Cost Estimator

Financial Management Scott Air Force Base, Illinois


Job Description 
CSCI Consulting is looking for a Financial Analyst with 1-3 years’ experience who will be a member of a four-person consulting team of Information Technology (IT) system/program cost estimators. This person will work with and support Federal Civil Servants of the United States Transportation Command’s Program Financial Control division (J8-P) who provide financial support services to the Program Executive Office for Transportation (PEO-T). This position is a full-time position that will require going to Scott AFB daily except for planned and approved telework days. 
  • Support a government agencies CFO organization in a DoD joint command.
  • A wide array of cost estimates will be required, to include but not limited to: Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCEs), Life Cycle Cost Estimates (LCCEs), Economic Analysis (EAs), Business Case Analyses (BCAs), Rough Order Magnitude (ROM) estimates, and Analysis of Alternatives (AoAs).
  • Review current estimating processes, procedures, and tools to identify/develop innovative solutions to improve cost estimating capabilities of the government. Solutions developed by our cost estimating team should support the commands initiatives to improve Knowledge Management (KM) capabilities and standardize workflows.
  • Coordinate program requirements with multiple members of an Integrated Product Team (IPT) (i.e. Program Managers, Engineering Technical Leads, Subject Matter Experts, contracting personnel, and Budget Financial Managers) to maintain program awareness and provide estimating support to government leadership when required.
Minimum Requirements 
  • All candidates must have an active DoD Secret clearance or be able to pass a federal background investigation.
  • 1-3 years’ experience in cost estimating, financial analysis, budget/funds management, or IT/Cybersecurity Engineering.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the use of Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Word).
  • Bachelors’ Degree in related field.
  • Ability to work with clients to understand their needs.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Preferred Skills 
  • Experience using DoD Financial Systems such as Defense Enterprise Accounting & Management System (DEAMS), Wide Area Work Flow (WAWF), Advana Data Analytics System, Procurement Integrated Enterprise Environment (PIEE), and/or other governmental systems related to finance and data analytics.
  • Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst or equivalent recognized certification authority.
  • Experience using DoD cost estimating systems/tools, such as Automated Cost Estimating Integrated Tool (ACEIT), Software Evaluation and Estimation of Resources – Software Estimation Model (SEER-SEM), TruePlanning, Crystal Ball, or other cost estimating tools or Microsoft Excel add-on like AtRisk.
  • Demonstrated understanding of difficult Excel calculations, formulas, macros, pivot tables, charts, and other tools/features.
  • Experience producing cost estimates for IT system/programs.
  • Experience producing cost estimates in both “waterfall” and “agile” development environments.
  • Experience producing cost estimates for systems in (and transitioning to) cloud environments.
About CSCI 
CSCI is an award-winning information technology and financial management consulting firm founded on one simple philosophy: “Do what is right, always.” We apply this philosophy across all elements of our growing business, from delivering world-class services for customers to providing an environment for associates that encourages personal and professional growth. At CSCI, work and fun aren’t diametrically opposed. Our goal is to hire people with proven track records and retain them with an energizing, diverse company culture. We value each associate’s natural drive to excel, and we provide them with the freedom to do things their way. CSCI seeks the best and brightest in the industry; those who are ready to move their lives and career forward. Join us today and get excited about Mondays again! 
Benefits of Working at CSCI 
  • Competitive Salaries
  • 15 Days Paid Time Off (PTO), plus 11 Paid Holidays
  • Full Health Benefits Package including Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • Team Building Events and Employee Parties
CSCI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer 
Minorities, females, veterans, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation, and gender identity. While all candidates are considered, CSCI encourages the above individuals to apply. 
CSCI is committed to helping individuals with disabilities to participate in the workforce and ensuring equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation, please contact CSCI Human Resources for further assistance. For questions regarding the qualifications listed above, please contact the CSCI Talent Acquisition Team. 
The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job. 

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