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Senior Cost Analyst in San Diego, CA at CALIBRE

Date Posted: 2/1/2019

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Job Description

CALIBRE, an employee-owned Management and Technology Solutions Company is seeking a Cost Analyst for the following activities:

  • Create, review and analyze software cost estimates using the Automated Cost Estimating Integrated Tool (ACEIT) suite.  He or she will incorporate relevant data from the ACE-IT suite, to include the Automated Cost Estimator (ACE), Joint Analysis of Cost and Schedule (JACS), risk modules, and the Program Office Support Tool (POST) into software cost estimates.
  • Analyze cost models in Microsoft Excel, to include use of risk analysis tool add-ins (e.g., Crystal Ball, @Risk, etc.).
  • Analyze Joint cost/schedule uncertainty analyses and obtaining cost model result outputs.
  • Provide software cost estimating support at the portfolio and software products levels, to include developing portfolio and software products models that integrate and display time-phased cost and schedule risk-adjusted views of multiple acquisition systems.
  • Assist in development of and analyze cost and schedule risk-adjusted LCCEs, Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCEs), Business Case Analyses (BCAs), Analysis of Alternatives (AoAs), program office estimates, and other cost analyses.
  • Brief executive leadership on program cost positions, impact of budget changes on supported programs, and other cost issues.
  • Assist in the development of budget submissions (Procurement (P)-Forms, Research Development Test and Evaluation (R)-Forms, etc.)
  • Conduct pre-validation (sufficiency reviews) of all software cost estimates (e.g., Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE), Life-Cycle Cost Estimate (LCCE), Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA), Will/Should Cost Analyses, etc.) prior to being sent for formal/external validation.
  • Develop a common basis for consolidating and reporting software cost estimate information for all programs, and remain current with all estimates.
  • Use CO$TAT to analyze historical and other data in order to develop cost estimating relationships
  • Gather, compare, and correlate prior year and current year expenditures and conduct trend analyses to establish baseline budgetary data for inclusion in the budget estimating process.
  • Review schedules for completeness and consistency with cost estimates.
  • Advise team leads and members on methods and requirements for developing extensive written justification for budget requirements, LCCE updates, and initial positions.
  • Develop annual Research Development Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) and Procurement forms for submission to Congress.
  • Prepare AoAs, CAIV, cost estimates, data research, economic analyses, independent sufficiency reviews, most-probable life cycle cost estimates, and source selection evaluations.
  • Preapare work products in compliance with
    • Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulatory guidelines and processes
    • Better Buying Power guidance and processes
    • Will Cost guidance and processes
  • Gather, compare, propose, and develop Better Buying Power initiatives.
  • Prepare Will Cost positions.
  • Implement and ensure compliance with Should Cost guidance and processes.
  • Create and modify Should Cost estimates in accordance with Better Buying Power initiatives.
  • Develop and maintain a Should Cost tracking sheet and provide data analysis.


Required Skills

The Certified Management Accountant (CMA) credential is preferred.



Required Experience

The preferred candidate will have five or more years of relevant experience with cost estimating within the Department of Defense, and experience with the Automated Cost Estimating Integrated Tools (ACEIT) suite.

Candidates must have a Secret Clearance

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