Senior Cost Analyst (DoD)

Clearance Level
Functional Experts
Fort Detrick, Maryland
Remote, Based in Maryland

REQ#: RQ94813

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: NACI (T1)
Requisition Type: Pipeline

General Dynamics Information Technology – Federal Civilian Division is looking for a Senior Cost Analyst to join our team to support the United States Army Medical Material Development Activity (USAMMDA). This position is based in Frederick, Maryland. The Senior Cost Analyst will support the following tasks in support of the Program Support Division.

  • Develop Life Cycle Cost Estimates (LCCEs) and Government cost estimates in support of selected programs, and update the estimates as required.
  • Develop and analyze Microsoft Excel cost models, to include use of risk analysis tool add-ins.
  • 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.
  • Create, review and analyze cost estimates using the Automated Cost Estimating Integrated Tool (ACEIT) suite.
  • Pre-validate product manager (PdM) level cost estimates developed in ACEIT.
  • Provide cost estimating support at the portfolio level, to include developing portfolio models that integrate and display time-phased cost and schedule risk-adjusted views of multiple acquisition systems.
  • Develop presentations and 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.).
  • Develop a common basis for consolidating and reporting cost estimate information for all programs, and remain current with all estimates.
  • 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.
  • Provide financial management expertise in coordination with program financial analysts to identify and resolve issues, and make sound and timely recommendations.
  • Review and access program risks relative to schedule and cost.
  • Review each program integrated master schedule (IMS) for completeness and consistency with cost estimates.
  • Assist in the review, edit, and consolidation of the annual (and out-year) budget requirements for submission to higher headquarters based on program LCCEs.
  • Assist as needed in the production of finance documents and conduct financial analysis and funds management in support of acquisition documentation (e.g., milestone decision approval cost estimates, acquisition program baselines (APBs), acquisition strategies, LCCEs, etc.)
  • Provide input to any cost-related taskers, specifically focusing on sustainment costs in order to provide accurate analysis and cost positions throughout the life cycle of a program.
  • Ensure work products are in compliance with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulatory guidelines and processes, and Will Cost guidance and processes.
  • Ensure compliance with Should Cost guidance and processes.  Develop and maintain a Should Cost tracking sheet and provide data analysis for each Project Management Office.
  • Participate in special projects as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, management or a related discipline field or equivalent combination of education, professional training or work experience.
  • 10 years of experience in cost estimating.
  • Expert in developing life-cycle cost estimates (LCCE) in support of DoD programs.
  • Expert level understanding of cost estimating principles and procedures.
  • Previous experience applying the DOD Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) system to program cost estimating.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills and experience developing briefings and presentations.
  • US Citizen
  • Ability to obtain T1 (Public Trust)


  • Experience with the use of automated cost estimating integrated tool (ACEIT) suite, preferred.
  • An understanding of medical acquisition programs and experience related to medical and drug development, preferred.
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