Arecibo Project Scheduler

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Work type: Administrative & Professional
Location: Arecibo
Categories: Administrative/Professional

Classification Title:

Arecibo Project Scheduler

Job Description:

The Project Scheduler is a key member of the project management team, responsible for creating, updating and maintaining project schedules and plans across the organization. Position will interact with the technical and management teams to ensure each project is clearly defined, and executed throughout its life-cycle.

  • Organize, implement and maintain scheduling management system supporting identified projects and their plans.

  • Assist to set up tasks and sub tasks to ensure satisfactory realization of project contract requirements as scheduled.

  • Log project time-lines and maintain database of tasks and its status.

  • Interact with project team and task managers to define scope of work to develop and update detailed schedules, cost information and identification of variances from original plan.

  • Interact with customer and project staff to schedule work and coordinate assignments.

  • Design and develop project schedule.

  • Evaluate project schedule progress and performance and identify developing problem areas.

  • Analyze critical path and constraints to determine effect of changes to schedule and recommend work-around.

  • Develop and update weekly short interval schedule working with the engineers and scientists.

  • Suggest management of risks affecting project profit, costs, schedules and client relations.

  • Support project management team to maintain timely and effective change management processes, procedures and systems.

  • Assist project team to develop and maintain periodic status reports to keep management informed on project progress.

  • Other duties as assigned.

About Arecibo Observatory:

The Arecibo Observatory, located near the town of Arecibo, Puerto Rico, is a world-class observational facility allowing for cutting-edge space research and education. The observatory hosts one of the world’s largest and most powerful single-dish radio/radar telescopes, and gathers information about planets, moons, asteroids and comets. The Arecibo Observatory is currently operated and managed by University of Central Florida in partnership with Sistema Ana G. Mendez Universidad Metropolitana (UMET) and Yang Enterprises, Inc under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF). To learn more about the Arecibo Observatory, visit


Office of Research

Work Schedule:

40 Hours as Required

Type of Appointment:


Expected Salary:

$48,722 to negotiable

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's or Master's degree and 0+ years of relevant experience.

Additional Minimum Requirements:


Preferred Qualifications:

  • PMP, or project management certification preferred.

  • Experience creating complex integrated schedules in Microsoft Project of Primavera.

  • 5 years of experience as a scheduler or project manager.

  • Fully bilingual: English and Spanish.

  • Degree in Engineering or Project Management.

Additional Application Materials Requirements:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates must be fluent in spoken and written English.

If you are selected as the final candidate for an employment opportunity here at UCF, both your position and salary will be significantly based upon the information that you have provided in your application for employment. We urge you to please take the time to complete the application in its entirety.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.


The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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