Knowledge Link is seeking an expert-level Cost Analyst to work 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.
Bachelors 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.
Masters 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.