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Cost Estimator

Location: Fort Belvoir, Virginia Categories: Other Req ID: 2023-7317 Potential to Telecommute: No
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Job Description

MTSI is looking for a Cost Estimator to sit in Huntsville, AL.

Why is MTSI known as a Great Place to Work?

  • Interesting Work:  Our co-workers support some of the most important and critical programs to our national defense and security.  
  • Values: Our first core value is that employees come first.  We challenge our co-workers to provide the highest level of support and service, and reward them with some of the best benefits in the industry. 
  • 100% Employee Ownership: we have a stake in each other's success, and the success of our customers.  It's also nice to know what's going on across the company; we have company wide town-hall meetings three times a year.  
  • Great Benefits: 
    • 20 days PTO/year + 10 holidays/year
    • Flexible schedules
    • 6% 401k match with immediate vesting
    • Semi-annual bonus eligibility (July and December)
    • Company funded Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) - a separate qualified retirement account
    • Up to $10,000 in annual tuition reimbursement
    • Other company funded benefits
    • Optional zero deductible Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance plan
  • Track Record of Success:  We have grown every year since our founding in 1993

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  • Developing R&D cost estimates for several prototype projects
  • Developing life cycle cost estimates to determine the total cost of a program
  • Preparing estimates for changes in technical and/or funding baselines
  • Analyzing mission requirements to determine cost parameters, specific cost factors, and relationships to be utilized in constructing a cost model
  • Providing support in defending cost estimating methodologies
  • Refining and adjusting cost models in response to changes in technical specifications, support requirements, design alternatives, engineering, and operational trade-offs
  • Providing detailed cost reports and documentation
  • Providing advice and technical assistance to functional specialists in identifying and evaluating program cost factors and cost impact on program alternatives
  • Developing Independent Government Estimates (IGCEs) for R&D prototype projects to support the project managers needs


Required Skills:

  • Preparing independent government cost estimates (IGCE)
  • Refine and adjust cost models in response to changes in technical specifications, support requirements, design alternatives, engineering, and operational trade-off proposals
  • Providing all necessary cost estimating, cost analysis, documentation, and support to RCCTO Army projects/programs
  • Active secret clearance

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • 4 years of relevant experience providing cost analysis
  • Experience in DoD acquisition programs. Army experience preferred.
  • Experience with evaluating projects using different methods and options to determine the most cost-effective solution that meets the required specifications
  • Use of ACEIT (Automated Cost Estimating Integrated Tools) and Excel in development and review of cost analyses and project cost estimates

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with contracts, budget, and the program acquisition processes.
  • Cost Estimating certifications such as PCE/A or CCE/A.
  • Experience with Earned Value Management (EVM)


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Opportunities at MTSI

MTSI maintains an outstanding work environment that includes competitive compensation, outstanding benefits, the opportunity to be an employee-owner, and challenging work assignments with significant opportunities for advancement/career growth. To be considered for employment opportunities at MTSI, you must complete an online application.

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