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Cost Analyst

Company: Noblis
Location: Washington
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Job Description:

ResponsibilitiesNoblis is helping FAA manage large and complex telecommunications and information management programs that use state of the art technologies to deliver enterprise infrastructure services essential to the safe and efficient operation of the largest, safest, and most complex aviation system in the world. We are seeking smart, passionate, and motivated people to join our proven team in a challenging and rewarding work environment where you will be actively engaged at the intersection of technology and operations enhancing our nations aviation system. If you want to be involved in acquiring, implementing, and managing the communications and information solutions to achieve our nations aviation vision, this is the job for you!Noblis is looking for a mid-level Cost Analyst who will conduct a variety of cost analysis, life cycle cost estimating, and/or cost research tasks in support of the FAAs System Wide Information Management (SWIM) Program using approved processes and tools to determine Life Cycle Cost Estimates (LCCEs), Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCEs), and/or Economic Analysis for use in acquisition milestone (JRC) decisions, Analyses of Alternatives, Business Case Analysis, OMB MIBCD (E300) / CPIC / APB submissions and/or program budget development.Duties will include, but not limited to:

  • Develop cost estimates using the Excel application and @Risk Monte Carlo simulation add-in and a variety of techniques including modeling, parametric analysis, engineering estimates, risk analysis and cost estimating relationships. Specific support activities will include the following areas:
  • Cost benefit analysis,
  • Life cycle cost estimates,
  • Business case analysis,
  • Affordability assessments,
  • Risk analysis and
  • Development of models and databases.
  • Interface directly with customer and other stakeholders to identify requirements and resolve issues.
  • Make technical cost estimating /research decisions which are authoritative, and which demonstrate mature cost estimating judgement in anticipating and solving complex cost analysis problems.
  • Data collection, including:
  • Identifying requisite data elements and sources
  • Developing data collection plans
  • Requesting data and working with data sources via email and in person
  • Extraction of relevant data from vendor proposals, quotes; program requirements documents, engineering specifications, and other documentary material
  • Inputting data into cost models in a clear, orderly structure with documentation that can be understood and traced by reviewers from source to final estimate.
  • Trouble-shooting models to identify, locate, and correct errors.
  • Identifying uncertainties in quantitative data, selection of appropriate data distributions and parameters.
  • Converting programmatic risks into model inputs.
  • Preparation of briefing materials related to cost estimates including graphical presentations of data and results.
  • Working with other cost team members and the greater investment analysis team and external reviewers.
  • Presenting cost estimate and model descriptions and results to Program Office external reviewers.
  • Documenting cost models, methodologies and LCCEs in formal documents such as basis of estimates.
  • Occasional travel outside the Washington, DC Metropolitan area for durations of up to four days.Client Engagement Support and lead evolving business development efforts by applying technical and functional expertise to develop business solutions. Lead proposal sections for small or limited competition proposals and actively participate in teaming strategy discussionsQualificationsRequired Qualifications:Life cycle cost estimating proficiency to include knowledge of:
    • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS),
    • Cost estimating relationships (CERs),
    • Inflation indices,
    • Economic measures (NPV, Payback Period, ROI)
    • Data collection & analysis
    • Cost risk analysis
    • Affordability assessments
    • Strong quantitative skills
    • Computer proficiency skills (Excel, Word, @Risk, PowerPoint, MS Project a plus)
    • Software cost estimating using parametric tools (SEER-SEM, PRICE, COCOMO)
    • Strong communications skills (both writing & verbal) with ability to prepare briefings, communicate status, and document results orally to a group or in writing.
    • Strong interpersonal skills to support customer meetings and data collection efforts.
    • Ability to work well both independently, as well as part of a team effort.
    • Possess at least a Bachelors degree from an accredited institution in one of the following fields:
    • Mathematics
    • Accounting (with mathematics through single-variable calculus and probability and statistics)
    • Business Administration (with emphasis on accounting and including mathematics through single-variable calculus and probability and statistics)
    • Operations Research
    • Engineering
    • Have at least twelve (12) years of federal acquisition program cost estimating experience.
    • Must be able to pass FAA background check and obtain Public Trust ClearanceDesired Qualifications:Knowledge of the FAA Acquisition Management System, the Federal Budget Process, and FAA appropriation categories
      • Domain knowledge (i.e., aviation, data networks, National Airspace System structure)
      • ICEA certification (PCEA, CCEA)Overviewand our wholly owned subsidiary,, are solving difficult problems that help our government and our country. We bring the best of scientific thought, management, and engineering expertise with a reputation for independence and objectivity. We support a wide range of government and industry clients in the areas of national security, intelligence, transportation, healthcare, environmental sustainability, and enterprise engineering. Learn more atWhy work at a Noblis company?Our employees find greater meaning in their work and balance the other things in life that matter to them. Our people are our greatest asset. They are exceptionally skilled, knowledgeable, team-oriented, and mission-driven individuals who want to do work that matters and benefits the public.Noblis has won numerous. Noblis maintains a drug-free workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.Posted Date 6 days ago (3/18/2020 9:48 AM)Requisition # 8333Security Clearance Public TrustFT/PT/On-Call Full TimeJob Category SupportLocation US-DC-Washington

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