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Lead Cost Estimator




Albuquerque, NM 87101


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

CARD Preparation for program office

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



Bachelor's Degree in Business (most have one Calculus class), Economics, Mathematics, Engineering or Cost Estimating. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered

12years 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 (TS/SCI). Must have an active TS/SCI clearance.


Experience with ACEIT, SEER, and other Cost Estimating Tool.


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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