Scheduling Lead

Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
Job ID 2018-1500


AbleVets, LLC is a fast-growing Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) providing healthcare information technology services and resources to help the VA and DoD improve the lives of the people they serve. AbleVets has an opportunity for an experienced, motivated scheduling expert to support healthcare information technology projects for our customers.

Essential Functions and Job Responsibilities

This position is for an experienced master scheduler to work as part of an integrated team that is planning, developing, and deploying critical information exchange products for a large Federal Government organization. As a member of the projects Program Management Office, the Scheduling Lead will be responsible for developing and maintaining an Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) for a multi-billion-dollar program in MS Project. This position will also be responsible for defining, updating, communicating, and optimizing schedules required to achieve delivery success. Duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Work closely with Program Managers to develop and maintain detailed resource loaded schedules of projects using MS Project
  • Define and maintain schedules in support of complex software development efforts (i.e., requires knowledge of and experience with the agile software development lifecycle).
  • Integrate multiple schedules into a master project schedule and conduct scheduling performance studies
  • Develop and maintain summary level schedule reports via Gantt, milestone charts, and other program management tools used to support critical path analysis, near-term tasks work authorizations, priority-based resource allocations, performance variances, and to support cost/schedule integration
  • Develop schedule version control processes, policies, and procedures and ensure that they are followed
  • Schedule estimating through elicitation of stakeholders to capture estimations of new work, updated actuals, and remaining work
  • Work in collaboration with Project/Program Management team to drive consistency of the project scheduling approach to facilitate accuracy in project execution and reporting
  • Ability to conduct critical path analysis, analysis of changes to schedule assumptions, variances to the baseline schedule, and recommended corrective actions to minimize schedule delays
  • Quantify and visualize impacts, pros and cons of possible corrective actions for improved course adjustments


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field of study
  • At least ten (10) years of experience using advanced MS Project techniques and functions, including experience leading scheduling efforts in support of software development projects (i.e., must have a thorough understanding of agile software development lifecycle and its associated phases/stages)
  • Expert knowledge of MS Project
  • Strong interpersonal and demonstrated facilitation skills, including the ability to motivate and influence others, build effective interpersonal relationships, and be able to foster and contribute to a positive and productive team environment
  • Creative and innovative, demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in work style to better respond to multiple requests/tasks and handle sudden changes in priorities. Able to embrace and participate in change initiatives
  • Ability to obtain a public trust

Desired Requirements:

  • Knowledge of Department of Veterans Affairs Program Management Processes (VIP)
  • PMI certification “ PMP or PMI-Scheduling Professional (SP)
  • Working knowledge of MS Project Server


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