Resource Analyst IV, Earned Value Management Specialist
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
March 12, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Requisition ID 2018-9161
Do you excel in an environment that values exploration and discovery? We have a universe of opportunities waiting for you!
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is NASA's lead center for robotic exploration of the solar system. Our core competency is the end-to-end implementation of unprecedented robotic space missions to study Earth, the Solar System, and the Universe.
JPL, located in Pasadena, California, has a casual, campus-like environment situated on 177 acres in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and offers a work environment unlike any other: we inspire passion, foster innovation, build collaboration, and reward excellence.
We are proud to be part of NASA and Caltech, as we explore the universe and make history through new discoveries.
In this position you will be a member of the Program Business Management Division (PBMD) and will report to the Manager of the Cost Management Implementation Office (CMIO). Be responsible for facilitating EVM implementation support on selected projects. Support institutional self-governance surveillance activities on EVM projects. Lead analytical assessments, including lifecycle cost analysis, estimates to complete, event analysis, data collection, root cause mapping. Will be responsible for supporting analysis of project performance reporting against the project budget baseline. Evaluates variances, providing recommendations for corrective action.
Serve as an integral partner with the project business team. Provide project resource planning and analysis support to Programs/Projects within each Directorate in conjunction with the Project Business Manager or Project Manager, as appropriate.
On a regular basis, you will:
Analyze highly complex project/program task plan documents, including statements of work and basis of estimates, in part or in their entirety, coordinating some or all laboratory interfaces.
Partner with the lead PRA or Project Business Manager (PBM) in the collection of data associated with the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and Dictionary, and Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM).
Partner with the lead Project Schedule Analyst (PSA) to analyze related complex integrated network schedules, work packages and planning packages.
Collect and analyze complex data, and make recommendations in support of the development of project resource planning, scheduling and budgeting guidelines.
Support development of complex time-phased budgets in accordance with complex schedule plans.
Support the project business team in the development of Estimates at Completion (EACs) and producing a financial rollup.
Review and analyze highly complex project level performance management data, ensuring compliance to EVM system validation criteria.
Review highly complex financial and earned value reports to account managers in support of project reviews.
Support development and implementation of corrective actions.
Resource for IBR review and project surveillances.
Resource to conduct Earned Value Management training for projects.
Exercise discretion and financial judgment in the collection of highly complex data for project surveillances.
Perform assignments and projects without appreciable direction, typically exercising considerable latitude in determining objectives.
As a team leader, accountable for team results on multifunctional and/or multidisciplinary projects and assignments, including performance standards, budget and schedule.
Lead a multifunctional and/or multidisciplinary team for a project, activity, or function within scope of assigned responsibility.
Caltech/JPL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action employer. It is the policy of Caltech/JPL to provide equal employment opportunities, actively recruit, and include for employment consideration all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a federal facility. Due to rules imposed by NASA, JPL will not accept applications from citizens of designated countries unless they are Legal Permanent Residents of the U.S or have other protected status under 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3). The Designated Countries List is available at http://oiir.hq.nasa.gov/nasaecp/Qualifications
Typically requires a Bachelor's degree in business/finance, or related discipline with a minimum of 9 years of related experience; Master's degree in similar disciplines with a minimum of 7 years of related experience; or PhD in similar disciplines with a minimum of 5 years related experience.
Advanced knowledge in one or more of the following areas: financial resource management, program/project organization, work force planning, business forecasting, statistical analysis.
Extensive understanding and wide application of program/project organization, work force planning, business forecasting, and statistical analysis resulting in contributions to the development of new theories and methods.
Knowledge of industry and/or academic practices and standards across a range of applications related to business/finance management/program/project management.
Must be a resourceful, self-motivated individual with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Must have excellent computer skills, including Excel, PowerPoint, and must possess good presentation skills.
Prior experience with project management applications and process development.
Prior experience with surveillance/audit/project self-governance activities.
Additional Desired Skills:
Complete knowledge of Laboratory policies and procedures, NASA policies and procedures, and government regulations across a range of applications.
Comprehensive understanding of earned value management implementation and practices.