Cost Analyst, Chantilly, VA TS/SCI

The Senior Cost Analyst provides knowledge and expertise applying principles, theories and methods of cost estimation and analysis.

• Minimum of 11-16 years’ experience with a Bachelor’s Degree
• Apply principles, theories and methods of cost estimation to complex Government acquisitions
• Develop cost estimating relationships through the application of advanced statistical analysis techniques
• Ability to collect and normalize data and design cost estimating methods and models
• Develop life-cycle cost estimates using a variety of methods (e.g. parametric, analogy, etc)
• Experience leading life-cycle cost estimates for major system acquisitions
• Ability to identify key cost and technical risk areas, and translate the risk areas into program cost impacts
• Proficient with the application of Monte Carlo simulation techniques
• TS/SCI clearance

• Master’s Degree in Engineering, Physics, Operations Research, Cost Analysis, Mathematics, Finance, Economics, Business Administration or related disciplines
• Cost estimating experience in the following domain areas:
• Space hardware (bus and payload)
• Space systems (e.g. NASA/Air Force, NRO, Commercial)
• Launch systems
• Ground systems (e.g. mission management, command and control, mission processing, ground terminals, communications networks, data centers)
• Software cost estimating
• Parametric and analogy based estimating
• Data collection and normalization
• Model development
• Method development (e.g. multivariate regression analysis, Monte Carlo simulation, cost improvement curve analysis)
• Technical understanding of satellite systems
• Experience using risk analysis software (e.g. @Risk, Crystal Ball)
• Experience using statistical analysis software (e.g. SAS, SPSS, etc)
• ICEAA certification; either Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst (CCEA)

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