Cost Estimator - Clearance Required

Job Locations US-IL-Scott AFB
Posted Date 2 months ago(6/8/2020 8:11 AM)
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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 operate completely free of political and commercial bias, and we are entirely aligned with the goals of our clients. Our clients value our specialized services in logistics, intelligence, homeland security, health care, and energy and environment markets. We believe government can make a difference, and we seek talented, hardworking people who share that conviction. We offer a generous compensation package with excellent benefits that start the first day of employment. Business casual dress, flex time, and tuition reimbursement are a few of our many work-life benefits available to our employees.. We are seeking an Information Technology (IT) program cost estimating analyst to support the Program Executive Office for Transportation (PEO-T) of a Department of Defense (DoD) joint command.


This position is at a government client site at Scott Air Force Base and requires an active Secret clearance. 




Successful candidate will perform Information Technology (IT) program cost estimating analysis within the client’s Program Control activity while supporting the Program Executive Office for Transportation (PEO-T) of a Department of Defense (DoD) joint command. Position is responsible for:

  • Developing an array of cost analysis documents for IT programs varying in complexity, including but not limited to:
    • Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCEs)
    • Life Cycle Cost Estimates (LCCEs)
    • Economic Analysis (EAs), Business Case Analyses (BCAs)
    • Analysis of Alternatives (AoAs)
  • Working effectively in professional work teams
  • Coordinating cost analysis activity with assigned program managers, engineering technical leads, government contracting, and program budget personnel
  • Maintaining program awareness and providing cost advice to government leadership when required
  • Providing the PEO-T cost estimating team with innovative knowledge management solutions and products


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Secret Security Clearence
  • Minimum three years’ experience in program cost estimating
  • Demonstrated expertise in the use of the suite of Microsoft Office programs (SharePoint, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, One Note, etc.)

Desired Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience using the following cost estimating systems/tools preferred: 
    • ACEIT (Automated Cost Estimating Integrated Tool)
    • SEER-SEM (Software Evaluation and Estimation of Resources – Software Estimating Model
  • Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst (CCEA) or ability to obtain cost certification via an industry recognized certification authority is highly desired
  • Additional relevant certifications and training such as Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level 1+, Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM), Project Management, and Lean Six Sigma and similar process improvement techniques desired
  • Experienced producing cost estimates in both traditional and agile software development environments; commercial versus organic (DoD) development solutions; and efforts to shift program sustainment and development into a Cloud environment are desired


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