Cost Estimator

at Guidehouse in Springfield, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Job Family :

Finance & Accounting Consulting

Travel Required :

Up to 10%

Clearance Required :

Ability to Obtain Secret

What You Will Do :

The successful Program Cost Estimator will support our clients within Department of Defense (DoD) Program Management Offices. You will create significant value and impact for the DoD by assisting in the control of program costs for Information Technology (IT) and/or weapon system acquisitions through the various stages of their project lifecycles. In this position, you could be tasked to develop an array of cost analysis documents varying in complexity, including but not limited to: Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCEs), Life Cycle Cost Estimates (LCCEs), Economic Analysis (EAs), Business Case Analyses (BCAs), and Analyses of Alternatives (AoAs). Our client looks to Guidehouse to provide thought leadership and demonstrate leading practices within the discipline of cost estimating. The best candidates will be capable of working effectively in professional work teams and will be required to coordinate cost analysis activity with assigned Program Managers, engineering technical leads, Government contracting, and program budget personnel to maintain program awareness and provide cost advice to government leadership when required.

What You Will Need :

+ Ability to obtain and maintain a SECRET federal security clearance

+ Bachelor’s degree

+ Minimum three years’ experience in Program Cost Estimating or equivalent experience

+ Demonstrated expertise in the use of the entire suite of Microsoft Office programs (SharePoint, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, One Note, etc.)

What Would Be Nice To Have :

+ An ACTIVE and CURRENT SECRET federal security clearance

+ Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst (CCEA) (or ability to obtain CCEA) via International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association (ICEAA) or equivalent recognized certification authority is highly desired.

+ Additional relevant certifications and training such as Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level 1+, Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM), Project Management, and Lean Six Sigma and similar process improvement techniques are also desired.

+ Experience producing cost estimates in both traditional and agile software development environments; commercial versus organic (DoD) development solutions; and efforts to shift program sustainment and development into a Cloud environment are desired.

+ Additionally, a general or integrated perspective and/or experience in DoD acquisition, financial management, and cost analysis is desired.

+ Experience using the following cost estimating tools is desired:

+ ACEIT (Automated Cost Estimating Integrated Tool)

+ SEER-SEM (Software Evaluation and Estimation of Resources – Software Estimating Model)

+ Crystal Ball

+ TruePlanning

The annual salary range for this position is $67,400.00-$134,800.00. Compensation decisions depend on a wide range of factors, including but not limited to skill sets, experience and training, security clearances, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs.

What We Offer :

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

+ Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

+ Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

+ Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus

+ Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

+ 401(k) Retirement Plan

+ Basic Life & Supplemental Life

+ Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

+ Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

+ Student Loan PayDown

+ Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

+ Skills Development & Certifications

+ Employee Referral Program

+ Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

+ Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program

+ Mobility Stipend

About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at . All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

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Job Posting: JC239956344

Posted On: May 10, 2023

Updated On: Nov 27, 2023

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