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MBTA Program Scheduler

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job ID CS20232601-96269
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L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


Job Title: MBTA Program Scheduler

Job Location: Cambridge, MA

Job Code: CS20232601-96269

Job Description:

This position is for a Sr. Specialist, Program Scheduler for the L3H’s implementation of the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) Land Mobile Radio system. The Sr. Specialist, Program Scheduler will be working directly for the MBTA Lead PM, Deputy PM and with the program implementation team to ensure all external tasks, internal tasks, and reporting requirements are completed per the contract, PSPC PM Policies and budget. The ideal candidate will be an experienced Primavera program scheduler who has demonstratable experience in managing the schedule of large, Land Mobile Radio (LMR) systems or for similar industries such Transit, Telecom, Cellular, Satellite, etc. that include site construction and build out of infrastructure.

A Sr. Specialist, Program Scheduler is considered a subject matter expert in scheduling with comprehensive knowledge of job area and in-depth knowledge of scheduling practices. A Sr. Specialist, Program Scheduler manages the schedule of large, complex programs of substantial importance to the organization with minimal oversight or direction. A Sr. Specialist, Program Scheduler communicates within and outside of the organization to explain schedule performance, variations, critical path and suggestions for improving the schedule. A Sr. Specialist, Program Scheduler not only understands how to manage schedules but also is an integral part of the team and understands the terminology, logic and steps in implementing large scale, telecom systems (design, produce, install, test, and gain final acceptance).

The Sr. Specialist, Program Scheduler will be responsible for managing the entire program schedule of the MBTA implementation with frequent interaction with the program management team (PMs, System Engineers, Construction Managers, Finance and Contracts) and the external customer. Specific duties include:

  • Communication - Day-to-day interaction with the program team.
  • Schedule Management - Complete planning and updating of the program schedule in Primavera with resource loading and minimally, weekly schedule updating.
  • Schedule Change Management - Track all requests for schedule change, internal and external, in a Schedule Change Management log tracking the day the request is made, whether the request will be implemented, etc. Do so by leading a Schedule Change Management Review (SCMR) with the program team.
  • Risk Management – Identifying areas of risk in the schedule, communicating them with the Lead PM and other Program Managers and adjusting the schedule in accordance with their direction.
  • Opportunity Management – Likewise, identifying opportunities for schedule improvement, communicating them with the Lead PM an other Program Managers and adjusting the schedule in accordance with their direction.
  • Action/Issue Management – Identifying actions and issues from schedule monitoring and communicate them to the Lead PM and other Program Managers for inclusion on the Action/Issue list maintained in MS Project Online.
  • KPI Management – Develop schedule metrics to include schedule performance against baselines, executive views for inclusion in customer briefing decks, etc.
  • Internal and External Communication Meetings – Lead the discussions on schedule performance, metrics, critical path, risk and opportunities both during internal meetings and external meetings with the customer. Produce quality Program Schedule Review Presentations to the Senior Leadership Team that are timely and accurate, concise and error free. Present information clearly and with confidence.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 6 years of prior relevant experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 4 years of prior related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Primevera scheduling experience and a proven track record of successful schedule management of large scale LMR or similar industries.
  • BA degree in Business or Program Management
  • PMI-SP (Scheduling Professional) certification or MCTS certification (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist)
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Proficient in the use of other MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • PMP certification

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.

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