Senior Program Planning and Controls Analyst (CT) in Danbury, CT at Johnson Service Group

Date Posted: 10/1/2020

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Job Description

JobID: 380823

Johnson Service Group is recruiting for a Senior Program Planning and Controls Analyst

***There are THREE (3) openings with one each at the following locations:
Danbury, CT
Fitchburg, MA
Milwaukee, WI

The roles are DIRECT HIRE!!!

Overall Summary

Provide direct support to Program Managers by developing compliant Integrated Master Schedules (IMS) which accurately and comprehensively validate the contractual scope, flow and resources required to execute and meet all program strategic objectives for the duration of the program.
Tracks plans and schedules, performs risk analysis, identifies and resolves critical path and network logic conflicts.
Utilize Gantt, Critical path, Driving Path, Variance metrics, milestone charts, Earned Value Management and other project management techniques to gauge progress and identify performance variances to facilitate focus and intervention on critical areas.
Ensures compliance with internal program procedures and project control system guidelines.
May lead or participate in scheduling status reviews.
Provides guidance to program team members.
Work with the technical community, operations community and program management to translate authorized customer requirements into the performance measurement baseline.
In addition, interface with program management, senior management and the contractual customer as the program’s planning integrator.

Primary & Essential Accountabilities

  • Provide scheduling and planning for programs as assigned.
  • Support the Program Mangers in the creation of Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) and lead the development of schedules (including resource loading) for identified WBS elements.
  • Develop schedules that include project phasing, project milestones, and represent critical relationships between program tasks to plan, coordinate, and visualize all significant activities.
  • Drives initial schedule development or rolling wave planning to baseline. Ownership of the road to baseline plan.
  • Prepare Gantt, PERT, and resource utilization charts to identify available slack/float and facilitate focus and intervention on critical areas.
  • Analyze trends, develop reports, facilitate communication and provide performance feedback.
  • Identify and resolve critical path and network logic conflicts.
  • Work with Program Manager and Program Finance to develop ETCs, EACs and Variance Reports.
  • Work with program team to ensure the schedule/program plan is executable (cost, schedule and technical requirements are fully integrated) and executing as planned.
  • Apply critical path methodology in schedule network development and analysis and report results to Program Team.
  • Working with Program Finance, analyze earned value monthly data to assess schedule variance (SV, SPI) and report on status and variances.
  • Provide weekly /monthly project status updates including earned value performance.
  • Perform risk analysis and risk planning on the schedule.
  • Performs 'what if' scenarios for individual program management teams. Advise Program Manager of risks that may affect project profit, costs, and on-time delivery
  • Work with project team to develop recovery plans.
  • Perform schedule configuration management to maintain program IMS data.
  • Provide schedule related guidance during program level exercises e.g., rolling waves, re-plans, etc.
  • Interact across functional organizations such as engineering, procurement, contracts, business management and production.
  • Ensures management understanding of network logic, Gantt, milestone lists, and resource information in the schedule.
  • Participate in program proposal process as part of proposal teams as needed.
  • Must understand the various contract types, i.e. cost plus, T&M, FFP and ensure that all requirements of the prime contract are understood.
  • Share lessons learned with other program analysts.
  • Ensure compliance with internal program procedures.


  • Bachelor’s degree and related technical training with at least 8 years of directly related experience (or equivalent combination of education, training and experience)
  • Familiarity and experience with the following guidelines for program planning and control:
    • GAO Schedule Assessment Guide
    • EIA-748 Standard for Earned Value Management Systems

Desired Experience with:

  • NDIA Planning & Scheduling Excellence Guide
  • DoD Earned Value Management Implementation Guide
  • NDIA Predictive Measures Guide

Please apply Directly or send resume to Craig @



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