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Tecolote Research, Inc. Mid-Level Cost Analyst in Arlington, Virginia

Overview Tecolote Research Inc. is seeking a candidate to apply cost estimating experience and skills to perform special research and studies on a wide variety of cost reporting and data collection efforts. A successful candidate will use cost estimating techniques as a basis to develop conduct special research projects. The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of the cost estimating process with respect to Department of Defense (DoD) weapon systems and have hands-on skills and experiences analyzing technical and cost information; developing and applying cost methodologies; using cost estimating models; and presenting and documenting analyses and results.


  • Leading or facilitating the leadership of a team to develop detailed analysis of CSDR/EVM reports.
  • Develop requirements, document use cases, and design data collection models and templates.
  • Perform cost estimating and software cost research studies.
  • Develop white papers and document lessons learned on a variety of cost, software, and technical data collection topics.
  • Engage with DoD Leadership to facilitate a sound analysis and reflect well on the team and the company as a whole.
  • Exercising leadership skills within the analysis team to facilitate a sound analysis and development of team members to their fullest extent.

Skills Required

  • 5-8 years of cost estimating and analysis experiences supporting DoD, National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), Intelligence Agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) customers.
  • Bachelors degree required, preferably in engineering, business, math or the sciences. Masters degree is desired.
  • Certification in cost estimating by a recognized professional society/educational organization (i.e., ICEAA or DAWIA) is desired.
  • Experience using MS Excel required. 2 years of experience using Automated Cost Estimating Integrated Tools (ACEIT) is desired.
  • Must possess strong verbal and written communications skills. The position requires the ability to work independently and in groups, in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of the DoD acquisition process, experience developing hardware and software cost estimating relationships and cost methodologies, work breakdown structures, cost research and analysis, building cost models, applying inflation, phasing, collecting and normalizing data, performing detailed risk analysis and documenting all results.
  • Knowledge of MIL-STD-881F and commodity-specific Work Breakdown Structures is desired.
  • Familiarity with database design and development is a plus.
  • Familiarity with CSDR and EVM reporting and associated policies is a plus.
  • Secret security clearance is desired.
  • U.S. citizenship is required.


  • Bachelors degree required, preferably in math, engineering, business, or the sciences.

Benefits We offer competitive salaries commensurate with education and experience. We have an excellent benefits package that includes:

  • Comprehensive health, dental, life, long and short-term disability insurance
  • 100% Company funded Retirement Plans
  • Generous vacation, holiday and sick pay plans
  • Tuition assistance

About Tecolote Research Tecolote Research is a private, employee-owned corporation where people are our primary resource. Our investments in technology and training give our employees the tools to ensure our clients are provided the solutions they need, and our very high employee retention rate and stable workforce is an added value to our customers. Apply now to connect with a company that invests in you. View all career opportunities: Follow us on social media: LinkedIn | X @TecoloteInc | Facebook [EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans]