Cost Analyst, Senior - DoD

Washington, District of Columbia, United States Full-time

Position: Cost Analyst - DOD


Job Summary


This position will provide experienced cost analysis and estimating support for DOD programs


Years of Relevant Experience


The position requires 10+ years of relevant experience of Cost Estimating experience. Department of Defense programs experience desired.


Essential Job Functions


The following duties are normal for this position.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from this position if the work is similar, related, and/or a logical assignment for this position.  Other duties may be required and assigned.


  • Participate in cost teams performing independent cost estimating and cost analysis of DOD programs.
  • Assist with identifying and collecting cost data, preparing Work Breakdown Structures, analyzing cost reporting plans, reviewing cost reports, normalizing data, performing statistical regression analysis, learning curve analysis and other analyses, estimating the costs of software development and maintenance, modeling in Microsoft Excel using dynamic formulas, assessing, quantifying, and incorporating cost uncertainty through Monte Carlo discrete event simulation, documenting and presenting results, communicating with stakeholders, and attending various program meetings.
  • Use analysis to support successful program acquisition milestone reviews.
  • Support contract negotiations and prepare/support program budget submittals.
  • Individual will perform cost analyst duties, responsible for overall development, evaluation, and quality assurance of cost estimates, including ad-hoc special studies, in support of investment decisions for information technology systems. Specific knowledge of satellite systems, SW estimation, and HW/SW integration is desired.
  • Individual will perform cost analysis for program baselines, budget and life cycle cost estimates, feasibility studies and sensitivity analyses, acquisition/contract evaluation and contract solicitation support, and cost performance monitoring and analysis.
  • Individuals will also support process and policy improvement for cost analysis and estimating guidelines. Individuals will be required to contribute effectively to working groups through oral and written communication and cooperative working relationships.


Education Requirements


Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline is required.

Master’s degree is desired.

Certified Cost Estimating/Analyst (CCEA) or Professional Cost Estimator/Analyst (PCEA) is desired.


Skills Requirements

  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with data collection and analysis
  • Ability to multi–task and work under minimal supervision
  • Experience with Department of Defense acquisition process and milestones
  • Possession of excellent teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills



Security Requirements

Must have Secret Security Clearance

Top Secret Security Clearance desired



Occasional travel required as needed by client/s and/or company



Contractor or Client Site in Washington Metro area