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Project Scheduler

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Job ID: 2315319
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Dec 19, 2023
Category: Program Management
Subcategory: Project Analyst
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC's National Security and Space (NSS) Sector is seeking a Project Scheduler to provide support to a NRO System Program Office (SPO) for an exciting and innovative space program. This customer is responsible for designing, building, and operating national security-related systems based in space and on the ground. The Project Scheduler is part of a team of high-performing subject matter experts (SMEs) responsible for planning, development and execution of complex new acquisitions, monitoring contract execution and providing technical analysis.

Responsibilities may include but not limited to the following:

  • Serves as the SPO technical expert for the development, maintenance, and assessment of Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) in support of SPO acquisition activities
  • Supports the SPO in development of processes based upon best practices for schedule management, compliant with agency and industry guidelines
  • Coordinates with project management personnel, technical domain engineers and subject matter experts, and project stakeholders to generate and maintain project IMS
  • Develops and maintains primary, secondary, and tertiary critical paths for managed project IMS
  • Participates in the planning, tracking analysis, and reporting on multiple projects of varying size and complexity within an IMS
  • Conducts analysis of development contractor delivered IMS and develops recommendations, reports, and analytic products detailing findings, corrective actions, modifications, and/or opportunities for exploitation to SPO leadership based upon analysis
  • Interfaces with project personnel for assessment of Earned Value Management System metrics related to management of IMS
  • Reviews Contract Data Requirements List (CDRLs), to include the Integrated Program Management Report (IPMR) and the Integrated Program Management Data Analysis Report (IPMDAR)


Required Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI with Polygraph
  • Bachelors and ten (10) years or more experience; Masters and eight (8) years or more experience.
  • Expert with Microsoft Project development, baselines, and tracking
  • Understanding of space systems and the corresponding design, development, manufacture, integration & test, deployment, operations, and decommissioning activities
  • Understanding of Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) 14 point schedule assessment methodology
  • Understanding of Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA)-748 Standard and the corresponding 32 guidelines
  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Experienced with Microsoft Office and schedule management/assessment tools (e.g., Microsoft Project, Primavera, Structured Solutions Incorporated (SSI) tools) for technical document development

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 approximately 24,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.9 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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