Cost Estimator/Analyst (CBP) - Multiple Levels

Job Locations US-DC-Washington, DC
Posted Date 2 months ago(4/2/2024 10:00 AM)
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LMI is seeking skilled cost estimator/analysts-multiple positions to support a federal program management office in the Nationl Capital Region. Join our team of collaborative self-starters focused on delivering practical and efficient solutions to help our client keep U.S. borders safe and facilitate travel and trade. As part of our high-performing team, you will augment our vital work to provide “eyes and ears” technology to protect our nation.


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Perform cost estimating and analyses of the client’s portfolio of communications, sensor, and surveillance systems and the infrastructure that supports them. These costs will be used in the contract award process, as budgetary cycle inputs to support investment decisions, and as elements of other program products and requirements to provide cost information to Congress, OMB, and other stakeholders.

  • Research, analyze, catalog, and archive results, for all analytical products including studies and databases.
  • Conduct, develop, prepare and document all cost estimating and analysis for project/program Life cycle cost estimates (LCCEs) ranging from Analysis of Alternatives (AoA), Business Case Analysis (BCA), Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM), to Acquisition Decision Milestone Decision event LCCEs.
  • Develop independent government cost estimates (IGCEs) for the client’s programs and projects, as well as ad hoc estimates.
  • Conduct analysis resulting in the development of Cost Estimating Relationships (CERs) and improving cost estimating techniques, processes and tools.
  • Perform Independent Cost Assessments (ICAs) and reviews.
  • Conduct sensitivity and uncertainty analyses.
  • Participate in program meetings and technical interchanges to remain current with program requirements.
  • Participate in the review and reconciliation of estimates developed by other contractors.
  • Present results of estimates in a variety of formats such as verbal presentations, narrative reports, and briefings charts
  • Generate estimates in accordance with DHS and GAO Cost Assessment Guide standards to facilitate government review, third-party replication and validation, and future updates or enhancements.
  • Provide cost analysis to facilitate the development of performance measures and key cost indicators and partner with federal staff to identify and act upon high-value, data-informed strategic opportunities that aim to elevate operational success.



  • Senior: Minimum of a Master's Degree and 10 or more years in Financial Analyst OR a Bachelor’s Degree and 18+ years of experience in cost estimating/analysis role
  • Junior: Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and 1-3 years in cost estimating/analysis role
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Ability to effectively solve problems and perform cost analyses.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • A true team player who maintains a positive attitude in a dynamic environment.
  • Ability to pass a government background investigation, including financial, criminal, residential, educational, foreign affiliation, prohibited substance use, and employment verifications; active U.S. Customs and Border Protection background investigation preferred. Please note that only U.S. citizens are eligible for a suitability determination.


  • Master’s Degree
  • Previous work with CBP or DHS.
  • Relevant cost estimating certifications with ICEAA or AACE.
  • Experience with ACEIT and Crystal Ball software
  • Current CBP Background Investigation

EEO Statement

LMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer” all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. 


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LMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. LMI is committed to the fair treatment of all and to our policy of providing applicants and employees with equal employment opportunities. LMI recruits, hires, trains, and promotes people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, disability, age, protected veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are a person with a disability needing assistance with the application process, please contact accommodations@lmi.org

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