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Planner / Scheduler - Project Controls Specialist

Date: Aug 8, 2022

Location: Erwin, TN, US

Company: BWX Technologies


Headquartered in Lynchburg, VA., BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT) is a leading supplier of nuclear components and fuel to the U.S. government; provides technical, management and site services to support governments in the operation of complex facilities and environmental remediation activities; and supplies precision manufactured components and services for the commercial nuclear power industry. BWXT has more than 5,200 employees and significant operations in Lynchburg, VA.; Erwin, TN.; Mount Vernon, IN.; Euclid, OH; Barberton, OH; and Cambridge, Ontario, as well as more than a dozen U.S. Department of Energy sites around the country. Follow us on Twitter @BWXTech and learn more at


Nuclear Fuel Services (NFS), a BWX Technologies (BWXT) subsidiary, operates a uranium fuel materials production facility to support America’s fleet of nuclear-powered submarines and aircraft carriers. NFS & BWXT’s strength comes from its people, and we’re committed to recruiting, rewarding and retaining the best minds in the business.




Planner / Scheduler - Project Controls Specialist -- Nuclear Fuel Services -  Erwin, TN


Summary Description of Job:

Prepares plans, schedules and cost estimates for future plant projects based on regulatory compliance, personal experience with past projects and interactions with Project Managers/Engineers, Finance Department, senior management, and customers.  Monitor and report the performance of the work using variance analysis techniques.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

1.  Assist in preparing project plans that will carry these projects forward from conceptual ideas through project definitions or work plans to detail resource loaded schedules.  Facilitate reviews of these plans with Project Managers, company management, and customers.

2.  Using input from Project Managers/Engineers, prepare resource loaded schedules organized in accordance with NFS' project work breakdown structure.  Utilize experience to determine if the project schedule has been detailed to the point where the project schedule and cost can be controlled and to analyze the dependencies within the schedule to determine if they are logical.

3.  Utilize project management software to identify project critical path and assist Project Managers with handling of resources and tasks to continue to meet project milestone deadlines.

4.  Utilize project management/earned value techniques to analyze variances of project performance, both cost and schedule, against the approved baseline.

5.  Responsible for individual assignments on large team projects (i.e. operational readiness reviews, new business proposals, etc.)

6.  Assist responsible managers in developing annual budgets.

7.  Provide technical Supervisor of Planner/Scheduler 1 and Planning Analyst while preparing plans and schedules.


Educational Requirements of Job:

B. S. degree (technical field preferred) OR in lieu of B. S. degree eight years' experience in project or production work environment.


Experience Requirements of Job (Beyond educational or equivalent):

With B. S. degree nine - ten years' experience in a project or production work environment, with at least five (5) years' experience in project controls, scheduling, and variance analysis.  Proficient in project management and scheduling computer software and earned value (EV) and critical path method (CPM) techniques. Without B. S. degree -- seventeen (17) years' experience in project or production work environment.




As a federal government contractor, BWX Technologies, Inc. and any subsidiaries, affiliates and related entities (“BWXT” or the “Company”) complies with all federal, state, and local laws and customer requirements regarding COVID-19 and other health and safety protocols.  As such, all BWXT new hires will be required to adhere to applicable Company COVID-19 requirements within the workplace as a condition of employment.


<span 9pt="">Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. Position requires U.S. Citizenship (with no dual citizenship) and ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance which involves an extensive criminal and financial background investigation, drug test and previous employment reference verifications.


BWXT supports diversity and is committed to the concept of Equal Employment Opportunity. We have established procedures to ensure that all personnel actions such as recruitment, compensation, career development, benefits, company-sponsored training and social recreational programs are administered without regard to race, color religion, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or veteran status.

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