Sr. Lead Project Planner/ Scheduler - SDCA in San Diego, CA at Austal

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San Diego, CA

Job Description

Any qualified individual with a disability who is having difficulty in completing an application because of incompatible technology or other disability-related application issues may contact us at the following phone number for assistance: 251-445-1932.
Austal shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.  Austal’s commitment to equal employment opportunity applies at all levels of employment, in all job titles, including the executive level, and to all employment actions, including but not limited to decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion. 

REPORTS TO: Manager Scheduling

SUPERVISES: Assigned Planning / Scheduling Personnel


  • Maintains consistent Production Control process and procedures with Mobile counterparts and department policy
  • Responsible for providing day to day direction and supervision of assigned personnel.
  • Uses functional design and key plans and contract documents to create:
    • Repair and construction WBS
    • Repair work item inter-relationships
    • Production and subcontractor manning requirements
  • Leads efforts to develop repair work item sequencing with particular care given to inter-relationships of work items and Open & Inspect / report activities
  • Responsible for building Integrated Production Schedule (IPS) compliant with NAVSEA Std Items 009-60 or 009-111 including all required reporting output.
  • Determines Installation Repair / Construction Stage for major equipment, and removal repair and reinstallation.
  • Establish sequencing, usage phase and build location for structural components based on facility capacity and build strategy.
  • Builds Work packages to include, but not limited to:
    • Establishing steps and budgets for tasks
    • Electronically assigning material to work packages
    • Assembling applicable drawings
    • Submitting documents to Document Control for issue
  • Incorporate authorized deck plate approved changes into the IPS as they are approved.
  • Integrates and de-conflicts all schedule needs of other government contracted activities including AIT’s, FM & PM including Austal subcontractors.
  • Populates planning database with work scope items and attributes about those items (i.e. location, budget, drawing information, product types, etc.).
  • Utilizes Basic Primavera user abilities to open project, set up layout and filter such that Critical Path can be reviewed along with logical sequence of work packages.
  • Assists in determining external change CFR / RCC impact during preliminary negotiations and implement external change into IMS after award.
  • Develops and maintains tracking mechanisms for engineering deliverables.
  • Defines activities, budgets and schedules logic in accordance with established EVMS guidelines.
  • Based upon work content, reviews budget distribution across a ship.
  • Collects, reviews and implements lessons learned from work packages and meetings
  • Creates Field Change Requests for future ship change incorporation.
  • Participates and provides critical support during all government schedule reviews for repair activities including critical path impacts, controlling path and manning needs.
  • Incorporates internal change into work packages and schedule.
  • Reviews drawings and specifications for producability and completeness of content and identifies inconsistencies or errors via CFR requesting government correction and RCC.
  • Assists trades and schedulers with baseline changes to transfer work scope to and from a subcontractor.
  • Provides internal department training for planners / schedulers.
  • Provide weekly baseline and active plan schedules to Financial Analysis for internal reporting


  •   High School Diploma or GED required, Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Construction, or Materials Management (or related) preferred.
  •   Comprehensive knowledge in large ship construction and trade work scope required.
  • Minimum six (6) years’ ship building experience to include at least five (5) years’ ship building planning experience required.
  • Proficient with Excel, Word and PowerPoint required.
  • Basic Primavera (or similar scheduling software) operation skills required.
  • Ability to extract information from AutoCad, ShipConstructor, Navisworks or other modeling tools required.
  • Ability to read and comprehend drawing, specification, NSI requirements.  
  • Proficient in Earned Value Management System (EVMS) and performance measurement techniques required.
  • Ability to use the Earned Value toolset to determine schedule and cost drivers required.
  • Ability and willingness to supervise a team of subordinates required.
  • Effective communication and presentation skills for leadership, customer, peer and team member meetings required.
  • Experience with Government contracts preferred.
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing preferred.


All candidates must meet Austal USA’s basic employment eligibility guidelines:

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD clearance may be required if deemed

necessary in the scope of your position responsibilities.

  • Ability to acquire and maintain US Navy Base DBIDs access card
  • 18 years or older at time of application
  • Able to provide proof of US Person status (permanent resident or citizen)
  • No felony convictions within seven years from disposition date
  • Willing to submit to a drug screen
  • Willing to submit to a background check Complies with Austal’s employee handbook general guidelines, company procedures and policies.

TOOLS: Not Applicable

DIRECTION EXERCISED:  Full discretionary authority to assign work and responsible for direct supervision of other Planners & Schedulers.

DISCRETION EXERCISED: Must be able to train and mentor Junior members of the Department.

LIASES WITH: Engineering, Operations, Supply Chain, Production, and Project departments, prime contractors, and the customer as requested by the company.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to humid conditions, bright flashing lights, moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, outside weather conditions, and extreme heat.  The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and/or airborne particles at or below the PEL, toxic or caustic chemicals, and heat and cold.  The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud, + 90 dB.


Must comply with company, federal, state, and local safety and environmental rules and regulations while performing daily job tasks