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Master Scheduler

Department: Operations
Location: Seattle, WA

Vigor Values

Vigor expects all employees to enhance the atmosphere in which they work by living the Vigor Values every day.

Truth: We seek the truth, and we speak the truth
 We act on what we know is right
: We seek mastery, and adapt to a changing world
 We care about the people we work with, and the world we live in


We are building a world class project controls department and need your expertise to drive scheduling success. The right candidate for this role thrives when deriving order from chaos.  

As the planning and scheduling subject matter expert, this person sets the standards, practices, and processes that support the successful construction and maintenance of project schedules. This person oversees a team of planners, schedulers, and analysts to provide the Project Management team with appropriate planning tools, regular reports, and actionable insights.  

This person will manage relationships between all Project stakeholders. They will be the point of accountability for the Project’s understanding of deadlines and schedule risks.                                                


(This list is not intended to detail all aspects of the assigned work but is representative of the job’s overall responsibilities)  

  1. Meet the needs of various ship repair projects.
  2. Build processes, standards, best practices, and policies that create consistency across the ship repair portfolio. Drives continuous improvement activities focused on Scheduling and Production Control processes.
  3. Drives planning processes. Includes build planning, WBS development, schedule development, and score card development. Ensures schedule and score card content are optimized for alignment to project strategies.
  4. Responsible for creating and maintaining the IFS cost / P6 schedule structure (WBS), Primavera project schedules, and production score cards.
  5. Responsible for progressing project schedules and providing updated deliverables such as custom Primavera schedule layouts, customer schedules, and other data updates from project schedules.
  6. Responsible for developing, coordinating, and providing Project Management with reports and information tools to make informed decisions and monitor operational performance.
  7. Responsible for providing Project and Craft Management with detailed and aggregate labor plans.
  8. Conducts regular audits of ongoing projects to identify risks and opportunities as well as to ensure processes and data integrity are maintained.
  9. Recruit, hire, and train new team members as needed for the growth of the Project Controls Team.
  10. Source, negotiate, and onboard consultants to provide short-term service to the projects if necessary. 


This is a leadership position within the Ship Repair Project Management Team. The Master Scheduler is responsible for ensuring the Project Management team is positioned to plan and execute projects with accurate, updated information and for maintaining systems that support the flow of information and tools to make informed decisions. This position operates with minimal guidance and supervision from the Director of Project Management while maintaining a high level of collaboration within the ship repair team and across departmental boundaries. The Master Scheduler leads a team that serves the Project Manager by providing them with the information required to make high quality strategic decisions.  


This position may manage 1 planner / scheduler based on project specific need. 


Strong command of and working knowledge of:

Production planning and scheduling, big data, database management, data analysis, data manipulation and report generation, MS Excel, VBA, corporate accounting and/or scheduling software such as IFS, Primavera P6, and MS Project. 

Ability to:                            


Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, or Construction Management is strongly desired.

Experience using ERP and scheduling software and performing planning, scheduling, and analytical functions are required.


PSP, CCP, PMP, and/or APICS CPIM are preferred.  


Work is conducted in a dynamic, fast-paced ship repair environment with moderate to loud noise levels from production activity. Will be required to be in production areas in shops and the yard. Must be able to walk to and from job sites. May be required to work more than 8-hour shifts and weekend work. May be required to lift up to 50 pounds. Local travel and out-of-town travel (including air travel) up to 5% of the time with notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


While in production areas will be exposed to all weather conditions, noise, dusts and odors. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Vigor and its wholly owned subsidiaries provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veterans, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vigor complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, benefits, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.