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Senior Program Planning & Controls Analyst


Menomonee Falls, WI, US, 53051

Job ID: 105258 


The Leonardo DRS Naval Power Systems business is a trusted provider of innovative naval gas and hybrid power systems, control technology and support solutions for the U.S. Navy and navies around the world.

Job 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.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop schedules that include project phasing, project milestones, and represent critical relationships between program tasks to plan, coordinate, and visualize all significant activities.
  • Prepare Gantt, PERT, and resource utilization charts to identify available slack/float.
  • 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 executing as planned.
  • 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
  • Perform schedule configuration management to maintain program IMS data.
  • 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.


  • 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
  • Candidates must be a US citizen and meet DRS security standards as imposed by DoD, including the issuance of any necessary security clearance by the US government within a reasonable time after commencement of employment. #LI-JS1

The health and safety of our employees and their families remains a top priority at Leonardo DRS, and we continue to take action to address the risk and uncertainty COVID variants pose in the workplace.  Subject to state-specific exemptions, newly hired employees are required to provide proof they are fully vaccinated prior to their start date, unless a medical or religious accommodation or an exemption pursuant to applicable state law is formally approved by Leonardo DRS prior to commencing employment. 

Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Our Mission

To build shareholder value through a commitment to high ethical standards and a superior performance culture focused on customers, employees, financial results and corporate citizenship.

Our Vision

To be the leading mid-tier defense technology company in the U.S.

Our Values

Our employees appreciate a culture of open honest communications, and fair and equitable treatment. We accomplish this through:

INTEGRITY. At Leonardo DRS ethics and accountability always comes first.

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE. We set high standards of performance for ourselves and others. We consistently deliver excellent products and services. We adhere to quality levels demanded by our customers. We assume responsibility and accountability to achieve excellence. We settle for nothing less.

CUSTOMER FOCUS. We go above and beyond to meet customer needs, and work to create long-term relationships with our customers.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION. We accept unconditionally the value that every individual has to offer. We embrace different points of view. We continually foster an environment that enables all employees to contribute to their full potential. We cooperate together as a diverse workforce serving a diverse population.

INNOVATION.  At Leonardo DRS, innovation is in our DNA. We have built this company through the innovative ideas of our employees and continue to foster an environment that rewards new ideas to help our government and military customers save lives, solve critical problems and modernize to ensure mission success for years to come.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. is committed 
to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.  We are committed to building a workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. At Leonardo DRS, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment makes us a stronger Company. We embrace different points of view, respect one another in the workplace, and understand that an inclusive environment furthers creativity, innovation, and business performance. 

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