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Senior Scheduler

Date: 08-Jul-2021

Location: Farnborough, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Role Purpose

The role is responsible for the delivery of planning and scheduling support across all projects and programmes within an IDT portfolio.

Key Accountabilities:

1. Working knowledge of programme management principles and how project palling, scheduling and control activities underpin them

2. Maintain project schedules and keep project resources on track, provide regular project updates to stakeholders, and maintain contact with staff to monitor job progress.

3. Integrate multiple schedules into a master project schedule, including base lining, status and performance measurement baselines

4. Using EVM techniques such as Cost Performance Index (CPI), Schedule Performance Index (SPI), Estimate at Completion (EAC) and Estimate to Complete (ETC)

5. Leadership of an IDT’s scheduling and project controls support capability

6. Development and reporting of project schedule data to senior stakeholders (operating at IDT lead, Director level and above) in a complex projects environment


Key Capabilities/Knowledge:

1. Assist in defining and implementing schedule software management processes and procedures

2. Troubleshoot and monitor potential scheduling problems

3. Significant knowledge of the development and delivery of complex project schedules using proprietary planning tools, specifically PPM2016 or Primavera P6

4. Detailed knowledge of a number of technical areas, such as: project controls, EVM, governance and assurance, risk analysis and management, cost management/control/reporting, benchmarking, data analysis and reporting.

5. Development, introduction and implementation of project schedule analytics and reporting methodologies and techniques (such Critical Path analysis) into an IDT

6. Able to engage, report and challenge at senior stakeholder level


Experience & Qualifications:

1. Programme or Project Controls Qualification – Practitioner or equivalent

2. Project management qualification; APM membership desirable.

3. Experience of operating as a project or programme scheduler in a complex environment

4. Experience of managing a complex project or programme is desirable


QinetiQ comprises teams of dedicated people; experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets. We draw on our extensive technical knowledge and intellectual property to provide the know-how and support to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems. Our people make the critical difference to customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving. Why don’t you join some of the world’s finest scientific and technical minds and help us make tomorrow work today?


QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. People around the world depend on us for their safety and security, and to enable the safety and security of others. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Our is a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines, and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake  this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, we get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Come and find out how you can play a role.