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Integrated Master Scheduler/Planner - St Louis, MO

Date: Jul 28, 2019

Location: St Louis, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us


GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 55 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

About the opportunity


GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.


We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.


Job Summary

This position is responsible for the development and maintenance of the Integrated Master Schedule. This position also deploys management tools/metrics with the cognizant program to monitor and report progress from contract award to final delivery to the customer.

Job Responsibilities

• Deploy, manage, monitor and improve planning and scheduling processes within the program to: (a) ensure proper schedule focus on the daily/weekly/monthly activities, (b) ensure the effective use of available internal capacity/resources, (c) synchronize external resources, and (d) provide necessary schedule information to program management, customers and CAMs
• Facilitate the interface between Control Account Managers (CAMs) and various functional organizations to ensure development of appropriate planning processes for the execution of scheduled activities.
• Develop, mentor and train program personnel in the tools and techniques of scheduling in an earned value environment.
• Develop and maintain the IMS. Ensure the IMS meets customer delivery requirements, and is executable regarding internal and external resources. Ensure the IMS aligns with ERP schedules, supplier schedules and customer schedules.
• Ensure coordination of the IMS with the cost system for effective cost/schedule integration.
• Lead efforts to improve scheduling processes. Seek ways to improve automation, reporting capabilities and overall project management best practices. Lead the planning and scheduling process for the program manager in coordination with the finance team. Develop and provide appropriate metrics and information to enable attainment of the project schedule objectives.
• Comply with Government regulations and the company’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action policies.
• Comply with the GKN Compliance and Ethics policy on Contracting with the United States Government in all areas of responsibility involving direct and indirect contracting with the United States Government. Ensure subordinate staff are aware of the policy and their individual responsibility and accountability for compliance.
• Maintain a safe workplace
• Pursue personal development of skills and knowledge necessary for effective performance.
• Perform other duties, tasks and responsibilities as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of DOD planning/scheduling experience –OR- in lieu of degree, 9 years of DOD planning/scheduling experience
• Must have an active Secret Clearance
• Must be a US Citizen. Must comply with ITAR regulations and site SSA requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

• Proficient with MS Project
• Strong communication and presentation skills.
• Strong problem solving and analysis skills.
• Ability to manage complexity and resolve conflicts that arise from balancing multiple priorities
• Strong team leadership skills with direct reports and ability to communicate and facilitate across functional lines
• Excellent written, verbal and collaboration skills




Diversity and Inclusion


As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.


A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.


GKN is an equal opportunity employer.


We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: St Louis

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