Position Description

Operations Research Analyst
Location Patuxent River, MD
Job Code 7269
# of openings 1
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MCR is a fast-growing global company headquartered in McLean, VA that supports defense and civilian agencies, NATO, and European ministries that face some of the most complex mission challenges in the world. If you are the best at what you do, we are looking for you. At MCR, you will contribute to programs and projects that matter—to your career, to your fellow citizens, and to your nation. You will use the latest technologies, techniques, and tools. You will be trusted to work independently and make decisions. You’ll be rewarded with top-tier compensation and benefits.


The successful candidate will provide Independent Government Cost Estimates and related Cost Analysis to the Specialized and Proven Aircraft Program Office (PMA-226). In this role, analysts will develop forward-looking estimates which support contract actions, budget drills, and ad-hoc analysis. Data will be collected and analyzed from both Government and public sources. Day to day tasks will be guided by one of MCRs Senior Operations Research Analysts.

The duties and responsibilities of this role include but are not limited to the following:

  • Research the Operating and Support (O&S) cost of various military and commercial aircraft utilizing Government databases such as DCARC and VAMOSC and public data such as Conklin & de Decker and BLS.gov;
  • Develop O&S cost estimates for aircraft leasing services and commercially provided aircraft maintenance;
  • Perform data collection and analysis to include, but not limited to, data normalization, cost estimating relationships (CERs), and pareto analysis;
  • Perform basic risk analysis and sensitivity studies using variance metrics and subject matter expert (SME) inputs;
  • Participate in technical working groups with engineering, budget, schedule, and acquisition functional team members;
  • Manage client relationships and expectations.


  • Eligible for a DoD Secret clearance
  • 3 - 8 years of experience with DoD or Federal civilian agencies performing acquisition, financial management, or operations research tasks
  • Willingness to learn formal cost estimating processes consistent with industry best practices
  • BA/BS degree in Business, Engineering, Science (Physics or Chemistry only), or Mathematics with 24 semester credit hours in quantitative analysis


  • Experience working with U.S. Navy acquisition programs or U.S. Navy training centers or Defense Acquisition University as an Operations Research Analyst or Cost Estimator/Analyst
  • Knowledge of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE) Operating and Support Cost Estimating Guide
  • MA/MS degree in Business, Engineering, Science (Physics or Chemistry only), or Mathematics
  • Cost analysis certification from an accredited organization


MCR, LLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or any other characteristic protected by law.

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