Cost Analyst
MCR, LLC. - Arlington, VA

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MCR is the trusted leader in integrated program management solutions. For 35 years, we have provided objectivity, smart thinking and the highest levels of support to help our clients get the job done, and done right. Our vast experience and knowledgeable people are our greatest assets. Their subject matter expertise, commitment to excellence and the high quality of their work, combined with our full suite of services, allows our clients to accomplish their missions and support national priorities. Our corporate values are based on integrity, excellence, honesty, service and trust. It is through these values that we form long-term client partnerships, build expertise, and attract and retain talented employees. For more information about MCR, LLC career opportunities, please visit .

Description of Duties:
Conduct a variety of cost analysis, life cycle cost estimating, and/or cost research tasks in support of the Naval Center for Cost Analysis (NCCA) using approved processes and tools to determine Life Cycle Cost Estimates (LCCEs), Independent Cost Estimate (ICE), Total Ownership Costs (TOC) and/or Economic Analysis for use in Investment Analysis, Analysis of Alternatives, Cost Analysis Requirements Description (CARD), Business Case Analysis, and/or program budget development. Will develop cost estimates using a variety of techniques including modeling, parametric analysis, engineering estimates, learning curve, risk analysis and cost estimating relationships. Specific support activities will include the following areas: cost benefit analysis, life cycle cost estimation, business case analysis, affordability assessments, risk analysis, technical baseline development, knowledge of the government acquisition process, and development of models and databases. The candidate should be able to manage/lead the cost estimating task and interface directly with customer and other stakeholders to identify requirements and resolve issues. Makes technical cost estimating /research decision which are authoritative and which demonstrate mautre cost estimating judgement in anticipating and solving complex cost analysis problems. Work requires the technical capability to assess the cost and schedule implications of existing and projected technological advances, as well as being able to evaluate the impact of new and innovative acquisition strategies. Strong interpersonal skills needed to support customer meetings and data collection efforts. Ability to work well both independently, as well as part of a team effort. Strong writing skills to be able to prepare briefings, communicate status, and document results.

Individual will work out of NCCA Spaces in Crystal City, Arlington, VA.

Requirements for the Position:
Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, Economics, or Operations Research.

7 years relevant experience.

Knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Management System.

Life cycle cost estimating proficiency to include knowledge of: work breakdown structure (WBS), cost estimating relationships (CERs), inflation indices, learning curves, economic measures (NPV, payback period, IRR), data collection and analysis.

Ability to generate cost estimating products such as: life cycle cost estimates, analysis of alternatives, budget submissions, source selection suppoprt, contract negotiation support, cost studies, risk analysis, total ownership costs, total affordability readiness.

Strong quantitative skills.

Data modeling.

Computer proficiency skills (Excel, Word, ACE-IT, @Risk, Analytica, Expert Choice).

Software cost estimating and parametric tools (SEER-SEM, PRICE, COCOMO, SLIM).

Strong communications skills (both writing and verbal)

SCEA or DAWIA certification a plus.

US citizenship is required. Applicants selected will be subject to a Government investigation and must have an active Secret clearance.


MCR, LLC’s compensation and benefits package is very competitive. It is designed to help employees meet varying needs throughout their careers and to reward employee's skills, experience, and potential.

Equal Opportunity Employer

MCR is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor. In addition, MCR participates in the DHS E-Verify program. M/F/V/D

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