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Cost Analyst - Senior

This position is contingent upon contract award.

Design to Delivery Inc is looking for a Senior Cost Analyst to support a government customer in Arlington, VA. In addition to carrying out cost estimation duties, the Senior Cost Analyst will serve as a Team Lead for 13+ personnel carrying out acquisition and procurement, technical management, data management, foreign military sales, financial and budget management duties in a NAVSEA environment. 

Duties to be carried out by the Senior Cost Analyst include, but are not limited to:

  •  Provide expertise and cost models germane to Program/System type and acquisition phase.
  • Identify data/information necessary to validate cost models for estimating the range of non-recurring/variable costs, and recurring or relatively fixed program costs for multiple purposes such as Program Life Cycle Cost Estimates (PLCCE), long-term program budget estimates, operating cost baselines, system engineering costs, system integration costs, T&E costs, specific to program or performance initiative scoping studies, preliminary Engineering Change Proposals, comparisons of cost between economic order quantity and non-economic order quantity.
  • Conduct business case analysis relative to program procurements on identified data.
  • Document cost estimation best practices as both a precursor to establishing budget controls, and for follow-on Program adjustments for budget controls less than cost estimates. Include results in budget submissions and Program status reports.
  • Provide detailed cost analysis studies such as cost benefit analysis, historical appropriation-based financial analysis, review of financial execution efforts, and cost impact of changes in production rates and delivery schedules within product area domains.
  • Identify necessary programmatic data and timeframe needed to support out year planning and cost estimates. Maintain data received as Business Sensitive material.
  • As requested by the government, maintain an associated set of cost estimates with high, medium, and low indicators against the Combat System Product Work Breakdown Structure framework.
  • Coordinate with third party developers as required. Maintain an Advanced Capability Build cost estimate and phasing plan across the FYDP that is aligned to resources provided.
  • Develop financial requirements.
  • Coordinate Contract budget requirements such as production support, and technical instructions and provide breakdown of funding for execution of Contract Modifications.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be able to obtain a SECRET Security Clearance
  • A BS degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering or an equivalent degree.
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience in Acquisition, Cost Engineering, and Program Management
  • Experience using financial management systems (e.g. STARS, COBRA, PRISM, AUTODOC and ERP).
  • Experience in constructing complex cost estimates, evaluating proposals and writing Technical Advisory Reports (TARs) or equivalent cost evaluation reports.
  • Experience in Cost/Benefit Analyses (CBAs), Learning Curve and Quantity Curve models, and Regression analysis. 
  • Skilled in the construction and use of complex Microsoft Excel cost models and databases. 
  • Has experience coordinating, leading or managing personnel.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.

Highly desirable qualifications include:

  • NAVSEA Experience
  • Current active SECRET Security Clearance
  • Experience working with missiles systems.
  • Certification by an association or other recognized independent organization in cost estimating and analysis or an equivalent discipline.  This includes but is not limited to; the International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association (ICEAA) or the Society for Cost Analysis and Forecasting (SCAF) in cost estimating and analysis.
  • Experience in supporting the contract negotiation process both as a Government representative during subcontract negotiations and in conjunction with negotiation teams
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