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Master Scheduler
Ref No.: 17-02177
Location: Rockville, Maryland
Master Scheduler
Rockville, MD
6 Month Contract

Job Description
  • The Client in Rockville, MD is seeking a Master Scheduler for the Strategic System Program contract in support of the U.S. Navy.
  • This position will be responsible for managing the integrated master schedule (IMS) within MS Project.
  • The successful candidate will also be responsible for advancing the scheduling practices of the organization to include evaluation and inclusion of risks and opportunities, resource planning, metrics and reporting of scheduling progress.
  • This position has supervisory duties of the scheduling department.
  • Develop, maintain and status project schedules as well as the integrated master schedule
  • Provide critical path analysis and create "what if” scenarios; provide recommendations to leadership and project owners to achieve scheduling targets
  • Participate on project teams as the scheduling subject matter expert
  • Facilitate scheduling discussions to create project schedule and determine relationships with other projects
  • Help technical experts establish milestones and provide support to monitor adherence to the master schedule by identifying programmatic problems and providing recommended solutions
  • Foster scheduling best practices by developing and presenting training while at the same time promote the best-fit practices for our program environment
  • Identify and track risks and opportunities
  • Recommend and lead scheduling process improvements
  • Review and revise scheduling documentation, processes and work instructions
  • Develop, manage and lead the scheduling department to include authorization over time keeping, managing work scope and resource planning
  • Support the Client's Program Management Office to achieve or exceed business objectives
Education/Experience
  • Proficient in MS Project Professional 2010 or more current version
  • Experience with MS Project Server Environment
  • Strong MS Excel skills
  • Able to facilitate cross-functional teams
  • Analytical skills and ability to develop scheduling metrics
  • Excellent communication skills both virtually and face to face with colleagues and external customers
  • Must adhere to company policies regarding accurate and timely time keeping and corporate responsibility code of conduct
  • Bachelor's Degree and 12 years work experience or equivalent experience
  • Experienced with leading small scheduling teams
  • Experienced in developing scheduling metrics, reporting and meeting targets
Preferred
  • Project Management Professional Certified (PMP or PMI-SP)
  • Experience with U.S. Navy SSP
  • Background in Business Operations
  • Experience in other scheduling software or with alternative scheduling tools
  • Greater than 12 years work experience with an Integrated Master Schedule, the creation and maintenance of the IMS