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Senior Project Controls Planner Scheduler, Mobile Launcher 2

Requisition ID:  260643

Requisition Posting End Date: 

Project Description:

NASA has selected Bechtel National, Inc., of Reston, Virginia, to design and build a second mobile launcher, known as Mobile Launcher 2 or ML2, for Exploration Ground Systems at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Bechtel National, Inc. (BNI), Bechtel’s government services business, is one of the top providers to departments and agencies of the U.S. and British governments.  Its successes include many large, first-of-a-kind projects in government site management, environmental restoration, defense, space, energy, and national and homeland security.  Bechtel currently manages the Mobile Launcher 2 project at Kennedy Space Center, FL.  This project is the design and construction of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Mobile Launcher 2 (ML2) for the Space Launch System (SLS).


Job Responsibilities:

  • Obtains required planning and scheduling information from all disciplines and functions. 
  • Coordinates with all departments to ensure understanding of schedule needs. 
  • Responsible for integration of project schedule activities. 
  • Identifies restraints and their effect on the project schedule. 
  • Identifies schedule considerations and challenges resulting from inter-discipline or functional restraints and interfaces.
  • Monitors and reports critical path and schedule performance. 
  • Ensures Earned Value Management System schedule data compliance.
  • Conducts scheduled analysis and studies of problem areas to determine criticality of schedule activities. 
  • Recommends alternatives for schedule improvement to project team for discussion and/or decision.
  • Responsible for leading, when requested, the development and review of schedule recovery plans, including the evaluation of additional resources/costs required to affect such plans.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Grade 26 - Bachelor’s (BS/BA) degree from an accredited university and at least nine (9) years of professional experience, or in lieu of a degree, high school diploma or equivalent and at least fifteen (15) years of professional experience. 
  • Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident of the US per contract requirements. 
  • Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check which includes verification of employment and education.  
  • All employees are subject and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of employment and successfully go through a government screening process. Unescorted access approval is required.  
  • Candidate must successfully clear government background check.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Experience in performing, monitoring, and reviewing scheduling functions which include planning, critical path analysis, and schedule performance measurement.
  • Must demonstrate good interpersonal teamwork and communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and with minimal supervision.
  • Advanced level of proficiency in using Project Controls software applications such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people of varied backgrounds and objectives.


Preferred Requirements: 

  • Construction experience on large, complex Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) jobs.
  • Previous Earned Value Management System experience on complex Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) jobs.
  • Advanced proficiency with Primavera P6 scheduling software.
  • Demonstrated skill in identifying and analyze issues and recommending corrective actions.
  • Flexibility to respond to urgent proposal and project requests and changing priorities.


Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.