Experienced Producer / Schedule Analyst

Job Details

New ideas are all around us, but only a few will change the world. That’s our focus at JPL. We ask the biggest questions, then search the universe for answers—literally. We build upon ideas that have guided generations, then share our discoveries to inspire generations to come. Your mission—your opportunity—is to seek out the answers that bring us one step closer. If you’re driven to discover, create, and inspire something that lasts a lifetime and beyond, you’re ready for JPL.

Located in Pasadena, California, JPL has a 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.


In this role at JPL, you will be the Producer for The Studio. The Studio consists of a team of designers, artists, makers, strategists, and thinkers passionate about helping scientists and engineers imagine the future, and giving people a sense of awe about the universe. You will lead, advise, and assess the creation, validation, approval, and maintenance of schedules for projects within The Studio, as well as project management activities. You will report to the manager of The Studio inside the Communications and Education Directorate and be the Team Lead for The Studio.

  • Leads in the development, maintenance, analysis, and reporting of all project level schedules, associated metrics, and schedule products for large, critical and/or highly complex projects, project components/elements, programs or new business while interpreting and ensuring adherence to system requirements.
  • Assesses and validates the cost/schedule baseline integrity to ensure that it is effective, accurate and executable.
  • Leads the identification and communication of anomalies in the schedule data, analyzes and validates the horizontal logic and critical path traceability between subsystem schedule plans, recommends and implements mitigated schedule plans.
  • Being accountable for the results on multifunctional and/or multidisciplinary projects and assignments, including performance standards, budget and schedule
  • Potentially travel to subcontractor facilities, if required.
  • Serves as an essential team leader on project teams inside and outside organization, project, activity or function, including outside of JPL with subcontractor team members or other NASA centers/sponsors
  • Mentoring and coaching others internal and external to The Studio.
  • Coordinates with JPL’s Chief of Staff for all studio projects related to the Directors Office.
  • Leads the logistics of all complex and critical projects including the coordination of our internal team with clients and other organizations on lab such as facilities, safety, security, and vendors.
  • Meets with all team members on a regular basis to advise on pathways for success.
  • Maintain detailed schedules and plans for all Studio projects.
  • Generate cost estimation for The Studio project proposals.
  • Works closely with The Studio customers and personnel to stay on schedule and plan.
  • Advises and consults with customers as issues arise/scope changes.
  • Advises the manager on staffing projects.
  • Coordinates freelancers and contractors.
  • Key member on all kickoff and critical meetings.
  • Responsible for the coordination of all procurements including P-cards, requisitions, writing sole source justifications, ordering office supplies, vendor contracts, and validating product delivery.


Required Skills

  • Bachelors with 6 years of related experience; Masters with 4 years related experience; or PhD with 2 years of related professional hands-on experience in project scheduling.
  • Advanced knowledge of industry and/or academic practices and standards across a range of applications related to schedule planning.
  • Experience working with a team from the art or design industries.
  • Experience working in a fast paced and ever-changing environment and able to prioritize what is the most time sensitive and project critical task.
  • Can juggle many projects at once.

Desired Skills 

  • Complete knowledge of Laboratory and NASA policies and procedures, and government regulations across a range of applications.
  • Experience in a project team environment with project reporting, integrated cost/schedule planning and baseline control, schedule analysis, EVM, and various performance measurement techniques.
  • Knowledge in one or more of the following fields: advanced fabrication techniques, experiential design, film, web, data visualization, or live event management.

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