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MDW is currently seeking an experienced Cost Analyst to provide cost-estimating support for the Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies (RCCTO) HQ Resource Management office in Ft. Belvoir, VA.

The Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO) serves to expedite critical capabilities to the field to meet Combatant Commanders' needs. The Office enables the Army to experiment, evolve and deliver technologies in real time to address both urgent and emerging threats, while supporting acquisition reform efforts. RCCTO reports to a Board of Directors led by the Secretary of the Army, and including the Chief of Staff of the Army, Under Secretary of the Army, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, Army Acquisition Executive, and the Commander of Army Futures Command.

The Office executes rapid prototyping and initial equipping of strategically important capabilities to meet commanders' warfighting needs, consistent with the Army's modernization priorities. Beyond closing current capability gaps, the Office also aims to stimulate aggressive, proactive capability development and leverage disruptive technologies to meet Army strategic objectives.

The Cost Analyst is responsible for:

  • Preparing estimates for changes in technical and/or funding baselines
  • Analyzing mission requirements to determine cost parameters, specific cost factors, and relationships to be utilized in constructing cost models
  • Providing support in defending cost estimating methodologies
  • Developing life cycle cost estimates to determine the total cost of the program
  • Supporting contract cost estimating, financial activities, and processing reconciliations
  • Routinely providing detailed financial reports and documentation
  • Providing advice and technical assistance to functional specialists in identifying and evaluating program cost factors and cost impact on program alternatives
  • Developing Independent Government Estimates to support program management needs.
  • Evaluating impacts on program based on direction and funding adjustments

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Experience with evaluating projects using different methods and options to determine the most cost-effective solution that meets the required specifications
  • Preparing independent government cost estimates
  • Refining and adjusting cost models in response to changes in technical specifications, support requirements, design alternatives, engineering, and operational trade-off proposals
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of Cost Accounting Standards and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Knowledge and skill in the application of policies, precedents, methods, and techniques of costing
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Providing cost analysis and support to defense programs
  • Experience using Automated Cost Estimating Integrated Tool (ACEIT) in development and review of cost analyses
  • Excellent data-gathering, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Education Requirement/Required Years of Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field with 10 years' experience providing cost analysis

Clearance Requirement(s):

  • Candidates for this position must have an active Secret level Clearance (or higher)
  • Applicants selected must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information

Required Travel: 10%

Company Description

Incorporated in 2012, MDW is a small business headquartered in Washington, DC with offices in Huntsville, AL. We provide Federal government clients with consulting, management services, advisory and assistance services, decision support, strategic planning, process planning and improvement, task execution and metrics analysis. Our mission is to make our clients more successful by providing honest assessments, exceptional analysis, prudent advice, direct communication, and hard work.

Our core capabilities include:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Cost Estimating
  • Budget Programming and Justification
  • Budget Execution
  • Acquisition Management
  • Financial Systems Support & Integration

MDW Associates, LLC ("MDW") is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, covered veteran status, mental or physical disability, pregnancy or any other unlawful basis unrelated to the ability to do the job. MDW seeks to employ talented, ethical, and entrepreneurial-minded persons. Our applicants and employees are protected from discrimination as required by Federal law.

Additional Information

We offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits and compensation package for our employees, including but not limited to:

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Group Life Insurance/Long Term Disability/Short Term Disability
  • Retirement/401(k)
  • Flexible Leave Policy

All of your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Posted date: 3 days ago

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