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Project Management Specialist

Quest Defense is an organization at the forefront of innovation and one of the world’s fastest growing engineering services firms with deep domain knowledge and recognized expertise in the top OEMs across seven industries. We are part of a twenty-five-year-old company on a journey to becoming a centenary one, driven by aspiration, hunger and humility.

We are looking for humble geniuses, who believe that engineering has the potential to make the impossible, possible; innovators, who are not only inspired by technology and innovation, but also perpetually driven to design, develop, and test as a trusted partner for Fortune 500 customers.

As a team of remarkably diverse engineers, we recognize that what we are really engineering is a brighter future for us all. If you want to contribute to meaningful work and be part of an organization that truly believes when you win, we all win, and when you fail, we all learn, then we’re eager to hear from you.

The achievers and courageous challenge-crushers we seek have the following characteristics and skills:

What you will be doing:

  • Implement program scheduling business rhythms, develop baseline schedules and associated artifacts to meet contractual/project requirements, and monitor / analyze and report performance against baseline schedules to ensure that contractual cost and schedule are met.
  • Schedule Status/Forecast Management/Business Rhythms.
  • Hardware Updates and Tracking
  • Line of Balance Updates and Tracking

Required Skills:

  • 3+ years’ relevant experience. Additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Experience with Deltek Open Plan (1+ years)
  • Working knowledge schedule integration tools
  • Proven ability to work well within a team/collaborative environment with Cost Analysts, PMs, CAMs.
  • Strong PC skills and proficient knowledge with MS Office Suite.

Desired Skills:

  • Tracking plans and schedules.
  • Creating, maintaining and validating Schedule data.
  • Understanding of Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) architecture (e.g., WBS or IMP based)
  • Coordinating the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) to meet all program objectives.
  • Experience with Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • Preparing, developing and coordinating the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) to meet all program objectives.
  • Ensuring program schedules are horizontally and vertically integrated.
  • Implementing scheduling best practices as prescribed by industry to include, but not limited to:
    • EIA-748
    • Earned Value Management System (EVMS)
    • Critical Path Analysis
    • Schedule Risk Assessment (SRA)
    • Schedule Performance, Health Metrics and Analysis
    • Provides weekly and monthly status and reporting
  • Performing risk analysis and management including Schedule Risk Assessment (SRA, Monte Carlo Analysis – e.g., SSI, Acumen, RiskyProject)
  • Utilizing Gantt, milestone charts, Earned Value Management (EVM) and other project management techniques to gauge progress and identify performance variances.
  • Experience with resource loading Schedules and Critical Path.
  • Knowledge of scheduling theory and related best-practices (e.g., PASEG)

Physical Requirements & Work Environment:

  • Mostly Office Environments.
  • Substantial amounts of telephone and computer work.
  • Heavily Regulated Industries with strict adherence to procedures.
  • Flexibility to meet business deadlines by staying late or arriving early.
  • Typical 8-hour days plus lunch / 40 hour weeks / core (required) hours are 9AM to 4PM
  • Ability to use personal transportation to visit customer locations.
  • Due to the nature of the work, all candidates must be a U.S. Citizen

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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