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Cost Analyst

Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland · Government/Military
Founded in 2009, RSC2, Inc. is a Small Business Administration (SBA) Certified HUBZone Professional Services company headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. RSC2 provides breakthrough expertise, support services, and technologies to make operations, programs and systems of record perform better. Our professional staff is trained to provide world-class services to all types of customers. We uphold the integrity and quality of our work so you can expect only the best from us.
We are looking for a Cost Analyst join our growing team! This individual will sit out of Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD supporting PM SAI. PM SAI falls under Program Executive Office – Intelligence Electronic Warfare and Sensors (PEO IEW&S). PM SAI is responsible for development, production, modernization, fielding, and sustainment of integrated manned and unmanned aerial Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) sensor payloads that leverage National and other Services’ capabilities. PM SAI also provides product solutions to support warfighting Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination (PED) of Intelligence products!

Summary of Responsibilities:
  • Plans, organizes, directs and conducts weapons system cost estimating, analysis and research tasks in problem areas of very extensive scope and complexity. The problems are difficult to define and require novel approaches and the use of sophisticated techniques. Cost analysis products are used for program decision making, reporting, and securing funding.
  • Establish technical baseline or Cost Analysis Requirements Description (CARD); Identify WBS, determine program scope and estimate purpose; Identify ground rules and assumptions (15%)
  • Identify and select cost estimating methodologies. Methodologies are typically driven by the life cycle stage the program is in, the availability of data, the identification of suitable analogous programs (5%)
  • Collect and normalize data. Data sources include EVM data on the current program or analogous programs, reports, or other contractor data. Data must be normalized for inflation effects or quantity differences. (20%)
  • Build program office estimate (POE) using ACEIT software suite in both base year and inflated “then-year” dollars, phased by government fiscal year. Most current OSD inflation indices will be used. (20%)
  • Conduct Risk and uncertainty analysis around the point estimate. Measure correlation around related elements in the cost model. Select uncertainty distributions around key cost driving parameters and generate a simulation. (10%)
  • Document cost estimate in sufficient detail to allow for other cost estimators to replicate analysis. Develop briefings to present time phased, risk adjusted results to program decision makers. (5%)
  • Conduct “what-if” analyses and excursions as required. Excursions can be executed for things such as quantity differences, technical changes, or funding changes. ACEIT model should be constructed to rapidly address likely program issues (15%)
  • Incorporate cost estimate results into various program documents and reports such as the SAR, DAES, APB, and the POM. (10%)
  • Support program through the milestone review process by interfacing with PEO IEW&S, ODASA-CE, and OSD as required (varies)
  • Active Secret Clearance. TS preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in mathematics, business, engineering, economics, or related field.
  • Minimum of ten years of relevant experience supporting the DoD doing cost analyst responsibilities
Work Location: Aberdeen, MD
Employment Type: Full-time, Salary-Exempt 
Benefits Package: We offer a top tier benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, PTO, employer matching retirement plan, and more! 
We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. The EEO is the Law poster is available here. 

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