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Lead Cost Estimator




El Segundo, CA 90245


MCR, LLC, is the nation's premier Integrated Program Management (IPM) firm. Since 1977, MCR has delivered strategic planning, cost/schedule analysis, acquisition management and program assessment solutions to help government and commercial clients successfully manage their programs. MCR's 400+ professionals provide critical thinking and integrated solutions to smart acquisition professionals, helping customers become more efficient and effective in managing complex programs. More information can be found at


The selected lead cost estimator will develop, maintain, and update cost estimates for client projects/programs including the following duties: Assess risks and schedule; align Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) elements Use cost tools/software such as ACE-IT, SEER-SEM, and PRICE Apply data from a published database such as USCM and document the estimates Develop, maintain, and update cost estimates such as Independent Cost Estimates (ICEs), Independent Cost Analyses (ICAs), Sufficiency Reviews (SRs), Cost Excursions, Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM), Should Cost Estimates, and responses to what-if requests Identify and record data/information required by the cost estimating software involved, as required Analyze Program Contractor cost estimates to ensure consistency with Government cost estimating procedures Analyze the Program Contractor's basis of estimate, risks and crosscheck major WBS elements or cost drivers and the Sufficiency Review Checklist, including the record keeping of analysis
results Gather, assess and record cost, technical and programmatic data in support of cost-related research studies Publish the study via research paper or a cost model enabling estimators to apply resulting factors, observations, CERs or assessments in cost estimates Research may also include investigating major issues such as cost growth in the space launch vehicles, historical cost and trends for the organization, and overhead rate changes due to business base fluctuations BASIC QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's Degree in Business (must have one Calculus class), Economics, Mathematics, Engineering or Cost Estimating. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered 10+ years of Cost Estimating Exp. Excellent communication skills to effectively communicate the results of evaluations and analysis MS-Windows and MS-Office applications expertise US Citizenship is required. Applicants selected will be subject to a Government investigation and must meet eligibility
requirements to obtain and retain the designated Government clearance. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Experience with ACEIT, SEER, and other Cost Estimating Tools.


MCR, LLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law
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