Senior Cost Analyst

  • Springfield, VA, USA
  • Full-time
  • Clearance: Top Secret/SCI

Company Description

At RED GATE we do everything we can to serve our clients:
Using the right technical skills, unique methodologies, best practices, and integrated technology, we help clients implement bold solutions. New approaches to emerging and evolving threats. Non-traditional ways to overcome entrenched obstacles. Advantage through opportunity. If you have a serious challenge or problem, we can help you solve it.  The below job description provides details on how this role will help to serve our clients.

Job Description

  • Work as a part of an integrated team, interfacing with program offices and leadership.
  • Analyze and make effective use of cost, schedule, technical, and programmatic data.
  • Build and validate accurate and complete cost models, estimates, and risk analyses.
  • Support definition and documentation of technical baseline.
  • Assist in the drafting and editing of management and executive level briefings, papers, reports.
  • Conduct cost and technical research to improve analytic artifacts.
  • Mentor others across all of the above.


Required Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree with significant quantitative analytic focus.
  • Minimum twelve (12) years of experience and six (6) years of relevant experience in cost estimating, business/finance/economics, operation research, and/or system engineering.
  • Demonstrated experience developing life cycle cost estimates utilizing various methodologies.
  • Demonstrated experience in data collection and analysis.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development, implementation, and configuration of cost-estimating relationships, models, tools and methodologies.

Desired Skills:

  • Master degree with significant quantitative analytic focus.
  • Certification in cost analysis field (e.g., CCE/A orDAWIA Level III BCF-CE or similar).
  • Demonstrated ability with project/task planning and management through execution.
  • Demonstrated experience costing large Information Technology (IT) acquisition programs.
  • Working knowledge and / or experience in new software analytical techniques, schedule realism, cost risk analysis, business case development and return on investment analysis.
  • Working knowledge of major NGA systems and strategic initiatives.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Access, Microsoft Project,commercial cost tools, risk tools, statistics/data analysis tools, and EVM analysis tools.
  • Working knowledge with Systems Engineering, Acquisition, Budgeting, and EVM processes.
  • Working knowledge of agile estimating techniques and software sizing methods. Strong history/experience in customer-service, able to advise on tactical and strategic issues.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to develop written artifacts of the caliber to be consumed by working and senior audiences.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work independently, and as a team member; ability to establish a network of contacts; ability to mentor and guide activities of other team members.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct interviews, research, and data analysis to translate technical programmatics into a cohesive written baseline description document

Additional Information

The Red Gate Group, Ltd. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Red Gate Group, Ltd. considers applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law. Know Your Rights

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