Program Master Scheduler in Santa Clarita at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 7/22/2019

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Job Description

The Opportunity | Program Master Scheduler

We are looking for a Program Master Scheduler to join our Santa Clarita facility in California. This is a brand new role in our organisation. Due to growth, our Program Management team has expanded and we need an experienced Master Scheduler to help plan, schedule, coordinate and monitor engineering development schedules with management of a shared Engineering resource pool.


You will work closely with Engineering, Program management and Supply Chain to establish development schedules for design of Integrated Systems with labor loading, and capacity requirements.

Your Challenge


  • Work closely with Program Managers to develops and maintain detailed resource loaded engineering development project schedules using MS Project 2007/2010

  • Coordinates with Engineering, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Material Control, Quality and other departments to achieve optimum utilization of resources for engineering development schedules.

  • Provides input to Program Managers and leadership team regarding scheduling problems, resource conflicts, material shortages, design changes and resource efficiency

  • Integrate multiple schedules into a master project schedule, baselining, statusing, performance measurement baseline Budget at Completion (BAC), Cost Performance Index (CPI, Schedule Performance Index (SPI), Estimate at Completion EAC) and Estimate to Complete (ETC)

  • Develop and maintain summary level schedule reports such as Gantt, PERT, milestone charts and other program management tools used to support critical path analysis, near-term work tasks, priority based resource allocations, performance variances and cost/schedule integration

  • Manage a shared engineering resource pool with expectation to work with Engineering and Program Management to resolve resource conflicts.

  • Support Program Managers in planning, tracking, analysis and reporting of projects/programs, including dashboard maintenance

  • Ensures adherence to schedule control processes, policies and procedures

  • Drive consistency of project scheduling to facilitate accuracy in project execution and reporting

  • Ability to identify major milestones, decision points, and other major project events

  • Troubleshoot and monitor potential scheduling problems and conflicts

  • Participate in program reviews and EAC financial reviews

Your Expertise


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Engineering or other relevant major

  • 5-10 years' of experience using MS Project and MS Excel with experience in managing a master IMS and a shared resource pool

  • Extremely proficient in MS Project, MS Excel and MS OFfice

  • Strong interpersonal and demonstrated facilitation skills, including the ability to motivate and influence others, and build effective interpersonal relationships

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and contribute to a positive and productive team environment

  • Demonstrated experience managing schedules for Engineering programs involving hardware and software development using MS Project

  • Flexibility and adaptability with different working styles to effectively respond to multiple request/tasks and handle sudden changes in priorities

  • Strong organizational, analytical, verbal and writing skills

  • Experience with Earned Value methodologies

  • PMP, PMI_SP or CAPM certification preferred


This position may require exposure to information which is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of U.S. regulations.

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.

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