Cost Engineer, Mid

  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Mar 26, 2020
Full time   Software Engineer/Architect

Job Description

Cost Engineer, Mid
Key Role:

Support independent cost engineering and cost analysis of DoD programs by translating technical requirements into cost information. Work with junior-level cost engineers and support training and mentorship. Lead and support the identification of cost data to be collected and ensure its collection, review draft work breakdown structures (WBSes), review draft cost reporting plans, normalize data, and perform statistical regression, learning curve, and other analyses.Estimate the costs of software development and maintenance, perform modeling in Microsoft Excel and 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, support contract negotiations, prepare program budget submittals, perform should cost initiatives to improve program efficiency, and evaluate 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.

Basic Qualifications:

-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 obtain a security clearance

-BA or BS degree

Additional Qualifications:

-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

-Ability to multi-task and work under minimal supervision

-Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills

-Possession of excellent leadership, teamwork, and collaboration skills

-Secret clearance

-BA or BS degree in Engineering, Operations Research, Mathematics, Economics, or a related field

-International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association (ICEAA) Certified Cost Estimator/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.

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Experience Level

Experienced (3-6 yrs)