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Cost Estimator/ Analyst

Company Overview

Cosmic Advanced Engineered Solutions (Cosmic AES) is a small innovative company tackling the most difficult technical challenges in signals, space, and cyberspace. We design and develop high-end signal processing solutions for Department of Defense(DoD) in the Counter-Space, Special Operations, Homeland Security, and other specialized mission areas. Our strong team of scientists, engineers, and operations experts specialize in exploring emerging technologies, system development, and rapid prototyping to solve the most difficult national security concerns.  

Job Summary

Cosmic AES is looking for a Junior/Mid/Senior level Cost Estimator/Analyst to support the AFLCMC/HBQ division. Under this contract, Advisory and Assistance Services will be provided in support in the Strategic Warning and Space Surveillance Systems Division (AFLCMC/HBQ), Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC).

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Manage, oversee/lead, or perform scientific work that involves designing, developing, and adapting mathematical, statistical, econometric, and other scientific methods and techniques.
  • Analyze management problems and provide advice and insight about the probable effects of alternative solutions to these problems.
  • Apply competence in the rigorous methods of scientific inquiry and analysis.
  • Apply a wide range of theories, concepts, and methods of analytical, mathematical, or statistical principles and practices to military weapons programs.
  • Effectively use ACEIT Tool Suite to perform program office estimates and analysis.

Qualifications and Skills for this job:

  • Valid DOD Security clearance
  • US Citizenship

Junior (Apprentice I):

  • Has the knowledge and ability to perform tasks related to the technical/professional discipline.
  • Works independently or with minimal guidance to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • Education and Experience: BA/BS, 4 years of experience in the respective technical/professional discipline being performed OR 8 years of directly related experience with proper certifications

Mid-Level (Journeyman, II)

  • Has the knowledge, experience and demonstrated ability to perform tasks related to the technical/professional discipline.
  • Has the ability to work independently and apply the proper procedures and process related to their area of expertise.
  • Has ability problem solve and troubleshoot various situations to develop successful outcomes within established program/project guidelines.
  • Education and Experience: BA/BS, 10 years of experience in the respective technical/professional discipline being performed, 3 of which must be in the DoD- OR, 15 years of directly related experience with proper certifications 5 of which must be in the DoD.

Senior (Craftsman, III)

  • Possesses the advanced knowledge, experience and recognized ability to be considered an expert in their technical/professional field.
  • Possess the ability to perform tasks and oversee the efforts of junior and mid-level personnel within the technical/professional discipline.
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of their technical/professional discipline as well as possess a comprehensive understanding and ability to apply associated standards, procedures and practices in their area of expertise.
  • Education and Experience: Advanced Degree (MA/MS) and 12 years of experience in the respective technical/professional discipline being performed, 5 years of which must be in the DoD OR, BA/BS degree, and 15 years of experience in the respective technical/professional discipline being performed, 5 of which must be in the DoD OR, 20 years of directly related experience with proper certifications, 8 of which must be in the DoD.

Benefits and Perks

  • Competitive salary
  • Great benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, and more! (Cosmic contributes 85% of the medical plan cost for employees and 75% for dependent coverage)
  • 401K and Profit Sharing 
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Vacation (benefits based on professional experience, not time with the company)
  • Work/Life balance
  • Employee Referral Incentives
  • 7 paid holidays and 3 floating holidays
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