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Project Planner / Scheduler

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab

Job Description


Do you love to help manage and schedule projects?


Are you searching for important work in the Aerospace Industry?


Are you passionate about project management and supporting a team to achieve common goals?


Do you like contributing to large Space Missions and/or Instruments?




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


We are seeking a Project Planner/Scheduler to help us manage schedules for Civil Space and National Security Space projects in an Earned Value Management System (EVMS) controlled environment. The successful candidate will provide MS Project planning/scheduling support, assist in Earned Value Management (EVM) and support Proposal Planning and Development. As a member of the APL Planning & Scheduling section, you will work closely with Project Managers, Control Account Managers (CAMs), Financial Managers, Sub-Contractors and Sponsors to support a variety of Planning/Scheduling duties. Our team values leadership, initiative, collaboration, organization and attention to detail and utilizes a team approach in execution and problem solving. 


As a Project Planner/Scheduler...

  • Your primary responsibilities will be to; 
    • Plan, develop, update, status, manage and report on project Integrated Master Schedules (IMS) in MS Project Server for Civil Space (CS) and National Security Space (NSS) Mission Areas
    • Develop and status IMSs at a detailed activity level providing projects with a roadmap to delivery
    • Develop critical path & schedule margin analyses as well as trend reporting & risk analyses
    • Provide Schedule Reports and Presentations to various stakeholders (APL PMs and Execs, as well as sponsors at MMRs and milestone reviews)
    • Provide and maintain schedule inputs for Earned Value Management (EVM) implementation and reporting
    • Provide proposal planning/scheduling support and assist in ad-hoc management inquiries from Section, Group and/or Sector management



You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...

  • Possess a BS and/or MS in Business, Engineering or Economics (or a related field)
  • Have 3+ years of Planning/Scheduling experience managing project Integrated Master Schedules (IMSs)
  • Are highly skilled in MS Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and miscellaneous Planning/Scheduling tools (forProject, SSI Tools, KIDASA Milestone Professional, Acumen Fuse, Primavera, etc.)
  • Are a highly motivated, goal-oriented professional who is capable of independent operations 
  • Are willing and able to travel to sponsor meetings/reviews, as necessary
  • Possess demonstrated oral and written communication, interpersonal, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Have the ability to manage competing priorities in a demanding environment
  • Can demonstrate that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To ensure the safety and well-being of the community, APL has established a policy requiring that all staff be vaccinated against COVID-19. All staff members must provide proof of full vaccination or have an approved medical or religious accommodation by their start date 

You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you...

  • Possess a Project Management Professional (PMP) and/or Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) certification
  • Are experienced in conducting Schedule Health Checks and Schedule Risk Analyses (SRAs)
  • Have experience with Critical Path Analysis (CPA) and Schedule Margin Analysis (SMA)
  • Possess advanced excel skills generating and utilizing Visual Basic Macros
  • Have experience in Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • Have experience managing large IMSs in the Aerospace Industry 
  • Have experience working in MS Project Server as a Project Server Administrator
  • Currently hold, or are able to obtain, a Secret or Top Secret security clearance 


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 http://www.jhuapl.edu/careers.







About Us

APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, occupation, marital or familial status, political opinion, personal appearance, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


APL is committed to promoting an innovative environment that embraces diversity, encourages creativity, and supports inclusion of new ideas. In doing so, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals of all abilities, including those with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact Accommodations@jhuapl.edu. Only by ensuring that everyone’s voice is heard are we empowered to be bold, do great things, and make the world a better place.

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