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MS Project Scheduler

Date: Aug 6, 2022

Location: Waltham, Massachusetts, US

Company: QinetiQ

Who Are We?

We are a world-class team of professionals who deliver next generation technology and products in robotic and autonomous platforms, ground, soldier, and maritime systems in 50+ locations world-wide. Much of our work contributes to innovative research in the fields of sensor science, signal processing, data fusion, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and augmented reality (AR).

QinetiQ Inc.’s dedicated experts in defense, aerospace, security, and related fields all work together to explore new ways of protecting the American Warfighter, Security Forces, and Allies. Being a part of QinetiQ Inc. means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. 

Why Join QinetiQ Inc.?

If you have the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges, then you will experience a unique working environment where innovative teams blend different perspectives, disciplines, and technologies to discover new ways of solving complex problems.  In our diverse and inclusive environment, you can be authentic, feel valued, be respected, and realize your full potential. QinetiQ Inc. will support you with workplace flexibility, a commitment to the health and well-being of you and your family and provide opportunities to work with a purpose. We are committed to supporting your success in both your professional and personal lives.

Job Description:

Will be responsible for  functioning as lead scheduler. This includes establishing and maintaining the Project baseline, updating, measuring and reporting progress, analyzing deviations, and recommending progress improvement actions. This position will also lead discussions with the Project Team and Management on the status of the Project and identify Project risks and opportunities.


Responsibilities include:


  • Develops and maintains project schedules based on input from proposal schedule, Project Manager and Project Engineers
  • Oversees monthly progress updates from the Project Team
  • Reviews schedule status of purchased materials, subcontractors, manufacturing and engineering accomplishments. Identified issues must be communicated to the Project Team timely
  • Provides monthly update reporting for the project including 6 week look ahead, critical path analysis and manpower/resource reporting and forecasting.
  • Monitors schedule progress and identifies unfavorable variations as early as possible (CPI and SPI).
  • Assists with the development of a recovery plan when significant variations in actual vs planned earned value is identified
  • Responsible for determining and reporting any risk events or issues that arise that can affect Project Cost or Margin
  • Supports Project Controls Analyst with Monthly Project Reporting
  • Supports proposal planning
  • Incorporate contractual and programmatic changes into the IMS in order to maintain realistic, current contract schedule baselines


Education & Experience Requirements:


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university or college in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Engineering, Information Technology or related field of study.
  • Experience in using MS Office suite products (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Experience with Microsoft Project


Desired Skills:


  • Strong work ethic, team player, dedicated, reliable, self-motivated and positive attitude
  • Organized and detail oriented with an ability to work independently
  • Able to prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Must be accurate and efficient
  • Flexible and able to drive/ guide change
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-entity, global environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to communicate effectively
  • Risk identification and management skills a plus
  • Earned Value Management System (EVMS) experience a plus
  • Knowledge and experience in assisting Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) in planning, scheduling and cost estimating tasks
  • Familiarity with ancillary scheduling programs (COBRA, MPM, Milestones Professional) a plus
  • Ability to obtain/maintain government security clearance may be required
  • DoD work experience is a plus


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If because of a medical condition or disability you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (540) 658-2720 Opt. 4 and let us know the nature of your request and contact information.

QinetiQ Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All Qualified Applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.