Sr Cost and Operations Analyst

US-DC-Washington Navy Yard
4 months ago
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About Engility

Engility delivers innovative solutions to critical challenges facing the nation and the world. As a premier provider of integrated services for the U.S. government, we support the Department of Defense, intelligence community, space communities, federal civilian agencies and international customers. Engility is dedicated to making lives better, safer and more secure.


Engility is seeking a Senior Cost and Operations Analyst to work closely with Government client at the Washington Navy Yard. The candidate must have strong cost estimating experience, and financial management and program management experience are preferred.   The successful candidate will have excellent communication, quantitative, research, analytical skills and the capability to lead or principally contribute to these challenging studies.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and maintain Life Cycle Cost Estimates (LCCEs) for various SPAWAR programs in all stages of the acquisition lifecycle
  • Assist (as required) in the preparation of all Major government deliverable reviews (i.e. Line-By-Line Review (LBLR), Uncertainty Cost Reviews, Cost Review Board (CRB) etc.)
  • Support development of unique products (i.e. Specialized Cost Studies, Business Case Analysis (BCA), Analysis of Alternatives (AoAs) etc. by establishing proper framework for the study and analytical methodologies to be used 
  • Provide thought leadership in the areas of cost estimating, Earned Value Management System (EVMS), Integrated Master Scheduling (IMS), and Cost/Schedule Risk Management 
  • Assist the government and contractor personnel with development of process improvement initiatives to streamline cost estimating and analysis projects
  • Assist as needed in mentoring Junior employees and assist Engility Section Managers (SMs) with maintaining effective and efficient staffing levels and skillsets to meet evolving customer demands 
  • Keep abreast of all statutory and regulatory policies that impact cost estimating and analysis requirements (i.e. OMB Circular, JCIDS, DOD Instruction, SECNAV Instructions, NCCA, FAR/DFAR, etc.) 
  • Perform multivariate statistical analysis to model a large number of data points and derive patterns within the data to identify cost driver characteristics and assess variations from the computed norms. Assess impact of outlying data on the project objectives and expected outcomes. 
  • Provide Program Manager, Deputy Program Manager, Section Manager, and Division Directors business intelligence regarding new support requirements and other growth opportunities
  • Support PM, DPM, SM and/or Task Leads with the mitigation of program risk and issue resolution
  • Assist with new business Request For Proposal (RFP) efforts 
  • Attend Major government deliverable reviews as the Engility Representative as needed
  • Represent Engility at Major industry conferences and provide thought leadership, such as submission and presentation of White Papers and/or other topics of interest to fellow peer groups

Required Qualifications

  • 8+ years’ experience providing cost estimating and analysis support to US Federal Government customer, US Navy preferred.
  • Secret ClearanceBachelor's degree in a quantitative discipline (e.g., economics, engineering, mathematics, operations research, statistics, accounting, financial management, computer science, information systems management, national security strategy or business)
  • Experience with providing Acquisition Support, Program Management support and/or Business Financial Management (BFM) support to the US Navy or other DOD customer 
  • Proficiency with utilizing multiple cost estimating tools and/or add-ons to excel based tools
  • High level of proficiency with building excel-based financial models (including use of sumifs, vlookups, pivot tables, named variables, etc)
  • Understanding of weapons and/or automated information systems design, production, operations and support processes
  • Understanding of weapons and/or automated information systems work breakdown structures
  • Understanding of weapons and/or automated information systems cost drivers
  • Understanding of government cost, technical and programmatic data sources
  • Ability to summarize and effectively communicate information from the Staff to Senior Leadership (Corporate, Govt. Civilian, and Military)
  • Working knowledge of Cyber Warfare; Information and Knowledge Management; and Communication Systems 
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and lead other analysts on large projects 
  • Knowledge of Federal Government budgeting and acquisition process

Desired Qualifications

  • 10+ years’ experience providing cost estimating and analysis support to US federal government customers.
  • Advanced degree in Accounting, Business, Financial Management, Computer Science, Information Systems Management, Business (MBA), National Security Strategy, and/or Engineering
  • Proficient using ACEIT (Automated Cost Estimating Integrated Tools)
  • Cost estimating professional certification, such as Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst (CCE/A) preferred 
  • Program Management Professional (PMP) Certification a plus
  • Superior customer relations management (CRM) skills
  • Demonstrated leadership track record
  • Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) level III Certification in Program Management, Cost Estimation, Acquisition and/or Business Financial Management
  • Experience working with diverse office level customers and stakeholders
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel, ACEIT, @Risk, and Oracle Crystal Ball® skills
  • Advanced knowledge of statutory and regulatory policies associated with cost estimating and analysis requirements.
  • Advanced knowledge of Navy Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) program and systems 
  • SPAWAR/PEO C4I /PEO EIS experience



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