Leidos Antarctic Planning & Controls Manager in Centennial, Colorado
Leidos Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) is the prime contractor to the National Science Foundation (NSF) in support of the United States Antarctic Program (USAP). Leidos supports the NSF’s Office of Polar Program’s Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics by aligning with their Mission and Vision Statements:
Vision: Expanding our scientific reach in Antarctica through increased operational and logistical effectiveness.
Mission: To provide the operational and logistical platform necessary for the U.S. to conduct world-class science in Antarctica and maintain its active and influential presence on the continent.
Leidos ASC operates and maintains over 430 buildings & structures encompassing approximately 900,000 GSF of space year-round, across three geographically remote research stations; McMurdo Station, Palmer Station, and South Pole Station and 2 Research Vessels. Each station supports world class research and the facilities are a critical part of this mission and supports over 1300 people living, working and performing research across Antarctica.
Leidos ASC is also undertaking the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernization for Science (AIMS) at McMurdo station rebuilding the location with new facilities to make a long and enduring impact in Antarctica.
The Antarctic Support Contract is seeking a Planning and Controls Manager to lead all planning and controls activities across the program for sustaining Operations and Maintenance (O&M) effort and capital construction projects. The Planning and Controls Manager will work in concert with the Program Management office, O&M functional organizations, and Projects Planning and Integration office to effectively develop strategic and tactical level execution plans to meet the mission and vision of the NSF and support major modernization efforts underway for the National Science Foundation in Antarctica. The Planning and Controls Manager will lead the dedicated team of program schedulers.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Lead the Planning & Controls Team
Leads the team of program planners in creating and managing program schedules for Capital projects and O&M activities
Process owner for an enterprise resource loaded Integrated Master Schedule (IMS)
Leads the effort to level load resources across stations to ensure all personnel and equipment assets are appropriately planned
Interacts with Antarctica Station Area Managers
Attends Leadership and Operational Meetings
Assists with Proposals as needed
Lead the development of Monthly Project Reports and data collection and analysis
Develop and monitor functional staffing plans and hire and maintain project controls staff in accordance with plans
- Leads Change Management Processes
Identifies key change activities
Provides thought leadership for key initiatives
- Manages Primavera Tool
Provides Baseline Control and ensures compliance with company procedures for Earned Value Management
Data export to COBRA for labor hours
Data management and report generation for Resource Hours for Control Account Managers
“What-if” scenarios for schedule drivers
- Schedule and Project Reporting
Experience in EVM Surveillance audits
Critical Path Assessment Method
Evaluate labor and cost manpower requirements against budget constraints
Produce and maintain accurate project schedules and understand schedule resource loading
Coordinate with Project Managers and Customer to produce Business and technical project documents
Bachelor’s Degree in planning, scheduling, business management or related field
Minimum of 12 years of planning/scheduling experience
Demonstrated experience with Primavera
Knowledge of Earned Value tools and principles
Excellent oral and written communication skills for preparing and presenting planning and schedule reports
Creative problem solving skills
Group facilitation skills
Proven work experience on several projects or a portfolio of projects
Proactive issue management and implementation of corrective actions
Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic and changing environment
Ability to manage remote employees
Possess scope control and change management proven knowledge
Knowledge of ANSI-748 Earned Value principles and GAO Best Scheduling Practices preferred
Experience with government contracting preferred
Experience with multi-sub/multi-tenant contracts preferred
External Referral Bonus:Ineligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:None
Travel:Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Program Financial Control
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