Cost Analyst Engineer

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Aerospace Corporation
Aerospace, Analyst, Analysis, Civil, Engineering
Full Time

Job Description

In an era of dynamic change in space, Aerospace is addressing a generation of complex challenges. We operate the only federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) committed exclusively to the space enterprise. Our technical experts span every discipline of space-related science and engineering. Join our team and thrive in a career that matters to the world and you personally.

The Aerospace Corporation is looking for a Full-Time Cost Analyst. The qualified candidate will become part of the Integrated Cost and Schedule Analysis (iCASA) Department. iCASA conducts highly informative parametric and engineering buildup cost and schedule assessments, trade studies, and estimates for a wide variety of government and commercial space, ground, and launch systems.

Key Functions

  • Provide research and analysis of cost and technical data to support the government in the procurement of cost-effective space systems for a wide customer base: DOD, Civil and Commercial, and the Intelligence Community.
  • Lead support to space and/or ground acquisition program offices, cost groups, and independent review teams in a wide range of programmatic and technical analyses, with an emphasis in the following areas: cost data collection, cost analysis and estimation, cost risk analysis, cost research, cost engineering, and programmatic studies.
  • Specific activities may include support to engineering trade studies and program technical baseline development; proposal evaluations; independent cost estimates/assessments; cost-benefit analysis; peer reviews of estimates; data collection, normalization, database development, and model development for in-house tools.
  • Candidate must be able to communicate sophisticated concepts to the customer and be responsible for ensuring Aerospace technical quality in terms of completeness, relevance, accuracy, and timeliness.
  • Candidates must be able to work effectively as part of a team and react quickly to changing requirements and schedules.
  • Candidates must be able to think critically and work effectively to synthesize information from multiple sources.
  • Mentor junior level staff charged with similar duties.
  • Travel when required.

This position is available as an Engineering Specialist or Senior Engineering Specialist

Qualifications

Required for Engineering Specialist

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Science, or related field.
  • Minimum of eight years of relevant experience including, knowledge of space and launch systems; ground systems knowledge highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with industry cost models and standard cost methodologies.
  • Strong foundations in statistical techniques including probability, regression, correlation, and basic statistical inference.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and collaborate effectively with staff.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; excellent presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.

Preferred for Engineering Specialist

  • Advanced degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Science, or related field from an accredited university.
  • Experience developing and maintaining cost models and conducting schedule risk assessments.
  • Familiarity with industry cost models.
  • Extensive knowledge of the DoD acquisition process.
  • Experience building cost models and advanced programming skills.
  • Certification in cost estimating by a recognized professional society/educational organization (i.e., ICEAA).
  • Active DoD Top Secret and/or SSBI/SCI Clearance.

Required for Senior Engineering Specialist

  • Meets all Engineering Specialist requirements.
  • Minimum of 12 years of relevant experience, including detailed experience with space, launch, and ground systems acquisition.
  • Experience leading the development of cost estimates and assessments.
  • Extensive knowledge of the DoD acquisition process.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.

Preferred for Senior Engineering Specialist

  • Advanced degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Science, or related field from an accredited university.
  • Familiarity with the National Intelligence Community budget cycle.
  • Certification in cost estimating by a recognized professional society/educational organization (i.e., ICEAA).
  • Active DoD Top Secret and/or SSBI/SCI Clearance.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone ator by email at . You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.


Company Information

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation. A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves. When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators. Are you ready to launch your career?

Dice Id : 90970895
Position Id : R000029
Originally Posted : 4 months ago

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