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Senior Project Planning/Scheduling Engineer - Master Scheduler

Company: Cerner
Location: Arlington
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

As a Senior Project Planning/Scheduling Engineer in Cerner Government Services you will analyze proposals and contracts to identify project phases, forecast time and resource estimates and establish comprehensive master project schedules, considering appropriate sequencing of project phases and tasks, project dependencies and availability of funding and resources. You will oversee assignment of project team members or third parties to specific phases or tasks, proactively partnering with manpower analysts and resource managers to understand resource requirements and ensure resource availability. In scope will be to monitor project team delivery against project schedules, ensuring work meets scope, schedule and budget commitments. This role will allow you to review and approve changes to master project plans and schedules, analyze the operational, financial and contractual impacts and communicate to project team members and other stakeholders accordingly. You will provide regular updates to project leadership including overall schedule performance, operational trends and project risks and mitigation efforts. This role also will allow you to conduct analysis on the operational, financial and contractual impacts of delays, changes or other disruptions to the project schedule and the broader project's success as well as perform schedule risk assessments (SRAs) to identify potential project risks and implement corrective actions, escalating to project leadership as necessary.

Additional Information

Applicants for U.S.-based positions with Cerner must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

Due to specific client contract requirements, this position requires that the successful candidate be a U.S. citizen. The client contract also requires receipt of the appropriate government security clearance card applicable for the position.

Some Cerner positions may be obligated to comply with client-facing requirements and occupational health requests, including but not limited to, an immunization set, an annual flu shot, an annual TB screen, an updated background check, and/or an updated drug screen.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent relevant work experience
  • At least 5 years of project/program management work experience including planning, scheduling and/or risk assessment work experience
  • Receipt of the appropriate government security clearance card applicable for your position
  • Due to the client contract you will be assigned, this position requires you to be a U.S. citizen

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Health Care, Information Technology or a related field or equivalent work experience
  • At least 3 year of project/program management work experience including planning, scheduling and/or risk assessment for federal government projects/programs work experience
  • Experience developing schedules that meet the DCMA and GOA scheduling standards
  • Project Management scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) certified


  • Willing to travel up to 5% as needed
  • Must currently reside in or be willing to relocate to the Arlington, VA area
  • Willing to work additional or irregular hours as needed and allowed by local regulations
  • Work in accordance with corporate and organizational security policies and procedures, understand personal role in safeguarding corporate and client assets, and take appropriate action to prevent and report any compromises of security within scope of position
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned

Keywords: Cerner, Arlington , Senior Project Planning/Scheduling Engineer - Master Scheduler, Other , Arlington, Virginia

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