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Cost Analyst - Ft. Meade, MD


Finance and Accounting

Job Location

Ft. Meade, MD

Tracking Code

CMA 3158-585

Position Type



CALIBRE Systems, Inc., an employee-owned Management Consulting and Digital Transformation company, seeking a Cost Analyst to provide assistance within the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Cost Analysis Branch. The support efforts will include: developing Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), Cost Element Structure (CES), cost data research and archiving, estimate documentation, risk and schedule analysis, and briefing support.


Additionally, the Cost Analyst will review and comment on the accuracy and integrity of cost related documents, such as Cost Analysis Requirements Description (CARD), and Acquisition Program Baselines, and other Acquisition and cost related documents.  


This support includes, but is not limited to: 


  • Provide reviews and comments on the accuracy and integrity of cost related documents, such as Cost Analysis Requirement Description (CARD), Acquisition Program Baselines, and other Acquisition and cost related documents.
  • Support a team in the development of an Economic Analysis cost model.
  • Assist with Independent Cost Estimates (ICEs) and Component Cost Estimates (CCEs) in accordance with DoD 5000 Series requirements, and in conjunction with technical and programmatic supporting documentation.
  • Support a team in the development of Cost Benefit Analysis (CBAs), Business Case Analysis (BCAs) and Analysis of Alternatives (AoAs).
  • Support Cost Analysis Branch at all levels of analysis to the Agency Program Offices and the Component Acquisition Executive, for program reviews and major milestone decisions.
  • Participating in Integrated Product Team (IPT) and Acquisition/Cost IPT, preparing status briefings, identifying cost issues, and supporting action item research and solution recommendations.

Required Skills


  • Active Secret security clearance required. 
  • Bachelor's degree in related field with minimum 4 years related cost estimating experience in DoD.  Related experience in other organizations will be considered.
  • Proficient skills in MS Office applications, especially Excel.


Required Experience



  • Working knowledge of DoD financial databases and processes.
  • Familiarity with Information Technology (IT) and Automated Systems (AIS) programs.
  • Skills in developing, implementing, and/or advising on DoD Acquisition policy and procedures for conducting Life Cycle Cost Estimates; Independent Cost Estimate (ICE), Component Cost Estimate (CCE).
  • Experience developing DoD Life Cycle Cost Estimates in Automated Cost Estimating Integrated Tools (ACEIT) using a variety of cost estimating methodologies and data analysis techniques.  
  • Experience developing Automated Cost Models, Cost Database, Cost Factors, and/or Cost Estimating Relationships.
  • Certified as a Cost Estimator by an accredited agency or by the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Certification process




CALIBRE and it's subsidiaries  are an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports transitioning service members, veterans and individuals with disabilities. We offer a competitive salary and full benefits package. To be considered, please apply via our website at Come join our dynamic team. #CALIBRECareers #SPEARCareers