Centauri is a system engineering and software development company operating principally in the Federal Government sector, and headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia with offices Nationwide. Centauri has been selected as one of the best companies to work for in America by The Great Place to Work Institute and as one of the top employers in the DC Metro area by the Washingtonian Magazine. Centauri offers challenging work, competitive salaries, an incentive bonus program and one of the most competitive health and welfare benefits packages in the region for you and your family.
Centauri is seeking a highly motivated Sr Cost Estimator to provide knowledge and expertise applying principles, theories and methods of cost estimation and analysis in support of our Government customers. An active TS/SCI is required.
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Physics, Operations Research, Cost Analysis, Mathematics, Statistics, Finance, Economics, Business Administration or related discipline
Minimum 4 years of DoD, IC or industry cost analysis experience
Apply principles, theories and methods of cost estimation to complex Government acquisitions
Develop cost estimating relationships through the application of advanced statistical analysis techniques
Develop models/methods for space systems and their associated ground and launch systems across multiple space-related product lines
Ability to collect and normalize data and design cost estimating methods and models
Develop life-cycle cost estimates using a variety of methods (e.g. parametric, analogy, etc)
Experience leading life-cycle cost estimates for major system acquisitions
Ability to identify key cost and technical risk areas, and translate the risk areas into program cost impacts
Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel
Proficient with the application of Monte Carlo simulation techniques
Excellent communication skills with the ability to present results to senior leadership
Ability to work independently and lead detail-oriented tasks
Master’s Degree in Engineering, Physics, Operations Research, Cost Analysis, Mathematics, Finance, Economics, Business Administration or related disciplines
Cost estimating experience in the following domain areas:
Space hardware (bus and payload)
Space systems (e.g. NASA/Air Force, NRO, Commercial)
Ground systems (e.g. mission management, command and control, mission processing, ground terminals, communications networks, data centers)
Software cost estimating
Parametric and analogy based estimating
Data collection and normalization
Method development (e.g. multivariate regression analysis, Monte Carlo simulation, cost improvement curve analysis)
Technical understanding of satellite systems
Experience using risk analysis software (e.g. @Risk, Crystal Ball)
Experience using statistical analysis software (e.g. SAS, SPSS, etc)
ICEAA certification; either Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst (CCEA)
Preferred Security Requirements:
Possess an active TS/SCI security clearance
Internal Number: 4297
Centauri is a technology-driven company providing high-end, creative software and engineering solutions to critical national security missions across space, cyber, ISR, missile defense and intelligence domains.
Bringing together the brightest minds in STEM, intelligence operations and analysis, with a culture that attracts innovators, difference-makers and entrepreneurs, our teams are dedicated to solving the most complex challenges to help keep our nation safe.