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Lead Cost Estimator




El Segundo, CA 90245


MCR is the trusted leader in integrated program management solutions. Since 1977, we have provided objectivity, smart thinking and the highest levels of support to help our clients get the job done, and done right. Our vast experience and knowledgeable people are our greatest assets. Their subject matter expertise, commitment to excellence and the high quality of their work, combined with our full suite of services, allows our clients to accomplish their missions and support national priorities. Our corporate values are based on integrity, excellence, honesty, service and trust. It is through these values that we form long-term client partnerships, build expertise, and attract and retain talented employees. For more information about MCR, LLC career opportunities, please visit


The selected 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 Preparatio 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 BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelors Degree in Business, Economics, Mathematics, Engineering or Cost Estimating

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 (Secret). Must have an active Secret clearance.


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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