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Job ID: 2212201
Location: CRANE, IN, United States
Date Posted: Sep 12, 2022
Category: Program Management
Subcategory: Project Analyst
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Interim Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: Hybrid Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Project Scheduler for the Crane, IN office. The Project Scheduler is responsible for creating, updating and coordinating project schedules. Creates resource usage model and predictions. Works closely with team leaders to build, evaluate and optimize project schedules. The Project Scheduler will participate in a cross-functional team environment in development and oversight of development and related project schedules. As a highly motivated individual with very good organization, technical, and communication skills, you will work with a team of professionals to deliver superior service. This is a hybrid remote position and requires you to be onsite 1-2 days per week.

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Primary responsibilities for this position include the following: 

  • Work closely with the project team to develop, maintain and manage the project schedule; to include development, engineering, construction, supply chain, regulatory and finance-related activities. 
  • Participate in regular project team meetings across multiple projects. 
  • Ensure that all projects are being scheduled and forecast using a consistent methodology. 
  • Regularly review critical path, cost loading, schedule content, use of relationships and lag, constraints and milestones. 
  • Provide schedule analysis and metrics to key stakeholders on a regular basis.

The Project Scheduler will work with the project leadership team to perform scenario analysis and provide data to enable decisions, such as: 

  • Defining an appropriate WBS in line with the adopted project development and project delivery strategy. 
  • How to monitor and control the project through the various phases of the project lifecycle. 
  • How to manage the interface between the various contracts. 
  • Completion dates of any project's portions. 
  • Maximizing efficiency of the project strategy with respect to cost, time and contingency. 
  • Risk and opportunity management. 
  • Participate in the development of standards to support the functional groups in successful delivery of projects. 

During the execution stage, the Project Scheduler will work with the people responsible for executing the work to monitor and control the project, including: 

  • Updating the schedule and comparing the actual work performed against the baseline program. 
  •  Identifying and reporting variances, and regularly updating the schedule and reporting on any changes. 
  • Identifying activities impacting the schedule's critical path and facilitating the identification of opportunities to accelerate completion of the work, or measures to avoid potential delays. 
  • Assist in the review of the schedule and status of the plans during all phases of the projects. 
  •  Reporting on project statuses, trends, and forecasts. 
  • Reporting on project contingency, and schedule risks and opportunities. 



TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and three (3) years or more of related experience.

The ideal candidate must be able to operate in a fast-paced, high-growth work environment and operate entrepreneurially and collaboratively to accomplish deliverables. The ideal candidate will possess the following combination of experience, knowledge, and skills: 

  • 3+ years of experience in project scheduling is ideal. 
  • Proficiency with scheduling software, with a strong preference placed on MS Project.
  • Experience in project planning/scheduling/public speaking.
  • Requires strong computer skills to include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Project and database applications. 
  • An understanding of critical path methodology to ensure, and communicate, timely delivery of milestone tasks.
  • Interim Secret clearance required to start. Must be able to obtain Secret clearance. SAIC will sponsor.

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit

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