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Sr. Program Planner

Irvine, CA 92618

Posted: 01/13/2023 Employment Type: Direct Industry: Engineering Job Number: 84095

Job Description

The Senior Program Planner would be responsible for Establish and refine the department's Program Planning & Scheduling processes, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), metrics, performance calculations, standards, and cadence in support of the Programs. 
  • Develop schedule management processes and guidelines for internal team members including MS Project change control and updating rules
  • Drive the implementation of Earned Value Management System (EVMS)
  • Consult with Program Managers, technical experts and third-party program management to integrate multiple parallel program dependent initiatives, set up assignments, tasks, and subtasks. Identifying critical path elements and solutions
  • Work with cross-functional teams to drive progress and performance, monitor changes and status, develop and facilitate communication.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain an effective scheduling management system
  • Coordinate program timelines with internal departments and external stakeholders
  • Monitor the portfolio of programs timelines and deadlines
  • Identify potential project schedule delays and facilitating intervention in a timeous manner.
  • Assist in negotiating hand-offs between program areas regarding technical content and schedules as well as facilitating workaround planning as required
  • Work with Engineering, Finance and Business Operations, Program Management and Supplier Chain Management to translate customer requirements into the IMS.
  • Recommend actions to keep Programs within budget and completed on time.
  • Documenting Program scheduling processes and maintaining records
  • Support new Proposal orders
  • Assist IPT team in the decision-making processes to mitigate risks and resolve challenges on a day-to-day basis 

Job Requirements

  • 5 to 8+ years of experience as a program planner/scheduler
  • Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, management, or related discipline
  • Expert in Earned Value Management reporting and metrics
  • Proven track record of maintaining program schedules and providing performance reports through the project life cycle
  • Certification as a PMI scheduling professional (PMI-SP)
  • Advanced proficiency in project scheduling software, such as MS Project, Primavera, Open Plan or industry equivalent
  • Extensive experience in schedule planning and management
  • Ability to keep stakeholders informed of program timelines and changes
  • Aerospace industry experience or equivalent experience developing and maintaining program schedules for advanced technology efforts
  • Excellent organizational, time-management, and communication skills
  • Exceptional communication skills with multiple engineering disciplines


  • Employee Equity Incentive Program
  • Company-paid comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • 401(K) Match
  • Unlimited PTO
Compensation: $155K - $180K DOE
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