Cost Estimator

** This position has been approved for 100% remote work.
Full time
Security Clearance
Must be able to obtain and maintain a US Secret clearance‍
BA/BS degree plus experience in the respective technical/professional discipline being performed, 3 of which must be in the DoD.

MAINSAIL Group has an exciting opportunity for a Cost Estimator to provide support to the Air Force Weather Systems Division, which is within the USAF Digital Directorate and located at Hanscom AFB, MA.


  • BA/BS degree plus experience in the respective technical/professional discipline being performed, 3 of which must be in the DoD.
  • Must be detail oriented and possess the ability to work in a multi-disciplined environment with an adaptive personality.
  • Candidate must have excellent communication skills - both oral and written - and possess analytical skills to identify and fault isolate problems/issues, accurately assess relevance of information, generate and evaluate alternatives, and provide solution recommendations.


  • Routine cost estimating methods such as analogy, engineering or scientific methodology and extrapolation
  • Assisting in development of and analyze cost and schedule risk-adjusted Life Cycle Cost Estimations (LCCEs), Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCEs), Business Case Analyses (BCAs), Analysis of Alternatives (AoAs), program office estimates, and other standard cost analyses.
  • Developing presentations and briefing executive leadership on program cost positions, impact of budget changes on supported programs, and other cost issues.
  • Providing financial management expertise in coordination with PEO/Division/Branch/program financial analysts to identify issues, resolve issues and make sound and timely recommendations.
  • Using cost estimating outputs to assess the impact various factors have on the costs to design, research, develop & operate HBA systems.
  • Determining the appropriate phase of the budgetary cycle (planning, programming, justification, execution, etc.) for initiating new programs.
  • Analyzing contractor financial data using EVM measures of merit to determine program viability with respect cost and schedule performance.
  • Using analytical processes, such as: setting up the problem; conducting background research; collecting and reducing data; displaying data for analysis; formulating mathematical expressions; and drawing conclusions.
  • Developing, maintain, and provide on-going sustainment of a Directorate, Division and Branch Cost Data Repository.
  • Developing life cycle cost estimates to include Engineering & Manufacturing Development (EMD), Production, and Sustainment phases of programs. Includes program’s initial acquisition estimate, EMD and Production program phases.
  • Utilization of ACEIT Tool Suite to perform and execute all program office estimates and analyses is mandatory.

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