Project Controls Scheduler

Cambridge, MA /
Tokamak Team /
CFS’ mission is to enable world-wide clean energy for everyone, creating a sustainable environment for current and future generations. We’ve created a credible path to an operating fusion power plant in 15 years which leverages our novel collaboration with MIT and funding from strategic and financial investors who share our vision. This begins by developing a new class of high-field superconducting magnets that will enable the SPARC tokamak to demonstrate net energy from fusion for the first time. To execute this plan, we are now looking to add talented people to the team who are mission-driven and treat people well; improve our team by adding diverse perspectives & new ways of solving problems; have demonstrated exceptional results through a range of different pursuits; and have skillsets and experience that relate to this role.

We are looking to hire a Project Controls Scheduler to assist in laying out the plan to reach net fusion energy. In this position, the Scheduler will work directly with the Project Manager and the Engineering team to ensure the schedule is realistic and provides the best possible path to on-time completion. This position is seen as crucial to success of the project and is a key part of the investor confidence in the program.

This team member will:

    • Develop and maintain the integrated project schedule utilizing Primavera P6 and MS Project scheduling software.
    • Work directly with engineering and management personnel to develop, update and status the project schedule on a continual basis to ensure accurate information for all project reporting requirements.
    • Verify progress against the plan and identify areas that could result in time delay or cost overrun to the project and work with management to determine appropriate corrective actions.
    • Resource load the schedule at an appropriate level to provide resource leveling and reporting at the subsystem level.
    • Support annual budget development activities to ensure alignment with resource loading, and identification of potential gaps.
    • Work with scope owners to develop forecasts for future or delayed activities.
    • Prepare and present Critical Path, 2-Month Look-ahead, schedule variance, and other schedule related reports as need, to the Project Steering Committee and other stakeholders as required.
    • Assist the Project Controls Manager with earned value baseline validation, preparation of performance (cost & schedule) summary reports and analysis of budget and schedule trending data.
    • May be required to hold workshops with team employees to provide training on schedule development including (but not limited to) logic ties, sequencing, and estimating durations, to support development of the schedule for each project phase and/or subsystem.
    • Assist the Project Controls Manager in development of Project Controls procedures and policies.
    • Support development and maintenance of the project Risk Management Matrix (Risk Register)

The ideal candidate will have most, if not all, of these requirements:

    • Must have a working knowledge of scheduling theory and application and be skilled in: Work Breakdown Structure; Critical Path Method; activity logic relationships; activity float and lag; resource loading; and milestone definition and tracking.
    • Experience with Primavera (P6), Microsoft Project, and various cost / budget EV reporting systems.
    • Experience with scheduling for Engineering/Procurement/Construction (EPC) projects
    • Must have a working knowledge of project cost accounting practices.
    • An ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
    • An ability to interpret a variety of instructions and deal with abstract and concrete variables.
    • Must be detailed, well organized, deadline oriented, and comfortable with soliciting information from a variety of sources.
    • Bachelor’s degree in the field of Business, Finance, Accounting, Project Management, or other related field.
    • A minimum of 5 years of experience in project controls and project scheduling.
CFS team members thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and have demonstrated exceptional results through a range of different pursuits. We all tightly align with our company values of integrity, execution, impact and self-critique. As we grow, we are looking to add talented people who are mission driven and bring diverse perspectives and new ways of solving problems.

At CFS, we deeply value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer by choice. We consider all qualified applicants equally for employment. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.