coloradosprings | Antarctic Planning & Controls Manager in Aurora, CO

Antarctic Planning & Controls Manager

  • Leidos
  • $161,970.00 - 161,970.00 / Year *
  • 17901 E Grand Ave
  • Aurora, CO 80015
  • Full-Time
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Job Description:

No two career paths will ever look the same. At Leidos, we know the most talented and diverse IT and engineering professionals will always have a multitude of career choices; your time at Leidos will be a wise investment in your career and in yourself. We welcome your perspective and ideas, in order to foster collaboration and deliver world-class solutions. We look for solutions that not only transform businesses, but change the world.

Our Civil business is helping to modernize and manage infrastructure, systems and controls, and cybersecurity for civilian agencies and commercial clients around the globe. With core competencies in information technology, energy and environment, complex logistics, and specialized engineering, we solve technical challenges and implement newfound efficiencies on a number of programs!

Protect yourself and your family, with the benefits of working for a world-class employer. When you join Leidos, you join a Fortune 500 company and one of Ethisphere Institute's \"World's Most Ethical Companies\"

Leidos...We strive to make the complex clear

The Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) 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 Project Management Organization and ASC O&M functional organizations to effectively plan strategic and tactical level execution plans to meet the mission of scientific research and modernization effort for the National Science Foundation in Antarctica. The Planning and Controls Manager will lead a team of schedulers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Manages the Planning & Controls Group
  • 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

2. Leads Change Management Processes
  • Identifies key change activities
  • Provides thought leadership for key initiatives

3. 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

4. Schedule and Project Reporting
  • Milestone Reports
  • 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


Required Qualifications:
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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




* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.