Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Master Scheduler

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technical Services & Ops
Organization:  Engineering
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 106595
Job Code: Technical Services & Ops MTS 3 (TSS.3) / Technical Services & Ops MTS 4 (TSS.4)
Date Posted: August 13 2020

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Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have an opening for a Master Scheduler to support WCI’s Nuclear Weapon Life Extension Program (LEP). You will lead the creation and maintenance of complex detailed program plans and schedules that guide program execution and serve as the baseline against which performance is measured. Working closely with Program Managers, Control Account Managers, and technical leads, you will document the tasks and sequencing necessary for successful program execution. In partnership with the LEP Program Office, you will communicate schedule status and performance to date to the program team, as well as monitor the program’s progress toward key milestones and major programmatic deliverables. This position is in the Defense Technologies Engineering Division (DTED), within the Engineering Directorate. DTED provides support to the Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) Principal Directorate.

This position will be filled at either the TSS.3 or TSS.4 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Work with program managers and technical leads to develop key milestones, deliverables and assist in planning the project workscope, including the development of an Integrated Site Schedule (ISS).
- Configure the scheduling data architecture in accordance with scheduling standards to support streamlined integration with cost processing software and enable efficient business operations.
- Manage the internal integration of the subproject schedules and their connection to the LLNL Integrated Site Schedule; this includes the oversight of baseline changes and configuration control within the ISS.
- Perform complex program schedule analysis to including metrics, critical path, float, and schedule performance of the total program.
- Develop and review schedule variance analyses and recovery or corrective action plans and identify schedule impacts for program management attention; this includes the oversight of baseline changes and configuration control within the ISS.
- Lead program schedule analysis and studies of problem areas to determine criticality of schedule activities; evaluate and recommend alternatives for schedule improvement to the program team for discussion and/or decision.
- Prepare and present graphic presentations of cost, schedule, scope, risk, and earned value information at general and formal meetings such as Program Management Reviews, Integrated Baseline Reviews, and Earned Value surveillance reviews.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

In Addition at the TSS.4 Level
- Act as the LLNL point of contact for Integrated Site Schedule and scheduling requirements discussions with NNSA Federal Program Office and Nuclear Security Enterprise (NSE) counterparts.
- Mentor and develop processes for performing schedule analysis and teaches statistical tools to analyze schedule metrics.
- Review, edit, and provide guidance for the development and maintenance of the WCI System Description Document and associated procedures.

- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Information Systems or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Significant experience with Critical Path Management (CPM) scheduling and planning and performing Schedule Risk Assessments (SRAs).
- Significant experience analyzing and managing a project or program schedule and effectively communicating to all levels of the project team and stakeholders.
- Significant experience working independently, managing multiple competing priorities under pressure, and applying exceptional organizational skills to accomplish work.
- Excellent facilitation and leadership skills necessary to lead and facilitate multi-disciplinary teams of technical experts through planning and scheduling discussions, including conflict resolution skills necessary to resolve differing opinions, scheduling conflicts, and resource allocations.
- Advanced interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment.

In Addition at the TSS.4 Level
- Expert-level knowledge of scheduling tools (i.e. Microsoft Project, Primavera, etc.) and advanced experience in Microsoft Office tools.
- Expert experience leading the development and management of enterprise- and/or integrated schedules, applying the principles of project management to development of a large, complex, inter-related schedule.
- Extensive experience in a Master Scheduler/Lead Scheduler position including leading/supervising a scheduling team.

Desired Qualifications
- Familiar with Department of Defense (DoD) 5000 and NNSA 6.x acquisition processes.
- PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) Certification or Project Management Professional Certification.
- Familiar with Project Management tools, including Cobra, Acumen Fuze, Risk and 360, and Active Risk Manager.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam:  A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance:  This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. 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. For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2

Note:   This is an At Will appointment. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us

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 $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 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.