The Cost Estimator will integrate tightly into a Government team where the individual staff members are all expert in their subject areas. This position requires a cost analyst/estimator who can develop, evaluate, and analyze cost models, estimates, budgets, spend plans, business cases, and performance metrics for the client's projects and initiatives, quickly adapt to rapidly changing priorities, identify and help develop integration between various efforts; experienced in identifying the customer base from which to gather clear, concise requirements and legacy costs, and can provide tactical and strategic analysis of changes to be considered on activity prioritization and impact on other Government work priorities.
The cost estimator, closely integrated with the Government financial/budget counterparts, will have primary ownership of the project deliverables and will monitor cost, schedule, and performance using tools like Microsoft Excel, Project, the ACEIT Suite, and other analytical software tools and have daily interactions with subject matter experts, schedulers, and program acquisition managers and will provide day-to-day updates to the project team. They will be responsible for developing the detailed work breakdown structure and developing the cost estimate against that structure.
This work is expected to be accomplished from a Fort Meade, MD Government location or contractor facility with potential infrequent local travel to a Virginia Government location.
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