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Federal - Entry Level Project Scheduler

Job Location: PA - Harrisburg

Regional Description: Northeast

Job Number: 00540760


- Job description

Organization: Accenture Federal Services

Location: Mechanicsburg, PA


Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company that helps clients transform bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes.  We serve every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Our 9,000 dedicated colleagues and change makers work with clients at the heart of the nation's priorities in defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and health to make a difference for the people they employ, serve, and protect.  


The Entry Level Project Scheduler will assist a large software development and application sustainment team achieve benefits from standardizing and following project management policies, processes and methods in the scheduling of projects.

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Work with Client, Accenture, and Teaming Partners on and across their assigned Sustainment Support Team.
  • Track, measure, report and communicate project costs, schedule performance issues and risks.
  • Provide ad hoc analysis and support as required.
  • Interact with project managers to ensure timely and accurate performance status input.
  • Facilitate Project Managers with Project Schedules and reports.
  • Assist in the planning, WBS development and integration of all program and project schedules for the project.
  • Collect status inputs for Program Management Reviews (PMR).
  • Resource load and baseline project schedules.
  • Assist in implementing schedule software (MS Project or specific program mandated software) management processes and procedures.
  • Maintain an Integrated Master Schedule (IMS).


Basic Qualifications:

  • US Citizen (no dual citizenship)
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) OR Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree OR an additional 4 years of relevant experience.
  • Must be local to Mechanicsburg, PA area or willing to relocate.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Deadline, detail, and teamwork oriented.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong facilitation skills, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Exposure to Systems Development Lifecycle Methodology.
  • Exposure to Management of Project Metrics.
  • Prior IT Production Support experience.
  • Microsoft Project Server (MSPS) administration experience.
  • Microsoft Project Web Access (PWA) experience.
  • Microsoft Project experience.

An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

Accenture is a Federal Contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.


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