Cost Estimating Engineer
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Ths successful selectee will perform the following duties:
- Work in a cost analyst team to perform cost engineering and cost analysis of Navy programs by translating technical requirements into cost information
- Perform cost analysis and estimating for different phases of the DoD program acquisition life cycle.
- Analyze common earned value management (EVM) metrics to ensure performance measurements are met.
- Conduct work break out structure (WBS) analysis to provide life cycle cost estimation.
- Conducts analysis of proposals to evaluate the reasonableness of proposed contract prices.
- Perform analysis to help Navy leadership make good decisions concerning cost and schedule over the life cycle of Navy programs.
- Work may include parametric cost estimating, life cycle cost analysis, cost estimating relationships and model development, cost risk analysis, performance measurement (earned value), Contract planning, Cost/Price analysis, project forecasting and risk assessment, cost-benefit analysis, and software cost estimating.
Work closely with Naval Centers for Cost Analysis (NCCA) https://www.ncca.navy.mil/
Starting at GS-7 or 9 ($49K to $77K) with noncompetitive promotion to GS-13 ($103K to $133K) within 3-4 years. Lots of potential for further promotion to GS-14 & 15 levels. See pay tables https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/salary-tables/pdf/2018/DCB.pdf
GS-7: Your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-5 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: possess a basic knowledge of administrative/engineering, operations research, mathematics, or statistics principles sufficient to comprehend the relationships associated with an organization; possess the ability to work towards goals and objectives in order to implement and/or improve program initiatives or to solve complex problems; possess the ability to learn technical data, terminology, work processes and equipment function and apply the knowledge to accomplishing assignments.
GS-9: Your resume must also demonstrate at lease one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-7 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: possess a basic knowledge of administrative/engineering, operations research, mathematics, or statistics principles sufficient to comprehend the relationships associated with an organization; possess the ability to work towards goals and objectives in order to implement and/or improve program initiatives or to solve complex problems; possess the ability to learn technical data, terminology, work processes and equipment function and apply the knowledge to accomplishing more complex assignments with less supervision.
Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1500/operations-research-series-1515/
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.
Degree: in operations research; or at least 24 semester hours in a combination of operations research, mathematics, probability, statistics, mathematical logic, science, or subject-matter courses requiring substantial competence in college-level mathematics or statistics. At least 3 of the 24 semester hours must have been in calculus.