Sustainment Cost Estimator

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Posted by: Advanced Concepts and Technologies on Mar 13, 2018


Arlington, VA

Job Description:

ACT I has been providing solutions for high profile military programs such as the U.S. Navy's and the U.S. Air Force's Joint Strike Fighter F-35, the U.S. Navy's F-18, EA-18G and F-16N Aggressor, and the U.S. Air Force's F-22 Raptor since 1998.

We are a Small Business DoD Prime Contractor on Joint Strike Fighter Program Office's (JPO) F-35 Program seeking candidates to provide support to the U.S. Government.

The main effort of work is located within the Washington District of Columbia (DC)/National Capital Region (NCR).

The candidate shall provide cost analysis and estimating support to the Production and Sustainment IPTs, and Command Information Center (CIC). The candidate shall provide cost analysis and estimating support off-site at the candidate facility. This subtask may involve routine CONUS travel. Cost estimating support services may increase over the life of this TO as the F-35 JPO continues to grow.

The candidate shall perform the following cost estimating services in support of Government personnel to include, but not limited to the following:

• Support annual F-35 cost estimate process to support budget planning and execution, contract negotiations, and other program decision making.
• Support contract negotiations, to include, but not limited to, pricing, technical analysis, and documentation creation.
• Rapid response "what if" drills on the impact of technical and programmatic changes to the F-35 Program.
• Develop, operate and maintain cost and affordability models
• Collect, normalize and analyze cost and programmatic data.
• Update existing cost and affordability models.
• Participate and support program review meetings as identified by the Cost and EVM IPT.
• Support the development and maintenance of Candidate Software Data Reports (CSDRs) as required by the Defense Cost and Resource Center (DCARC) through the F-35 JPO.
• Maintain knowledge of the latest theories, methods, and techniques associated specifically with cost estimating and analysis, continually obtaining information on methodology development and data research applications.
• Pursue the interchange of data and information from estimating personnel throughout the Department of Defense, other US and partner government agencies, and industry in order to provide central program authority and expertise in these subjects.
• Ensure accuracy of program processes and develop new or improved methodologies that can be used for life cycle cost estimating and other acquisition applications throughout the program.
• Develop cost estimates, cost estimating relationships and wrap rates.
• Coordinate with technical IPTs to understand the technical requirements for the program and translate them into cost models.
• Assist in the preparation of briefing materials and other communications packages related to Cost and EVM IPT products.
• Support sustainment "Should Cost" processes and activities to identify optimal procurement solutions for F-35 products and services.
• Support tools and processes to integrate program annual estimate, contracting, and budget activities.
• Utilize cost estimating software including, but not limited to, CO$TAT and @RISK.

It is required that the candidate possess the following qualifications:

• B.A or B.S in Engineering, Economics, Mathematics, Accounting, or other related field.
• Seven (7) years of cost estimating experience, with four (4) of those years in relevant MDAP experience or other industry equivalent.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products; primarily Excel and PowerPoint.
• Working knowledge of CO$TAT and @RISK software.

It is desired that the candidate possess the following qualifications:
• In depth knowledge of statistical modeling to include learning curve theory, linear programming and linear regression.
• In depth knowledge of inflation and escalation theories.
• Demonstrated experience presenting to senior government officials (i.e., GS-14/15 or military 0-5/6 or higher).

--------------------------------------------------------------- DISCLAIMER ------------------------------------------------------------
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11246 Prohibits discrimination against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, or national origin and requires affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and employees treated, without regard to race, sex, color, genetic information, religion, or national origin. (Enforcement Agency: U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs).
ACT I's management strives to balance the need for competitive compensation packages while maintaining competitive pricing for its customers. Key aspects of ACT I's compensation package for employees include medical and dental insurance, company 401(k) contributions, annual profit sharing, salary, vacation, education assistance, life insurance, and short term disability.

RETIREMENT includes a Profit-Sharing Plan; a Safe Harbor Program; a 401k Program including pre-tax or post-tax deferrals with quarterly enrollment participation; and a Profit Sharing Program.

Benefits include: LIFE and DISABILITY, MEDICAL and DENTAL; a CAFETERIA PLAN for a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Dependent Care Reimbursement/Health Reimbursement Account (HSA) IAW IRS limits; LEAVE (Vacation) including All Major Holidays, and Comprehensive Leave increasing with years of service.

• Tuition assistance & training/certification reimbursement available for job related professional development; and
• Annual Performance Bonus Program for outstanding performance.

Resumes will be reviewed immediately and candidates meeting the requirements will be contacted for further consideration and preliminary interviews.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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About Advanced Concepts and Technologies Intl, LLC

ACT I is a certified small business structured around 3 Lines of Business: Department of Defense, Federal Agencies, and International/FMS Support. We are focused on delivering specialized, high-value solutions within our competency areas of: Acquisition/Program Management Support; Financial Management (Cost, Budget, EVM, IMS, Accounting/Finance); International Security Cooperation/Security Assistance (SC/SA) and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Support; Logistics and Sustainment, and Cyber/Intel Support. We provide trusted expertise and leadership in support of domestic and international Defense, Space, Homeland Security, and Cyber/Intel communities.Our goal is to provide our customers with highly trained and experienced technical staff that are responsive, ethical and enhance the value of any Project or Program they support.

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