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Principal Program Planning and Scheduling Analyst (Clearance Required)

Sierra Space

Sierra Space

Multiple locations
Posted on Monday, June 24, 2024

Sierra Space Careers: Dare to Dream

We honor those that are not afraid to dream big dreams, those that tenaciously chase their dreams even when others say it cannot be done, those that achieve big dreams and change everything. Those are Dreams Worth Chasing.

At Sierra Space we envision a future where humanity lives and works in space, on moons, and on distant planets. Our mission isn’t restricted to the few, instead we see a future where all people can choose to live, work, discover and explore beyond our planet. Our company is building a platform in space to benefit life on Earth and together we will alter the course of humanity.

We have a bold mission. We are a bold company. Together, we are an extraordinary team.

About the Role

If you like coordinating complex planning and scheduling using your deep analytical skills, this is the opportunity for you!

As a Principal Program Planning and Scheduling Analyst, you will be using your skills and expertise to prepare, develop and coordinate our integrated master plan and integrated master schedule to meet our program objectives and ensure major projects and program schedules and plans are horizontally and vertically integrated across the enterprise. You'll be expertly tracking plans and schedules, performing risk analysis, identifying and resolving critical path and network logic conflicts utilizing Gantt, PERT, milestone charts, earned value management and other project management techniques. You'll evaluate the level of schedule compliance and identify reasons for completion shortfalls. You'll also provide key analytics on performance improvements across current processes.

About You

Our mission is driven by the unwavering passion to push the boundaries of what is possible. We seek those who Dare to Dream — to envision the extraordinary and pursue it relentlessly – to join us on this transformational journey.

We’re looking for dreamers who align with our values, vision and audacious goals – while also meeting the minimum qualifications below. The preferred qualifications are a bonus, not a requirement.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An active Secret U.S. Security Clearance is required.

  • A bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, economics, engineering, or a related field and typically 14 (Fourteen) years or more of related work experience; higher education may substitute for relevant experience

  • Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of required education

  • Experience in Microsoft Project Professional

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI Clearance

  • Knowledge of DCMA 14-points & IPM DFAR

  • Understanding of Mil Standard 881.

  • Experience with Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS).

  • Understanding and application of Critical Path Analysis and Schedule Risk Analysis.

  • Understanding of and application of Schedule Performance and Heath Metric Analysis.

  • Knowledge of engineering design and life cycle concepts.

  • Knowledgeable of how to assemble and build an Integrated master Schedule (IMS).

  • Understanding of Event versus Product based schedules.

  • Understanding of Integrated Master Plan (IMP) and Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) development.

  • Understanding of Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) development.

  • Experience in the development and maintenance of resource loaded integrated master schedules to include detailed schedule analysis, rolling wave planning, health assessments, schedule risk assessments, and critical/driving path analysis.

  • Experience in facilitation of resource leveling; validation of remaining work; identification and resolution of critical path conflicts; analysis of impacts to schedule of any proposed changes.

  • Ability to work across multiple software systems and comprehend system relationships.

  • Ability to develop and conduct relevant stakeholder learning sessions.

  • Foundational understanding of Program Management processes.

  • Knowledge of DoD, government contracting and/or public auditing, policies, standards, and procedures.

  • Knowledge of Cobra a plus.

Additional Requirements:

  • Frequently walk, sit, stand, climb stairs and steps

  • Occasionally repeat same hand, arm, and finger motion many times to include finger and hand dexterity.

  • Occasionally requires vision abilities to include close, distance, depth perception, and telling the difference between colors.

  • Occasionally requires hearing abilities to include discerning different tones and volumes.

  • Rarely lifting or carrying up to 20 lbs.

Working Conditions:

  • Rarely exposed to outdoor elements (high/low temperatures, sun, rain/snow, etc.)

  • Rarely exposed to fumes or hazardous chemicals/materials

  • Rarely exposed to loud noises


This position requires current/active Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-U.S. Citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF), a federal government agency, handles the adjudicative aspects of the security clearance eligibility process for industry applicants. Adjudicative factors which affect the outcome of the eligibility determination include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and illegal drug use.

Elevate Your Career

At Sierra Space, we are committed to your personal and professional development. We empower you to make profound and meaningful contributions and foster a vibrant culture of collaboration, where teamwork ignites breakthrough innovations.

Sierra Space offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.

We also offer a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 8%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.

Estimated Starting Salary Range:

$138,634.92 - $190,623.01

At Sierra Space we are at the very doorstep of unlocking the future and the work in front of us is hard, but it is truly important and meaningful. Achieving our mission requires dedication, relentless pursuit of a dream and an unwavering passion for pushing the boundaries to accomplish what others might believe to be impossible. We seek those who too, Dare to Dream and will join us in a pursuit to achieve the extraordinary.

Application Deadline: This role will remain posted until a qualified pool of candidates are identified.