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Cost Analyst

Ft. Belvoir, VA | Full Time
17 Days Ago

Job Description

cost analyst

The Cost Analyst will provide cost estimating, assist in establishing and managing cost baselines, perform analysis and prepare reports/analytical products from Comprehensive Cost and Requirements (CCaR) data for management situational awareness and decision making. This position is located at Ft. Belvoir, VA.


  • Perform complex functional economic analysis to evaluate the costs of alternative ways to accomplish functional objectives, analyze investment costs, benefits, and risks as a net change to the functional baseline cost, and the cost of doing business now and in the future, ensuring that cross-functional, security, and other integration issues are addressed.
  • Provide recommendations on cost realism, and conduct or provide inputs to cost/performance tradeoff studies.
  • Provide documentation for program cost estimates and cost impacts for planning support.
  • Develop cost estimates and cost documentation as required in support of PdM WESS programs.
  • Develop and maintain cost models, develop sound and traceable cost methodologies, and conduct cost risk analyses based on DoD, Army, and GAO established standards.
  • Review and validate all analyses prepared by the PdM WESS programs including developing standards and techniques for validation as well as tailoring those internal validation processes and procedures when required.
  • Track and provide an analysis of Earned Value Management (EVM), and provide results to PdM WESS leadership.
  • Develop a WBS using the appropriate guidance.
  • Prepare and execute data calls and develop/maintain metrics to support all analyses.
  • Support all data calls and quarterly reports on Better Buying Power efficiencies and Will Cost/Should Cost initiatives, and prepare an annual report for senior Army leadership.
  • Support PEO EIS in recommended program funds phasing plans and other required documents.
  • Prepare to support the PEO EIS senior cost analyst with guidance on all cost efforts.
  • Develop both ROMs and POEs (depending on which is appropriate) to assist in determining the ACAT/BCAT levels.


  • Knowledge of the latest cost analysis policies, regulations, and methodologies.
  • Proficient in commercial cost estimating tools such as Constructive Cost Model (COCOMO), Software Evaluation and Estimation of Resources - Software Estimating Model (SEERSEM), Crystal Ball, Automatic Cost Estimating Integrated Tools (ACE-IT), Software Lifecycle Management (SLiM), True Planning, and the EV Tool.
  • Proficient in software and tools to develop ROI analyses and presentations.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field desired.


  • Active DoD Secret clearance required

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.  Systek values diversity.





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