Master Scheduler

Location : Canberra

Clearance Must be able to obtain Baseline

Expiry Date 2023-10-30

Applications closing on: Monday, 30th October 2023

Title: Master Scheduler

Duration: 8+12+12+12 months

Job Type: Contract

Clearance: must be able to obtain Baseline Clearance

Working arrangements: Onsite



The Master Scheduler will be responsible for the development, preparation and maintenance of high-quality documentation, such as the program schedule.

The Master Scheduler will be also expected to have an understanding of the report- development life cycle, articulating data visualisation techniques with report-owners and be able to work with limited supervision.

The Master Scheduler will:

  • Be responsible for leading the development, preparation and maintenance of the program schedule.
  • Support and oversee schedules, plans, task coordination, dependencies, and timeline/critical path monitoring including scheduling of program activities in consultation with stakeholders across the Indigo Program.
  • Work with stakeholders across the Indigo Program to maintain, monitor and provide analysis and reporting on the master program schedule.
  • Produce high-quality documentation to inform status reports for the Indigo Program Executives and steering committee.
  • Have a strong attention to detail and experience in managing quality assurance (writing, editing, proof reading) correspondence, briefs, presentations and reports.
  • Conduct evaluation of program activity progress, identifying risks and developing and facilitating intervention procedures where required.
  • Support detailed program reporting activities.
  • Provide accurate specialist advice, guidance and reporting functional responsibilities.
  • Supporting the strategic uplift of program scheduling and support the continuous improvement of reporting artefacts to meet the needs of the program’s stakeholders.
  • Make and communicate decisions using good judgement, expertise and knowledge, governed by legislation, regulations, best practice principles or relevant operating instructions and procedures.
  • Perform additional duties or assume responsibility of functions as directed from time to time.

Selection criteria

Essential criteria

  • Demonstrated experience developing and managing a schedule in a large-scale program.
  • Experience working in program and projects, preferably using SAFe Agile methodology.
  • Well-developed communication skills, and high-level documentation skills, including the ability to prepare documents for executives and steering committees.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high-quality documents within agreed timeframe.
  • Advanced skills in project scheduling software such as Microsoft Project.
  • Proficiency using DevOps.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing corporate/strategic reports for senior executives and steering committees.
  • Experience effectively managing competing priorities and strategic directions, with an ability to remain calm under pressure and respond flexibly to change and uncertainty.
  • Proven ability to make sensitive and complex decisions using professional judgement within legislative parameters and delegated authority.
  • Analysis and investigative skills, gathering information from a variety of sources, exploring new ideas, identifying opportunities for continuous improvement and identifying any critical gaps.

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