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Scheduler/Project Controls Analysts 3/4

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Administrative/Management
Organization:  Operations and Business Office
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 105251
Job Code: Project Controls Analyst 3 (Q01.3) / Project Controls Analyst 4 (Q01.4)
Date Posted: November 04 2019

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We have an opening for a Scheduler or Project Controls Analyst. Schedulers will provide expert master schedule development and maintenance for large and small projects, and Project Controls Analysts will review production and integrity of cost, schedule, and earned value data, and coordinate baseline changes. This position is in the Project Management Office. This position will be filled at either the Q01.3 or Q01.4 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.
Essential Duties
- Contribute to the development of planning and scheduling or project controls work processes, tools, and procedures included in the project controls system.
- Develop, review, advise and supervise set-up and implementation of planning and scheduling applications or project controls systems.
- Possess and apply complete knowledge of and have experience using schedule software tools such as Primavera P6 or Microsoft Project, or experience using project controls software systems such as cost processors, scheduling and reporting tools.
- Ensure integrity of schedules or project controls data and compliance with processes and procedures.
- Develop schedule variance analysis and identify and report activities that have a critical or potential impact on the schedule, or monitor performance data and independently develop complex analysis; use statistical tools to analyze schedule metrics.
- Maintain, review, advise, present, and supervise production and interface with designated management and client counterparts on status of cost and schedule or earned value data.
- Review and coordinate information input into specific studies; responsible for the integration of activities and total work scope identification; evaluate study results and recommend conclusions for project team consideration and discussion.
- Gather, prepare and analyze historical schedule data and comparisons of scope and quantity data between projects.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

At the Q01.4 level
- Oversee set-up and implementation of planning and scheduling applications, provide training, and interpret requirements and implement advanced earned value management systems.
- Define, review and approve activities and associated scope, activity durations, logic and interfaces between activities, and resource loading activities.
- Review content and provide guidance on monthly and management reports.
- Bachelor’s Degree in relevant functional discipline or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Experience performing project controls functions, including cost control and cost analysis; experience and skill in directing planning and scheduling functions, including schedule development, control, and analysis. 
- Advanced verbal and written communication skills; the demonstrated ability to work effectively with multi-disciplined team members; use negotiation skills to influence; and experience working effectively on multiple projects simultaneously.
- Complete knowledge of and experience using of cost/estimating/scheduling/ earned value computer applications (i.e. Cobra, Winsight, Primavera P6, MS Project).
- Complete understanding of general project controls technical skills and experience performing statistical analysis, and schedule monitoring.
- Experience with a project controls system, earned value management systems for planning, organizing, performing, reviewing, and presenting cost engineering and cost estimating products; this includes planning and scheduling independently with minimal supervision using a high level of professional judgment and knowledge related to technical planning and scheduling skills.
- Experience identifying, analyzing and solving complex problems.
- Understanding of technical processes, engineering drawings, quantity determinations and mathematical and financial reports. Knowledge of current industry and project controls technical developments.

At the Q01.4 level
- Experience serving as a subject matter expert and mentoring others on diverse topics.
- Expert knowledge of and experience with project controls system, earned value management systems for planning, organizing, directing, performing, reviewing, and presenting cost engineering and cost estimating products.
- Expert knowledge of general project controls computer applications (i.e. Cobra, WInsight, Primavera, MS Project) and technical skills with integration of all project controls system components.
Desired Qualifications
- Certified Associate of Project Management (CAPM) or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification strongly desired.
- Earned Value Professional certification.
- AACE Planning and Scheduling Professional.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:   External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.  

Anticipated Clearance Level:  Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.


Note:   This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.  Relisted position.  Originally listed on April 25, 2019.  Previous candidates need not reapply.

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.