Job Description: Job Number: R0043669
Cost Engineer, Mid
Develop and support independent cost engineering and cost analysis of DoD programs by translating technical requirements into cost information. Support junior-level cost engineers through training and mentorship. Lead and support the identification of cost data to be collected and ensure it is collected, review draft work breakdown structures (WBSes), review draft cost reporting plans, normalize data, perform statistical regression, learning curve, and other analyses, estimate the costs of software development and maintenance, perform modeling in Microsoft Excel or review Excel-based cost models using dynamic formulas, including complex conditional statements and database lookup commands, assess, quantify, and incorporate cost uncertainty through Monte Carlo discrete event simulation, document and present results, communicate with stakeholders, and participate in various program meetings. Grow the size of teams and the business base. Support successful program acquisition milestone reviews using analyses, including supporting contract negotiations, program budget submittals, performing should cost initiatives to improve program efficiency, and evaluating the costs of multiple future program options. Analyze the development of a cost estimate with detailed basis of estimate justification and the development and implementation of cost estimating training and processes. This position is located onsite in Philadelphia, PA, relocation assistance may be available.
2+ years of experience with defense cost estimating
Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Experience with data collection and analysis
Experience with statistical regression analysis and probabilities
Experience with discrete event simulation, including Monte Carlo simulation
Ability to multi-task and work under minimal supervision
Active Secret clearance
BA or BS degree
Experience with DoD acquisition and supporting major milestones
Experience with the manufacturing process flow
Experience with supply chain management and logistics
Experience with management and business development
Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills
Possession of excellent leadership, teamwork, and collaboration skills
BA or BS degree in Engineering, Operations Research, Mathematics, Economics, or a related field
International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association (ICEAA) Certified Cost Estimator or Analyst (CCE/A) Certification a plus
Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; Secret clearance is required.
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