KL: Herndon, VA

Expert Level Cost Analyst

Security Clearance
Regular Full-Time

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A Day in the Life

Works as a part of an integrated team, interfacing with program offices and leadership, analyzing and making effective use of cost, schedule, technical, and programmatic data.

Time Well Spent

  • Build and validate accurate and complete cost models, estimates, and risk analyses.
  • Support definition and documentation of technical baseline.
  • Assist in the drafting and editing of management and executive level briefings, papers, reports.
  • Conduct cost and technical research to improve analytic artifacts.
  • Mentor others across all of the above.

Qualified Candidate

  • Bachelor's Degree with significant quantitative analytic focus.
  • Minimum twenty (20) years of experience and fifteen (15) years of relevant experience in cost estimating, business/finance/economics, operation research, and/or system engineering.
  • Demonstrated experience developing life cycle cost estimates utilizing various methodologies
  • Demonstrated experience in data collection and analysis.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development, implementation, and configuration of cost-estimating relationships, models, tools and methodologies.

Exceptional Candidate

  • Master degree with significant quantitative analytic focus.
  • Certification in cost analysis field (e.g., CCE/A or DAWIA Level III BCF-CE or similar).
  • Demonstrated ability with project/task planning and management through execution.
  • Demonstrated experience costing large Information Technology (IT) acquisition programs.
  • Working knowledge and / or experience in new software analytical techniques, schedule realism, cost risk analysis, business case development and return on investment analysis.
  • Working knowledge of major NGA systems and strategic initiatives.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Access, Microsoft Project, commercial cost tools, risk tools, statistics/data analysis tools, and EVM analysis tools.
  • Working knowledge with Systems Engineering, Acquisition, Budgeting, and EVM processes.
  • Working knowledge of agile estimating techniques and software sizing methods.
  • Strong history/experience in customer-service, able to advise on tactical and strategic issues.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to develop written artifacts of the caliber to be consumed by working and senior audiences.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work independently, and as a team member; ability to establish a network of contacts; ability to mentor and guide activities of other team members.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct interviews, research, data analysis to translate technical programmatics into a cohesive written baseline description document.


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