Sr. Planner/Scheduler

Location: West Region (CA/AZ/UT/WA/CO)
Job Code: 177


As an SM&A employee, you might be jumping on a plane on Monday morning to work on an aerospace & defense client’s multi-million dollar proposal for a new weapons system, or you might be driving down the road from your house to a global system integrator to work on a new IT system for the Department of Homeland Security. Our employees enjoy a variety of work and a career at SM&A can vary, depending on the practice area you might be supporting:

With SM&A’s depth of program and project management experience, our Program Services employees ensure that our clients have the tools, resources and insight they need to PERFORM at every stage of the program or project lifecycle. You might join us working as a Program Planner or Scheduler, assisting our clients with the establishment and delivery of a project plan or schedule. Or you might be a Senior Engineer or Program Manager, whose hands-on technical expertise allows a client to stay on track for a successful program milestone. Perhaps you’re a Cost & Earned Value Management Consultant whose attention to detail allows a client to maximize their program and project revenue. SM&A’s Program Services employees can see projects through from the earliest program plan all the way through program delivery to ensure a client can perform at their highest levels.

Program Planner/Scheduler:

Job Description:

  • Develop and integrate tiered master plans & schedules on DOD programs
  • Develop IMS Architecture for small programs or IPTs
  • Lead multi-schedule implementations and develops cross project linking solutions
  • Direct CAMs and PM
  • Lead program/Integrated Product Teams (IPT)
  • Manage/supervise schedulers
  • Manage small to medium implementations
  • Interact heavily with external customer and subs
  • Set-up EVMS files
  • Conduct expert level internal training sessions


  • We are a national consulting firm & our client work can be located anywhere in the U.S, therefore you must have the flexibility to travel 75%+ of your time to client sites in the U.S.
  • BS in Business field or similar. 
  • Minimum of  {10-15+} years of experience as a Program Planner on large complex DOD programs. 
  • Extensive experience working on government DoD programs developing Integrated Master Plans & Integrated Master Schedules (IMS) is required.
  • Advanced experience with multiple scheduling tools and add-ons
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Project
  • Proven ability to work with a server based Enterprise Project Control tool (like MS Proj Server or equivalent)
  • Solid experience resource loading, identify and resolve over allocations and res. reporting in Microsoft Project
  • Solid experience with cost & schedule integration
  • Solid experience with EVMS – Successfully developed EV solutions in IMP’s/IMS’s
  • Clearance preferred:  Secret or Top Secret, with SCI or have the ability to obtain at a minimum a Secret level clearance


We look forward to exploring the potential of all qualified candidates! 


SM&A is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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