Program Scheduler 1

AeroVironment, Inc.

Simi Valley, CA

Worker Type


Job Description


In this entry level role, the Program Scheduler I is responsible for building and maintaining resource loaded Proposal and Integrated Master Schedules (IMS) in support of multiple product and business areas. This is an individual contributor role where one will work within a team environment comprised of Program Management, Finance, Technical and other supporting staff. The Sr. Program Scheduler successfully integrates resources, task status and risk management in the schedule.

Position Responsibilities

  • Maintains schedule integrity including, but not limited to, proper schedule structure and cost alignment (MIL-STD-881 or similar program hierarchy) with proper network logic producing a realistic program critical path. Adherence to FAR & EVMS principles a plus
  • Maintenance of the IMS, summary and detail schedules (vertical schedule integration), support project status meetings, maintain schedule metrics and performance reports, identify and track project risk activities, perform critical path analysis & support reporting of program performance against the plan
  • Schedules configuration control, change management and schedule baseline control
  • Performs Schedule Risk Analysis (SRA)
  • Risk planning with program/project management using the schedule for identifying and recommending mitigation strategies for project risks to ensure cost & Schedule targets are achieved
  • Supports program Finance, Engineering and Program Management in the proper conduct of program execution resulting in the completion of program scope within budget
  • Works on problems of limited scope. Follows standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data from which answers can be readily obtained
  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Operations Management, Mathematics, Finance, Accounting or Business Administration is required or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Minimum of 0 - 2 years of relevant work experience and technical experience as outlined above
  • Experienced in Program Planning & Scheduling, Project Management and Program Controls
  • Experienced using Schedule Health Analysis and Schedule Risk Assessment tools
  • Demonstrated knowledge of planning and scheduling processes with IMP/IMS methodologies, EVM and Program Management metrics and reporting
  • Current expertise in: 1) MS Office Suite (Advanced MS Excel required), 2) MS Project

Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies

  • Experience using MS Project, Project Web Applications (Project Server 2013/2016) preferred
  • Experience developing Work Breakdown Structures, utilizing cost-schedule baseline change controls and integrating cost and scheduling tools (Cobra & Pro Pricer for EVMS & Proposals, respectively) is desired
  • Works effectively in building productive working relationships with other users, finance, planners and support staff in achieving results
  • Demonstrates competency in prioritizing workload, deliverables and sense of organization
  • Works with a sense of timeliness, efficiency and high degree of accuracy
  • Has effective problem-solving, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small teams share a broad variety of duties
  • Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet company objectives
  • Takes ownership and responsibility for current and past work products
  • Is committed to learning from mistakes and driven to improve and enhance performance of oneself, others, and the company
  • Demonstrates teamwork, collaboration and puts the success of the team above one's own interests

Physical Demands

  • Ability to work in an office environment (Constant)
  • Required to, stand, sit; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard (Frequent)

The salary range for this role is:

$56,326 - $73,928

AeroVironment considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the location, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, education/training, and key skills.

ITAR Requirement:

This position requires access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). In order to comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR. A “U.S. person” according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or asylee. See 22 CFR § 120.15. Some positions will require current U.S. Citizenship due to contract requirements.

Benefits: AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit:

We also encourage you to review our company website at to learn more about us.

Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.

Who We Are

Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we’ve been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world’s most widely used military drones and created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution’s permanent collection in Washington, DC.

Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and tactical missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty – and succeed.

What We Do

Building on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company’s hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans. AeroVironment, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Qualified applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic data, sexual orientation, gender identity or other legally protected status.


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