Senior Cost Analyst

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Company Job Title: Senior Cost Analyst

Clearance: Secret Clearance

Location: Wright Patterson AFB, OH

Reports To: Program Manager

FLSA Status: Exempt, Full Time, Regular


The Senior Cost Analyst will perform work that applies a broad theoretical and practical knowledge of cost analyst to the acquisition process at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Shall have an understanding of Acquisition and Financial Management policies, procedures, regulations and directives such as the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)/Defense FAR (DFAR), DoD Financial Management Regulation (FMR) DoD 7000.14-R, Cost Analysis Guidance and Procedures (AFI 65-508), AFPD 65-5, Cost and Economics, AFMAN 65-506, Economic Analysis, Operating and Support Cost Estimating Guide and MILSTD 881C.
  • Shall have experience with acquisition cost estimating/analysis, EVM and financial management to provide the following task support:
  • Cost estimating/analysis, to include, POE, IGCE, and special studies
  • Preparing milestone reviews
  • Reconciling estimates with AFCAA
  • Utilizing cost methodologies, tools and software applications
  • Performing linear regression, confidence intervals, or learning curves employing advanced mathematics/data analytics
  • Variance identification and analysis
  • Performing EVM analysis
  • Utilize automated management information systems to assist in performing fact finding, analytical, cost and advisory functions.
  • Assist in developing and documenting life cycle and other cost estimates, Cost and Software Data Reporting (CSDR), business case analyses (BCA), cost benefit analyses (CBA), and economic analyses (EA).
  • Assist in using multiple cost estimating methodologies and commercial cost models to include but not limited to, cost estimating relationships, cost estimating factors, discounting factors, net present value, return on investment, and pay back (break-even) analysis.
  • Assist in preparing, maintaining, updating, and reviewing the full range of documentation for adequacy, specification/performance requirement compliance, conformity with mandatory guidance, and provide recommendations as necessary for document improvement.
  • Assist in providing cost estimates for Program Objective Memoranda (POM), what-if scenarios, and other estimates. The Contractor shall participate on cost estimating teams.
  • Shall follow the AFLCMC Standard Process for Annual Program Office Cost Estimate guide to assist in performing cost estimate planning; data research, collection and analysis; estimate formulation; estimate review and presentation; and estimate documentation.
  • Assist in providing comprehensive cost estimates and analyses that include all investment (development and production) and Operations and Support (O&S) costs; resources associated with all of the applicable WBS elements; all direct and indirect elements; costs displayed by program phase consistent with acquisition program phases defined in DoDI 5000.02; and a comprehensive risk/uncertainty analysis.
  • Assist in analyzing cost proposals, providing cost realism analysis, and ensuring reasonableness checks are completed.
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)
  • Master's degree and 10 years of experience or
  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 20 years of experience.
  • Secret Clearance required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to travel occasionally to contractor and customer sites, as required
  • Ability to work independently and yet be effective within a team setting
  • Must be capable of managing multiple efforts with time related constraints in a fast-paced contracting environment
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with diverse internal and external stakeholder groups and individuals
  • Friendly presence, helpful attitude, good interpersonal skills, and ability to work well with others.
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and other Office applications
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Applications, and experience working in a home office setting as well as the ability to train end users on frequently asked technical issues.
  • Ability to provide technical assistance and support over the phone; good phone skills, professional demeanor, previous customer service experience strongly desired.
  • Good problem-solving skills; ability to visualize a problem/situation and think abstractly to solve it

Physical Demands: (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee may use repeated motions that include the arms, wrists, hands and/or fingers. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stand, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment: (The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.)
  • The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.
  • During visits to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.

Chenega Corporation and family of companies is an EOE.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Native preference under PL 93-638.

We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

Primary Location: United States-Ohio-Wright Patterson AFB

Strategic Business Unit: Military Intelligence and Operations Support
Security Requirements: Secret
Job Schedule: Full Time Exempt
Recruiter: Cris Correa
Req ID: 2000002762

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