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Senior Cost Analyst in Edgewood, MD 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 Senior Cost Analyst for the following activities:

  • Review cost estimates using Automated Cost Estimating Integrated Tool (ACEIT) software and apply tasks to the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS).
  • Gather and correlate prior year and current year expenditures and conduct trend analyses to establish baseline budgetary data for inclusion in the budget estimating process.
  • Develop linkages from the IMS to the program’s work breakdown structure (WBS), cost estimation system (CES), and organizational breakdown structure.
  • Execute earned value management analysis and assessments as required to support the Systems and Product Managers (PdMs).
  • Ensure acquisition strategies and plans are in compliance with Better Buying Power guidance and processes. He or she will also propose Better Buying Power initiatives.
  • Ensure acquisition strategies and plans are in compliance with Will Cost guidance and processes, and assist with Will Cost schedule based positions.
  • Create / update a resource-loaded schedule baseline/IMS that incorporates major schedule activities of the functional areas of the program office to develop project spend plans and provide spend plan forecasts.
  • Review finance documents and conduct financial and schedule-based analyses based on the IMS in support of acquisition documentation (e.g., milestone decision approval cost estimates, Acquisition Program Baselines (APBs), acquisition strategies, Life Cycle Cost Estimates (LCCEs), etc.).
  • Defend team schedule estimates to the Product Manager (PdM).
  • Organize periodic IMS execution reviews involving all program performers.
  • Contribute to and evaluate data from Automated Cost Estimating Integrated Tools (ACE-IT), Joint Analysis of Cost and Schedule (JACS), Risk Recon, and Microsoft Project software.
  • Evaluate risk probabilities and the corresponding expected impacts (from Risk Recon), and opportunity probabilities and the corresponding expected benefits, to program schedules.
  • Lead the IMS Working Integrated Product team (WIPT) to collect monthly schedule execution status reports from all program performers.
  • Attend and participate in cost WIPTs (i.e., preparing agendas, scheduling meetings, briefing during the meetings, identifying and resolving issues, making sound and timely recommendations to facilitate decision-making, preparing minutes, and providing action follow-up
  • Ensure product teams are aware of deadlines, assignments, and objectives.
  • Maintain awareness of program execution and milestones, as well as their corresponding strategic impacts.
  • Manage, participate in, and provide input to program functional Integrated Product Teams (IPTs), Integrated Product Reviews (IPRs), milestone decisions, and program updates.
  • Migrate, archive, and maintain electronic program files in appropriate SharePoint locations.

Required Skills

The preferred candidate will have the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) credential.

Required Experience

The preferred candidate will have six 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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