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Kansas Employer NIAR Master Scheduler II (PMO) in Wichita, Kansas

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University Overview

Wichita State University has a long tradition of innovation and entrepreneurship that spurs the economy and serves the needs of the local community. This is the place where anything is possible. Where collaboration and innovative ideas shape the future, and entrepreneurship is in our bones. If you have the creativity, passion and insight to help us build a brighter future for our city, state and worldthis is the place where you belong.

Position Specific Responsibilities

Wichita State Universitys National Institute for Aviation Research is seeking a Master Scheduler to join our team! This position will collaborate with lab directors and outline the life cycle of the program. Individuals be able to lead schedule analysis, produce status reports, and identify schedule impacts and risk assessments for management.

Summary of Responsibilities

Leads the development and maintenance of a work breakdown structure (WBS), and develops, maintains and updates existing program schedules throughout the program life cycle in collaboration with the control account manager and Integrated Project Team (IPT). Performs schedule maintenance, provides regular updates, and develops and delivers status reports. Coordinates and facilitates stakeholder reviews; summarizes and submits meeting notes; and prepares and delivers presentations. Responsible for critical path analysis and contributing to the development and maintenance of a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and related dictionaries.

Essential Functions

  • Leads and manages the development of theWBSandWBSDictionary.
  • Gathers and compiles information needed to build and maintain program Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) including major milestones and deliverables.
  • Performs schedule analysis.
  • Develops and reviews schedule variance analyses, and recovery or corrective action plans to identify schedule impacts for management attention; provides oversight of baseline changes within theIMS.
  • Manages internal integration of subproject schedules and their connection to theIMS.
  • Works cross-functionally withIPT.
  • Produces status reports and metrics for schedule performance. Presents analyses and schedules performance in management and program reviews.
  • Identifies issues that may negatively affect quarterly and/or fiscal year financial forecasts.
  • Supports proposal activities as required. Assists in the preparation, schedule risk assessments, and Integrated Master Plan (IMP) development.
  • Acts as scheduling subject expert and mentors others on scheduling best practices.
  • Proposes processes and improvements that will aid integrated scheduling.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Wichita State University is the only urban-serving public university in Kansas and has the most diverse student body of all the Kansas state universities. Wichita State recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran. Wichita State University has a clear goal in this regard: to be a university that promotes inclusive excellence at every level of our organization. We pride ourselves on being the most innovative university in Kansas, delivering the best educational experience to our students with the distinction for opening pathways to real-life learning, applied research and career opportunities that make people want to stay in Kansas. Our campus provides an experience that promotes al l forms of inclusive excellence; a place to learn, work, live and play.