Cost Estimator Specialist
Robins Air Force Base, GA 
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Job Title
Cost Estimator Specialist
Functional Title
Cost Estimator Specialist
Location
Robins Air Force Base - GA - Robins AFB, GA US (Primary)
Education
Bachelor's Level Degree
Job Type
Full-time
Job Description

Can you translate quantitative data into insight? If so we want you to join our growing Business Analytics team at Quantech Services, Inc. Excellent compensation and benefits with starting salaries of 50K+!

Overview / Customer Profile

-Seeking energetic professionals with expertise in cost, statistical, economic and/or quantitative analysis to support Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition programs within the Air Force Digital Directorate (PEO Digital).

- AF PEO Digital is the largest directorate in the Air Force's Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), with over 3500 employees supporting 300 programs in 12 locations across the U.S. PEO Digital develops, produces and sustains a wide variety of military systems such as surveillance aircraft, radars, aerospace management, force protection, and complex information systems supporting command, control and intelligence efforts.

- AF PEO Digital is leading the charge for the Air Force's adoption of modern technology in a number of arenas. "As members of the Digital Directorate, we must have at least a basic understanding of automation, optimization, analytics, data science, digital engineering, machine learning, artificial intelligence, blockchain, and zero trust cybersecurity strategies. We must grasp how gaming technology, augmented and virtual reality, and 5G may apply to our systems." (Steven Wert, Program Executive Officer)

-This is an opportunity to apply your background in quantitative analysis to develop solutions for a rapidly changing DoD

General Responsibilities:

-Collaborate with a team of Quantech cost analysts & subject matter experts on a variety of projects
-Develop life cycle cost estimates for DoD weapon system programs (aircraft, radar, and IT systems)
-Analyze historical data and develop analogies and cost estimating relationships using regression analysis
-Understand technology trends and analyze impact on cost
-Analyze software program progress tracking tools (JIRA, Microsoft TFS, etc.) and develop metrics and insights for program managers
-Interview functional specialists in support of estimating methodology development
-Develop risk distributions for cost driver variables & cost estimating relationship equations
-Analyze program schedules and quantify schedule uncertainty
-Study, analyze, and develop metrics for complex modern software development programs
-Build complex spreadsheet-based program cost models used as decision analysis tools
-Apply statistics concepts to quantify the probability of success for program budget and schedule plans
-Conduct business case analyses, trade studies and economic analyses
-Assist program managers in development and execution of contract strategies and program plans

Candidate Strengths:

-Proficient in analyzing datasets and developing statistical models, but also able to tackle problems by thinking outside of the box
-Technical fast learner with the ability to communicate with multiple functional teams to gather (programmatic/technical) data and translate it into cost impacts for the government
-Experienced problem solver, comfortable working in ambiguous environments with the ability to lead financial focused conversations with cross functional teams
-Approachable team player with the skillset to successfully work a variety of projects and take direction from multiple sources at once

Job Requirements

-Experience/coursework using data science and business intelligence tools a plus

Requirements:

-Must be a U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain a Secret level clearance

- 0to 3years of DoD or USG cost analysis experience or relevant experience in quantitative analysis positions (economic analysis, analytics, statistics, regression)

Education:

-Must have a BS/BA with 21 semester hours in quantitative analysis courses, plus 3 semester hours of Calculus or Statistics

-Typical Degrees: Math, Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Economics, Data Science, Computer Engineering

Please see standard Work, Physical and Mental Requirements for all Quantech roles.

Work Environment This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, scanners, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands This is largely a sedentary role mostly sitting; however, some filing may be required . This would require the ability to move files, or boxes with file data, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary, ability to lift up to 40lbs.

Mental Demands: Reading; communicate effectively (verbal and written); maintain emotional control and professionalism.

Security clearance required
SECRET
Travel
N/A

We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
0 to 3 years
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