Position will work closely with Financial Managers (FMs), Control Account Managers (CAMs) and Project Managers (PMs) to support IMPR Format 6 delivery, critical path analysis, schedule margin analysis and ad hoc reporting.

  • 2. Earned Value Implementation – You will support development and implementation of an EVMS that is compliant with the EIA 748C standards. Track schedule performance that will flow into the EVMS. Support analysis of BCWS, BCWP, ACWP, BAC and EAC. Interact with Project Managers, Control Account Managers, Financial Managers, Contracts and Subcontracts to ensure project contractual, cost and schedule requirements are met.

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  • 3. Proposal Planning/Scheduling Support - You will provide proposal support and assist in ad hoc management inquiries from Section, Group and/or Sector management.
Qualifications
You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you possess:
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  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field.

  • Minimum 3+ years of experience as a project planner/scheduler.

  • Proficiency in project management scheduling tools.

  • Highly motivated self-starter, capable of independent operations.

  • Advanced MS Project, Excel, Word and PowerPoint proficiency.

  • Demonstrated oral and written communication, interpersonal skills, problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a demanding environment.

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  • Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.

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  • You will go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you possess:
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  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) certification.

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  • Advanced degree in a related field.

  • Demonstrated experience in conducting Schedule Health Checks and Schedule Risk Analyses.

  • Experience using MS Project Server.

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  • Experience managing an IMS in an Earned Value controlled environment.

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  • Working knowledge of EVMS (Earned Value Management System) to manage a project.

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Special Working Conditions: Occasional overtime required.

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Why work at APL?

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation’s most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates.

At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL’s campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at www.jhuapl.edu/careers.

Primary Location: United States-Maryland-*Laurel

Req ID: 25848

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