LEONARDO DRS is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security.
Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo, which employs more than 70,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture that rewards performance. For additional information on DRS, please visit our website at
LEONARDO DRS Electro Optical Infrared Systems (EOIS) has locations in Dallas, TX, Melbourne, FL, and Cypress, CA. We develop, manufacture, and support infrared and electro-optical solutions for soldiers, ground vehicles and airborne platforms. We offer an exciting and challenging work environment, a competitive salary and benefits package, and a business culture that rewards performance.
Employing the world’s brightest. Supporting the world’s bravest.
SUMMARY OF ROLE
The Full Time Master Scheduler/Planner candidate will have demonstrated success in preparing, developing, status and analyzing the integrated master plan and integrated master schedule to meet all program objectives for multiple and/or large complex programs for DOD and/or Commercial projects. Ensures major project program schedules and plans are horizontally and vertically integrated across company functional groups including finance, engineering, material, manufacturing, and quality. Tracks plans and schedules, performs risk analysis and network logic conflicts in sufficient detail to monitor progress, assess program status, and identify performance issues in a timely manner with minimal oversight or direction.
The ideal candidate will have strong teambuilding skills, exhibit strong leadership potential, and possess comprehensive verbal and written communication/presentation skills.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Lead the development of the IMS Architecture in alignment with data management and reporting structures including the Statement of Work, the Work Breakdown Structure, CDRLs and major milestones
Preform all master scheduler/planner duties for the organization, defining scheduling processes, procedures, tools, and methodologies to support Program Management
May be required to lead, direct, review the work of, and train other team members, as needed
Subject matter expert with in-depth knowledge of program management and comprehensive knowledge of program scheduling best practices
Ability to apply the use of critical path methodology and application in network logic development, analysis, and problem resolution is required
Be able to perform schedule risk assessments (SRAs) both before work begins, and throughout the project in order to provide early warnings of schedule problems, and to identify and address areas needing attention
Assist PMs and CAMs in evaluating the DCMA 14 point schedule assessment to examine the health of the schedule with the understanding how to resolve indicators of potential problem areas and schedule deficiencies
Lead scheduling status reviews in conjunction with Program Management, Program Finance, and CAM to develop/maintain Earned Value Management System/metrics and provide monthly status and analysis for senior management. Conduct briefings with senior leaders which requires ability to communicate matters of importance to the function or business area
Ability to manage monthly business rhythm and ensure IMS CDRL development includes critical path generation, schedule impact analysis. Effectively communicate schedule impacts to the program management team and ensure on time delivery of the IMS
Utilizes Gantt, PERT, milestone charts, earned value management and other project management techniques to gauge progress and identify performance variances to facilitate focus and intervention on critical areas.
Ensures compliance with internal program procedures and project control system guidelines
Establish cross schedule dependencies; integrate contractors and subcontractors into the IMS
Interact heavily with external customer and subcontractors.
Create custom exports, imports, views, tables, filters and reports
Work consists of making significant improvements of processes, systems, solutions, or products to enhance performance of job area
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIRED SKILLS
Bachelor's degree in Technical, Business, Finance or related field with a minimum of 8 years of Program Planning & Scheduling
Expert working knowledge of and A minimum of 5 years of experiment with Microsoft Project in program controls and management
A minimum of 3 years of experience preparing Integrated Master Schedules and IMS Architecture supporting DoD Product Development Programs and/or Federal Agency scheduling efforts.
Advanced proficiency in Program Planning, Program Scheduling, or Master Planning using Program Scheduling Best Practices and Earned Value Management (EVM)
Experience with Risk and Opportunity Management
Knowledge in forProject is a plus
Desired working knowledge of ANSI/EIA - 748 (EVMS Guidelines)
Ability to lift up to 20 lbs. (up to once per week).
Only candidates that meet the qualifications as outlined above will be contacted for further information. Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Only US citizens are eligible for a Security Clearance.
LEONARDO DRS is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. #EOIS