Senior Master Scheduler Job
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Sterling Heights, MI 48312, US
Project & Program Management
BAE Systems’ Combat Vehicles Master Planning & Scheduling group is a trusted business partner within the Program Management function that establishes, statuses, updates, and delivers plans and schedules that enable program decision-making and support delivery of quality products and capabilities to our customers and, ultimately, the warfighter. Our mission is to develop, maintain, and deploy planning and scheduling expertise within the Combat Vehicles business to promote and enable robust, disciplined, and consistent program planning, monitoring, and control.
Our people are our strength and, as such, we are committed to employee growth and development and supporting employees in building long-term careers at BAE Systems. In addition to challenging day-to-day assignments, employees are encouraged to pursue special projects, participate in formal and informal mentoring programs and networking events, and rotate into different roles with increasing levels of responsibility.
The AMPV Master Scheduler is part of a team that creates and maintains complex detailed program plans and schedules (Integrated Master Plans, IMPs, and Integrated Master Schedules, IMSs) that guide program execution and serve as the baseline against which performance is measured. Working closely with Program Managers and Master Schedulers and engaging with Control Account Managers and Work Package Managers (WPMs) as needed, the AMPV Master Scheduler assists the Scheduling Lead, who ensures AMPV establishes and maintains a resource-loaded Integrated Master Schedule with the necessary level of detail and logic such that the schedule is a valuable program management tool. In partnership with the Program Finance Manager, the AMPV Master Scheduler communicates program status and performance (schedule and cost) to the program team as well as makes forecasts about future performance.
The AMPV Master Scheduler is accountable for the following:
Horizontal and vertical integration of program plans and schedules across company functional groups including finance, engineering, procurement, operations, manufacturing, and quality
Preparing regular Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) updates and reports for program management, customers, and/or business management personnel
Monitoring progress against scheduled activities and identifying performance variances to facilitate focus on critical areas as well as developing and implementing work-around or recovery plans
Analyzing schedules including critical & driving paths and risk & opportunity in compliance with Combat Vehicles, customer, and industry requirements
Timely preparation and submission of contract deliverables related to the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) and Integrated Master Plan (IMP)
Ensuring that all schedules and contract deliverables are fully compliant with internal policies, customer, and industry requirements
Planning, establishment, and maintenance of the Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB)
Communicating schedule guidelines/techniques to program team for IMP/IMS development
Training and assisting program teams in preparing for and conducting planning sessions
Resource loading budgets into schedules to support EVMS measurement and reporting
Performing and analyzing schedule risk assessments (SRA) and employ schedule metrics (DCMA 14pt, BEI, EVAS data driven metrics, etc.) to evaluate schedules and suggest corrective actions in a timely manner and subsequently support corrective action implementation
Clearly communicating issues and resolutions to project management in both written and verbal means
Preparing presentations to senior management containing metrics and explanations of data
Collaborating with functions (especially Engineering, Procurement and Operations) to understand and capture how and when scope will be performed
Sharing knowledge with and learn from Combat Vehicles Master Planning & Scheduling colleagues and beyond
Coordinating and participating in Master Planning & Scheduling development activities including knowledge sharing sessions, group meetings, industry events, etc.
Participating in team and functional activities including training, coworker development, surveillance, tool evaluation, process management, and continuous improvement initiatives
Developing relationships with the schedule stakeholders including internal and external customers
Required Education, Experience, & Skills
Bachelor's degree and 4 years of experience or equivalent experience.
Continuous improvement mindset
Ability to develop solutions to complex problems using ingenuity & innovation
Ability to make decisions with sound judgment while complying with policies and procedures
Proficient in OpenPlan and MS Project or other planning software
Ability to assemble and present data and multi-faceted matters in a meaningful way to stakeholders outside of the Master Planning & Scheduling team
Functional management ability including managing expectations with internal and external customers and stakeholders
Willingness to challenge and improve knowledge of industry practices and standards as well as company policies
Proven track record of developing and maintaining professional and effective relationships with internal and external customers
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
Bachelor’s Degree in Operations Management, Business Administration or similar along with at least 5 years of planning/scheduling experience
Experience with AcumenFuse, AcumenRisk, Milestones Pro, Oracle, and/or Cobra
Experience with program schedule forecasting and analysis, particularly in a US Defense of Defense (DoD) program environment
Desire to expand breadth of professional comfort and competence
PMI-SP (Project Management Institute – Scheduling Professional) Certification
PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
Understanding of Earned Value Management principles
About BAE Systems Platforms & Services BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.
The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repair…just to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.
Who We Are
You're used to protecting what matters most.
Our team has the privilege and the responsibility of knowing that the work we do really matters. Our work is vital to the armed forces personnel and major corporations who rely on us to protect, equip and support them where it counts; to the security and prosperity of the nations we serve; to our skilled and talented people; to the local communities where we are based; and to the wider community who invest in, supply and engage with us. At BAE Systems, everyone can make a difference.
We believe that a diverse workforce inspires creativity and drives innovation. We respect and value the huge variety of skills, abilities and perspectives that our people bring to our business. We celebrate our differences and aim to recruit and develop talent from all backgrounds, championing the strength that a truly inclusive and collaborative workplace gives to our company culture and performance.
Enjoy a flexible environment that values your work-life balance and helps you perform at your best.
On the job training, leadership programs, collaboration with leading experts – excellence is built into your career development whether you are just starting out as an apprentice or are an experienced professional.
We’re united by trust, camaraderie and a shared ambition to lead the world in our field. It helps that we’re nice people too.
See your contribution, making real change as breakthrough technology and intelligence solutions reshape the landscape for our customers.
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This program was created to assist in the employment, transition, education, and development of wounded warriors. Through mentoring, partnership, education, and leadership, we vow to serve our veterans in the same manner they served our country. WIP provides mission-centered work that gives wounded warriors the opportunity to contribute, providing a path for career progression.
Camo to Corporate underpins all of our military recruiting and veteran efforts. We participate in annual career workshops and partner with VA employment reps to identify opportunities for vets at BAE Systems. We’re also proud members of Joining Forces, the Veteran Jobs Mission and Hiring our Heroes - initiatives focused on helping vets and their spouses find meaningful careers.
Meet Our Veterans
All of my co-workers have been very helpful with my transition into the company and in my training as a Common Missile Warning Systems technician. The camaraderie of the other WIP employees has also been instrumental in my transition out of the Marine Corps.
Retired Cpl. J. Munoz
Operating Enduring Freedom