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Cost Estimator Associate

Company: Quantech Services
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Quantech has an immediate opening for a Cost Estimator Associate supporting the The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC) Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications Integration Directorate (AFNWC/NC). The NC3 mission is to deliver integrated NC3 capabilities and ensures ongoing NC3 programs, legacy systems and new capabilities are fully integrated as part of the Air Force's overall effort to sustain, modernize, and recapitalize the nuclear enterprise.The candidate shall be able to manage, oversee/lead, or perform scientific work that involves designing, developing, and adapting mathematical, statistical, econometric, and other scientific methods and techniques. The work also involves analyzing management problems and providing advice and insight about the probable effects of alternative solutions to these problems. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Develop life cycle cost estimates for DoD weapon system programs (encryption devices and IT systems).
  • Analyze historical data and develop analogies and cost estimating relationships using regression analysis.
  • Understand technology trends and analyze impact on cost.
  • Interview functional specialists in support of estimating methodology development.
  • Develop risk distributions for cost driver variables & cost estimating relationship equations.
  • Analyze program schedules and quantify schedule uncertainty.
  • Study, analyze, and develop metrics for complex modern software development programs.
  • Build spreadsheet-based program cost models used as decision analysis tools.
  • Apply statistics concepts to quantify probability of success for program budget and schedule plans.
  • Conduct business case analyses, trade studies and economic analyses.
  • Use cost estimating outputs to assess the impact various factors have on the costs to design, research, develop, operate, maintain, and dispose of a particular weapon system.
  • Analyze Contractor financial data using EVM measures of merit to determine program viability with respect to cost, schedule, and performance.
  • Compliance with all cost estimating guidance including the appropriate DoD, Air Force, AFMC, AFLCMC, or lower level policy, publications, supplements, manuals, etc., as well as applicable documents and regulations, systems, processes, and guides, as required.Top Secret Clearance RequiredJob RequirementsTop Secret Clearance Required
    • Professional knowledge of, and skill in applying a wide range of theories, concepts, and methods of analytical, mathematical, or statistical principles and practices to military weapons programs.
    • Experience using the ACEIT Tool Suite to perform all program office estimates.
    • Ability to communicate with multiple functional teams to gather (programmatic/technical) data and translate it into cost impacts for the government; ability to lead financial focused conversations with cross functional teams.
    • Minimum Recommended Education/Experience Requirements: BA/BS, 5-10 years of experience in the respective technical/professional discipline being performed, of which 3 years must be in the DoD, or 15 years of directly related experience with proper certifications.
    • COVID-19 Vaccination RequiredPlease see standard Work, Physical and Mental Requirements for all Quantech roles.
      Work Environment This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, scanners, filing cabinets and fax machines.
      Physical Demands This is largely a sedentary role mostly sitting; however, some filing may be required . This would require the ability to move files, or boxes with file data, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary, ability to lift up to 40lbs.
      Mental Demands: Reading; communicate effectively (verbal and written); maintain emotional control and professionalism.
      Security clearance requiredTOPSECTravelN/A
      Bachelor's Level Degree

Keywords: Quantech Services, Chantilly , Cost Estimator Associate, Professions , Chantilly, Virginia

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