independent cost research

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COST ANALYST 

Provide financial/economic/cost analysis services as a member of the project team providing program management support services to the project manager. Develop and maintain cost documents in accordance with DoD Acquisition Management policies and procedures. Documents may include Cost Analysis Requirements Documents (CARD), Economic Analysis Development Plans (EADP), and Economic Analyses (EA). Perform scenario and affordability analysis to include excursions and sensitivity analysis using historical performance measures, cost models, and program metrics. Work closely with program and acquisition managers in the development of acquisition strategies, analyses, plans, and documents. Provide cost analysis services in support of program business management services. Conduct internal cost and budgeting analyses and independent government cost estimates for contracting actions. Audit vendor pricing, billing, costing, and scheduling projections and work breakdown structures. Provide information updates/presentations to various executive offices within and outside of the program.

Qualifications:
EDUCATION:

Bachelors degree in related field and 5+ years experience or equivalent experience.

Requirements: Degree Requirements: Bachelor's Degree or higher in Mathematics, Economics, Accounting, Statistics, Operations Research or other business-related disciplines. Cost/Financial analysis experience a plus. Candidate must be detail-oriented with strong communication and presentation skills. Prior cost analyst experience in support of DoD acquisition programs preferred but not manditory. Highly proficient using MS Office applications, especially Excel. Experience using the Automated Cost Estimating Integrated Tools (ACEIT) or equivalent cost estimating parametric applications also preferred.

Primary Location: United States-VA-RICHMOND

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Travel: Yes, 5-10% of the time
Schedule: Part-time or Full-time

Send resumes in confidence to: INDEPENDENT COST RESEARCH, 1 N 5th Street, Suite 502, Richmond, VA 23219. No telephone calls please.

 

PROJECT SCHEDULER

Responsible for working directly under the Master Project Schedule Manager for all project scheduling functions, including planning, tracking, analysis and reporting across the project life cycle. Responsible for coordinating with the program teams to develop and maintain Work Breakdown Structures (WBSs), cost and schedule baselines, and Estimates at Completion (EACs). Work closely with program team and managers to review current project status and project future performance. Responsible for monitoring cost and schedule performance and performs related analyses. Also prepares portions of program review presentations, produces financial deliverables for both internal and external use and participates in the proposal process. Interface with members of Finance, Program Management, Contracts, Pricing, Procurement, and Accounts Receivable Department. Works independently while contributing to the team through reporting, analyzing, estimating, and auditing. Prepare written and verbal reports to program team and management regarding program performance. May provide direction and guidance to lower level personnel. Create and/or modify the Integrated Master Schedule and any Supporting Schedules as requested by program management; create and present executive-level reports, presentations and deliverables that reflect risk and status. Track baselines, perform what-if analysis, develop contingency plans, and incorporate estimates into the schedule.

Qualifications:
EDUCATION:

Bachelors degree in related field and 5+ years experience or equivalent experience.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS:

4 years of experience in project scheduling; The candidate must have a thorough knowledge of the use of the automated scheduling tool, MS Project. Effective written and oral communication skills are required to work well with all levels of staff and managers.

Primary Location: United States-VA-RICHMOND

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Travel: Yes, 5-10% of the time
Schedule: Part-time or Full-time

Send resumes in confidence to: INDEPENDENT COST RESEARCH, 1 N 5th Street, Suite 502, Richmond, VA 23219. No telephone calls please.

  

BUDGET ANALYST 

The position requires an extensive background in DoD/Army budgeting to assist in the performance of routine budget administration functions such as the formulation, execution, and review of budgets. Duties include:

  • Assisting in budget preparation, obtaining funding approval and authorization, developing annual operating programs, budget execution, financial analysis and reporting.

  • Support program leadership by coordinating all interagency (i.e., internal and external stakeholders, both within the Government and internationally) interaction, including coordinating with staff and leadership of other organizations, and planning and executing internal and external meetings (e.g., sending out meeting requests; ensuring background documentation is prepared; developing an agenda; setting up the meeting space, web-conference, and/or teleconference), scientific conferences and special events.

  • REQUIRED SKILLS:

    • 5 to 10 years experience in U.S. Army budgeting and Bachelor's degree required
    • Current experience with GFEBS
    • Advanced knowledge of the Army Force Structure and logistics processes
    • Proficiency with all Microsoft Office products
    • Excellent written and oral communications skills
    • Excellent problem-solving skills
    • Excellent inter-personal skills
    • Must be self-directed and detail-oriented
    • Have an active SECRET security clearance


    Primary Location: United States-VA-ALEXANDRIA

    Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: None
    Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
    Travel: Yes, 5-10% of the time
    Schedule: Part-time or Full-time

  • Send resumes in confidence to: INDEPENDENT COST RESEARCH, 1 N 5th Street, Suite 502, Richmond, VA 23219. No telephone calls please.