Defense Acquisition, Inc
  • Huntsville, AL, USA
  • Full Time


This position will support the Missile Defense Agency under the TEAMS Business Operations Contract.  This position is Contingent upon Award of Contract.  Positions may be located in Huntsville, AL, Dahlgren, VA, Colorado Springs, CO, Kirtland AFB (Albuquerque, NM), Hanscom AFB (Bedford, MA), or the National Capital Region, Virginia.


The Cost & Estimating Analyst (Intermediate) will be capable of independent execution of the following tasks:  

  • Assisting in execution of DoD Business Operations for complex weapon systems
  • Ability to work within a team to resolve issues and present solutions to senior leadership
  • Cost Estimating and Modeling
    • Developing cost models and incorporating cost risk analysis
    • Preparing estimates for changes in technical and/or funding baselines
    • Preparing independent government cost estimates for Acquisition Strategy Panels
    • Participating in CARD recommendations and engaging in reviews of cost models and data accuracy and adequacy both internally and with OSD CAPE
  • Cost Analysis
    • Coordinate information with programs and functional areaso    Conducting data normalization, statistical analysis and empirical analyses using applicable databases
    • Preparing and providing Analyses of Alternatives, Business Case Analyses, and mid-term and far-term architecture planning studies
  • Cost Data Analysis and Collection
    • Developing initial cost data collection plans and validation methods for earned value and other contractor cost data reporting requirements
    • Developing and maintaining of cost policy process improvements
    • Developing and maintaining of Government owned cost databases
    • Preparing and participating in cost scenario reviews
    • Preparing unit cost data for congressionally required reports
  • Affordability Analysis
    • Assisting in the preparation of prioritized requirements lists and their justification
    • Participating in affordability reviews providing the data's basis and to identify potential trade-offs, providing impact and assessing alternatives
    • Providing the cost estimates to support agency budget submissions and Acquisition baseline documents 


  • BS/BA in a related field
  • 5+ years of applicable experience; or
  • MS/MA in a related field and 3+ years of applicable experience
  • Familiarity with DoD Business Operations for complex weapons systems
  • Established knowledge of Excel and MS Office suite
  • Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance upon hire date.

Defense Acquisition, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. If you are an individual with a qualified disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation; if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access, Defense Acquisition, Inc.'s website as a result of your disability. You can request a reasonable accommodation by contacting Human Resources at (256) 327-9300 or

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