Position Description

Advanced Cost Analyst
Location Huntsville, AL
Req # 15007
# of openings 1
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ECS is seeking a Advanced Cost Analyst to work in our Huntsville, AL office  


Job Description:

ECS seeks an Advanced Cost Analyst to support the Missile Defense Agency in Huntsville, AL. The work will be hybrid with a requirement for occasional onsite support of the customer at MDA's headquarters on Redstone Arsenal.

The successful candidate will:

  • Assist in execution of DoD Business Operations for complex weapon systems.
  • Have the ability to work within a team to resolve issues and present solutions to senior leadership.

Cost Estimating and Modeling.

  • Develop cost models and incorporating cost risk analysis.
  • Prepare estimates for changes in technical and/or funding baselines.
  • Prepare independent government cost estimates for Acquisition Strategy Panels.
  • Participate in CARD recommendations and engage in reviews of cost models and data accuracy and adequacy both internally and with OSD CAPE.

Cost Analysis:

  • Coordinate information with programs and functional areas.   
  • Conduct data normalization, statistical analysis and empirical analyses using applicable databases.
  • Prepare and provide Analyses of Alternatives, Business Case Analyses, and mid-term and far-term architecture planning studies.

Cost Data Analysis and Collection:

  • Develop initial cost data collection plans and validation methods for earned value and other contractor cost data reporting requirements.
  • Develop and maintain cost policy process improvements.
  • Develop and maintain Government owned cost databases.
  • Prepare and participate in cost scenario reviews.
  • Prepare unit cost data for congressionally required reports.

Affordability Analysis.

  • Assist in the preparation of prioritized requirements lists and their justification.
  • Participate in affordability reviews providing the data's basis and to identify potential trade-offs, providing impact and assessing alternatives.
  • Provide the cost estimates to support agency budget submissions and Acquisition baseline documents.

Required Skills:

  • Active DoD Secret Security Clearance or the ability to obtain a clearance.
  • BS/BA in a related field and 10+ years of applicable experience.
  • MS/MA in a related field and 7+ years of applicable experience.
  • MS Office proficient (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Desired Skills:

  • MS Degree in Mathematics, Engineering, Finance or related field.
  • Proficiency with the Automated Cost Estimating Integrated Tool (ACEIT).


ECS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, status as a crime victim, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by 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 3800+ 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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