Position Description

Junior Cost Analyst
Location Washington, DC
Job Code 3979
# of openings 1
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The Company
At MCR, LLC, we are the nation’s premier Integrated Program Management (IPM) firm. Since 1977, MCR has delivered planning, cost/schedule analysis, acquisition management and program assessment solutions to help government and commercial clients success­fully lead their programs. MCR’s 400+ professionals provide critical thinking and integrated solutions to acquisition professionals, helping customers become more efficient and effective in running complex programs.
Cost Analyst
Description of duties:
Do you want to learn skills which are in growing demand in government contracting? We are offering you an opportunity to become a cost estimator for high impact, high-demand programs in support of the DHS Cost Analysis Division (CAD) and several DHS components. In this position, we will teach and mentor you in how to use mathematical, statistical, and operations research techniques to perform cost research, cost risk analysis, and cost estimations. We would like you to be part of our team, led by a Senior Cost Analyst, developing complex cost studies, preparing related documentation, and assisting with analysis for systems and programs.
As a junior member of the team, you would assist in preparing cost estimates; help develop and populate cost models; and provide inputs to reports, presentations and spreadsheets. You would also assist in organizing and normalizing cost data, to include assisting with database architecture plans and development. In addition, we will give you a chance to present both verbal and written reports to government and industry partners.
Basic Qualifications: Here's what you need to be competitive for this position:
  • A Bachelor's Degree in a quantitative discipline
  • 0 - 4 years of experience in government acquisition support.
  • A solid understanding of applying basic mathematical, statistical, econometric, and other scientific methods to real world problems.
  • Ability to create and maintain databases as well as work with spreadsheets.
  • Willingness to thrive in a diverse work environment, working under the guidance of experienced analysts. 
  • Validated analytical, creative, and effective problem solving skills, with the ability to present solutions both in written and oral format.
  • Capability to take direction from senior analysts and then work independently to resolve complex cost issues and experience in conducting risk analyses.
  • US Citizenship is required. Applicants selected will be subject to a Government investigation and will need to meet requirements to obtain and retain the DHS Suitability Clearance.
Preferred qualifications:
  • We are looking for DoD/DHS/IC experience to match the projected type of cost analysis work.
  • Previous interactions with/presenting to senior organizational officials.
  • A Government or industry standard cost certification, at the appropriate level, would be a plus. Example would be the PCEA certification from ICEAA
Equal opportunity employer
MCR, LLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
If you are passionate about a future at MCR and wish to learn more about current opportunities, please visit www.mcri.com.
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