Mid-Career Schedule Analyst

Job Details

Job Details

Job ID: 10522

Do you excel in an environment that values exploration and discovery? We have a universe of opportunities waiting for you!


The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is NASA’s lead center for robotic exploration of the solar system. Our core competency is the end-to-end implementation of unprecedented robotic space missions to study Earth, the Solar System, and the Universe.


 JPL, located in Pasadena, California, has a casual, campus-like environment situated on 177 acres in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and offers a work environment unlike any other: we inspire passion, foster innovation, build collaboration, and reward excellence.


We are proud to be part of NASA and Caltech, as we explore the universe and make history through new discoveries.


With an unmatched history creating groundbreaking advances in science and technology, JPL has been in the space exploration business since the beginning. JPL resonates with people who are looking for ways to go further.

In this role at JPL, you will be a Project Schedule Analyst (PSA) and a member of the Project Controls Section. You will report administratively to the Project Schedule Controls Group Supervisor.


The PSA responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Creating, maintaining, analyzing, and reporting of all project level schedules and associated metrics, in support of programs and projects, as well as other planning related support
  • Preparing and analyzing Earned Value reporting requirements
  • Interfacing internally with JPL organizations and externally with subcontractor team members or other NASA centers
  • As a member of the business team, will be accountable for the results on multifunctional and/or multidisciplinary projects and assignments, including performance standards, budget and schedule
  • Creating and maintaining the detailed network schedules in MS Project, including the extraction and analysis of various schedule related data (e.g., project receivable/deliverable data, baseline vs. actual activity count data, etc.), analysis of earned value performance data, preparation of slack tables, critical path analyses, and other associated metrics etc., required for monthly/quarterly reporting and maintenance of the project schedules and performance measurement archive
  • May require occasional travel to subcontractor facilities  
  • Serving as an essential team member on teams inside and outside organization, project, activity or function, including outside of JPL


  • Typically requires a Bachelors, Masters, or PhD degree in Business or other related discipline.
  • 6 years professional experience in project scheduling
  • Extensive knowledge of industry and/or academic practices and standards across a range of applications related to schedule planning is required.
  • Advanced experience with/use of Microsoft Project and Kidasa Milestones Professional software
  • Experience working with multiple levels of program management, and must have an extensive understanding and an applied use of advanced principles, theories, concepts and techniques in project schedule development, Critical Path methodology, and the development of cost/schedule integration. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced knowledge of Laboratory and NASA policies and procedures, and government regulations across a range of applications.
  • Ability to work independently with only limited direction, typically receiving few or no instructions.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with PEMs/CAMS and their technical team members.


Work Authorization

U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

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