Cost Estimator/Analyst - Multiple

Job Locations US-DC-Washington, DC
Posted Date 3 months ago(4/27/2024 4:08 PM)
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This position is on the Cost Estimating and Investment Analysis Team and will provide support to government customers and internal projects. The support includes cost estimating and analyses of the client’s portfolio of mission equipment and ancillary support components. Cost products will support contract award process, budget development, investment decisions, and as elements of other program products and requirements to provide cost information to Congress, OMB, and other stakeholders.


LMI is a consultancy dedicated to improving the business of government, drawing from deep expertise in advanced analytics, digital services, logistics, and management advisory services. Established as a private, not-for-profit organization in 1961, LMI is a trusted third party to federal civilian and defense agencies, free of commercial and political bias. We believe government can make a difference, and we seek talented, hardworking people who share that conviction.


  • 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 or organizations.
  • Present results of estimates in a variety of formats such as verbal presentations, narrative reports, and briefings charts
  • Generate estimates in accordance with all government requirements (e.g., GAO Cost Assessment Guide, FAR, and any organization specific estimating guidelines)
  • Provide cost analysis to facilitate the development of performance measures and key cost indicators and partner with customer staff to identify and act upon high-value, data-informed strategic opportunities that aim to elevate operational success.



  • 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.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects while paying strict attention to detail.
  • Strong quantitative analysis skills.
  • 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; Please note that only U.S. citizens are eligible for a to apply for this position.

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

Mid-Level: Minimum of a master’s degree and 3-7 years in Financial Analyst OR a bachelor’s degree and 14+ years of experience in cost estimating/analysis role

Junior: Minimum of a bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years in cost estimating/analysis role



  • Previous experience leading teams of estimators.
  • Relevant cost estimating certifications with ICEAA or AACE.
  • Experience with ACEIT and Crystal Ball software
  • Current 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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