Cost Estimator

Job Description:

  • Assisting in execution of DoD Business Operations for complex weapon systems

  • Ability to work within a team to resolve issues and present solutions to senior leadership

  • Cost Estimating and Modeling

  • Developing cost models and incorporating cost risk analysis

  • Preparing estimates for changes in technical and/or funding baselines

  • Preparing independent government cost estimates for Acquisition Strategy Panels

  • Participating in CARD recommendations and engaging in reviews of cost models and data accuracy and adequacy both internally and with OSD CAPE

Cost Analysis

  • Coordinate information with programs and functional areaso Conducting data normalization, statistical analysis and empirical analyses using applicable databases

  • Preparing and providing Analyses of Alternatives, Business Case Analyses, and mid-term and far-term architecture planning studies

Cost Data Analysis and Collection

  • Developing initial cost data collection plans and validation methods for earned value and other contractor cost data reporting requirements

  • Developing and maintaining of cost policy process improvements

  • Developing and maintaining of Government owned cost databases

  • Preparing and participating in cost scenario reviews

  • Preparing unit cost data for congressionally required reports

Affordability Analysis

  • Assisting in the preparation of prioritized requirements lists and their justification

  • Participating in affordability reviews providing the data's basis and to identify potential trade-offs, providing impact and assessing alternatives

  • Providing the cost estimates to support agency budget submissions and Acquisition baseline documents

Required Skills:


  • Familiarity with DoD business operations for complex weapons systems

  • Proficient in MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

Advanced Estimator

  • BA/BS in related field and 10 years experience or MA/MS in related field and 7 years experience

Intermediate Estimator

  • BA/BS in related field and 5 years experience or MA/MS in related field and 3 years experience

Basic Estimator

  • AS/AA or BS/BA in a related field

ECS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. ECS promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

ECS is a leading mid-sized provider of technology services to the United States Federal Government. We are focused on people, values and purpose. Every day, our 2300+ employees focus on providing their technical talent to support the Federal Agencies and Departments of the US Government to serve, protect and defend the American People.

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