Planner/Scheduler

HOUSTON, TX

OVERVIEW: Axiom Space is the commercial leader in human spaceflight and on-orbit research & manufacturing services, steered by a team of experts and guided by the vision of a thriving home in space that benefits every human, everywhere. Axiom provides unprecedented access to the International Space Station today while building and operating its successor – the world’s first international commercial space station – to improve life on Earth and foster possibilities beyond it.  Our mission-driven team is seeking a bold and dynamic Planner/Scheduler who is preoccupied with big questions: Where do we go from here? What are the limits of innovation and exploration? How do we continue to evolve as a species?

SUMMARY: We are looking for an individual who is passionate about developing and maintaining schedules. Someone to whom is looking to develop their project scheduling skills.  The role requires strong organizational, time management, and communication skills. 

This position will work on-site at our headquarters in Houston, Texas near the Johnson Space Center.  The main responsibility of the Planner/Scheduler is executing the strategy, implementation, analysis, and management of the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) through the entire lifecycle process. Including planning for design, procurement, manufacturing, assembly, integration, testing, launching and operations of the world’s first commercial space station. The responsibility of this role is to monitor the execution of the key disciplines/sub-systems of the program towards milestones, key events, and significant accomplishment criteria. The support and management of the Integrated Master Schedule will cross-integrate Axiom Space’s projects and programs and will effectively communicate schedule status to Senior levels of the project team. 

Note: Proof of COVID – 19 vaccination status (vaccination card) will be required for employment otherwise a request for medical or religious accommodation is necessary

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

• Assist in the development and leading scheduling strategy, theory, implementation, and analysis

• Maintain, update, progress, monitor, and run schedule reports with other colleagues that are involved in the scheduling and planning process within the integrated master schedule

• Work with discipline technical leads to develop schedules, key milestones, critical path, deliverables and assist in planning the project work-scope across multiple projects and teams

• Utilize Oracle Primavera P6 as prime software to manage key sections of the Integrated Master Schedule for the Axiom Space Station and other programs

• Assistant in the development, maintenance, and control schedule standards and practices for managing the IMS in Oracle and other company software programs such as Confluence and Jira

• Configure the scheduling data architecture in accordance with industry and company scheduling standards to support streamlined integration enabling efficient business operations

• Support the internal integration of the subproject schedules and their connection to the Integrated Master Schedule; this includes the oversight of baseline changes and configuration control within the IMS

• Perform complex program schedule analysis to including metrics, critical path, float, and schedule performance of the total program

• Develop and review schedule variance analyses and recovery or corrective action plans and identify schedule impacts for program management attention; this includes the oversight of baseline changes and configuration control within the IMS

• Assist in program schedule analysis and studies of problem areas to determine criticality of schedule activities; evaluate and recommend alternatives for schedule improvement to the program team for discussion and/or decision

• Identify critical paths, pacing items, heighten awareness of risks and mitigation paths to assist lead management teams for tracking and communication

• Assist in preparing and presenting graphic presentations of cost, schedule, scope, and risk information at general and formal meetings such as Program Management Reviews and customer Quarterly Reviews

• Utilize Agile methodology and Jira / Gantt schedule tools to proactively promote communication across multiple functions through daily coordination meetings to allow for integration of schedules at various levels

• Utilize various software applications – such as spreadsheets, relational databases, statistical packages, and graphics packages – to assemble, manipulate, and/or format data and/or reports

• Participate in and assist in leading continuous improvement efforts

• Perform other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

“This position has been posted at multiple levels. Depending on the candidate's experience, requirements, and business needs, we reserve the right to consider candidates at any level for which this position has been advertised.” 

Education & Experience

• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business Management, Construction Management, Supply Chain ‘OR’ relevant and ‘OR’ equivalent work experience

• 5-10 years of scheduling or planning related experience or in combo of project controls

• Experience and or understanding work packaging, use of activity coding or similar

• Experience developing critical paths through a project life cycle in any one of the EPC phases or combination

• 1-3 years minimum experience, utilizing Oracle Primavera P6

• Knowledge of scheduling best practices

• Experience working in project teams

• Experience in aerospace, DoD, or relevant industries preferred

• Working in Confluence and or JIRA software or similar preferred

• Experience working in Agile framework and or Scrum methodology preferred 

• Knowledge of systems engineering, software development and or concepts associated with preferred 

• Use of Microsoft Projects preferred

Essential Functions

Work Environment: Generally, an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on the task.

Requirements 

• Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.

• Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which the position is advertised.

• Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency is a requirement for this position.

 Physical Requirements

• Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of the time). May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs. (5% of the time).

• Equipment and Machines

• Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).

Skills

• Must be able to work well with others, while effectively working multiple priorities

• Able to learn and understand technically complex subjects to better facilitate schedule analysis to the teams

• Prioritize time and tasks to maximize productivity to meet deadlines

• Utilize resource, or cost loading, and or project planning tools to ensure validity of Integrated Master Schedule and recommend changes to capacity plan

• Maximize production output by implanting tools and methods which ensure optimum daily use of resources

• Ability to learn and maintain scheduling software tools

• Ability to develop, operate, manage, maintain and execute all aspects of the schedule program within Oracle Primavera P6

• Ability to develop new processes and standards and implement them throughout an organization

• Ability to produce critical path analysis, forecasting, variance, and trending reports

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

• Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values

• Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics

• Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity

• Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods

• Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources

• Teamwork - Eager and able to work in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary fashion in a fast-paced, dynamic and deadline-oriented environment


Axiom Space is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  Axiom Space does not discriminate on the basis of race, regional color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

JOB CODE: 43-5061