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Project Scheduler

Company: Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc.
Location: Mojave
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Who we are

Virgin Galactic, (SPCE:NYSE), recognizes that the answers to many of the challenges we face in sustaining life on our beautiful but fragile planet, lie in making better use of space. Sending people to space has not only expanded our understanding of science, but taught us amazing things about human ingenuity, physiology and psychology. From space, we are able to look with a new perspective both outward and back. From space, the borders that are fought over on Earth are arbitrary lines. From space, it is clear that there is much more that unites us than divides us.

"We are at the vanguard of a new industry determined to pioneer twenty-first century spacecraft, which will open space to everybody - and change the world for good." Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Galactic

If you are looking for a challenging opportunity that will ignite your passion for designing cool and innovative products, are exceptionally creative, are a great problem solver and can make things happen - apply today!

Your Mission

  • Organize, create, and maintain project schedules to support Programs, and other identified projects in accordance with Project Management Office (PMO) best practices and guidelines.
  • Assist project teams in tasks and sub tasks setup to ensure satisfactory realization of project requirements as scheduled to support Program, and overall objectives/goals.
  • Support PMO performance metrics by adhering to Program WBS guidance, as documented in TSC WBS Guidelines and TSC Earned Value Management.
  • Support PMO and project team by monitoring scopes of work using Program aligned WBS for control and integrity.
  • Interact with PMO and program team to schedule work and coordinate resource assignments.
  • Support PMO and Supply Chain by interacting with program team, team leads (scope owners), and Chief Engineers to define scope of work to develop and update detailed schedules, cost information and identification of variances from original plan.
  • Support PMO by evaluating schedule progress and performance and identify developing problem areas.
  • Support Program and project teams by monitoring schedule progress, including identifying critical activities and reviewing forecasts and progress achieved to date. Analyze critical path and constraints to determine effect of changes to schedule and recommend work-around.
  • Develop and update weekly short interval work plans for project team.
  • Track baselines, perform what-if analysis, and develop mitigation plans to support Program.
  • Support PMO by documenting all changes to cost and schedule, reporting variances to PBM.
  • Support PMO by assisting project teams in maintaining monthly (or as requested by PMO) status reports to keep management informed on project progress.
  • Support PMO in conducting analysis to determine alternative courses of action or recovery on slipped schedules and or deadlines.
  • Support PMO and project team by ensuring accuracy of schedules.
  • Additional tasks as required.

What you bring

  • Bachelors' Degree and 5+ years applicable experience relative to Program Planning and scheduling using MS Project
  • Advanced MS Project skills (Resource loading/tracking, basic requirements for earned value, progress tracking, variance analysis, critical path review and analysis)
  • Experience planning/scheduling for aerospace programs or in a similar complex manufacturing environment
  • Experience with the effective integration of schedule and cost in an EVMS environment
  • Experience with products built during the planning processes, e.g. IMP, IMS, Product Breakdown Structure (PBS), Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to work without supervision to lead the development of program plans and schedules for multiple programs concurrently
  • Strong facilitation skills and the ability to proactively communicate with all levels of management
  • Ability to motivate and influence others, build effective interpersonal relationships, and be able to foster and contribute to a positive and productive team environment
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in work style to better respond to multiple requests and handle sudden changes in priorities
  • Ability to embrace and participate in change initiatives
  • Excellent follow through and persistence

ITAR RequirementsTo conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR 120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Virgin Galactic is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Galactic is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Keywords: Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc., Lancaster , Project Scheduler, Other , Mojave, California

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