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Cost Analyst in Frederick, MD at CALIBRE

Date Posted: 2/1/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

CALIBRE Systems Inc., an employee-owned Management Consulting and Information Technology Solutions company, is seeking a cost analyst to provide financial management support throughout the entire life cycle of a DoD project, assisting with the PPBE process and financial program execution, as well as budget formulation, justification, presentation, and execution activities.

He or she shall provide comprehensive cost analysis modeling support, to include:

  • Independent analysis of requirements
  • Correct application of cost estimating methodologies
  • Developing logical cost estimates that are defensible and supportable
  • Presenting a summary of resulting analyses to internal and external audiences
  • Reviewing and analyzing monthly contractor EVM data

The candidate shall develop and execute the application of cost models suitable for prediction and analysis of budgetary requirements for medical product development, inclusive of costs associated with FDA processes and regulatory compliance, clinical trials, drug manufacturing, laboratory testing, and development of drugs leading to FDA approval/licensure.  Other tasks include:

  • Review contractor cost proposals, to include assessment of reasonableness, realism, and completeness.
  • Prepare IGCEs, as necessary, for comparison to contractor proposals.
  • Prepare budget exhibits, P&R forms, spend plans, and budget allocation recommendations.
  • Coordinate updates to financial management data, including actual budget data and execution data recorded in DOD databases (e.g., GFEBS, etc.).
  • Coordinate with JPM office staff, contracting and budget personnel, and other principal participants to obtain financial information to track funding allocation.  
  • Extrapolate the cost of medical product development in the civilian sector to the development of medical countermeasures for bio-defense
  • Analyze impacts to budget revisions and recommend courses of action to minimize adverse effects to program execution.
  • Develop independent estimates based on contractual performance.

Required Skills

  • Must have an Active Secret Clearance

Required Experience

  • A Bachelors Degree
  • A minimum of 7 years of direct experience


  • The ideal candidate will have a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification.
  • The preferred candidate will have at least 1 year of experience in: training or experience in drug development policies and procedures; understanding of cost estimating and prediction as required for medical programs and drug development; applying DOD PPBE system to bioengineering and medical acquisition programs.
  • Prefer at least 1 year of experience in: training or experience in science, pharmaceutical, and vaccine/biologics management

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