NASA Program Planner/Scheduler

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 03, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) encourages applications for a NASA Program Planner/Scheduler. This position coordinates sophisticated schedules for the assembly, integration, and test of NASA space missions. Specifically, they are responsible for the coordination, preparation, monitoring, and maintenance of the Microsoft Project Master Schedule from which various levels of schedules are derived, such as Master, Level 1 to Level 3+ schedules. The preparation and maintenance of the master schedule are done in close conjunction with the various Functional Leads and subcontractors as required. Onboarding and assistance to enable any transition to space-oriented planning will be provided.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU) began in 1948, a decade before NASA. We are the world’s only academic research institute to have sent instruments to all eight planets and Pluto.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Develop, maintain and update the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) and Integrated Master Plans (IMP) using Microsoft Project software based on the Contract Work Breakdown Structure (CWBS).
  • Coordinate, integrate, and review schedule input from management, engineering, production, subcontractors, and suppliers to develop an integrated master schedule.
  • Support the development and update of contract Earned Value (EV) Management deliverables and requirements.
  • Perform schedule analysis on the critical path, schedule reserve, and variances, while maintaining change control.
  • Prepare schedules, graphs, progress, and trend analysis for monthly reports and proposal submissions.
  • Prepare full month-end narrative reports including logic change analysis for monthly customer reports and present progress at internal/external program reviews when required.
  • Work with the program teams to develop schedule solutions for mitigating schedule risk and achieving program goals requirements, and objectives.
  • Highlight problem areas during schedule updates to the Project Manager in order to minimize schedule impacts and devise workarounds, where possible.
  • Develop and provide PMO and project teams with critical schedule performance metrics.
  • Provide specialized scheduling services such as What-If-Analysis reports as needed.
  • Maintain Project Schedules under configuration management.

What You Should Know

Due to U.S. Export Control Restrictions, only U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply.

What We Can Offer

Salary range is $67,300 - $87,500.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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What We Require

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a technical relevant field.
  • At least three years of project planning and scheduling experience related to engineering, technical development activities, research and development, construction projects, or closely related field (ideally in a NASA contracting environment with EVM requirements).
  • Experience with Integrated Master Scheduling (IMS) and Integrated Master Plans (IMP).
  • An understanding of NDIA PASEG and EVMS standard methodologies as related to scheduling.
  • Experience with Schedule Critical Path Method (CPM).
  • Solid understanding of Schedule Risk Assessment (SRA).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Project.

What You Will Need

  • Ability to work and communicate well in a team environment.
  • Work with limited supervision to develop and maintain program schedules.
  • Possess excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Proficiency in other Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work optimally with minimum supervision. Ability to multi-task efficiently, work in a fast-paced environment on multiple projects, and have strong attention to detail.
  • Skilled at taking in large quantities of information and presenting it in a clear and concise manner and in accordance with proposal guidelines.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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