Cost Analyst III

Location US-VA-Springfield
Job ID
# of Openings Remaining
Information Technology
Residency Status
U.S. Citizenship Required
Top Secret/SCI
Employee Type
Time Type
Full Time


Vencore is a proven provider of information solutions, engineering and analytics for the U.S. Government. With more than 40 years of experience working in the defense, civilian and intelligence communities, Vencore designs, develops and delivers high impact, mission-critical services and solutions to overcome its customers most complex problems.

Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, Vencore employs 3,800 engineers, analysts, IT specialists and other professionals who strive to be the best at everything they do.

Vencore is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


The Program analyzes current NGA applications architecture, researches effective and efficient cloud technologies that allow for a minimally invasive transition to the cloud environment, without impacting NGA mission capabilities. NGA’s goal is to maximize the use of community and commercial clouds on all three domains for agility, innovation, integrated intelligence, enhanced security and resource efficiency. This initiative will lead to the migration of approximately 313 identified activities from on-premise data centers to cloud environments. The program works with Government and contractor representatives from various unclassified and classified organizations in order to satisfy NGA’s goals for efficient cloud migration of these applications to Unclassified, Secret and Top Secret cloud environments. The candidate will serve as a Cost Analyst on one of the program’s cloud engineering and migration teams.


Performs financial/administrative reporting for contracts and/or programs. Responsible for accurately forecasting the cost of future projects. Develops the cost information needed to make a bid for a contract or to determine if a proposed new product will be profitable. Compiles and analyzes data on all factors that can influence costs-such as materials, labor, location, and special equipment requirements, including computer hardware and software. Gathers information on access to the site and availability of electricity, and other services, as well as on surface topography and drainage. Determines the quantity of materials and labor the firm will need to furnish. This process, called the quantity survey or “takeoff,” involves completing standard estimating forms, filling in dimensions, number of units, and other information. Estimates the costs of all items a sub-contractor must provide. Must make decisions concerning equipment needs, sequence of operations, crew size, and physical constraints at the site. Allowances for the waste of materials, inclement weather, shipping delays, and other factors that may increase costs also must be incorporated in the estimate. On completion of the quantity surveys, prepares a cost summary for the entire project, including the costs of labor, equipment, materials, subcontracts, overhead, taxes, insurance, markup, and any other costs that may affect the project. Estimates costs or tracks actual costs relative to bid specifications as the project develops. Requires the use of computers for complex mathematical calculations and requires advanced mathematical techniques. Operations research, production control, cost, and price analysts who work for government agencies may do significant amounts of cost estimating in the course of their regular duties.


Specific responsibilities and typical tasks could include, but are not limited to:


• Leads and develops cost/price proposal estimates for the Customer, detailing the significant direct and indirect cost elements such as material, labor, overhead, general and administrative expenses, facilities, engineering, special tooling/special test equipment, etc.
• Performs cost and price analysis of contractor proposals for Customer
• Develops cost estimates for IT development projects
• Ability to document Basis of Estimates and maintain cost/price proposal estimate files
• Develops and recommends price/cost objectives for senior leaders in the context of business objectives
• Analyze available data such as direct labor hours, costs of previous similar efforts, and/or standards and other techniques in producing estimating relationships
• Forecasts price/cost trends, economic factors and efficiencies in production for future accounting periods using analytical techniques such as random sampling, cost models, learning curves, and parametric cost models


Required Qualifications:

• Active TS/SCI security clearance
• Bachelor's (or equivalent) with 5 to 8 years of experience, or a Master's and 3 to 5 years of experience
• Demonstrated strong experience with cost and pricing analysis in an IT environment
• Ability to work in a Government environment as part of a multi-contractor team
• Strong analytical skills and ability to develop and recommend solutions for problems/issues
• Strong interpersonal skills and team orientation
• Demonstrated customer relationship and presentation skills

• BS in business related discipline

Desired Qualifications:

• DAWIA level II or III certification
• Experience working in IC or DoD financial management roles


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