Expert Level Cost Analyst - TS/SCI - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

San Diego
United States


Expert Level Cost Analyst - TS/SCI

KBR is seeking a highly motivated Senior Cost Analyst to provide knowledge and expertise applying principles, theories and methods of cost estimation and analysis in support of our government customers. An active TS/SCI is required. This position can be worked out of Valley Forge, Denver, Colorado Springs, El Segundo, San Diego, Cape Canaveral, Boston and Las Cruses offices.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 15+ yrs of relevant experience with a Masters or 17+ yrs with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Physics, Operations Research, Cost Analysis, Mathematics, Statistics, Finance, Economics, Business Administration or related discipline
  • Minimum 10 years of DoD, IC or industry cost analysis experience
  • Apply principles, theories and methods of cost estimation to complex Government acquisitions
  • Develop cost estimating relationships through the application of advanced statistical analysis techniques
  • Develop models/methods for space systems and their associated ground and launch systems across multiple space-related product lines
  • Ability to collect and normalize data and design cost estimating methods and models
  • Develop life-cycle cost estimates using a variety of methods (e.g. parametric, analogy, etc)
  • Experience leading life-cycle cost estimates for major system acquisitions
  • Ability to identify key cost and technical risk areas, and translate the risk areas into program cost impacts
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel
  • Proficient with the application of Monte Carlo simulation techniques
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to present results to senior leadership
  • Ability to work independently and lead detail-oriented tasks

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering, Physics, Operations Research, Cost Analysis, Mathematics, Finance, Economics, Business Administration or related disciplines
  • Cost estimating experience in the following domain areas:
  • Space hardware (bus and payload)
  • Space systems (e.g. NASA/Air Force, NRO, Commercial)
  • Launch systems
  • Ground systems (e.g. mission management, command and control, mission processing, ground terminals, communications networks, data centers)
  • Software cost estimating
  • Parametric and analogy based estimating
  • Data collection and normalization
  • Model development
  • Method development (e.g. multivariate regression analysis, Monte Carlo simulation, cost improvement curve analysis)
  • Technical understanding of satellite systems
  • Experience using risk analysis software (e.g. @Risk, Crystal Ball)
  • Experience using statistical analysis software (e.g. SAS, SPSS, etc)
  • ICEAA certification; either Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst (CCEA)

Preferred Security Requirements:

  • Possess an active TS/SCI security clearance

In compliance with the U.S. federal government’s vaccine mandate, only candidates who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have a reasonable accommodation or approved medical exception will be considered for this position.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.