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Project Planner/Scheduler

San Diego, CaliforniaPEAK Technical Staffing USA


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

•Plans efforts by participating in scheduling, budgeting, performance monitoring, analysis, reporting, expediting, personnel planning and purchasing for either subtasks of a major research-related or production projects or smaller independent projects under the guidance of experienced planning and/or project management personnel.

•Works with planning administration to various tasks/projects including scheduling, budgeting, performance monitoring, analysis, reporting, expediting, personnel planning and purchasing.

•Contributes to efficient operation of organization by modifying or developing short and long-range plans and schedules reports and providing progress follow-up and adjustment information.

•Interfaces with operating and support groups (Purchasing, Contracts, Finance, QA) to collect data for preparation of schedules and reports.

•Works with task leaders and project management with clear, timely and accurate information with which to make decisions.

•Utilizes scheduling tools to include Primavera, Open Plan, and Microsoft Project.

•Performs and schedules risk assessments.

•Assists in building, reviewing and executing critical path analyses.

•Alerts operating or project management to deviations (or potential deviations) from the established plan.

•Utilizes MS Office Suite and other applications.

•Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.

•Performs other duties as assigned or required

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Qualifications

Typically requires a Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Management or a related discipline and three or more years of progressive professional experience in program planning, monitoring and scheduling. Equivalent professional experience may be substituted in lieu of education.

•Must have a general understanding of program planning principles, theories and concepts; general knowledge of industry practices; and experience demonstrating the application of those practices, techniques, and standards.

•Must possess the ability to provide leadership in developing and communicating new concepts; apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment; organize, schedule and coordinate multiple work phases; and determine the appropriate approach at the task or project level.

•Must be customer focused and possess: (1) the ability to develop solutions to complex problems; (2) good verbal and written communications and presentations skills to accurately document and report findings to a variety of audiences; (3) good interpersonal skills to influence and guide employees, managers, customers and other external parties; (4) the ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information; and, (5) strong computer skills. Ability to work independently and lead in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required.